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Borgess Medical Center Parking Garage

Kalamazoo, Michigan

General Information

Awarded: NA

Completed: June, 2003

Production Weeks: NA

Erection Weeks: NA

Completed in months: NA

Pieces Used: NA

General Contractor: AVB Construction

Architect: NA

Parking Consultant: NA

Case Study: Borgess Medical Center Parking Garage


Stress-Con Involvement

Stress-Con completed this 943 space parking structure in June 2003 located in Kalamazoo Michigan. This parking structures features 13’-6" floor to floor heights and numerous barrier free (handicap) parking spaces reflect the garage’s primary goal to providing convenient and accessible parking to its’ patrons. The 8’-2" minimum clearance allows full size handicap vans easy access to all parts of the structure, especially the connecting bridge.

The interior framing system consist of a single interior row utilizing vertical precast Lite wall, inverted tee beams and narrow L Breams to support the pretopped precast/prestressed D.T. floor system. A crossover exists at each floor as the result of careful interior framing of the scissor ramps. The Lite walls with openings and the beam framing system provide the “wide open" atmosphere that so many health care facility owners desire in their parking structures.

The exterior framing system uses pocketed load-bearing architectural precast spandrels which have a brilliant Borgess blue tile surrounded by thin tile bricks framed with acid etched precast border. The tow main entrances to the garage are highlighted by architectural panels, these panels also serve as the structural shear walls. Arched precast panels also accentuate the two main entrances, as well as four other entry/exit locations. The arches provides a nice contrast to the long, linear look that this large structure delivers.

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