The new Marlins stadium, owned by Miami-Dade County, is a concrete and steel structure featuring a retractable roof, a natural grass playing field and seating for 37,000 spectators. While the Marlins hope the high number of seats translate to high ticket sales, it definitely translated into high demand for nearby parking. This demand was answered with the construction of two multi-level parking structures built adjacent to the stadium utilizing tilt-up construction.
The contractor, Florida Tilt, Inc. faced some tight job site and geographical constraints on the project. However, thanks to Dayton Superior’s Sleeve-Lock Grout Sleeve and Accubrace Total Bracing System, these constraints were easily managed while also managing to save the contractor more than $175,000 over the course of the project.
White Cap suggested that Florida Tilt, Inc. create a two-piece panel that could be stacked and connected with the Dayton Superior Sleeve-Lock grout sleeve. Then, for bracing solutions, White Cap suggested the Accubrace total bracing system. By using Accubrace, the number of required braces and helical ground anchors was reduced by 41%.
“By using the Sleeve-Lock grout sleeve, we could make two panels instead of one and use a more maneuverable and smaller crane while still complying with tough OSHA safety guidelines,” said Ray Cartaya, Owner and Vice-President of Operations at Florida Tilt. “This substitution allowed us to save over $100K in crane rental costs, lost work time and decreased efficiencies associated with a larger crane.”

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