Arbutus Senior Center

Arbutus Senior Center

Client:  Percontee, Inc.
Location:  Baltimore County

The Challenge
The Arbutus Branch Library, Senior Center, and Recreation Center comprise an $11 million complex in Baltimore County. Sitting on 9.89-acres, this center has become an important resource for the Arbutus community.

As the 20th senior center constructed and located in Baltimore County, the 8,000 SF LEED Silver Arbutus Senior Center provides social, recreational, and educational opportunities for county residents age 60 or older. The center features a fitness room, a multipurpose room with full multimedia capabilities and kitchen, two classrooms, a game room, and two craft areas.

Soltesz worked as a sub-consultant to Percontee, Inc. and performed surveying services that included the setting of permanent benchmarks and pad grids for the site. Soltesz’s two-man crew provided a construction stakeout of the site that included recovery of horizontal and vertical control and stakeouts of grading, sanitary sewer, waterline, water vault, storm drain, stormwater management facility and pond, curb and gutter, contour, and sidewalk areas. Soltesz completed a topographic survey for Sulphur Spring Road and as-builts for the stormwater management pond. The crew utilized GPS and robotic instruments to complete these tasks.

While surveying, the Soltesz crew discovered a problem with the design on the sewer line. The identification and quick communication helped the client resolve the issue in a timely manner, avoiding costly measures.