This how the structure looks at present. Richard Parker owner of Impact Construction and Steel in Springtown, Texas abandoned the project in this status. This is after he was paid in advance to have completed much more than what is represented by this photo. We received multiple promises for work to continue, and finally to have a meeting with him on Wednesday, January 8, at 10:30 AM. He arrived about 15 minutes late, spent about 20 minutes looking around the building and then left with us in our office next door waiting to meet with him.
This photo shows the concrete that Impact Construction and Steel, Richard Parker, chiseled out to make the doorway opening 12ft instead of the 10ft that he prepared it for when the concreted was poured. The plans always called for a 12ft door opening. Mr. Parker said that they would jack hammer the concrete out and re-pour however this is what he did instead.
This photo shows how Richard Parker, owner of Impact Construction and Steel attempted to install the purlin. As you can see from the photo the purlin is not set flush with the exterior steel support columns which would prevent the sheeting from being installed properly.
The building plans called for a 15’X30’ loft to be installed on one half of the insulated portion of the building. This photo shows the inferior construction used to create the proper support for the loft. As you can see Richard Parker used only purlin and 14 gauge square steel. There is no way this would have been safe to walk on.
This is a photo of the completed welds Richard Parker and Impact Construction and Steel made to the main roof. It is covered in so much welding slag that it is almost impossible to determine its strength. This section was cut lose once due to Mr. Parkers incorrect installation of the roof. These welds lack the additional support plates that are needed in order for the roof to be structurally safe.
This is the top of one of the main roof columns. As you can see, the roof joyce protrudes almost two inches over the support column. This would make it impossible to install the metal sheeting. Richard Parker with Impact Construction and Steel thought this was acceptable.
This photo shows another structural beam and how it was welded incorrectly onto the foundation metal plates and how the metal plates did not match up to where the support columns were placed. Richard Parker owner of Impact Construction and Steel thought this was satisfactory construction techniques.
Photo of the one passage door from the outside that Impact Construction and Steel installed. Notice there is no support for the door at the top. You can grab the handle on the door and move it a couple of inches. It was also installed backwards and with the incorrect size of support purlin.
Here is a photo of one of the base plates that was installed by Impact Construction and Steel. Richard Parker the owner thought this was satisfactory. Notice that the base plates are not flush with the edge of the concrete foundation and that because there was a bolt protruding from the support column base mounting plate they did not even have the means to create a hole in the base plate so that the bolt could come through it allowing for the plate to be installed properly.
This is a photo of the west side framing. As you can see Impact Construction and Steel managed to get the support columns at least three to four inches out of plumb. The roof is now going to have to be detached and the columns all reinstalled and straightened. Richard Parker owner of Impact thought this was good work.
Take a look at the six inch purlin that is running horizontally in this photo and then at the purling that is mounted in the side wall. The large purlin is a floor joyce for the loft, it appears to be about two inches low on the right side. Richard Parker with Impact Construction and Steel put this in and thought it was a good fit.
This is looking underneath the loft floor joyces that Richard Parker with Impact Construction and Steel installed. The joyces were to be set on two foot centers. As you can see they are not all straight and only a few have the correct spacing.