The Denver Metropolitan Major League Stadium District by contract needed to provide more parking for the existing Coors Field Baseball Stadium. The task was to provide an additional 1200 stalls, the challenge was to do it in the off-season between October and April.
Inc. reached out to Rocky Mountain Prestress to help come up with a precast
solution for this structure. Part of the
guidelines for design was to eliminate interior shear walls to provide a more
open structure and better lines of site.
The original lateral resisting element was a
piece of tube steel that was to be installed between precast columns and
precast rectangular beams. This occurred
at every level in about (8) places within the garage. Through the design process, Rocky Mountain
Prestress re-designed the brace frames in to full height elements with steel
kickers and varying thicknesses, all plant produced. This solution reduced piece counts and