The project was the renovation of the ground level of a four-story research facility, originally built in 1925, which was impacted by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Construction documents called for the application of a waterproofing system below grade, Zero/Six was commissioned to further comment on the viability of the proposed scope. The scope entailed excavations of the building perimeter, including demolition of adjacent sidewalks and stairways, and installation of a sheet applied waterproofing membrane.
Zero/Six performed a forensic investigation, including water testing with a horizontal spray rack meant to stimulate a heavy rain at grade and below. Data loggers were randomly placed within the building (Level 1) to monitor humidity levels. After review of testing and inspection data, Zero/Six assisted in preparation of a scope of work and provided on-site quality control inspections while the construction team implemented the below grade modifications.
Client: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston, Texas
Year Built: 1925
Architect: Herbert Miller Greene
Contractor: Hammonds Construction
Markets: Higher Education & Historical Preservation
Project Status: Completed 2014
Type of Construction: Renovation & Forensic