-Carlton, MN-

 Blackbear Casino photo

This project consisted of structural design consulting and PAI working directly with the precast concrete vendor, Hanson Structural Precast Company to construct the four-story parking ramp that will add over 1,543 parking spaces to the Black Bear Casino guest parking areas.

PAI provided the design load calculations, pre-cast member design engineering services and specified the precast concrete products for use.

The 123,116 square foot footprint, four level parking structure features 5 parking bays, two stair elevator towers and two stair towers.

It is the first project for the Casino expansion. The parking ramp has been designed for future vertical expansion.

The Casino expansion project will also include a 12-story, 250-room hotel, a 33,000 square-foot convention center, and a 10,000 square-foot bingo hall.

Construction Period May 2006 – Feb 2007
Construction Cost $22 million