BKBM provided civil and structural engineering for a 185 unit, six-story apartment building in Minneapolis.
Additionally, the new project cut off existing drainage patterns from a property to the south. A new underground pipe system was constructed to accommodate the 100-year flow from the property.
The site contained poor soils that required the building structure and pool to be supported on driven piles. The structural system consists of slab on grade at the lowest level and two levels of post-tensioned slabs including the second floor podium that supports five levels of wood framing for the upper floors. Post-tensioned slabs were the preferred structural system in order to minimize floor-to-floor heights and keep the lower level above the water table.
The building features one level of below grade parking with 199 parking stalls that extends beyond the building footprint under a large portion of the site surface parking. The first level includes fitness and lounge amenity spaces and an outdoor pool/amenity space that also extends over a portion of the below-grade parking structure.