Parking Structure Assessment and Repair Program
Existing distress conditions and deferred maintenance led to the assessment of seven parking structures. Located in Downtown Santa Monica, these parking facilities are vital to the day-to-day operations of the areas they serve including offices, businesses, and tourists. The purpose of the assessments was to identify areas of deterioration in order to develop a Capital Asset Management Plan (CAMP) aimed to address the areas of concern over the next 10 years. The intent of the repairs was to extend the life of the facilities with a balanced repair plan specifically designed for continued operation while maintaining safety for the users.
The parking garages include five cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete structures, one cast-in-place mild reinforced concrete structure, and one precast concrete structure. Out of the seven structures there were three completely different structural systems. Each one posed different issues and challenges in the assessments and recommendations. All of the recommendations were tailored to suit the specific needs and limitations, including budgetary, of the City of Santa Monica.
Walter P Moore prepared construction documents to address the needed structural and waterproofing repairs for all seven garages. The documents have passed city plan check and in bidding process as of summer 2017.