Harvard Stadium was last repaired in 1980. Deterioration has continued in the past two decades, and repairs are required to maintain the structural, life/safety and waterproofing aspects of the stadium.
CBI assisted the Director in the proposed elevation of the stadium. CBI recommended review of several bays within the stadium, as representative samples to determine how much repair is required throughout the entire facility. By sounding particular bays and determining a representative amount of spall repairs and epoxy injection cracks (as well as any other repairs), we proposed to extrapolate what level of repair the remainder of the facility will require for budgeting purposes. We saw additional items that required study, such as the structural integrity of the major concrete spandrel beams that have received supplemental column reinforcement. Seating is allowed on the roof of Harvard Stadium. If this was to continue, we recommended that a waterproof membrane stronger than a deck coating be installed; possibly a roof membrane. Additional items addressed within the project included handrails and guardrails, wrought iron entry gates, ivy, existing structural steel stand supports, interior spaces existing under the stands, as well as the possibility of adding additional waterproof membranes over the pre-cast seating.