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Chicago Navy Pier Project Up for Bid

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will accept bids Feb. 25 for coating, waterproofing and related work on the city’s historic Navy Pier.

Chicago's Navy Pier

The project involves restoration of Lakeview Terrace at the Pier, which is east of Lake Shore Drive on Lake Michigan. The work involves repairing the top and bottom of the rooftop terrace. The project includes removing concrete and a 200 mil waterproofing membrane from the topside of the roof slab, performing repairs, applying a new 215+ mil waterproofing membrane system, and installing a new concrete topping.

Chicago's Navy Pier

The waterproofing and related work will address 10,000 square feet of concrete under the base bid or 16,500 square feet under an alternate. The project also includes coating metals with an epoxy-polyurethane system.

Scope of Work

The scope of the project includes:

• Removal of existing concrete topping, insulation and waterproofing systems at the roof terrace level;

• Partial-depth removal of deteriorated concrete on top and underside of the structural roof slab, installation of supplemental reinforcing steel, and patching material at areas of concrete deterioration;

• Full-depth removal of deteriorated concrete in the structural roof slab, installation of supplemental reinforcing steel, and patching material at areas of concrete deterioration;

• Reconditioning of the existing reinforcing steel and exposed surfaces of steel beams;

• Repair of deteriorated areas of the brick masonry and precast concrete at the base of the parapet walls;

• Preparation of the topside of the structural roof slab and installation of the specified waterproofing system (primer, two-layer membrane with reinforcing mesh, protection board, insulation, and protection fabric);

• Installation of new cast-in-place concrete topping, with exposed-aggregate and smooth finishes;

• Installation of new roof drains, expansion joints and steel cover plates; and

• Stabilization of two masonry wall sections.

About the Navy Pier

Illinois’ largest tourist attraction, the Navy Pier dates to 1916. Originally, the pier was supposed to be one of five along the lakefront that would combine freight and passenger shipping with recreational venues, but only the 1.5-mile-long Navy Pier was built. Today, the 50-acre complex draws about eight million visitors a year to its retail, restaurant, and museum spaces.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.


Tagged categories: Bidding; Concrete; Epoxy; Government contracts; Historic Preservation; Polyurethane; Restoration; Waterproofing

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