Municon provides preconstruction existing condition documentation services with photo and video to document any existing damages prior to the commencement of new construction. It also provides construction progress photographs and documents historic artifacts .
MWD Inland Feeder Project, San Bernardino, California
Municon provided pre-construction documentation services on the Arrowhead East and Badlands tunnels and expert witness consulting for MWD’s legal department on the Arrowhead West tunnel. The Inland Feeder is a $1.2 billion water supply project being built to serve the Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles. It consists of 43.7 miles of large diameter tunnels and pipelines, stretching from the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains to the junction of the Colorado River Aqueduct in Riverside County. The project includes three main tunnel segments, two in the San Bernardino mountains, and the third traversing a smaller set of mountains and valleys, the Riverside Badlands. The Inland Feeder is being built in conjunction with the Eastside Reservoir Project, a large new water storage reservoir in Riverside County.
Los Angeles City Hall Restoration and Seismic Retrofit, Los Angeles, California
Restoration and seismic upgrade of this 28 stories tall, 856,000 square foot landmark structure. The $299 million project integrated the restoration of the historic spaces with the seismic rehabilitation program. Municon provided photograpgic documentation of existing earthquake damages and documented all historic fabric with digital photos.
Central and Bayshore Freeway Retrofit Project, San Francisco, California
The elevated Central Freeway (US 101) connects I-80 with central San Francisco at Fell Street. The project scope encompasses replacing the existing elevated structure between South Van Ness Avenue and Fell Street with a new ramp to Market Street and a boulevard between Market Street and Fell Street, and seismic retrofit of the existing portions to review. Municon provided pre and post construction documentation for all eight projects encompassing over 200 buildings.
San Francisco City Hall Renovation and Seismic Retrofit, California
The $240 million renovation of City Hall, a national and local historical landmark building, encompassed installation of a base isolation system, repairs of damage resulting from the 1989 loma Prieta earthquake, historical restoration, rehabilitation and various ADA and architectural upgrades and interior improvements to modernize the 310,000 square foot building. This project won a National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Municon managed a team of photographers that captured, processed and indexed over 850 rolls of film to document existing damges and the historic fabric.
Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, California
Located adjacent to China Basin by the San Francisco Bay, an area reclaimed from mud flats, the site had very little structural capacity and required soil enhancement via stone columns, additional reinforcement of the existing concrete bulkhead, compaction grouting of existing voids, soil anchors as tiebacks, and a reinforced portwalk capable of tying the elements together and serving as the base for the outfield walls, seating bowl, and scoreboard structures. The structural frame of the ballpark is predominantly reinforced concrete resting on 2,200 concrete piles. A concrete mat surrounds the building, tying the building together and resisting lateral forces imposed by earthquakes. Municon conducted pre-construction documentation of the existing bulkhead from on the water and monitored ground modifications work with tiltmeters.
Richmond Transport Tunnel, San Francisco, California
New 10,200 foot long, 18-foot diameter storage tunnel and 6,000 linear feet of a large diameter sewage pipe located in the Richmond/Seacliff/Lobos Creek area of San Francisco. The tunnel was driven through 9,000 feet of hard rock and 1,200 feet of sand located below the water table. The project was performed beneath some of the most expensive real estate in San Francisco. Municon conducted photo surveys of 350 houses adjacent to the project.
Palace of the Legion of Honor Renovation and Seismic Retrofit, San Francisco, California
Renovation of this historic museum to restore the building's original interior and to expand and improve its facilities to meet the demands of the 21st century. Seismic retrofit was foremost among the projects undertaken during the 3-year construction period. State-of-the-art environmental control and security systems also were installed. Municon provided damage and historic fabric documentation.
San Francisco International Airport Expansion, San Francisco, California
Municon provided photo surveys, progress photos and vibration monitoring on a series of projects for SFO’s major expansion. These included the new 1,800,000 square foot, 5-level International Terminal; the Airport Rail Transit Guideway, the West Guideway, Phase II; the 9-level, 3,200-space South International Parking Garage; and the 5-story Consolidated Rental Car Center. These projects have a constructed value in excess of $800 million.
Demolition/Remediation Program, Naval Education Training Center, Newport, Rhode Island
Municon provided pre-blast photo surveys and vibration monitoring for the controlled implosion (blasting) demolition of nineteen WWII bomb resistant underground concrete naval fuel tanks at this Navy installation as part of an overall environmental remediation program.
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