Brodart Warehouse Facility Demolition
L.R. Kimball was retained to prepare plans for the demolition of the Brodart Building, located on a brownfield site at 1609 Memorial Avenue within the City of Williamsport. The Brodart Building was a former silk textile mill and later served as a book binding factory and furniture factory. Because of soil contamination, this site underwent an Act 2 Environmental assessment resulting in recommendations for soil remediation and restrictive development covenants. It is the intent of the city to demolish the structures on site and prepare a pad ready site for future development.
The site consists of two parcels of land separated by Oliver Street. Western parcel, containing 0.551 acres consist of a paved parking lot with no buildings. The eastern parcel, containing 2.783 acres and was occupied by the manufacturing building. The manufacturing/warehouse building covered the entire 2.7 acre eastern site. The original 13,000 square foot, four story building that fronted Memorial avenue was expanded numerous times throughout the life of the facility with a 32,000 square foot 2 story addition and a 36,000 square foot one story addition.
L.R. Kimball prepared the demolition plans and specifications for the project and worked closely with Amec, the preparer of the Act 2 documents, to assure the bid documents complied with the remediation recommendations. L.R. Kimball teamed with Professional Services Inc. to provide the asbestos and hazardous material inspection and remediation oversight.
L.R. Kimball also prepared the bid documents, advertised the bid, presided over the pre-bid conference, received the bids and provided recommendations for award. During construction L.R. Kimball provided Construction Administration services, reviewed shop drawing, attended by-weekly construction job conferences, provided minutes and reviewed contractor invoices.
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