Planning, Design, & Construction Track

Planning, Design, & Construction Track

The Planning, Design, & Construction track will highlight how to use a limited-cost data base on the maintenance and repair of parking structures including identifying trends of maintenance and repair costs throughout the service life of a structure (50 – 75 years!). Review considerations to evaluate and address short- and long-term parking planning to ensure an adaptive solution that will incorporate and integrate with the ongoing evolution of parking technology. Learn how to employ a collaborative planning, design, and construction effort.

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Below are sessions by date and time for the Planning, Design, & Construction Track: 

Sunday, May 21
3:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Collaboration in Action: How the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Five-Year Plan Process is Transforming Campus Access
Vanessa Solesbee, MA, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Cheryl Stout, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Thank Austin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dean Penny, P.E., Kimley-Horn and Associates

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is a high-density urban campus with significant restrictions for parking and transportation access. As such, UNC Transportation & Parking (T&P) developed a multi-modal menu of options for the campus community using a stakeholder-driven five-year plan process. This session will guide attendees through the life-cycle of the iterative planning process that guides UNC's operation as they welcome 40,000 students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus each day.

1. Learn where to start when approaching strategic and/or business planning processes, including how to define key issues, set a shared vision and guiding principles, identify and engage stakeholder groups, and get started with implementation.
2. Review lessons learned and what planning and implementation strategies were most effective in the real world of a dynamic, 24/7 campus environment.
3. Understand the step-by-step process staff used to conceptualize this unique process, including how to approach campus administration and leadership for support in undertaking such a high-visibility parking and transportation planning effort.

Procurement: Everything you Need to Know (Technology, Services, Solutions, Integration, and Lessons Learned)
Julie Dixon and Patrick Smith, Dixon Resources Unlimited

This session will review considerations an agency must evaluate to address its short- and long-term parking planning to ensure an adaptive solution that will incorporate and integrate with the ongoing evolution of parking technology. We will also review procurement processes and discuss performance standards that should be considered when evaluating vendor solutions. Most importantly, we will discuss the lessons learned from some of the largest solicitations issued during the last year.

1. Identify and define project objectives.
2. Identify performance accountability in vendor service agreements.
3. Recognize how to define the request for proposal (RFP) process.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Planning and Designing for an Unknown Future
John Bushman, PE, Walker Parking Consultants; Brett Wood, PE, CAPP, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc; Vicki Pero, SPHR, Marlyn Group, LLC; Blake Laufer, CAPP; T2 Systems, Inc.

How do you plan and design a building for a 50- to 75-year life span when emerging trends in real estate, demographics, and technology are rapidly transforming the landscape every year? No need to get out your crystal ball or visit a fortune teller – get some insight at this session, hosted by IPI's Consultants Committee.

1. Hear an array of perspectives from industry leaders.
2. Gain a broad knowledge of external influences that shape and influence the direction of our industry.
3. Get some free consulting from our panel of experts – come prepared with the questions you want them to answer.

Maintenance and Repair Costs for Different Types of Parking Structures
Nam Shiu, S.E., PE; and Omid Gooranorimi, PhD, Walker Restoration Consultants

This presentation will outline the driving factors for the general deterioration of different types of parking structures. Using a limited-cost data base on maintenance and repair of parking structures, we identified typical trends of maintenance and repair costs throughout the service life of a structure. The noted trends are used to define a reasonable budget that we would recommend to be set aside for new construction of similar structural types.

1. Outline the major factors affecting maintenance and repair of parking structures.
2. Present data based on maintenance and repair costs for different parking structures.
3. Recommend budgeting dollar amounts for maintenance and repair of new and existing parking structures.

Monday, May 22
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The Role of Parking in Navigation, Mode Choice, and Driver Behavior
Willa Ng, Sidewalk Labs; and Jeff Albertson, Google Seattle

The end of your journey is not a parking space — but why does it have such an effect on how you travel, when you travel, or even whether you make the trip at all? Representatives from Sidewalk Labs and Google Maps present their learnings on how parking may affect driver behavior and how the right information at the right time can be a lever for change.

1. Gain knowledge from a vigorous, data-based analysis of drivers.
2. Understand how information is more or less effective at different times in a user’s trip decision-making.
3. Speculate how the use of parking incentives may lead to roadway usage incentives and congestion pricing.

There's No Master in That Plan! How P&T Departments Can Help Shape University Master Plan Outcomes
Barbara Chance, PhD, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.; William Wendt, University of Connecticut; Joseph Sciulli, CAPP, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.

Campus master plans are somewhat notorious among parking professionals for being unrealistic regarding parking and transportation, or leaving those topics out of the plan altogether. This session will guide you in how to prepare for a coming master plan and how to participate effectively in the planning process. If all else fails and you are stuck with bad master plan recommendations, you will learn how to create a clean-up strategy to save your sanity.

