CITY OF DERBY MUNICIPAL PARKING GARAGE PRELIMINARY SITE VISIT & REPORT ON EXISTING CONDITIONS THOMPSON PLACE, DERBY CONNECTICUT PRIME AE Group, Inc. Page 2 55 Capital Boulevard – Second Floor | Rocky Hill, CT 06067 | P: 860 436 5600 | F: 860 436 5601
The City of Derby (City) owns and operates the City of Derby Municipal Parking Garage (Garage) located between Olivia Street and Elizabeth Street with the north side of the building facing Thompson Place. Due to a recent incident involving a piece of concrete falling from the ceiling of the Garage, the City ordered the Garage to be closed. On February 28, 2014, The City asked Prime AE Group, Inc. (PRIME) to evaluate the existing condition of the Garage to determine whether it could be safely reopened.
Site Visit - Friday, Feb. 28
PRIME visited the Garage on Friday February 28, 2014 to conduct a preliminary inspection of the buildings’ condition. Based on this preliminary site visit, PRIME noted the following:
The Garage appeared to have been constructed circa 1975;
The surrounding terrain is on slope;
The Garage was constructed using a steel frame, cast in place concrete slabs and pre-cast parapets;
The columns and beams are wide section painted steel members and are joined with bolted connections;
The steel members are not protected against fire;
Cracks with leaking water marks were observed;
Spalling damage was observed on the ceiling in numerous locations;
Exposed and rusting rebar was observed at numerous locations;
Rusting and loss of paint was noted on the structural steel frame members, to varying degrees;
Concrete appeared to be in fair condition in other areas observed. Photographs taken during this site visit are provided in Appendix A.
Site Visit - Saturday, March 1
PRIME visited the Garage on Saturday March 1, 2014 to mark the areas where there is a chance of debris falling from the ceiling. These areas were marked on the floor with a large yellow cross in the parking lots identified as A through H. These markings are noted as a large red
on the Figures provided in Appendix B.