At the community meeting held on June 4, 2014 to discuss the Community Care Center at 1700 South
Broad Street, CHOP discussed that the exteriors (and with your permission, the interiors as well) of
buildings across from the project site would be photo documented before the start of demolition and
construction activities. In addition, CHOP informed the community that the project would be monitored
for vibration due to demolition and construction activities.
CHOP has hired CMT Services Group, an industry expert in vibration monitoring, to perform the photo
documentation and vibration monitoring for the project.
On Thursday August 21, Friday August 22 (and if needed, Saturday August 23), CMT Services Group
will be canvassing and knocking on doors, and requesting access to homes and businesses across from
the construction site on Castle, 15th, and Morris Streets. Once inside your home or business, the team
will take photographs to establish baseline structural conditions. They will also photograph the building
In addition to the photographs, CMT Services Group would like to put a Wi-Fi vibration monitor in the
basement of at least one house on each of the following streets across from the site: Morris, Castle,
15th Street. The vibration monitor will monitor vibrations at the monitor location. The data from the
vibration monitors will also be used to calculate vibrations at neighboring properties. CMT Services will
use their discretion to determine which houses best serve the data gathering requirements for the
project. Please note, these monitors are battery operated and will require access monthly to change the
Vibration monitors will also be installed on the construction site and these will be used as well to
calculate vibrations at neighboring properties.
The CMT Services team will be led by Valerie Moody. Valerie and her team will present identification
before requesting access to your home or business.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CHOP at CHOPcommunity@email.chop.edu or
267-426-6904. We will continue to communicate developments as the project moves forward.
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