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Locust Point Marine Terminal Structural Design

Location: Baltimore, Maryland Client: Maryland Port Administration

JMT provided structural roof design of an existing warehouse building to support photovoltaic solar panels in its conversion to the City of Baltimore's passenger cruise terminal.

The Maryland Port Administration undertook plans to convert a 65,000 square foot warehouse into Baltimore's only cruise terminal at South Locust Point Marine Terminal.  The existing warehouse was evaluated for its structural integrity as well as its potential to utilize green building strategies such as photovoltaic solar panels.

JMT completed the roof assessment of the existing warehouse building. As part of study phase, JMT evaluated the condition of the existing metal roofing system, considered new roofing alternatives and explored the installation of photovoltaic solar panels onto a new roof system. As part of the Pedestrian Canopy Study, JMT was asked to propose 1800 linear feet of canopy to shelter pedestrians from the weather in the parking lot of the cruise terminal. Several canopy options were proposed, varying from basic fabric arched configurations to metal roofed canopy engineered systems to support photovoltaic solar panels.

This 130 working day project consisted of demolition of store front frame and glass, metal siding, doors, plumbing and electrical and mechanical systems. New work included architectural improvements to the interior of the shed with an architectural canopy around three sides and a covered walkway to the water. Based on a conflict identified by JMT's schedule reviewer, the MPA issued a contract change switching the specified sports floor to carpet in order to maintain the schedule. The project was completed on time and the project team "beat the boat".

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