Ft. Benning Martin Army Community Hospital Visitors and Staff Parking Structure - Columbus, Georgia
Two dedicated parking garages for visitors and staff at the new Army Hospital and Clinics located in Ft. Benning, GA. Precast garages will match architectural precast panels on the hospital for color and texture. Each garage has approximately 1,000 vehicles, high percentages that are special large sized accessible spaces for soldier ambulatory clinics. These parking garages will be design and constructed by TRC Companies under contract with Turner Universal. The parking garages are a critical portion of this projected LEED Silver project incorporating sustainable features such as landscaped top levels, locally mined aggregate, regionally produced components , high percentage of recycled materials, natural day lighting due to higher than minimum floor to floor heights, CFL lighting with daylight monitoring, low VOC paints and coatings, electric car charging stations for military and civilian personnel, minimal site disturbance, parking for bicycles, motorcycles and van pools. Both garages are accessed via precast vehicle bridges and are design to integrate with the existing site topography.
|Key Structural Components|
Both Garages include 20'+ retaining walls for integration with local site conditions and provide low profile parking garages that blend with hospital and clinic elevations
Staff garage allows for service vehicle to pass through it for access to Hospital areas. Also, provides secured spaces for military vehicles.
Handicap Space drive aisles are greater than 24' wide for ease of use.
Precast garages have been designed with unobstructed interior sight lines and short pedestrian travel distances to main entrance and staff entrance as applicable.
Each garage has multiple entry and exit points. Vehicle circulation is readily apparent upon entry and easily understood. Each garage has a high allowance for way finding and signage.
All elevators in the garage will match those found in the hospital and clinics. Elevators will be high speed traction type not hydraulic type commonly found in parking garages.
Both garages have top level traffic coating that also reduces heat island effect.
Client: Turner Universal
Lead Designer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. Parking Structures Group
Contractor: TRC Construction Services, Inc.
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
New Construction: Visitors: 306,990 GSF / Staff: 350,982 GSF
Construction Cost: $ 21.6 Million