PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Investigation and repairs to a 2-story residential complex enclosed parking garage. Garage consists of 19,000 square feet of elevated 2-way floor slab and 38,000 square feet of slabon- grade parking area.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT FACTS:

  • A structural steel system was utilized on the project to accommodate the construction sequence and schedule
  • The 125-seat tiered auditorium is located on the 14th floor, which provides an spacious presence for the students and lecturer
  • 30 new roof and floor drains installed to alleviate leaking and ponding water issues
  • Approximately 845 lineal feet of vinyl privacy fencing installed along roof parapet

The project consisted of an Investigation and structural repairs to an enclosed two-level parking garage that was constructed in the early 1940’s. The elevated portion of the garage is located partially beneath the condominium buildings and an elevated plaza area. Typical repairs included replacing sections of the elevated two-way slab, spot patching of the two-way floor slab, patching concrete columns, replacing overhead door lintels, and installation of a new vinyl privacy fence along the back wall of the plaza area.. Structural repairs were completed in phases to allow residents continuous access to the parking garage throughout the construction. Work hours were coordinated to not disturb the residences in the condominium buildings located above the garage during the early morning and evening hours. In addition, new penetrations were installed into existing masonry walls and concrete slabs to allow for improvements to the ventilation system. A protective traffic-bearing membrane was applied to the elevated floor slab. Currently, slab-on-grade improvements are scheduled for the summer of 2009.

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