McGill Restoration Wins International Award for Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation
McGill Restoration (mcgillrestoration.com) is proud to announce one of its projects was selected as a recipient of the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) 2018 Awards of Excellence. The Nebraska Medical Center Durham Parking Structure in Omaha was one of two winners in Category V – Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration. McGill Restoration was the contractor and construction manager for the project, with owning agency Nebraska Medicine responsible for facility project management and Walker Consultants serving as the engineer and architect. This project began in June of 2015 and was completed in October of 2016, coming in at a total cost of $1.8 million.
The Durham Parking Structure, built in 1989, is a vital asset for patients and visitors of the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. After nearly three decades, corrosion and leaking were widespread and severe deterioration of structural members jeopardized safety. The existing parking function also forced circulation patterns that created the perception of a full facility, yet more than 10% of the capacity was hidden from drivers and often left unused.
The significant loss of parking precluded demolition, so separate improvement packages were developed to phase improvements, including major structural repair packages, waterproofing, striping, and wayfinding signage. The entire facility was painted to improve reflectivity and LED lighting was installed to enhance safety. Eight phases of closures during two years allowed work to go on 24 hours a day. Other design challenges were mitigated during the project as well to add parking spaces. As the parking function had no significant structural modifications, Nebraska Medicine realized tremendous safety and parking improvements at minimum capital cost. The result is a much-improved parking experience for visitors that will serve the Omaha metro area for decades.
Selected by a judging panel of architects, parking experts, and city, airport, and university officials, the McGill Restoration team was among the winners who were honored at the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo held June 3-6 in Orlando, FL.
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