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Asphalt Paving and Concrete Repair at Altoona VAMC

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania Client: Department of Veterans Affairs

JMT developed construction documents for the rehabilitation of parking areas and roadways on a VAMC campus.

JMT provided engineering services at the James E. Van Zandt Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to develop construction documents for the rehabilitation of parking areas and roadways on campus. Design work on this project included replacements and improvements for drainage, paving, and signage.  Other tasks included design of a new access ramp and a covered canopy connecting two buildings. The VAMC requested that the team evaluate the entire facility to identify additional parking areas, assist with permitting and to provide construction phase services.

JMT also worked with Van Zandt VAMC to develop a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) and program approach, construction documents and assist with permitting and construction services.

Project improvements included the following:

  • Design of repairs and modifications to exterior asphalt and concrete paving areas
  • Location and verification of all surface utilities
  • Design of trench drains, curb boxes, manholes and inlets
  • Repair of potholes and cracked surfaces
  • New roadway and parking design, including lighting
  • Replacement of existing ramps to meet Americans With Disabilities Act and the VA Barrier Free Design requirements

A 100 foot-long covered walkway was designed to run from the main building to Building 20A. Bollards were strategically placed for traffic control purposes. Remedial drainage improvements were made to facilitate drainage. JMT provided alternatives, final contract documents and construction administration for the complete reconfiguration and reconstruction of the hospital's visitor lot at the main entrance. Once resurfacing of paved areas was completed, new painting and striping was installed. All of the improvements were carried out with minimal disruption of the VAMC's daily operations.

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