The Battery

This project encompasses 3 blocks of multi-use construction, including ground level retail and parking, and 5 stories of wood framed construction above. Two of the blocks have separate precast parking decks. The project is located directly adjacent to the new SunTrust Park, home to the Atlanta Braves, and is located in Cobb County, Georgia.

Each block has 5 stories of Type IIIA wood framed construction on top of a post-tensioned concrete podium slab. The podium slabs are braced using ordinary reinforced concrete moment frames between the slab and its supporting concrete columns.

The residential units above amenity spaces on top of the podium slabs are supported on structural steel/engineered lumber transfer framing to allow for open spaces.

There were many design challenges, including a post-tensioned mat foundation to limit bearing stresses for a block located directly adjacent to an existing tie-back wall adjacent to a new precast parking deck.

Project Details

Location: Cobb County, Georgia
Square Footage: 1,000,000 +
Number of Floors: 5 Residential over 1 Concrete Podium

Services Provided:
Type III, IV, & V Wood Frame Design
Post Tensioned Concrete
Retaining Structures
Steel Design & Detailing

Key Staff:

  • Industry Years Experience: 20
  • Registrations: GA, DC, NC, SC, AZ, MD, DC, PA, TX and VA; NCEES Registration, #29203
  • Education: Master of Civil Engineering Structural Specialization, GA Institute of Technology, 1998
    Bachelor of Engineering, Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (Venezuela), 1995
  • Notable Industry Committee Memberships: Post- Tensioning Institute, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Steel Construction

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