Eurofins Parking Garage
This 8-story, 414,000 square foot, two-tone precast parking garage, featuring 1,241 parking spaces, an indoor and outdoor shuttle waiting area and two passenger elevators, was built to support the ever-expanding Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing site located in Lancaster, PA, just 15 minutes North of downtown Lancaster City. This BioPharmaceutical and Medical Device testing facility is part of the largest network of harmonized GMP testing laboratories across the globe.
Unstable ground conditions and subsurface caverns required the garage to be built on concrete foundations supported by 287 concrete-encased steel micropiles that anchored into bedrock below the surface, sometimes at depths in excess of 150 linear feet. This, combined with a high water-table, posed continuous challenges in creating effective stability for the building to begin vertical construction.
This facility was built in a uniquely collaborative effort between High Construction (providing construction management services), High Concrete, High Erectors and High Transit, with each piece of precast concrete being touched by approximately 100 of High's esteemed personnel. This project is recognized as the first of many collaborative projects to come.