Additional amenities for each phase or footprint were constructed before work moved to another area. In lieu of removing the pool’s marbelite coating, SPS decided to install a pool liner. Pool plumbing was then replaced, and concrete brick pavers were installed around the pool patio area. Three new state-of-the-art cushioned tennis court surfaces with 12-ft.-high fences also were installed. Other amenities included a cushioned running track with integrally colored surfaces that was constructed around the entire perimeter of the plaza deck and basketball courts.
As a final touch to the newly restored plaza area, concrete block was installed at the perimeter of the new planter areas, which were irrigated by in-ground sprinkler systems. This step completed the overall restoration and enhancement of the plaza.
Safety for all
Because of the intensity of multiple operations, daily safety measures and communication were necessary. Safety systems were needed to protect the many workers on the job, as well as the curious public. SPS and the owner worked together to keep the residents and guests of the condominium complex informed through signs and notices. For example, representatives of the condo board were included in a weekly construction progress meeting. The board members then relayed this information to residents through in-house closed-circuit television messages, and many watched the construction progress from their balconies. The property manager also kept his maintenance staff regularly updated so they were able to answer questions and help maintain the safety of the project. Perimeter protection was checked several times a day to ensure that no one wandered into the area. In addition, workers were required to participate daily in a Jobsite Safety Analysis for each task performed that day. The JSA helped the work crew identify all hazards associated with each task and implement proper safety measures.
Bob Pirro is the branch manager of the New York branch of Structural Preservation Systems.