Donley’s is providing concrete services to Ozanne Construction for the new Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. The three-story, 126,000 square foot structure will provide a space where students can treat patients under dental faculty supervision.
The new school is located directly across the street from the new Health Education Campus.
Donley’s provided concrete services for the iconic restaurant during its original construction in 1963. Over the years, we have provided maintenance and restoration for the structure to ensure it’s long life on the shores of Lake Erie. Even after over half a century Donley’s is still involved with this memorable Cleveland landmark.
In the Fall of 2017, Donley’s Restoration Group teamed with McKinney Drilling, and Huffman Equipment and Contracting to add additional reinforcement and stabilization to the 50 year old structure. This project required the construction of a wall, under the existing restaurant, that would protect the current 35-foot cliff face from further erosion. The team placed twenty-two, forty-foot-deep caissons underneath the hull of the restaurant for stabilization. Once these caissons were in place, a concrete pier cap was “loose formed” and placed over top of the caissons. This required the use of 2×4’s and plywood to form the wall, rather than a pre-engineered formwork system
The team worked on the underside of the restaurant, right on the shore of Lake Erie, making access to the site a bit unconventional. All equipment and materials for the project had to be brought on site by lake, on a barge, as pictured below. As for the construction team, they had access to the jobsite, by rope, down the hillside. The support wall itself presented some challenges as well. While drilling for the caissons, an abandoned dock was found 22 feet below the proposed structure, requiring it to be demolished and removed by the team. The concrete for the wall had to be pumped 400 feet horizontally, to get to the point of placement due to the nearby parking garage not being rated for the weight of a concrete truck. Even with these challenges, Donley’s and team finished the project successfully in 11 weeks’ time. The final concrete wall was 35-feet tall, 30-feet wide, and 12-feet deep, providing the cantilevered restaurant with a stable and reliable support.
Donley’s served as Construction Manager, and also the concrete contractor, self-performing for MetroHealth’s 1,500-car, open-deck parking garage on its West 25th Street main campus in Cleveland. Construction began in Fall of 2017 on the seven-level garage, which was on the site of the former NorthCoast Behavioral Hospital. The garage was designed to accommodate technology to direct drivers to open spaces or read license plates to save employees from idling while stopping to swipe their ID badges, according to the release. The project will be complete in October 2018.
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic have entered into a partnership to own and operate the university’s new health education campus, which will be located in the heart of the world-renowned healthcare system’s main campus in downtown Cleveland. This arrangement will bring all students and faculty together in one area, fostering both efficiency and creative collaboration.
The new facility will provide space for all medical, nursing, and dental students who are seeking degrees from CWRU, including students from the university-based program and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
The campus will feature:
- classrooms and lecture halls
- teaching labs and virtual anatomy space
- a medical library
- student lounge/study space
- food service
- administrative support/office space
- building support services
Donley’s concrete division’s scope of work will include:
- basement and tunnel hydraulic mat slabs
- basement and tunnel walls
- columns and piers
- shear/core walls
- structural deck at basement and tunnel lids
- core landing and roof slabs
- basement interstitial fill and slab on grade
- spread footings and grade beams
- basement and tunnel waterproofing and joint sealants
The renovations at Progressive Field consisted of concrete removal, waterproofing, and replacement of approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of elevated structural deck topping slabs. Most of the work occurred during the Cleveland Indians’ off-season. Donley’s also took advantage of the Indians’ schedule in the summer to remove, waterproof, and replace approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of concrete while the team was out of town. Donley’s is currently off site, but will return in the fall of 2017 to complete the project.
Dealer Tire’s new headquarters project in the Midtown area of Cleveland kicked off in the Summer of 2016 and was completed in March 2017. Donley’s completed the 650-car parking deck that will be part of the company’s relocation.
The James A.
Garfield Memorial is a historical highlight in Lake View Cemetery, dating back to
1885. Over 100 years later, time had taken its toll on this Cleveland Memorial.
The foundation of the 180 ft structure needed to be repaired and supported.
This restoration involved multiple phases as part of the restoration plan
starting with the restoration of the memorial’s deteriorating foundation and
first level. The restoration involved:
of the existing concrete slab, and previously installed steel shoring
of the Structure prior to demo operations
of new concrete foundations, columns, and beams
of the existing crypt walls
of the existing boiler
of new underground plumbing, connection to the existing plaza drains
Reserve Square is a two-tower mixed use apartment complex in downtown Cleveland. The complex has an attached parking garage for use by guests and tenants. The garage was in need of repairs consisting of:
repairs and water proofing
tee and repair
The Point East is a luxury high-rise condominium community located in Beachwood, Ohio. This condominium community hosts underground and above ground parking spaces. These parking areas were in need of renovation, which consisted of:
Concrete repair on elevated slabs and walls
Concrete repair on top side and underside of
Foundation wall repair
Entrance ramps repair
Working with the owner and Engineer, we devised a restoration plan to add another 15 to 20 years of serviceable life to the structure for ¼ of the cost to replace it. Donley’s Restoration Group worked with construction engineers, Barber & Hoffman, to provide:
▪Full and partial slab repair
▪Full joist replacement
▪Beam and column repair
▪Membrane removal and new membrane application
▪Supplemental reinforcing steel
▪Full deck replacement
▪Construction of a new ramp reaching the top floor
Project Duration: 15 months