Burlingame Fred Meyer Remodel
This store borders three main thoroughfares with street level access at many different elevations. Pedestrian access from these levels required multiple stairways, a tiered parking structure with handrails, and several canopies for protecting pedestrians from the weather. With this large amount of exposed steel being used corrosion performance and sustainability were important factors in keeping with the corporate green building guidelines.
The Burlingame store was built in 1950 and is the oldest Fred Meyer Store still in operation. This $19 million dollar remodel project was originally going to be on a 13 month timeline. However due to this project being "enormously disruptive" Abbott relied on two crews working back to back shifts and most weekends. Portions of the roof structure were too large to double dip and had to be welded together after galvanizing. Being on the border of one of Portland's busiest streets and exposed to the Northwest's inclement weather, the use of hot-dip galvanizing offered the best solution for providing a aesthetically pleasing and sustainable structure.