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Ecoplex Parking Garage

Time and money proved to be the major factors when deciding to convert a precast parking garage design into Tilt-Up: Not only would keeping the design precast further delay construction (of an office building and hotel) by 18 months, but also the use of Tilt-Up would save the owner more than $1 million.

During the design phase, Woodland Construction relied on its considerable experience with Tilt-Up to conceive a design that included double-tee decks and ramps with a 2-inch concrete topping applied after erection for a smoother finish than traditional “pretopped” tees. However, the use of double tees required Woodland to carefully coordinate the erection of the Tilt-Up walls, creating an exterior bracing structure that wouldn’t disturb erection of the double tees.

To help achieve the owner’s green-building goals, Woodland worked with the ready-mix supplier to ensure the concrete mix contained recycled materials, and also verified that all reinforcing steel used was recycled. The five-story structure features an earth-toned palette to blend in with the surrounding landscape and is crowned at the entrance by a massive spandrel panel.

With a Silver LEED rating, the Ecoplex parking garage is the first green parking structure, as well as the first Tilt-Up parking structure, in the city of West Palm Beach.

 
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Project Location

West Palm Beach, FL 33409
United States

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Woodland Tilt-Up
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Meadow Burke

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Parking
Building Types:
Finishes:
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
68 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
37,000 sq ft (3,437 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
125,000 sq ft (11,613 sq m)
Project Footprint:
30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
65 ft 11 in (20.09 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Largest Panel:
1,980 sq ft (183.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
192,000 lbs (87,090 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)