Elevate 250 vehicles . . . without disrupting sales and service.
Selling the lifestyle and luxury of brand-new Lexus vehicles can be difficult at best when the lot is under construction. That’s why Lexus of New Orleans chose precast, prestressed concrete construction. Tindall Corporation stacked a 250-vehicle parking deck atop an auto service department, keeping on-site disruptions to a minimum and maintaining the smallest construction zone possible. Tindall understands customer needs and works to develop exceptional solutions.
Owner: Lexus of New Orleans
Architect: Carl E. Woodward, LLC, and Case Design Group, Inc.
Engineer: Carl E. Woodward, LLC
Contractor: Carl E. Woodward, LLC
Location: Metairie, LA
- 50,054-sq.-ft. elevated precast, prestressed concrete structure
- Precast structure erected in five weeks
- Daily component delivery overcame lack of on-site storage
- Achieved four-month design-build schedule, while accommodating design changes after groundbreaking
- Two-story precast structure for auto service department and new vehicle storage
- Precast structure attached to new glass-and-steel showroom
- Precast, prestressed concrete structure designed to support a future third floor that will function as a second garage level
- Waterproof roof topping slab is structurally ready to serve as third floor when needed
- Integrated higher-than-normal ceiling clearance between the first and second floors so vehicle lifts can operate properly
- Unique speed ramp with transition slopes provides access to second level.
- Exterior load-bearing walls include large louvered openings for ventilation and access while still providing a secure, stable structure.
- 503 precast pieces, including double tees, columns, spandrels, and wall panel