JMU Mason Street Parking Garage
The Mason Street Parking Garage is a new 307,000 square foot freestanding, five-level parking structure that can accommodate approximately 1,000 vehicles.
The building site has a 16-foot slope from Mason Street down to the hotel site, allowing vehicular entry/exit from two levels. The project is located in a Karst environment and soil conditions generally consist of 3 to 6 feet of very stiff fat clay fill underlain by residual lean to fat clay followed by limestone bedrock encountered at depths ranging from 1 to 36 feet below grade. Groundwater was encountered in one boring at a depth of 34 feet.
The project schedule was non-negotiable so communication was a high priority for the project.
Due to the Karst environment, the use of 121, 30-inch diameter Geopier® elements using Cement Treated Aggregate proved to be the best solution for foundation support.
At the completion of the project, the facility was delivered within budget and ahead of schedule.
James Mason University - Harrisonburg, VA
Donley's Inc - Richmond, VA
Glave & Holmes Architecture - Richmond, VA
Walker Parking Consultants - Wayne, PA
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC - Roanoke, VA