The Bromptons of Cherrydale, located in Arlington, Virginia, is a wood-framed mixed use residential and retail facility with a cast-in-place concrete below-grade parking garage. The building is comprised of three levels of condominiums as well as four ground-floor level commercial spaces.
Due to issues with the original construction of the building, KEC worked with the engineer of record on the rehabilitation of the facility. KEC’s primary objective was to strengthen various portions of the ground floor slab and beams. In order to accomplish this, KEC used FRP where suitable, and mild reinforcing steel elsewhere. KEC was also responsible for the design of two new beams and several new drop panels at locations where the slab alone was not able to carry the full load. KEC specified the use of shotcrete for concrete placement. This provided the owner with a competent structural repair that blends in with the original construction.