McLaren Engineering Group provided a topographic survey and condition assessment of over three acres of existing concrete pavers for the Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD. In a report to the General Service Administration, replacement and monitoring recommendations were made to reduce existing paver deterioration. A visual inspection of over one million square feet of concrete parking garages, was also performed to identify general maintenance items.
Local officials had concerns that areas of the campus were not appropriate for the type of pavers and surfaces already installed. McLaren’s survey work included condition evaluations of 16 different types and 43 different groups of pavers on campus. McLaren provided a summary of the different types of pavers and, where available, researched the specifications and drawings used for the construction of each paver area. A three-tiered rating system for paver areas was developed, as well as a list of areas where pavers were not appropriate due to site conditions. A final report to the General Services Administration included summary findings, and prioritized maintenance recommendations and cost estimates for future maintenance budgets.