This article describes the design and construction of a demountable car park building temporarily situated at the site of a valuable property in auckland, New Zealand. This precast concrete multi-level building can easily be removed to another site if required; about 85% of its total structure above ground can be used again. It would have been possible to relocate a much larger proportion of the building if it had not been necessary to include precautions against earthquakes in its design. The car park building is a split level car park with 4 sets of suspended levels interconnected with ramps, providing 312 parking spaces. It is privately operated and has no lifts; pedestrians have access via stairs at two of its corners. Demountable building is an innovative approach to site utilisation, where interim construction helps to maximise earnings from expensive inner city land.

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    New Zealand Concrete Research Association

    Private Bag
    Porirua,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1989-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM