Now a state-of-the-art light rail maintenance facility for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), this project was a complete transformation of a 35-year old retail warehouse previously used by department store ZCMI. Infrastructure work included an extensive seismic upgrade, a full mechanical systems retrofit, and roof replacement for the entire facility.
Construction began with the relocation and reinstallation of truck bay equipment from UTA’s Lovendahl facility and extensive interior demolition and remodeling to prepare the former warehouse for new maintenance components. The scope of work included wash bays, sanding equipment, overhead cranes, rail lines, and truck maintenance bays. There was also a complete remodel of the administrative offices, communications and network operations center, conference and training rooms.
Creating entrances and exits for the trains meant cutting out large sections of the masonry shear walls. Reaveley Engineers helped develop a structural plan for reinforcing the remaining portions of the walls. The plan called for drilling 30,000 holes in the masonry to hold epoxy and bolts attached to a rebar mat on the interior, which was then covered with shotcrete. The process took about three months.
Salt Lake City, UT