Rush University Medical Center - Parking Garage

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New five (5) level two (2) bay wide parking structure being constructed directly in the shadows and adjacent to the new eleven (11) story Rush University Medical Center Ambulatory Building. The Office Tower has been constructed, and the Parking Garage is being erected with twenty-five percent (25%) of this structure directly adjacent to the Office Tower. This close proximity requires significant planning and rigging skills so as to not affect the glass exterior of the Office Tower. 

The Parking Garage is unique in that the traffic restraint system is comprised of a cable restraint system which is usually reserved for cast-in-place construction. This cable restraint requires significant forces to be directed into the exterior rectangular beam structure and the topping slab.

To further make this project unique, post-tensioned precast beams were utilized in areas to maintain clear height requirements.

Mostly, the garage is structural gray precast with a portion of the deck requiring an architectural mix design.

The project has been designed by a consortium of design professionals such as: HDR Architects, NIA Architects, AEI Affiliated Engineers, Desman Design Management, David Mason Associates, and RME Engineers. The project is being constructed by Power Construction and erected by Waubonsee Development. 

Anticipated completion of the project is summer 2022.