All Posts   Posted:   August 7, 2009

There were many factors that made this project’s installation a challenge. Located in an existing developed neighborhood there was limited access for material deliveries and installation. Access to the interior courtyard was minimal with the majority of the material being brought in by hand or wheel barrow.

Coordination was also something that became a hurdle especially with limited access and the amount of work located at the interior courtyard. There were many subcontractors performing work in the courtyard at any given time. With the interior courtyard being located over a parking garage, a significant amount of the area was constructed over various depths of structural foam with depths ranging from 12″ to 6′ deep. With the landscape planting area being located on the structure, a light-weight soil medium was utilized. Over 800 cubic yards of lightweight soil was installed and had to be blown in due to the large quantity and limited access. Another coordination issue was the significant amount of hardscape work that was performed. Hardscaping included approximately 230 tons of boulders and natural stone used for courtyard boulders and two water features. An additional 2500 square feet of rock work was performed to construct dry stack and mortar set walls, entry columns, and natural stone benches. We also installed approximately 7,000 square feet of architectural slabs at the interior courtyard and the individual condo units.

There were many factors that made this project’s installation a challenge. Located in an existing developed neighborhood there was limited access for material deliveries and installation. Access to the interior courtyard was minimal with the majority of the material being brought in by hand or wheel barrow.

Coordination was also something that became a hurdle especially with limited access and the amount of work located at the interior courtyard. There were many subcontractors performing work in the courtyard at any given time. With the interior courtyard being located over a parking garage, a significant amount of the area was constructed over various depths of structural foam with depths ranging from 12″ to 6′ deep. With the landscape planting area being located on the structure, a light-weight soil medium was utilized. Over 800 cubic yards of lightweight soil was installed and had to be blown in due to the large quantity and limited access. Another coordination issue was the significant amount of hardscape work that was performed. Hardscaping included approximately 230 tons of boulders and natural stone used for courtyard boulders and two water features. An additional 2500 square feet of rock work was performed to construct dry stack and mortar set walls, entry columns, and natural stone benches. We also installed approximately 7,000 square feet of architectural slabs at the interior courtyard and the individual condo units.