Boise VAMC 19-005F

Boise, ID

Boise VAMC

Construct Parking Garage Road

For this project the GDM team was tasked with designing a new road for the Boise VAMC parking garage. One of the primary design objectives was to provide a durable asphalt surface with concrete sidewalk which provides enough slope for draining water off and away from the road while achieving ADA/ABA slope requirements. Water should never pond on the surface of or next to a parking lot where it will seep underneath to weaken the soil or cause frost heaving. In addition, heaving creates ice lenses in the low spots and can cause further injury to Veterans using crutches, canes, walkers, or wheelchairs.

The main component of a long-lasting parking lot is the underlying granular base. It must have the right thickness and composition. Our experience in geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, pavement design, ADA, striping, and phasing will be crucial to ensuring this project is a success if we are awarded the task order. Because we live near the campus and have worked on it before, we understand many of the site challenges and limited parking conditions at the Boise VAMC Campus.

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