Bill Page Honda in Falls Church, Virginia expanded their automobile sales and service facility with an elevated parking deck that extended over a new showroom and additional maintenance bays. The unique project architecture and engineering requirements and client preferences, plus the ability to turn the project around quickly and economically, contributed to Tindall's successful award of the precast for the project.
This project demonstrates how a total precast solution for a complicated, multi-use structure delivers the architectural and engineering performance while addressing many of the construction challenges related to budgets and schedules in a single source precast system approach.
Owner: Bill Page Honda
Architect: Freeman Morgan Architects
General Contractor: L.F. Jennings, Inc.
The project included over 150,000 SF of elevated precast structure. With a total project duration of 29 weeks from start of erection to beneficial occupancy, the erection of the precast structure including the exterior building envelope required only four weeks to complete.
Space planning for the dealership expansion resulted in a very efficient allocation of space and available site by utilizing areas as automobile parking over portions of the ground floor showroom and maintenance bays while providing superior fire resistance ratings and long clear spans to minimize the number of interior columns in the ground floor spaces.
The exterior architectural treatment of Bill Page Honda features three distinct finishes that are integral to the exposed precast concrete surfaces. A combination of split-face block form liner, thinset brick and sandblasted concrete were incorporated in the design and fabrication of the spandrel panels, exposed columns and insulated precast concrete wall panels.
The use of Tindall's proprietary 40” tees provided long clear spans over the maintenance bays while supporting automobile parking above and heavy hanging loads supported by special embedded inserts below the tees.