Industry:Commercial / Retail
Structural engineering for a new 36,000 SF Audi 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 showroom, 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 3D model of the structural system in Revit, we coordinated properly with subconsultants and ensured all systems were accommodated.
NKB recommended and had performed a geotechnical investigation for this project to assure the appropriate structural system was provided for the new dealership.