Mt. Vernon Place Washington Monument Scaffolding & Access
Project Scope & Results: J.D. Belfield Enterprises is the “prime” scaffolding contractor who installed the vertical access required for interior and exterior renovations to the Mt. Vernon Place in Baltimore. It is a total turn-key operation which includes stamped drawings designs, scaffold wok deck installation, temporary stair towers, a personnel hoist, proper usage training, maintenance and inspections, and dismantling upon completion. The scaffolding and personnel hoist provides access to all levels from grade to the top of George Washington’s head and took about 8 weeks to install.
The Monument has been closed to the public since 2010 after it was deemed unsafe due to excessive water damage. The restoration is a multi-million dollar project that will take a total of 13-16 months for completion with an expectation to be finished by July 2015 for the Bi-Centennial celebration. Located in the prestigious Mt. Vernon neighborhood in downtown Baltimore, the job has had many “eyes” and on-lookers on a daily basis as the work is being performed. The structure was the first architectural monument built in honor of George Washington. Construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829. The 178-foot column was constructed of white marble and provides excellent views of the city once you have climbed the 228 steps to the very top.
Lewis Contractors is the Construction Manager
Maryland House of Delegates Assembly Hall: Abatement & Repainting Project
Project Scope & Results: Provided a 3,800 square foot “dance floor” style work platform in the historic Assembly Hall in the House of Delegates Building for a major interior renovation project conducted by a General Contractor with an extensive historical restoration resume. Being selected by this General Contractor gave credibility to the growing presence of J.D. Belfield Enterprises as a vertical access source for historic projects. The delicate conditions of the Assembly Hall required skillful attention to all possible obstacles and limitations inherent with Historically sensitive locations.
Bush Street MTA Garage Complex: Clerestory and Roof Replacement Project
Project Scope & Results: Furnish and install a series of temporary stair towers, fall protection decking, skylight protection apparatus, pedestrian overhead protection, and systems scaffolding work platform access for a major Baltimore Area Roofing Contractor performing work at the main garage facility for the Maryland Transit Administration’s Baltimore City Bus Fleet. The access was needed for 6 multi-story garage buildings was mobilized in phases, while allowing safe movement of both vehicles and MTA personnel. Safety requirements were monitored regularly. Belfield Enterprises facilitated maintenance of safety protocols by providing Scaffold Hazard Awareness Training for all personnel utilizing the scaffolding. Design drawings provided by a Professional Engineer licensed in Maryland were part of the submittal process. The scaffolding phases of the project was completed on schedule by Belfield Enterprises.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards Warehouse and Sports Museum: Shell Revitalization
Project Scope & Results: This is a project that showed the vertical access flexibility of J.D. Belfield Enterprises as a combination of scaffolding and mast-climbing work platforms were employed in order to complete the replacement of the roofs and the repointing of the facades of both the Warehouse and the Legends Sports Museum. One of the keys to the successful completion of this project was J.D. Belfield Enterprise’s ability to mobilize enough equipment to access more than 1,500 linear feet of mast-climbers and scaffolding; for over 100,000 square feet of facades – while maintaining access/egress for all normal business operations within the Warehouse and the Museum. These protection requirements included both Ravens and Orioles’ events that occurred during the construction phases. Multiple Mast-climbers, Systems Scaffold Work Platforms, Temporary Stair towers, and Pedestrian & Entranceway Overhead Protection were successfully installed, maintained, relocated, and finally removed without disturbing the on-going activities of Camden Yards.
Maryland State House Dome & Roof: Abatement and Repainting
Project Scope & Results: A project that required intricate calculations and extensive design drawings to formulate the best and safest approach to providing and installing scaffolding and debris containment systems on the Historic State House Dome in Annapolis. The project provided a very public view of the high quality of workmanship utilized by J.D. Belfield Enterprises on all of its’ projects. The project also tested the durability of temporary structures built by J.D. Belfield Enterprises as it withstood destructive forces which occurred during a major hurricane and earthquake in the summer of 2011 without any serious damage to its’ aesthetics or structural integrity.
The Patterson Middle School: Conversion Into Multi-Storied Senior Citizen Living Facility
Project Scope & Results: Another example of the vertical access flexibility of J.D. Belfield Enterprises as the General Contractor for this project secured a 3,300 lb. material-only hoist for multiple trades usage on the conversion of one of the largest public middle school structures in Baltimore City. The hoist was installed and operators trained in its’ maintenance and use with J.D. Belfield Enterprises conducting monthly service of the unit throughout its use at the project.
National Air & Space Museum Revitalization
Project Scope & Results: JD Belfield accepted the challenge for the historical preservation of this notable landmark to rehabilitate the stone and skylight by way of access via systems scaffold, gantry systems, two material hoists, and suspended work platforms. 5 Large and 6 Smaller Temporary Roof Enclosures (TRE) designed by our expert team of engineers, provided 100% weather barriers to the skylight. Our talented team then installed 5 Remote Controlled Overhead Gantry Systems for the safe & efficient movement of stone, as well as 11 suspended work deck installations to grant access. Two Material Hoists and Curtainwall Scaffold provided additional access.
Enoch Pratt Library Renovation
Project Scope & Results: JD Belfield Enterprises took on a three-phased, full exterior and interior renovation of a historic library in the heart of Baltimore by way of providing Re-shoring/ bracing, scaffold systems, work platforms, and 3 hoists, Debris netting was also installed for safety precautions. Due to a tight work area within the interior and phased work schedule, communication and coordination were required with the Owner, General Contractor, and its Subcontractors for a smooth transition.
Pimlico School Renovations & Additions
Project Scope & Results: The Pimlico Elementary and Middle School project includes the full renovation and modernization of 78,000 square feet of the existing building as well as a 40,000 square foot addition. The original school building is going to be rebuilt and will support the elementary portion while the middle school will be in the 1924 building. The goal is to create a 21st-century learning environment while maintaining the original historic buildings.
On J.D Belfield’s portion of the project, we have worked with Patuxent Engineering Group to develop a custom fabricated retention system to stabilize the 1910 historic façade. This custom design also accommodates an exterior Bracing System that accommodates the demolition of the existing slab on grade, floor framing, & roof systems. Our Façade Bracing System does not interfere with any of the elements required for the new construction (ex. New Footings, Columns, Floor Beams, Roof Framing, Etc.)
In an effort to preserve the exterior façade, all custom fabricated connections were designed to clamp to the exterior walls so that zero penetrations were required thru the historic fabric. Wood blocking was used as a buffer between our fabricated steel system and the façade so that no damage occurred to the historic brick. Also, ballast was installed around the building to resolve anticipated wind loads during the reconstruction of the interior structure and is also positioned to accommodate future excavation & waterproofing around the exterior foundation.