In order to meet the needs of a growing campus, this new parking facility provides 940 parking spaces and a connecting pedestrian bridge to the main campus. Unique site conditions include building over an abandoned coal mine, as well as a steeply sloping site that required retaining walls on multiple levels. The site was undermined by coal mine tunnels.  Caissons were required to bear on a rock layer above the mine layer.   Areas where caissons were over the mine voids, the shaft was grouted full to prevent mine void collapse under the caisson. In addition, the garage was placed on a steep slope. Concrete retaining walls were utilized as part of the garage support structure, as well as a concrete buttress wall system to provide additional lateral support. The main garage structure consists of precast concrete framing with precast concrete double tee floors.

 

Owner: Fairmont State University

Completed: 2004

Cost: $10 Million

Size: 269,000 Square Feet

Contractor: The March Westin Company

FSU Parking Garage

Fairmont, WV

 

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