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CSU Parking Garage

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Colorado, USA
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4 Story - 222,000 sq. ft.
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H + L Architecture
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Carl Walker Parking
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Pinkard Construction
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Total Concrete Services
CSU's South College Avenue Parking Garage is a 222,000-square-foot, 662-car, four-story structure on the southeast corner of the Colorado State University campus.
The garage boasts a solar panel-ready roof and the latest parking technology, including color-coded lights that indicate open parking spaces. Digital entrance signs alert parkers to the number of slots available on each level, thus reducing vehicle emissions associated with circling the garage and looking for open spaces. The garage also sports six charging stations for electric vehicles.
The new parking structure is serviced by two elevators and features a sandstone veneer exterior with curtainwall systems at each of the three structural steel stair cores. Foundations are cast-in-place with drilled piers, and the decks receive a concrete topping.
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Project Challenges

As is typical on most university campus projects, the CSU South Parking Garage was constructed on a tight site amid considerable pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
There was very little room for material lay down on the small project footprint. These challenges made maneuvering around the site and set-up for concrete pours difficult. Often due to the limited access around the site, we had very long runs of the pump system to deal with during these pours.

Project Solutions

When reviewing the site and the complex logistics, BURNCO discussed a value-added option of using Macro Synthetic Fibers to help with the limited laydown space, creating a better long-term product and increasing the project safety by eliminating the weld wire fabric from the pours.
This change allowed Pinkard to finish the project on time, under budget, and with a superior end product. BURNCO also provided needed admixture additives to help with one of the most challenging pumping setups during the project to ensure the final finish was consistent with all the others.

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