1. Find out how to shape the master plan from the beginning by educating your campus in advance on issues that will be important.
2. Learn strategies for getting a seat at the table during the planning process and using it effectively to ensure that parking and transportation are addressed well in the master plan.
3. If your best efforts at 1 and 2 have fallen short, find out how to conduct a clean-up operation to make the master plan work for parking and transportation – and your customers.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m

Midtown Park: A Parking Blueprint for an Economic Catalyst
Brian Lozano, Walter P Moore & Associates; Liliana Rambo, CAPP, Winpark; Marlon Marshall, Midtown Redevelopment Authority

The Midtown Superblock project is a major mixed-use development in the heart of Midtown Houston — a catalyst for future economic development. During the planning and construction phase of the project, the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, the design team, and the parking garage operator collaborated to develop a detailed parking operations plan that would meet both the immediate and future needs of the development. This included event parking planning for Super Bowl LI festivities in the park.

1. Remember the process for planning, constructing, and operating a mixed-use parking development.
2. Apply lessons learned from the operation of the project during normal and event parking.
3. Understand the importance of selecting the right partners for collaborating a large mixed-use parking project.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m

Lights, Camera, Parking: How Collaborative Planning Played a Major Role in Designing Functional Parking at Warner Bros. Studio
Michael Benford, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Randy Meier, DBIA, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Steven Kuhn, IDG Parkitects, Inc.; Rasa Bauza, AIA, LEED AP, Warner Bros.

Looking to add parking on your campus but don’t know where to start? Why not employ a collaborative planning, design, and construction effort? Learn how one of the largest studio lots in the world is gearing up to add structured parking and office space to its ever-evolving campus in Southern California. Panelists will share the benefits and best practices of collaborative studies that alleviate obstacles and eliminate common concerns when planning for more parking.

1. Know how to apply feasibility studies and collaborative efforts to the parking design process
2. Be able to understand the importance of process and collaboration in planning for added parking.
3. Learn to evaluate specific needs and compare methods to maximize ROI for campus parking

Tuesday, May 23
9:00 a.m.  - 10:00 a.m

Innovative Parking Facilities Today and in the Future
Jim Lewis, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Join us for a discussion about parking design and ways to integrate precast components into a parking garage. How do designers create these spaces and what materials are typically used? How are innovative precast systems being adapted for these developments? The presenter will discuss the overall collaboration needed by the team to enhance project success.

1. Understand precast components and existing solutions.
2. Describe environmental techniques for commercial mixed-use where precast was used.
3. Explain how parking facilities will change in the future and how precast can play a role.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Role of Parking in Access and Mobility: A Major Player in Today's Transportation Infrastructure
Roamy Valera, CAPP, SP+

Access and mobility are the focus of many municipalities across the country. Parking is considered a major player in transportation infrastructure and as such, it is required that our professionals understand the new role of parking management in our cities/municipalities. The session will provide a clear road map on the structure required to have a sound parking management plan that is inclusive of our changing environment.

1. Identify an effective parking management plan.
2. Produce an parking asset evaluation.
3. Evaluate parking asset plans.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Emerging Trends in Personal Mobility and the Future of Structured Parking
Michael App, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, TimHaahs and Associates

Shifts in demographics and generational priorities, as well as new innovations in technology related to transportation and personal mobility, are changing the patterns of growth in our urban areas, which has led to questions regarding the future of the parking structure. This presentation will discuss how developing technologies, migration trends, and personal mobility needs will shape parking planning and parking facility design in the next 30 years.

1. Gain an understanding of the trends in population migration affecting real estate development patterns
2. Learn about trends in personal mobility technology, including autonomous vehicles, the connected car, car sharing, and alternative fuel vehicles
3. Understand how the design of parking garages will change due to new personal mobility technologies and new building technologies

Planning an Automated Parking Guidance and Wayfinding System: An Interactive Experience
Jon Martens, AICP, CAPP; Dan Kupferman, CAPP; Erik Nelson, PCIP; and Brian McGann, PCIP, Walker Parking Consultants

More and more cities, universities, and other campuses want to provide real-time wayfinding and parking guidance to simplify the parking experience and maximize efficiency. This interactive session will put you in the parking planner’s seat, including designing a count system, locating wayfinding signs, determining what information to display, and establishing a budget. Attendees will split into groups and collaborate on developing a plan and designing an automated parking guidance and wayfinding system. View a sneak peek of this presentation here.  

1. Discuss, plan, and design an automated parking guidance and wayfinding system.
2. Analyze and identify sign content and locations.
3. Identify the required components and estimate the cost for the system.

Wednesday, May 24
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Planning Power: How a University Incorporated Specifics and Demographics to Ensure the Greatest Usability and Success for its New Parking Garage
Chad Snyder, Walker Parking Consultants; and Dennis Delaney, CAPP, University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is an urban campus that balances the needs of more than 70,000 individuals with only 16,000 parking spaces. This presentation focuses on the planning strategies of parking and transportation services to meet current and future parking needs and create a connective campus at the University of Texas at Austin. This culminates with the development of the East Campus Parking Garage.

1. Develop an understanding of campus parking planning in an urban environment.
2. Learn how to develop connectivity for all university uses in a changing culture.
3. Understand challenges associated with planning and development of parking for the millennial generation.
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