Discovery Park Parking Structure - Building A

You’ve heard of speed reading . . . but, have you heard of speed building?

The Discovery Park’s first of two parking structures located in Cambridge, MA, was a 63-day building record that should have been impossible to complete, but was not. When it comes to building a five level/three bay, 196,316 sq.ft. parking structure, that will hold 657 vehicles precast concrete is the top choice.

Speed, Durability and Low Maintenance Precast
Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. manufactured the required 592 precast concrete elements, moved and erected them. That is why precast concrete structures are so desirable for projects where time is a critical factor. Add to that the long term qualities that come along with precast concrete like: reliability, durability, function, aesthetics, as well as reduced maintenance, and your last decision is simple, who can make it happen?

They brought more to the project then just their certificates, they brought the ability to coordinate the project from design, to site delivery and erection with unequalled control over each phase of the build. Their indoor, environmentally controlled facility not only assures quality control, but also allows for the production of the precast concrete members during the winter months without slowing for northeast weather conditions.

In the building industry, a proven track record of quality like that of Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. is increasingly important especially in this age of cut backs and skimping. In today’s hard economic times when both time and quality are critical, precast concrete delivers unsurpassed excellence, dependably and when necessary its delivered at record speeds.

Project Details

City:

Cambridge
 

State:

MA
 

Owner:

Bulfinch Companies, Inc., Needham, MA
 

Architect:

ADD Inc., Boston, MA
 

Engineer:

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Waltham, MA
 

Contractor:

John Moriarty & Associates, Winchester, MA
 

Sq. Footage:

196,316
 

Levels/Floors:

5 levels, (657 parking spaces)
 

Structural Precast Elements:

592 total pieces including:
• 291 precast concrete Double Tees
• 86 precast concrete Spandrels
• 67 precast concrete Bollards
• 50 precast concrete Cladding Panels
• 28 precast concrete Inverted T Beams
• 23 precast concrete Shear/K-walls
• 22 precast concrete Wall Columns
• 20 precast concrete Columns
• 5 precast concrete Stairs
 

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