Design wide-open spans with lofty headroom . . . and include a central atrium.
Tindall precast, prestressed concrete structures translate contemporary retailing concepts into expansive retail space. Accentuated headroom and long, clear spans bring vertical displays to view from long distances . . . and from several departments at any point. A large, central atrium invites customers to upper floors. The result: a dynamic retail experience. The Tindall team is always ready to develop specialty precast solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations.
Owner: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Architect: Abbot and Abbot Architects
Engineer: Lantz Jones & Nebraska, Inc.
Contractor: Armada/Hoffler Construction
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
- Completed entire structure with precast for less than it would have cost with structural steel or cast-in-place
- Compressed schedule saved money and financing charges, allowing the owner to begin booking retail revenue to meet debt service sooner.
- Fast-track project with single point structural responsibility
- Dry-in the structure just 10 short weeks after construction began
- Conform with the Virginia Beach Town Center concept
- Parking deck (three levels/five levels) and upscale retail space (two levels)
- Feeling of openness and maximum free-span floor space in both retail and parking areas
- Electrical chases cast within the box sections of interior columns
- Conventional exterior masonry, plus custom exterior finishes and touches
- Contributed the flexibility necessary to accommodate design alterations after construction began
- Halfen channels cast in the bottom of double tee stems support lighting, mechanical, and store banners.
- 707 precast concrete pieces provide open structural concept.
- Two different-sized double tee sections accommodate various loadings and spans.
- Large double tees provide long, clear spans in the retail area.
- Cantilever spandrels past two interior walls, unite in a corner with no column
- Mounted stairways bear on the spandrels.
- Accommodate added dead load from insulation and flooring
- Two rows of horizontal litewalls over columns form inter-ramp parking deck walls.
- Especially long span in the delivery area of the bottom level of the garage aids vehicle access.
- Two-hour fire rating in the parking area over the retail roof
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“[Tindall] did an outstanding job all the way from the initial introductory meeting through the submittal process, production, and erection. I don’t believe that we could have asked or expected better.”
— Ed Stallings , Project Manager, Armada Hoffler Construction Company