Landmarked Hotel Property – Hurricane Damage

About the project:

  • Historic 1940’s hotel in Miami’s Art Deco District
  • Property was subjected to high-winds, wind-driven rain, and flooding during Hurricane Irma

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included differentiating between pre-existing damages and those caused by Hurricane Irma

About the project:

  • Failure of a modular concrete retaining wall system and subsequent slope failure in residential neighborhood
  • Significant damage to several residential townhomes, commercial properties, and buried utilities

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment and structural stability analysis
  • Project team utilized sUAS (drone) based imagery for aerial evaluation of damage and survey of adjacent, potentially unstable soil slopes

About the project:

  • Structure consisted of a reinforced concrete frame with concrete masonry non-bearing walls and a post-tensioned slab
  • Warehouse storage facility sustained significant fire damage

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, a reinstatement cost estimation, and a value estimation of the warehouse facility
  • Project team utilized sUAS (drone) based imagery for aerial evaluation of site damage

About the project:

  • A public-private partnership tasked with replacing 558 aging bridges throughout the area within three years
  • Bridges primarily consisted of precast concrete culvert or box beam structural systems in rural areas on smaller state highways
  • Prime contractor suffered repeated setbacks due to multiple weather-related loss events impacting project schedule
  • Damage to approximately 80 construction sites and partially constructed bridges

Scope of services:

  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, repair invoice reconciliation, and ROM estimation

About the project:

  • Reinforced masonry and wood truss auxiliary hotel building undergoing exterior renovation work experienced a significant failure of the roof framing following a high-wind and rain event
  • Significant damage to building and impact to existing business operations.

Scope of services:

  • DeSimone provided emergency condition assessment less than 48 hours after loss event
  • Investigation included a scope of damage assessment, root cause analysis, and scope of repair assessment

About the project:

  • Largest power generator in Colombia with a total production of 15,000 MW
  • Generation capacity of 200 MW, with three Francis turbines of 68 MW each, located in an underground cavern, 623 feet deep
  • Fire initiated inside a transformer chamber and spread to the other two transformers located inside the same cavern
  • Fire rose through the first high voltage cable shaft reaching the cable trenches of the electric substation located above ground

Scope of services:

  • Service included the determination of extent and nature of structural and civil work repairs being conducted at the plant

About the project:

  • Shipping terminal located on the Houston Ship Channel supports a number of industrial storage facilities
  • Heavy flood damage to various structures and electrical equipment sustained following Hurricane Harvey

Scope of services:

  • Structural evaluations included warehouses, dock structures, an office building, landing and storage areas
  • Electromechanical evaluations included electrical supply systems, air dryers, compressors, freight scales, security and lighting systems
  • Project team utilized drone photography for aerial evaluation of site damage

About the project:

  • 14-story, 120-unit luxury condo development
  • Damage to 500 glass lites reportedly caused by impact of falling weld slag

Scope of services:

  • On-site investigation, review of construction procedures, schedules, and other documentation to develop opinions regardinf sources of damage and responsible parties