Hillman Engineering – Aquarius Contract June 2016

Aquarius logoHillman Engineering – Aquarius Contract    June 2016


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Hillman Engineering, Inc. Professional Services Agreement  with Aquarius Condominium Association           June 24, 2016




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40 Year Re-Certification NOTICE TO BIDDERS October 18, 2016

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October 18, 2016

The Aquarius Condominium Association is asking for offers from Concrete Restoration Construction reputable firms to bid on the 40 Year Re-Certification project. A Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for Friday October 21, 2016.

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3 copies of sealed bids will be received until:

Wednesday November 16th 2016 at 4:00PM at The Property Manager’s  Office at 2751 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33019.

Aquarius Condominium Association, 40 Year Concrete Restoration & Related Items Project

Scope of Work

The concrete restoration and painting of 2 high rise towers with a total of 269 units including balconies, railings, flat walls, columns and beams. The restoration of the North East Plaza Deck, including, the demolition and replacement of the decks, structural components, finishes, as well as amenities. Turtle compliant lighting will also be required on the Plaza Deck. Demolition and replacement of the pool shell and structural supports including new pool equipment. The restoration of the garage area, including, bays under both the North and South towers with limits ending at the expansion joint delineating the South West Plaza Deck, including new lighting and painting. Restoration of the sea wall as required.

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested bidders on Friday October 21, 2016 at  10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time the meeting will address project specific questions, issues, bidding procedures and bid forms. Due to the specifics of the project, bidders who do not attend will not be permitted to bid the project.


Bidders must be licensed Florida Certified General Contractors with verifiable experience with High Rise Concrete Restoration. Concrete restoration items must be self-performed by the General Contractor and not sub contracted. All bidding contractors must submit qualifying history of High Rise restoration projects with references and current work under contract exceeding $8 Million.

Submission of qualifications to info@hillmanengineering.com will be required prior to bidding documents being released. Construction bidding documents (drawings, specifications and addenda) may be obtained only as downloadable electronic files (in PDF format) from Hillman Engineering.

All contractors are hereby notified that they must have proper license as required under the state laws governing their respective trades.

A performance bond and a payment bond will be required for one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. A letter guaranteeing the issuance of these bonds by the companies bonding company must accompany the bid.

In addition a bid bond of not less than 5% of the proposed contract price must accompany all bids submitted.

No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 90 days.

The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.

3 copies of bids shall be signed, sealed, and delivered to 2751 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood Florida 33019 by 4:00 pm Wednesday November 16th 2016. All bids shall be identified with the Project Name, Bid Date, and the Name and Address of Bidder.

Bidder shall be responsible for the sealed bid being delivered to the place designated for the bid opening before the time specified. Bids received after the time indicated in the Notice of Advertisement for Bids may be rejected and returned to Bidder unopened.



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Busy Thursday October 20 at Aquarius

AQUARIUS-3D logoBusy  Thursday  October 20, 2016 at Aquarius


This Thursday October 20, 2016:

——-10:00 AM      Construction Committee Meeting

——-6:30  PM       Board of Directors Meeting

Your Participation is Very Important


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Aquarius Property Survey

LOGO WATERProperty Survey a Required Tool for the Aquarius 40 year Re-Certification

September 2016

This survey required by the engineering firm preparing the Aquarius 40 year Re-Certification exercise will also support the work of the General Contractor that will execute the needed repairs.

As it can be seen it is not a Boundary Survey but it includes a detailed survey of locations and elevations, columns, beams and plumbing, parking stripes, curbs, planters, walls, walks. Also the West Parking Lot will be surveyed in all its property details. In addition there will be a Coastal Construction Control Line and a Florida Department of Environmental Protection topographic and vegetation of beach front.

This is not a traditional Property Boundary but a more complex and comprehensive document.The documents presently available to the association can be seen HERE. Due their date of microfilm their  conditions are not ideal. The silver material of the film has deteriorated and the digitization effort could only provide this blurred view. The Property Survey will make available a clear and precise view of structural and topographic aspects of our Aquarius.2015-09-20-h-greene-survey-proposal

This proposal available in a .pdf printer friendly file format  HERE.     2015-09-20-h-greene-survey-proposal3



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Acqua Bistro at Aquarius is OPEN Lunch and Dinner

Logo blue girlAcqua Bistro at Aquarius is OPEN

Lunch, Dinner and Sunset






October  2016

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A Few Professional Photos of Aquarius

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A Few Professional Photos of Aquarius   These photos are provided by Melanie Dayan, tel. 786-251-2355. These photos were made for a promotional piece of an apartment, at Aquarius, Ms. Dayan is an agent for sale.   Click any picture … Continue reading

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A Note from Eugenia Rosen September 24, 2016

A Note from Eugenia Rosen          September 24, 2016


eugeniarosenThis morning Eugenia Rosen, South Tower, asked to put in writing some of her thoughts.

She is very thankful to the Board of Directors of Aquarius that the Jewish holidays are being observed. She is especially attentive that for the Aquarius Meeting of October 4 there was a change of schedule to respect the Rosh Hashana – Jewish New Year.

She is also very pleased that the Yom Kippur  — Day of Atonement has been declared a non  working day at the building.

The idea, says Eugenia R., is that the community is diverse. Celebrating and respecting this diversity makes all living in here more aware, more congenial, more appreciative of other cultures and their traditions. At the end all live in a stronger and better community where conflict is replaced by harmony, dissent by consensus and competitiveness is replaced by collaboration.

The fact that the Board of Director is attentive and respectful of the several beliefs present in the Aquarius Association is very positive and conducive to the well-being of all.

Eugenia Rosen







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Roni Komie on the Rosenthal & Quintaro Wedding 9/18/2016

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Roni Komie on the Rosenthal & Quintaro Wedding  9/18/2016 Rosenthal/ Quintaro Weddding On Sunday, September 18, 2016, my son, Jonathan got married here at The Aquarius. The ceremony was in the Cascade Room and the reception was in the card … Continue reading

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Important Meetings – Your Participation is Very Important Sept. 26 & 29 and Oct. 4

Logo blue girlImportant Meetings – Your Participation is Very Important


In the following weeks we have very important meetings with serious impact on the return of Aquarius to its condition of Jewel of the Beach. It is of major importance that all owners come and participate so the information is shared and the full understanding is achieved.

All meetings are in the Cascade Room

September 26:  2:00 PM   — Workshop with Bill Coleman discussing the required vote on Sprinkler Retrofit waver and changes in the some governance items.

September 29:  6:30 PM — The monthly open Board of Directors Meeting. Progress Report, Committees Reports, Financial Review, Managers Reports among items to be aired.

October 4:  7:30 PM  —  Owners of Aquarius Meeting to wave mandatory Fire Sprinkler System and change of some Condominium Association items related to governance.

atencao_animeThe complete package with for this highly relevant meeting can be downloaded here
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Aquarius Mini Gym September 2016

LOGO LADYAquarius Mini Gym     September 2016



As many Aquarius residents are aware we are refurbishing the Gym Bathrooms. This work will provide the community with an  40 + years update. It will make the place safer, more comfortable with all vapor and dry saunas working.

Unfortunately during the construction it is not possible to keep the Gym open. It is not safe and it will delay the construction exercise. In an attempt to minimize the inconvenience a “MINI GYM” has been installed in the Alcove (between the Library and the Cascade Room).  There we have four stationary bikes, one treadmill and two inversion equipment.

The always caring Harry Smith selected the machines that have the most use and that could be transported without danger of breakage. He is studying the possibility to bring some free weights to complement this make-up, temporary mini gym.

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