County of Berks | Old Berks Heim Demolition

Project Name

Old Berks Heim Building Abatement and Demolition

Location

Berks County, PA

Project Description

The County of Berks requested Quandel to perform a study outlining several options for their deteriorating building at the original Berks Heim Nursing Facility, which was over 50 years old. The County decided to undertake asbestos abatement and complete demolition of the facility.

Quandel worked with SSM Group, Inc., an environmental consultant and structural/civil engineering firm, through planning and demolition to assemble bid documents. Once bids were received and the project was awarded, Quandel provided construction services and onsite supervision for the duration of the project. Over 12,000 additional lineal feet of unforeseen asbestos containing pipe insulation was discovered in the walls during demolition. The County occupied a portion of the facility while another portion was being abated and demolished.

Quandel was also the builder of the new 260,000 square foot Berks Heim Nursing Facility, for the County, located in Leesport, PA.

Square Footage

188,000 Sq. Ft.

Owner’s Name

County of Berks

Engineer

SSM Group, Inc.