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The Benefits of a Single Source Design-Build Approach in Parking

When I first got into parking structure design more 45 years ago, there were very few specialists in the field. Architects and engineers would go to "Architectural Graphic Standards” and other design guides and would start their designs for a parking structure by developing an assortment of parking space and circulation layouts. Read more >>

Design-Build and Parking Garages: Delivering Success

Design-build is gaining momentum in the educational world, as institutions of higher learning are taking advantage of its benefits. The transference of design risk from the client to the design-builder, as well as the ability to achieve overall lower project costs, are the main drivers behind the latest push towards design-build. Read more >>

Security Enhancement through Facility Design

It is more likely for crime to occur in a low activity area like a garage; as a result, security is one of the most important issues facing owners and operators of parking facilities. Read more >>

High Bumpers Prompt Change in IBC Code

The size and weight of vehicles on the road have increased significantly since the codes that govern vehicle barrier restraint systems were first developed. This article covers the historical development of the current code provisions for vehicle barrier design and the PCC’s vision for the future of these code provisions. Read more >>

How-To Guides

All the Bells & Whistles: Understanding the Added Costs of Amenities

Designing a new parking facility is exciting. The anticipation of what this new facility will look like, how it will operate and the revenue it will potentially generate can create high expectations. Read more >>

Parking Design for the Real World

When planning for parking design, it is often easy to get caught up in the technical details. These details, such as space count, cost per space, profitability, feasibility and management, are vitally important to the success of the structure. However, too often the technical details begin to overshadow the most important factor in the parking planning process – the people. Read more >>

Case Studies

How a Hillside Impacts Parking Garage Design

How a Hillside Impacts Parking Garage Design

Providing adequate parking for an on-campus population of nearly 50,000 students, faculty and staff is — in a word — challenging for any university. But when the university in question is a landlocked urban campus occupying less than 200 acres of land, challenging seems like an understatement. Read more >>

Capturing the Character of a Historic District

Capturing the Character of a Historic District

Wrought-iron balconies, brick-lined walkways, cobblestone streets and old cigar factories; these are the architectural elements of Tampa’s Ybor City. Its rich Latin culture and history make it one of the most interesting of Florida’s three National Historic Landmark Districts. Read more >>

Tight Site Doesn’t Constrain Medical Center Parking Garage

Tight Site Doesn’t Constrain Medical Center Parking Garage

The largest parking garage in the world’s largest medical center serves the new Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza in Houston, Texas. With a 53-foot lantern extending above the roof, the Plaza is literally and figuratively a shining beacon to visitors seeking some of the best medical care in the world. The garage adds yet another exceptional feature: it provides an enjoyable parking experience for users. Read more >>

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