Concrete Repair Bulletin: Rising from the Flames

Date Posted: May 12, 2021
Location: Dallas, TX

“Designed to fulfill the parking needs of two downtown Dallas hotels, the parking garage at 1712 Commerce Street in Dallas was under construction when it caught fire. The 10-story structure was constructed of cast-in place concrete with one-way post-tensioned slabs and posttensioned beams. During construction, a fire was set inside the structure by vagrants. That fire grew into a three-alarm blaze, causing significant damage and posing a considerable obstacle to completing construction on schedule. Despite extensive damage, the scheduled completion was only delayed by 30 days, and the garage opened for use in Spring 2019.”

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