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Altoona Transportation Center


Altoona, Pennsylvania

Cast-in-place concrete garage
Condition appraisal, repair documents, and construction administration

The Altoona Transportation Center is a 300-space, 4-level parking structure built in 1972. It has post-tensioned lightweight concrete slabs and beams. It had a downward vertical expansion in 1984, which created authority offices, transit offices, waiting rooms, and retail space.

The structure had post-tension tendon failures, and a portion of the roof was closed. It also had a failing lighting system, extensive concrete delaminations, and leaking in the transit offices. Other challenges were protecting hand-painted wall murals in the transit offices and keeping the garage open during repairs.

  • Walker provided repair options to extend lifespan between 5 and 25 years
  • Prioritized repairs so they could be phased
  • Upgraded the lighting system from high-pressure sodium to metal halide fixtures
  • Repairs occurred via three (3) contracts over five (5) years

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