Camden_Yards

Challenge

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is home to the American League professional baseball team, Baltimore Orioles. It is a beautiful, professional sporting facility in downtown Baltimore, built in 1992. Due to the facility’s obvious heavy use over the years, the Maryland Stadium Authority sought a seasoned vertical transportation consultant to manage the escalator replacement project for Oriole Park. The project consisted of various time constraints given the seasonal demands of such a facility. This left BOCA Group with a limited time frame to complete the project as to avoid any unnecessary traffic during the baseball season.

Solutions

Prior to BOCA Group’s involvement, the escalators at the site underwent numerous repairs as a result of heavy foot traffic and constant exposure to the outdoor elements, however no repairs were long term solutions. One of the starting items that BOCA Group focused on was determining a permanent solution to the problems that the repairs failed to address. As part of our overall assessment of the project, our engineers visited the stadium during a home game and performed a comprehensive traffic analysis, observing the traffic patterns and usage of the escalators during a highly populated time. After further review of this data with the project team, BOCA Group it was determined that a full replacement of the escalators was needed to accomplish the project goals. BOCA Group created specifications for replacement of the escalators and assisted the project team in selecting the proper elevator contractor (?) for the completion of the work. With BOCA Group’s project management expertise, and persistence to remain in the non-negotiable time constraint, the escalator replacement was completed on time.

Results

The replacement of the three escalators alleviated the traffic issue in the stadium. In addition, the replacement equipment addressed the need for operating during strong and unexpected weather conditions. Impressed by the installation of the three escalators at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, BOCA Group was awarded the Schindler Elevator Corporation award for the high succession and quick turnover of the project.

Camden Yards

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
escalators
1,000,000
square feet
Camden_Yards

Challenge

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is home to the American League professional baseball team, Baltimore Orioles. It is a beautiful, professional sporting facility in downtown Baltimore, built in 1992. Due to the facility’s obvious heavy use over the years, the Maryland Stadium Authority sought a seasoned vertical transportation consultant to manage the escalator replacement project for Oriole Park. The project consisted of various time constraints given the seasonal demands of such a facility. This left BOCA Group with a limited time frame to complete the project as to avoid any unnecessary traffic during the baseball season.

Solutions

Prior to BOCA Group’s involvement, the escalators at the site underwent numerous repairs as a result of heavy foot traffic and constant exposure to the outdoor elements, however no repairs were long term solutions. One of the starting items that BOCA Group focused on was determining a permanent solution to the problems that the repairs failed to address. As part of our overall assessment of the project, our engineers visited the stadium during a home game and performed a comprehensive traffic analysis, observing the traffic patterns and usage of the escalators during a highly populated time. After further review of this data with the project team, BOCA Group it was determined that a full replacement of the escalators was needed to accomplish the project goals. BOCA Group created specifications for replacement of the escalators and assisted the project team in selecting the proper elevator contractor (?) for the completion of the work. With BOCA Group’s project management expertise, and persistence to remain in the non-negotiable time constraint, the escalator replacement was completed on time.

Results

The replacement of the three escalators alleviated the traffic issue in the stadium. In addition, the replacement equipment addressed the need for operating during strong and unexpected weather conditions. Impressed by the installation of the three escalators at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, BOCA Group was awarded the Schindler Elevator Corporation award for the high succession and quick turnover of the project.