Build Track

This track will address the planning, design, construction, maintenance and renovation of physical parking and transportation infrastructure. 

Below are sessions by date and time for the Build Track:

Sunday, June 9
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.    


Parking the Friendly Skies: How Airports Are Humanizing the Passenger Experience
Michael Pendergrass, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Michelle Wendler, AIA, Watry Design, Inc.; Bob Bolton, AIA, San Diego County (Calif.) Regional Airport Authority; and Bob Lockhart, C.M., ACE, Mineta San Jose (Calif.) International Airport  

Embarking on a trip to the skies often starts with parking. Many airports are seizing the opportunity to offer passengers a high-quality experience that starts before they even exit their cars. From functional design to cutting edge technology to public art, airports are creating parking that is an extension of the passenger experience. We will explore multiple case studies that demonstrate how airports have successfully integrated customer-first airport parking.

·    Discover how state-of-the-art parking technology can create a smoother, more efficient passenger experience.
·    See how passenger-first, functional design can expedite the journey from gate to parking, reduce congestion, and manage the growing effects of ridesharing services.
·    Explore the different ways public art and scenic views humanize the passenger experience and reduce stress.

Monday, June 10
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Parking as Building Lobby: How to Increase Revenues Through a High-end User Experience
Manuel Clavel Rojo, Clavel Arquitectos Asociados SLP

Learn to make parking more human and increase revenue simultaneously. Parking should be seen as a building’s real lobby. Developers will spend millions in the user experience in the lobby, but they forget that the real access is through the parking. Why? The future of parking is about radically changing the user experience. With 80 million millennials, trends are evolving at an unbelievable speed. The good news is that users are willing to pay for a better experience.

·    Analyze why developers don't understand that building access is through the parking, not the lobby.
·    Compare how other industries, such as interior design and restaurants, specialize in a remarkable user experience and learn how parking can follow.
·    Learn to apply these concepts to the parking industry while increasing revenue.

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  

Suicide in Parking Structures II: Practical Steps for Prevention, Response, and Recovery
Raymond Smith, PE, WGI; Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, Citizens-Lanier Holdings; Larry Cohen, CAPP, Lancaster (Pa.) Parking Authority; Jim Sayre, CAPP, University of Iowa Parking & Transportation Department

Too often, parking structures are used for suicides. Physical security inside parking structures receives a lot of attention, but until recently, suicide prevention did not. Increasing numbers of suicide incidents and media attention are changing that focus. Suicide risks and prevention methods such as training, signage, and physical deterrents will be presented along with potential solutions and costs. A University of Iowa parking structure safety barrier project and new case studies will offer valuable insights.

·    Understand the risks of suicide in parking structures.
·    Learn suicide prevention methods, solutions, and costs.
·    Hear case studies including a University of Iowa parking structure safety barrier study and the physical modifications made as a result.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  

Maximizing Impressions: Putting Parking’s Best Foot Forward
Matt Davis, Taylor Kim, LEED AP, Watry Design, Inc.; Josh Kavanagh, CAPP, MBA, University of California, San Diego    

Whether building new parking or seeking ways to get more out of existing parking, creating an environment that enhances the beginning and end of the user journey can significantly affect the overall experience at any destination. We’ll examine case studies that demonstrate how transit agencies, airports, college campuses, mixed-use developments, and downtowns have used architecture, public art, pedestrian connections, and technology to create a lasting impression.

·    Learn how public art, architecture, signage, and welcoming interiors can set the tone and create a welcoming experience for passengers and visitors in both new and existing structures.
·    Discover how public spaces and pedestrian connections can celebrate community identity and forge a more human, intimate connection with a space.
·    Gain an understanding of how amenities such as valet and parking technology can provide an effective means to create better destinations by focusing on the human element.

Tuesday, June 11
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Technologists Have Had Their Say About the Impact of Parking! Now It’s Your Turn!
Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA and Mira Kim, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.

For years, technology developers and experts have taken center stage when it comes to the future of parking and transportation. Technology is exciting and it will change our lifestyles. This session will consider the impact of technology and how to conform to changing needs. As parking and mobility experts, we know parking will continue to play an important role in development. True mobility is not about modes of transportation competing, but rather streamlining the connectivity between all options.

·    Analyze the impact of technology on the parking and mobility industry.
·    Outline the ways parking and mobility experts must understand the impacts of technology on parking and how to effectively meet changing needs in the future.
·    Highlight how parking will continue to play an important role in future urban and suburban development and how technology can enhance that experience..

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

How a Parking Garage Can Be Everything to Everyone (Spoiler: It Can't)
Gordon Hansen; Danette Perry, CAPP; Farid Javandel, City of Berkeley (Calif.)

Can a parking garage truly be everything to everyone? Of course not! But that didn’t stop Berkeley from trying to make the $54 million Center Street Garage a reflection of all of the city’s ambitious goals—and as an afterthought, a fully functional parking facility. Join Berkeley staff for a journey through expansive scope creep and learn how municipalities can still deliver world-class facilities in the face of unrealistic expectations.

·    Recognize the value of clear communication, including setting expectations, between the client (i.e., project leadership), consultants, and other stakeholders.
·    Identify potential errors in parking facility planning, design, and construction processes before they result in costly change orders.
·    Distinguish between essential and non-essential parking facility construction and operational expenditures.

Wednesday, June 12
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   

Deal Breaker to Deal Maker: St. Armands Circle Parking Garage Case Study
Mark Santos, PE, Kimley-Horn; Mark Lyons, CAPP, City of Sarasota (Fla.); Kenneth Boeser, Haskell

Join a parking journey starting with a business improvement district’s once-vehement declaration to stop paid parking in its area, to a vision and common objective to use paid parking for community benefit. Find out how to synthesize common interests that can increase parking capacity, help alleviate parking congestion, translate to a city’s initiative to work with the community, and construct the area’s first parking garage, culminating with the implementation of paid parking!

·    Learn the steps taken for comprehensive community involvement and input.
·    Understand how an area’s first structured parking goal is to not just provide an increase in parking but activate a community.
·    Review multiple avenues of project financing, including bonds, tax assessments, and paid parking revenue.


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