Exploring Places and Structures (The Built Environment)

Exploring Places and Structures (The Built Environment) Track

Exploring Places and Structures (The Built Environment):
This track will explore how planning, design, and construction of the built environmental shapes our communities, perspectives, and operations. Speakers in this track will explore the pivotal role of parking for corporations, planning, and operations with a focus on future innovation, as well as case studies that delve into redressing critical imbalances in demand versus supply in urbanized, advanced metropolitan areas.

Below are sessions by date and time for the Exploring Places and Structures Track:

Sunday, June 3
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    

Can It Bend? Adaptive Parking Design for the Uncertainty of Autonomous and Shared Vehicles
Gary Cudney, PE, Carl Walker a division of WGI

Much media attention is given to the inevitability of the autonomous vehicle (AV) and speculation about its disruptive effects on parking. How much of this speculation is reality remains to be seen, considering the many barriers to driverless AV and shared vehicles. This presentation will explore barriers to AV and shared vehicles while addressing their potential benefits. Ideas will be presented on how to design parking structures that are flexible for adaptive reuse.

1.    Identify the barriers and benefits of autonomous and shared vehicles.
2.    Explore potential effects of autonomous and shared vehicles on the parking industry.
3.    Identify opportunities for flexible and adaptable parking structure design.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm    

Putting That 20/20 Hindsight to Work: Learning from the Past to Plan for a Better Future
Mark Santos, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Patrick Wells, DESMAN; Kenneth Smith, City of Omaha; Johnathan Brown, SP+ Parking  

IPI's Planning, Design & Construction Committee (formerly the Consultants Committee) will offer this engaging panel discussion with perspectives from the consultant as well as the owner/operator. There are always two (or three) sides to every story—we will approach planning, design, and construction in the parking industry from all of them. We will take our audience from the planning side of the equation all the way through construction, close-out, and day-to-day operations.

1.    Determine which hat or perspective you commonly apply to your projects.
2.    Identify how that perspective could change by putting on a different hat.
3.    Learn from success stories and challenges in real-world planning, design, and construction scenarios.


Tuesday, June 5
9:15 am - 10:15 am  

Exceptional Customer Experience at the World's Third Busiest Airport 
Charlie Buescher and Mike Uldrich, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Dean Ahmad, DFW Airport
In 2011, DFW International Airport embarked on the massive Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) for the interior and exterior renovation of three terminals – A, B, and E. Approximately 10,000 people travel through Terminal E daily and traffic there flows 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With 65 million passengers a year through DFW International Airport and a track record for exemplary customer service, airport executives challenged project planners to maintain seamless terminal operations and passenger flow during construction.

  1. Highlight and explore the before and after customer experiences.
  2. Demonstrate lean construction initiatives to minimize impact to airport operations.
  3. Illustrate safety and logistic planning as keys to success.

Other Tracks: Creating Success (Operations & Finance) | Driving Innovation (Technology & Trends) |  Maximizing Skills and Developing Expertise (Personal & Staff Development) | Moving Forward (Alternative Transportation & Mobility) 

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