Vibration Consulting, Bridge Evaluation, Parking Assessment


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Vibration Consulting, Bridge Evaluation, Parking Assessment

Panama City

Costa del Este Business Park consists of five office buildings, including two parking levels. The main complex, which consist of four buildings, is connected to Torre V through a pedestrian bridge. The four towers in the main complex are four-story, steel framed structures and Torre V is a 24-story steel framed tower. The parking garage is a two-story reinforced concrete structure with post-tensioned slabs.

Walter P Moore was engaged by the Owner to evaluate vibrations that were reported by a tenant in Torre V, and to assess the parking structure along with the pedestrian bridge structure. Our team performed vibration consulting at a gym located in Torre V. The source of the problem was found to be another class in the gym that was causing the vibration, and structural strengthening of the gym was recommended.

Distress conditions were observed during the assessment of the pedestrian bridge and the parking structure. Walter P Moore recommended additional studies for the pedestrian bridge. For the parking structure, a repair priority list and a 10-year Capital Asset Management Plan (CAMP ) were developed to help the Owner to identify ways to enhance service life. Walter P Moore developed the construction documents for the repairs.