Industry:Commercial / Retail
Structural engineering for a new 36,000 SF Audi Automobile dealership included structural construction documents, bidding and negotiation services, and construction administration. The existing dealership was demolished to make room for the state-of-the-art facility that includes a show room, offices, and 17 new service stalls.
The main showroom and offices were designed as a steel frame building, while the service area was designed with CMU bearing walls and long span bar joists. Using both systems allowed the team to create architecturally interesting geometries, and provide the appropriate durability. Requesting a 2,300 SF, multi-level mezzanine added even more depth to the design. By creating a full 3-D model of the structural system in Revit, we were able to coordinate properly with subconsultants and ensure all systems were accommodated.
NKB recommended and had performed geotechnical investigation for this project, to assure the appropriate structural system was being provided for the new Audi dealership.