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- From: Harold Sprague <harold.sprague(--nospam--at)neenan.com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 11:41:48 -0600
David, I just went through this exercise for our company. I have the first edition of Parking Structures - Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair, by Chrest, Smith, and Bhuyan, ISBN 0412996715. I would not try to design a parking garage without this book. I would also add to their drainage section to never ever have any parking garage surface that slopes less than 1/4" per foot. Drainage and proper maintenance are the killers of parking garages. Of special interest is the "Level of Service" (LOS). The LOS is critical to proper layout. The second edition is out currently, but hard to get. The third edition will be out in the spring. It can be ordered from Kluwer Academic Publishers http://www.wkap.nl/. This book is out of stock at the present time. You would have to backorder it and we would order it from the Netherlands. It takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks for it to arrive here. The price of the book is $125.00. If you have a free standing parking structure, get the book, read it, and go for it. If the parking structure is below a building, call Walker Parking and get some expert help on the layout. For further info: http://www.walkerparking.com/about.html http://www.npapark.org/ http://www.parkingtoday.com/ Regards, Harold Sprague The Neenan Company -----Original Message----- From: PEC - Lake City [mailto:pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net] Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 9:38 AM To: StrucTX; Seaint Subject: Parking Garage We may have the opportunity to design a 3-story concrete parking garage of one of our clients. I have not been involved in the design of one before and look forward to the learning opportunity. Whether we would do the complete layout and design or only the structural design has not been determined. Can anyone recommend a good text that deals with parking garage designs, especially the connection details? Also, is there a rule of thumb that is generally used for the estimated construction cost and the design fee? The project is located in Florida David Finley, P.E.
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