Structural Evaluations / Investigations

Martin & Chock, Inc. has extensive experience in performing structural evaluations/investigations for various purposes. These investigations ranged from narrow focus investigations to comprehensive structural investigations, where field surveys, non-destructive testing of existing materials, and detailed structural analysis of an existing structure have been performed:

    • Due diligence structural surveys and reports for clients purchasing existing buildings.
    • Structural investigations of corrosion damage of reinforced concrete structures including alternative repair Methods.
    • Structural investigations involving corrosion of steel-framed structures.
    • Investigations of possible structural distress observed by occupants.
    • Structural survey and investigation of buildings and structures damaged by foundation differential settlement; expansive soils, and other types of ground movements.
    • Structural survey and investigation of wood framed structures with termite and dry rot damage.
    • Seismic and wind load evaluations of all types of existing structures.
    • Structural survey and investigation of structures with hurricane damage.
    • Post-earthquake structural survey and investigation of buildings and structures.
    • Structural survey and investigation of structures with fire damage.
    • Structural survey and investigation of structures with flood damage

Project

Description

Emergency Shelter Structural Evaluations per Act 5, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005 Planning services in connection with using a hurricane shelter procedure in evaluating existing and potential shelters for State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services. Evaluation and documentation procedures were utilized for on-site survey and evaluation of existing and potential shelter facilities in accordance with the updated criteria called for in the Hawaii Disaster Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005.
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Moana Surfrider Hotel, Princess Kaiulani Hotel Property structural condition assessments were performed in March, 2005 to evaluate the general condition of the structures and study the construction feasibility of various renovation concepts. The Sheraton Waikiki complex consists of a 31-story plus guest tower with one basement level and an adjacent 5-story parking structure. At the time of completion, the Sheraton Waikiki was the largest convention hotel in the world. Architect of record for the guest tower was Honolulu-based Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel complex consists of a 6-story Spanish-Moorish style building known as the Historic Wing and a 16-story beachfront tower known as the Royal Tower. Architect of record for the Historic Wing was New York based Warren & Wetmore. Architect of record for the Royal Tower was Honolulu-based Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo.
Grand Waikikian Tower Hilton Hawaiian Village Independent Structural Value Engineering Review conducted by Martin & Chock for Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey identified structural cost savings of $1.5 million in reinforcing steel and concrete in this 40-story timeshare residential tower.
Kaanapali Ocean Resort Phases I, II, and III
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Independent Structural Peer Re-analysis by Martin & Chock indicated that the original design had over 700,000 lbs. of excess reinforcing steel. The Martin & Chock recommended alternative system in Phase I saved $400,000. A review of Phase II concrete shear walls by Martin & Chock saved $150,000. In Phase III, $6.4 million of structural value engineering savings were identified and implemented.
Edmondson Hall and Snyder Hall Feasibility Studies University of Hawaii-Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Feasibility Studies for Edmondson Hall, an existing 4-story reinforced concrete structure of approximately 42,500 sf, and Snyder Hall, an existing 5-story reinforced concrete structure of approximately 60,000 sf, to determine the best use for these buildings. The studies consisted of analyzing three options for each building in addition to providing cost estimates for each option. Both buildings were built around.
Buildings 8802 & 8814 General Structural Repairs Honolulu Community College
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural investigation and evaluation of existing conditions for preparation of structural drawings.
Post & Pier Earthquake Damage Investigation & Retrofits
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Structural seismic retrofits for Hawaii single-family residences with post and pier foundations.
Wyland Waikiki Structural Condition Property Review
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due diligence.
Wyland Waikiki, Towers I and II Structural Assessment
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due diligence.
Sheraton Keauhou Resort
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Post-earthquake investigation and property condition assessments; then subsequent engineering services for seismic retrofits to the existing hotel of Type I construction.
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Kohala Coast Vacation Suites
Kohala, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Bank of Hawaii, Kapaau Branch
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Hololani Condominium Seismic Retrofits
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Structural condition assessment of reinforcing corrosion repair identified structural integrity issues and subsequent strengthening of the structural lateral load resisting system in the longitudinal direction.
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort
Lahaina, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa
Kihei, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Waikiki Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Waikiki, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Waikiki Landmark
Waikiki, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Kalele Kai
Honolulu, Hawaii
Post-earthquake Investigation and property condition report.
Starwood Premier Hotels
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due diligence.
Kaanapali Royal Condominium
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Structural investigation.
1270 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural investigation and due diligence.
Kihei Sands Beachfront Condominium
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Structural investigation.
Wailuku Warehouse for HFM Food Service
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Due diligence.
Coral Ballroom Staging Points
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural investigation.
Boat Docking Pier
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural investigation.
Kauai Lagoons Properties and Wailea Properties Shinwa Golf Group
