Publication Abstract




Proceedings - 13th International Workshop on Micropiles - 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (ISM, DFI, ADSC)

RENOVATION OF AN OLD SALES CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL UNDERGROUND PARKING
GUANGLEI LIU, PETER CHOI, QI WANG, JIA MA

Due to the automotive vehicles increase, available parking lots become a new type of limited resources in central cities in China, especially in those old districts without visionary urban planning. Additional mechanical parking is an efficient solution to provide sufficient parking lots under the situation where the space is constrained. More severely, if there is no space on the ground, parking garage under an existing building may be the only way to fix the problem. One project is introduced in this paper about the renovation work of an old sales center in central Shijiazhuang urban area, China. The sales center was in a logistic park and no parking was designed for this building. The biggest challenge was to keep the upper level of building operating during the construction. The renovation work started from the beginning of 2016 and finished in May 2016, including the parking equipment installation and interior decoration. The new parking garage is currently in operation and satisfies the requirements by the client. The design work, details, construction consideration, load test and monitor results of this renovation work will be presented in this paper.


 article #2629; publication #1033 (ISM- 2017)