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Carl Walker, Inc. Selected For Complex Parking Expansion Project At UNC-Chapel Hill

Carl Walker, Inc., a nationally recognized consultant in the parking industry, is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide parking consulting and structural engineering services for the vertical expansion of the Craige Parking Deck.
unc-chapelhill1[1].jpgTeamed with project leader, Little Diversified Architectural Consultants of Durham, N.C., Carl Walker will be a key player in determining how the complex vertical expansion project will be accomplished. The existing 1,500-space Craige Parking Deck located near the intersection of Manning and Paul Hardin, is a key parking location for residents, commuters, heath affairs personnel, and special events. The vertical expansion will add three to four levels of additional parking, totaling over 900 new spaces.

Complicating matters is the fact that the existing parking deck was not designed for vertical expansion and was built in an era when seismic design was not a requirement. The existing structure will need to be significantly upgraded to handle the additional loading and will have to be brought up to current seismic design standards. Column strengthening, foundation underpinning, and seismic lateral bracing will be required using a variety of engineering retrofit technologies.

Carl Walker will serve as structural engineer and parking consultant for this unique and challenging project. Design is under way and will be completed by July 2012. Construction will begin shortly after and conclude by 2014. The design effort will be centered in the Charlotte office of Carl Walker.

Recognized as one of the most respected and experienced companies in the parking industry, Carl Walker, Inc. operates 10 offices nationwide that specialize in parking planning, parking structure design and the restoration of parking structures, plazas and facades.
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