Islands of Kauai and Maui, Hawaii
Structural investigation.
Wailea Beach Villas
Kihei, Hawaii
Structural Peer Review.
Bay Club
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Structural Peer Review.
Kona Surf Resort
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Structural Investigation and Seismic Evaluation.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Waikiki Parkside Hotel
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Westin Hotel Denver International Airport Structural Peer Review.
Interstate Building Fire Damage Repairs
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Investigation and petrographic testing following the April 1, 2000 16th floor fire which lasted 9 hours. Extensive fire damage repairs to prestressed precast concrete planks, concrete girders, and columns. The most heavily damaged plank elements were replaced with structural steel members.
Hamakua Drive Settlement Damage
Kailua, Hawaii
Structural Condition Survey of the Windward Town & Country Plaza Phase II buildings following the city’s Hamakua Drive Sewer Emergency Repair Project. Well over 12 inches of settlement was experienced in the adjacent roadway.
Kamaile Elementary School
Waianae, Hawaii
Investigation of long-term settlement damage and building monitoring over a two year period, together with floor re-leveling.
Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Fire Damage Repairs
Waikiki, Hawaii
A structural survey and investigation was performed at this building following a fire which lasted over 30 hours. Structural repairs of fire damage to concrete floor structural elements, columns, and walls were performed. A limited number of heavily damaged concrete elements were later replaced with structural steel members, achieving significant savings in repair time and expense.
Guam RSIP Waterfront Facilities Functional Plan
Apra Harbor, Guam
Structural Condition Assessment of fixed mooring facilities and four buildings within the ship repair facility waterfront area.
Yokosuka Naval Complex Waterfront Study
Japan
Structural Condition Assessment of Fixed Mooring Facilities. Heavy weather mooring evaluation.
Pearl Harbor Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation and rehabilitation of representative historic buildings for cost estimation and planning.
Schofield Barracks Existing Quad Buildings Structural Evaluation
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Structural condition survey of 8 of 29 barracks buildings Structural evaluation of 2 representative buildings including field testing. Structural strengthening concept design and costs estimates to establish basis of final design and budgeting.
Outrigger Waikiki (Ala Wai Towers
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation.
Outrigger Guam Resort
Tumon Bay, Guam
Curtainwall Structural Investigation during construction of the 600-room hotel.
Kamaile Elementary School Buildings F and G
Waianae, Hawaii
Foundation settlement investigation, temporary repairs, and monitoring.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Longs Drugs, Moiliili
Honolulu, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Bazaar
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation Survey.
Hilton Turtle Bay Resort
Kuilima, Hawaii
Corrosion Evaluation. Concrete corrosion damage investigation and development of a proposed methodology to repair balconies, columns, beams, and load-bearing walls, integrated with the installation of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems.
Marriott Waiohai
Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Structural Peer Review.
Honolulu Design Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Peer Review.
Kailua Professional Center
Kailua, Hawaii
Due Diligence Structural Condition Report.
Duty Free Shops Galleria
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural Peer Review for the building owner.
NICOS Building
Waikiki, Hawaii
Concrete corrosion assessment and chloride analysis of parking deck concrete topping.
Waikiki Beachcomber
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Royal Waikoloan Hotel Waikoloa, Hawaii Condition Survey.
Outrigger Kauai Beach Hotel
Kapaa, Hawaii
Survey of corrosion damage.
Orchid Hotel at Mauna Lani
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report and Timeshare Renovation Feasibility Study.
Kaluakoi Hotel & Golf Club Resort
Island of Molokai, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Mauna Loa Village
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report and As-Built Condition Investigation.
25-3302 Opalipali Street
Hilo, Hawaii
Fire Damage Inspection.
Coco Palms Resort
Kapaa, Kauai
Hurricane Damage Assessment and Repair Estimates.
Hanalei Bay Resort
Princeville, Kauai
Structural Inspection and Hurricane Iniki Damage Repairs.
Star Market Kauai Glulam Failure
Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Structural Investigation and Repairs.
Maui Intercontinental Hotel
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
International Marketplace
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural Inspection, Evaluation, and Repairs.
Waikiki Parkside Hotel
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Waikiki Plaza Hotel (fka Holiday Inn Makai)
Waikiki, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Aloha Surf Hotel
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation of wind and seismic capacity.
Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Branch
Honolulu, Hawaii
Cladding Inspection.
Ala Moana Center Office Building
Honolulu, Hawaii
Exterior Cladding Inspection and Structural Evaluation.
Pioneer Plaza
Honolulu, Hawaii
Parking Structure Survey.
State Art Gallery No. 1 Capitol Plaza
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Inspection.
E.E. Black Building
Honolulu, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Century Park Plaza
Aiea, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Moanalua Shopping Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation.
Kaiser Moanalua Skilled Nursing Facility Stairwell
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation.
24 N. Hotel Street
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation of Roof Trusses.
Kilohana Square
Honolulu, Hawaii
Due Diligence Report.
Mauna Luan Parking Garage
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural Evaluation.
Chicken of the Sea Tuna Plant
Pago Pago, Tutuila
American Samoa
Structural Evaluation. Structural investigation of a termite-damaged wood-framed tuna packing plant building.
Abing vs. City & County of Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii Examination and Investigation.
Old Lahaina Luau
Lahaina, Hawaii
Accident Investigation and forensic witness services.
Ilima Gardens
Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Structural Investigation of a storm run-off retention dam failure.
The Real World at Diamond Head
Waikiki, Hawaii
Structural review of renovations of the residence for the MTV series.