The Westfield/Gateway shopping Center parking garage in Lincoln was constructed more than 40 years ago. The post tensioned design structure received little maintenance until early 2000. Over time, water found its way into the paper wrapped button head P.T. system. Deterioration of the P.T. wires had began.
Western Specialty Contractors had completed some repairs to the deck, but investigations determined that more extensive repairs were needed. Desman Associates Engineers were brought in to work with Western on a more in-depth repair program. While post tension repairs to the tendons and connections made up the majority of the work, additional work tasks were undertaken. They included concrete repairs, expansion joint replacement, caulking , and the application of deck coating.
The project was completed in phases to allow for shoppers during the busy holiday season.