Emerald Queen Casino Fife Parking Garages
Paul Brienen was the Engineer of Record on this pair of sister garages separated by a feature parkway. The garages were an integral part of a plan for a new feature entrance to the Emerald Queen Casino facility in Fife.
The owner had two priorities for this project: to streamline the project schedule, and to ensure patron safety in the parking areas. These objectives were accomplished with efficient structural design and informed architectural elements, paired with close coordination with the construction team to troubleshoot field conditions. Long-span elements were used to reduce visual obstructions for safety, and the use of high quality lighting and strategic painting of the garage interiors added nighttime visibility.
The vertical load resisting system consists of post-tensioned concrete beams with one-way post-tensioned concrete floors and concrete columns. Lateral loads are resisted by perimeter special concrete moment frames.
Elevator access is provided by stand-alone CMU cores whose design and coordination took place during construction of the garages, further streamlining the project completion.
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
AECON Group, Inc.
Twin 1000 stall garages