Mixed-Use Florida – Tioga Town Center

This mixed-use Florida project fully embraces the invigorating combination of living, shopping, working and dining with numerous retail stores and restaurants, Class A office space, health and fitness center, education, and luxury residential apartments.

The McLaren Difference: Applied Ingenuity

McLaren provided structural engineering, construction drawings, permitting support, and construction administration services for the award-winning Tioga Town Center in Gainesville’s most consistently growing area. Schematic designs were structurally engineered for the:

  • Wood truss layout at the apartment roof and floors and pool building roof.
  • Bearing and shear wall layout at apartments and pool building.
  • Post-tensioned slab-on-grade layout at the apartments and pool building.
  • Elevated concrete slab on metal deck and steel columns at office/retail spaces.
  • Site retaining wall and trash enclosure wall thickness and footing dimensions.
  • Shallow foundations and conventional slabs-on-grade.
  • Details for curtain wall and facade systems assistance.
  • Construction materials and system assessment.

In order for retail space to have the option to build-out in the future, McLaren revised the structural design of the elevated slab over the steel building. The retail space is a composite concrete slab supported by composite steel beams. The structural design of the slab-on-grade for this mixed-use Florida project was revised to be a conventional thickened edge slab-on-grade foundation. McLaren also made revisions to the calculations and updated drawings to reference plywood exterior sheathing and corresponding fastener.