Carl Walker Construction

Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Study: Washington Crossroads

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc. build this parking garage for $14,000 per space?

The Redevelopment Authority, County of Washington, PA, needed to significantly expand parking capacity in the downtown Washington, PA business district to accommodate growing employment in the Land America and Millcraft Center buildings. In late 2005, after determining the needs of businesses in the area, it became clear that the Authority had to have at least 800 spaces available in a fully functioning parking garage.

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Case Study: Penn State University - Behrend College

How will this 180-space garage grow to 400 spaces to accommodate the university’s projected growth?

Background:
To accommodate a growing need for parking on campus, leaders at Penn State University Behrend College realized they needed to build a parking structure that would address current, as well as future parking requirements. The garage had to be centrally located on the Erie, Pennsylvania campus to serve the needs of the school’s 165,000 square foot Research and Economic Development Center.

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Case Study: Ruby Memorial Hospital

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc.’s hybrid steel design vertically expand an existing precast concrete garage that wasn’t designed for future expansion?

Background:
To accommodate a growing need for parking, and to provide emergency vehicles with covered, direct access to its Emergency Room, Ruby Memorial Hospital, the teaching hospital affiliated with West Virginia University Medical School, contracted with Carl Walker Construction, Inc. to build a precast concrete parking garage adjacent to the hospital in 2003. 

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Case Study: Hertz Gateway Center L.P.

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc. dismantle and rebuild an entire underground parking garage and still keep it in service?

Background:
To accommodate a growing need for parking on campus, leaders at Penn State University Behrend College realized they needed to build a parking structure that would address current, as well as future parking requirements. The garage had to be centrally located on the Erie, Pennsylvania campus to serve the needs of the school’s 165,000 square foot Research and Economic Development Center.

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Case Study: PNC Park

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc. help expand parking 3 ways for Pittsburgh’s new baseball stadium in record time?

Background:
In 2001, the City of Pittsburgh opened PNC Park, a baseball-only stadium that would serve as home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. To support the new stadium, a significant amount of new and refurbished parking was required. A new 925-space garage was needed on the city’s North Shore, adjacent to the new ball park. A downtown garage, that could be viewed from the ball park positioned across the Roberto Clemente Bridge, required a significant facelift, and the parking facility at Station Square, on the city’s South Side was targeted for expansion.

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Case Study: InterPark Inc.

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc. improve the appearance and functionality of 3 existing downtown garages in one of America’s Most Livable Cities?

Background:
InterPark Inc., a nationally recognized owner and operator of parking garages, needed to do significant work on the three parking structures it owned in downtown Pittsburgh.  Two of the parking structures – the Stanwix Garage and the Allies Garage – needed significant restoration, and the third – the Sixth and Fort Duquesne Garage – was to undergo a major facelift to improve its appearance when viewed from the city’s new baseball park, PNC Park.

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Case Study: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Parking Garage

How did the Design/Build process value engineer 1,300 tons of galvanized structural steel for a $3.25 million savings for this casino?

Background:
This $40 million parking structure rests on a 209,000 square-foot site that is approximately two football fields wide and two football fields deep. It climbs six stories into the air, and is immediately adjacent to the casino. In addition, it houses an intermodal transportation facility to accommodate the constant flow of tour busses that carry patrons to and from the resort. The client requested a structure that emulated the look of existing buildings on the site previously used for steelmaking. The casino also needed to meet opening timeframes. Due to the late turnover of the jobsite, cold weather posed significant challenges in the area of concrete installation.

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Case Study: The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

How did Carl Walker Construction, Inc. save this casino owner $300,000?

Background:
In May of 2009, Carl Walker Construction completed work on a $13.6 million, five-story, 1,000-car parking garage at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania.  The new 327,000 square-foot garage was a Design/Build project that incorporated a pre-stressed, precast concrete frame and cast-in-place deck surfaces.  The new garage joins the casino at a shared column line.  It is owned by Cannery Casino Resorts.  The Meadows parking garage worksite was turned over three months behind schedule, which pushed erection and concrete installation well into the winter months.  In addition, to emulate the design of the casion - which was clad in stucco-like Dryvit - the client requested that similar material be used on the exterior surfaces of the parking structure.

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