Howard Community College | New Parking Garage
This CM-at-Risk project for Howard Community College involved the construction of a new parking garage on an occupied academic campus in Columbia, Maryland. The project involved the construction of a 5-story parking garage with approximately 750 spaces to replace an existing parking lot on the overcrowded academic campus.
The garage was constructed using architectural precast concrete and stainless steel architectural metal mesh for the exterior façade. Storefront and aluminum curtain wall were used on the stairways. Work included demolition of the existing parking lot and extensive excavation—involving 54 drilled concrete poured cassions—to complete the building foundation. All work was carefully coordinated around HCC’s ongoing operations. Contractor parking areas were located in coordination with the Owner, so as not to interfere with HCC’s already constrained parking situation. Because of the proximity of occupied academic buildings, construction nuisance issues such as noise, dust, vibration, odors, and working hours had to be strictly controlled.