Morabito Consultants was founded in 1983 with the goal of providing superior client services and efficient designs for a diverse array of structures.  Over the past 38 years we have developed an extensive portfolio of innovative structures that meet and exceed our clients’ needs and specifications.  Our website was long overdue for a project database refresh, and we are happy to say that it has finally started!  This fall we are working to update project photos and descriptions highlighting some of our most prestigious, interesting, and frankly coolest projects!  We encourage you to check out the new and improved Projects page on our website.  Keep an eye out for future blog posts highlighting some of our key projects from years past.

MC recently conducted a site visit at Brightview Innovation Center in Herndon, Virginia to review the construction progress. Donohoe Construction Company is currently erecting joists and setting formwork for the Hambro slab at Level 5.  Once complete, the building will consist of 6 levels of Hambro slab supported by a two-way flat plate at Level 2 for a total of 7 framed floors. The engineers at MC enjoy being hands on and making visits to active construction sites to see our designs come to life. We pride ourselves on being contractor friendly and are always working towards continuing to provide the most efficient designs for construction.

Morabito Consultants is proud to team with St. John Properties and Colimore Architects to begin design on a new 105,000 square-foot self-storage building in Hanover, Maryland. Site development limitations have resulted in the transition from a 5-story design to a unique 7-story storage building. Design is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 with construction to begin spring of 2022. Stay tuned for additional updates. 

Morabito Consultants worked alongside Ziger/Snead Architects to renovate Unity Hall, a historic union hall located on Eutaw Street in downtown Baltimore. The structural improvements included floor & roof reinforcement, the addition of an elevator and an exterior ADA ramp, plus the creation of a new raised stage among other miscellaneous upgrades. Check this article from the Baltimore Sun for more information on this worthwhile project intending to unite the local community!  Baltimore Sun – Unity Hall 

MC is hiring a new Administrative & Marketing Assistant. Check the ad above and forward to anyone who may be interested!  Email resumes to careers@morabitoconsultants.com

 

Demolition and site work is underway at 601 S. Broadway in Baltimore as part of a major renovation to transform four connected structures at the corner of S. Broadway and Fleet Street into new apartments and commercial space. The renovations will add up to three stories to the existing structure all while preserving and restoring the historical features of the existing structures. Large portions of the original exterior façade shall remain serving to honor the existing buildings history while seamlessly transitioning into the new vertical expansion and renovations. MC is proud to partner with Seto Architects on this exciting project located in the heart of Fell’s Point.

The process of “carbonation” of concrete is a double-edge sword. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has acknowledged carbonation as a significant absorption process of carbon dioxide. This represents a unique ability of concrete structures to act as a ‘carbon sink’ that other building materials do not have. In combination with newly emerging environmentally friendlier cement technologies, MC sees a bright future for concrete construction.

https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_Full_Report.pdf

The past year has certainly been full of challenges, but we have all persevered. Here at MC we’ve even found new and creative ways to continue producing the innovative high quality work our clients have come to expect from us. In honor of Labor Day, we tip our caps to all those in the workforce who have stepped up and pushed forward in the face of adversity. Morabito Consultants wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Morabito Consultants (MC) is proud to have teamed with Concrete Protection & Restoration (CP&R) in the repair of this three-story with partial basement parking garage located at the scenic Johns Hopkins Business Park in Mount Washington, Baltimore City. This 30-year-old precast parking structure was shut-down to traffic in 2018 due to severe structural deterioration, with numerous beams on the brink of failure. MC provided demolition and repair options to the owner, where ultimately it was decided to repair the structure due to the difficulty of demolition along the property line. The repairs presented numerous challenges, including several prestressed girders where over half of the quantity of prestressed steel tendons were found to be fractured. Because of CP&R and MC’s extensive experience in prestressed concrete design and repair, these concrete girders were able to be fully restored in-place without the need for excessive reinforcement or enlargement.

The Country Club of Maryland, a historic country club founded in 1923, reached out to SM+P Architects and Morabito Consultants with the task of updating their existing bar and grille dining area. The renovations to the nearly 100 year old structure was no easy task, but the entire team was up to the challenge! Hencken & Gaines did a remarkable job with the restoration work and bringing the architects visions to life. We are excited to share some photos of the final product (courtesy of SM+P).

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