Performed various structural engineering tasks for over 60 Baltimore City Public Schools over the last twelve years. In addition to feasibility studies and renovation projects Albrecht has provided designs for both additions to existing schools as well as new educational structures. Several of our designs, including the Robert Poole Building, Patterson HS, and Cherry Hill EMS were integral to the Baltimore 21st Century School Building Program, managed by the Maryland Stadium Authority. Further projects have included media center renovations, earthquake damage inspections, repairs to historic structures, window replacements, and mechanical system upgrades.
Some media centers locations include: Calverton Elementary School, Canton Middle School, Poly Technical Institute, Franklin Square Elementary School, and John Eager Howard Elementary School. Structural design work consisted of support of new equipment, relocation of existing columns, and modifications to the existing structure. Design was based on limited as-built plans and existing construction had undergone various past renovations.
Scope of work for upgrades to the mechanical and electrical system consisted of multiple site visits, a non-destructive evaluation of the structure, the evaluation of the existing roof or floor structure for the support mechanical equipment, design of dunnage or concrete pad for equipment, details for openings in the roof for penetrations, openings in the wall for up to wall penetrations.