Parking Structures

Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

  • Authors
  • Anthony P. Chrest
  • Mary S. Smith
  • Sam Bhuyan
  • Mohammad Iqbal
  • Donald R. Monahan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Anthony P. Chrest
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 7-36
  4. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 37-102
  5. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 103-152
  6. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 153-246
  7. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 247-265
  8. Donald R. Monahan
    Pages 267-280
  9. Donald R. Monahan
    Pages 281-298
  10. Donald R. Monahan
    Pages 299-332
  11. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 333-357
  12. Mary S. Smith
    Pages 359-416
  13. Anthony P. Chrest
    Pages 417-480
  14. Sam Bhuyan
    Pages 481-510
  15. Mohammad Iqbal
    Pages 511-545
  16. Anthony P. Chrest
    Pages 547-572
  17. Anthony P. Chrest
    Pages 573-584
  18. Anthony P. Chrest
    Pages 585-610
  19. Sam Bhuyan
    Pages 611-649
  20. Sam Bhuyan
    Pages 651-759
  21. Sam Bhuyan
    Pages 761-825
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 827-856

About this book


Parking Structures provides a single-source reference for parking structure designers, builders, and owners. This third edition is still the only such book. It addresses how to select the best functional and structural designs for a given situation, ensure long-term durability, design for easy maintenance, decide on the number and placement of entrances and exits, design an easily understood wayfinding system, design for ADA compliance, plan for internal auto and pedestrian traffic circulation, select the most effective and energy efficient lighting system, avoid the most common design and construction pitfalls, provide for adequate patron safety and security, carry out needed repairs, and extend the parking structure life. Parking Structures addresses all the major issues related to parking garages. It is an essential reference for parking structure owners, structural engineers, architects, contractors, and other professionals.
New in the third edition: This third edition of Parking Structures includes new material on metric dimensions and recommendations for functional design globally, new research on flow capacity and queuing at parking entry/exits, an entirely new chapter on planning for a new parking structure, including cost issues and alternatives to structure construction, pedestrian considerations, safety in parking facilities, plazas above parking structures, an expanded chapter on seismic design, seismic retrofit, life cycle cost analysis, and upgrades to existing structures.


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