Carl Walker Construction

Services

Services

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. provides a complete array of services to owners of parking garages and parking structures. Our service offering includes:

New Construction

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. provides comprehensive design, build and construction management services for virtually any type of parking structure. We are fully experienced in working with following types of parking garage framing systems:

  • Precast
  • Steel Frame
  • Post-Tensioned

We routinely work on design/build, as well as design/bid/build assignments, and bring extensive expertise in the areas of parking capacity maximization, on-site service coordination and budget optimization to every project.

 

Design/Build

The majority of the parking garages and structures built by Carl Walker Construction, Inc. are executed and managed through the design/build approach.

As experts in designing, managing and executing design/build assignments, Carl Walker Construction, Inc. handles the entire job, from initial interviews and design development through construction and post-construction follow-up. The design/build approach provides:

  • One point of contact
  • Fast track delivery
  • Effective cost containment and guaranteed pricing
  • Single source accountability over all construction activities
  • Enhanced quality control oversight

When Is Design/Build Used?

Design/build projects are becoming increasingly popular in the public and private sectors, and are particularly well suited to construction that has:

  • A simple program requirement, such as a parking structure
  • An owner comfortable with delegating design decisions to the design/build provider
  • Schedule constraints that demand accelerated project completion and
  • Requirements for early cost determination

In a design/build situation, the owner of the project hires one organization to handle all design and construction activities. When Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is selected as that firm, we provide design, budgeting, scheduling and timelines, site management, labor and post-project follow-up under a single contract.

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. handles the entire job in conjunction with the owner's architect of choice or design consultant.

The design/build approach put clients in a turnkey position, and eliminates the time consuming activities associated with evaluating and managing multiple proposals, vendors and costs. Payment for multiple construction activities is covered with a single check to the design/builder.

For more information on the design/build approach to parking garage and parking structure construction, please review the following articles:

http://www.carlwalkerconstruction.com/pdfs/parking_06.pdf
http://www.carlwalkerconstruction.com/pdfs/publicprojects.pdf


Design/Bid/Build

Some parking structures are built using the design/bid/build strategy.

In this situation, Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is provided with the plans for a parking garage or parking structure that have been developed by an architect or an engineering firm. We provide a bid that details the cost of all construction activities related to the construction of the parking garage.

When Is Design/Bid/Build Used?

The design/bid/build approach is best suited to projects where:

  • Owners want to have a parking structure completely designed and priced prior to undertaking the construction process
  • The parking garage or parking structure is an integral part of a more complex, multi-use project

In a design/bid/build situation, the owner of the project hires an architectural or engineering firm to handle design functions and develop the construction documents and specifications. The documents and specifications are put out to bid, and general contractors provide their best price to execute construction activities. The lowest bidding general contractor normally is the one that gets the assignment. The decision is typically based solely on price.

In a design/bid/build situation, the client is responsible for overseeing the activities of the general contractor selected to build the project.

In a design/bid/build situation, the interests of the owner and the selected general contractor may not align, as the contractor’s sole responsibility is to construct the project in strict accordance with the contract documents where were warranted by the owner to be complete and correct in every respect.

 

Restoration

Carl Walker Construction, Inc.’s restoration services can significantly extend the lifespan of existing parking structures. We work with a variety of engineering firms and design consultants. We can evaluate your total retoration needs and structure a comprehensive program. Experienced in all phases of steel and concrete rehabilitation, our restoration services are comprised of:

  • Vertical and horizontal concrete repair
  • Overhead concrete replacement
  • Full-floor concrete replacement
  • Post-tensioning and post-tensioning repair
  • Carbon fiber installation
  • Steel plating and bracing
  • Shotcrete installation
  • Plaza rehabilitation
  • Deck waterproofing systems, including joint sealants, traffic deck coatings, concrete sealers and expansion joint sealing systems

Restoration activities can be tailored to your budget and operational requirements. Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is always available to visit your existing parking garage or parking structure facilities and evaluate your restoration needs. We can structure a comprehensive program that will address all of your parking garage restoration needs in a single, coordinated operation, or we can schedule activities to be executed in a progressive manner over time to accommodate budget and use requirements.

 

Specialty Contracting

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. offers a number of specialty contracting services to owners of parking garages and parking structures. Our team of craftsmen self-performs tasks such as:

  • Strengthening
  • Bracing
  • Crack and concrete repair
  • Deck waterproofing systems, including joint sealants, traffic deck coatings, concrete sealers and expansion joint sealing systems
  • Membrane installation
  • Traffic coating installation

Specialty contracting services can be performed as individual services, or can be coordinated in a comprehensive parking garage restoration program. Carl Walker Construction, Inc. is always available to perform site visits to your parking garage or parking structure, and will provide you with a complete evaluation of existing conditions. In addition, we will develop a comprehensive plan to address each specialty construction need, and make timing and budget recommendations to accommodate your operational and financial requirements.

 

Waterproofing

Cark Walker Construction, Inc. specializes in the application of waterproofing systems to new and existing parking garages and parking structures. Working with a variety of engineering firms, we can evaluate your restoration needs and structure a comprehension program. Carl Walker Construction, Inc. handles the entire job working in conjunction with the owner's design/engineering consultant fo choice. we want to be the resource of all your waterproofing needs. Waterproofing prevents the infiltration of moisture and sodium chloride into the concrete and steel components that comprise a parking garage, and can minimize the frequency of restoration activities. Our parking garage and parking structure waterproofing activities include:

  • Traffic deck coatings
  • Joint sealants
  • Expansion joint repair and maintenance
  • Deck sealers

Waterproofing requires that parking garage parking surfaces be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Regularly scheduled waterproofing activities should be considered if your parking garage, parking structure or parking deck is regularly exposed to:

  • Road salt
  • Acid rain
  • Chemicals
  • Petroleum products
  • Water drainage

Waterproofing activities on your parking garage or parking structure can be designed and scheduled to accommodate your operational and financial requirements.