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
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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.
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).
Morabito Consultants is proud to team with Brasher Design to complete the design of a new 124,000 square-foot self-storage building in Columbia, Maryland. This building will have 4 above-grade storage levels as well as one basement storage level. Construction is anticipated to begin during the fall or winter of 2021. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Harkins Builders is wrapping up construction on a new Brightview assisted living and memory care facility in Columbia, MD. Morabito Consultants teamed with Hord Coplan Macht and Kibart Engineers on this new 191,000 square foot building. The floor system consists of a combination of Hambro composite joists and wood trusses, supported by light gauge and wood walls, respectively. Morabito also assisted in the renovation of an existing house on the property known as Athol Manor, which was built in 1740. Structural modifications to the house were required to allow it to be used by the Community Foundation of Howard County.
Waverly Construction recently completed a new assisted living and memory care facility at Ginger Cove in Annapolis, MD. Morabito Consultants teamed with CRGA Design and Kibart Consulting Engineers on this new 66,000sf three story over basement structure. The facility features, Ecospan composite joist framed floors, a spacious outdoor patio, two-story enclosed pedestrian connection to the adjacent existing building, and a third floor atrium sheltered by a large rooftop skylight.