As prime consultant responsible for functional design,
Architecture, MEP and Structural design, or as a structural
consultant to other firms, DRC Associates understands the
durability, performance and environmental issues that are inherent
to parking structures. We recognize the important contribution
that good detail engineering brings towards mitigating the effects
of temperature, movement and a corrosive environment for long term
packages were prepared for two different structural systems
for the 800 car parking structure. DRC Associates developed
the cast in place post-tensioned concrete frame and
foundations and provided engineering support and foundation
design to the precast manufacturer.
foundation rests on rock. Rock elevations varied from 0 to
25 feet below the surface. Foundations consisted of a
combination of spread footings and steel piling.
prime consultant, the firm provided structural, civil and
functional design for the 650-car upper level addition to
the exiting 650 car-parking garage. Prominent features of
the design included a new covered second level exit ramp and
a snow removal tower which services the roof level.
performance lightweight concrete with corrosive inhibiting
properties was designed to reduce structure weight and for
durability. The floor construction incorporated a
Post-tensioned reinforcement. Architecturally, reinforced
brick masonry construction was selected for exterior
parapets walls, ramp and snow tower.
Structural repairs and strengthening procedures where
completed on the
existing structure in preparation for the new
Associates provided structural design for the office and parking
complex and functional design for the 750 car-parking garage.
Parking floor levels and medical floor levels have common floor
traffic circle integrated with curved vehicle transition ramps
exiting the upper floors was constructed at the interior grade level
of the garage. Sloping terrain permitted split-level access to the
garage from two adjacent city streets.
steel frame structure was selected for the office and parking
garage. Pre-stressed concrete plank and post-tensioned cast in place
concrete comprise the floor construction for the office and parking
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