Bringing the Outdoors In
The job: Design a building that would conform to the Virginia Beach Town Center concept with a five-level parking deck, two-story retail space, high ceilings, and a massive atrium. Luckily, Tindall loves a challenge.
A Dynamic Retail Experience
The Dick’s Sporting Goods and Parking Garage construction features 707 precast concrete pieces. The precast framing, including large double tees, was used to provide long, clear spans in the retail area. Completing the entire structure with precast allowed the erection schedule to be compressed, and the cost of construction was far less than it would have been with structural steel or cast-in-place. Saving both time and money allowed the owner to begin booking retail revenue to meet debt service sooner. Precast also provided the flexibility necessary to accommodate design alterations after construction began.
- Open two-story area in retail space facilitated by exposed precast framing.
- Fire separation and moisture barrier between parking and retail.
- Fully fire-rated construction.
- Retail space features exposed structural precast.
“[Tindall] did an outstanding job all the way from the initial introductory meeting through the submitted process, production, and erection. I don’t believe that we could have asked or expected better.”
–– Ed Stallings, Project Manager Armada Hoffler Construction Company