DESIGNING PRECAST PARKING STRUCTURES AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today’s parking structures must be sustainable, reduce operational and maintenance costs, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements. This presentation will explain what a high-performance parking structure is, as well as how working with your precaster to develop maintenance plans will significantly increase the life span of the structure along with mitigating large expenditures for repairs throughout the life of the structure.
- Define precast parking structure attributes and benefits
- Identify the different precast, prestressed concrete systems used in parking structures
- Discuss the latest innovations in parking structure design
- Discuss the importance of precast concrete parking structure maintenance
- Describe how maintenance benefits the owner, users and increases the lifespan of precast parking structures
- Explain the types of maintenance and how to best adapt these recommendations to your structure
PRECAST IS PERFECT FOR PARKING | MAINTENANCE INCREASES STRUCTURE LIFE
Precast concrete is the premier building system for parking structures. Precast concrete is a high-performance material that integrates easily with other systems and inherently provides the versatility, efficiency, and resiliency needed to meet the multi-hazard requirements and long-term demands of high-performance structures.
Solve your parking problems with precast solutions. There’s a reason why so many business owners build their parking structures with Wells prefabricated products. A Wells precast concrete structure provides great protection from the elements, safety for customers and employees, and requires much less maintenance than structures built using other methods or materials.
Bright, open lobbies, stairwells, and entrances welcome users with greater security, accessibility, and comfort, while the reflective properties of precast concrete enhance lighting in the garage structure. Wells offers long, clear, open spans with fewer columns for better visibility and efficient traffic flow. A Wells parking structure not only feels safer, it is safer.
Details make the difference between the ordinary and a work of art, and Wells custom finishes supply you with the design tools you need. Pigments, aggregates, acid etching, retarding, sandblasting, form liners, sculpture and brick - custom designs give you a range of choices for a variety of textures, shapes and colors. Wells gives you true flexibility to blend your design into the surroundings and create a unique and distinctive architectural statement.
Precast concrete parking structures offer superior resistance to deterioration. The elements of parking structures require routine maintenance because unlike other buildings, the structural components of parking structures are exposed directly to weather and other environmental conditions. Extreme temperature changes, rain, snow, deicing salts, road grime, and dampness directly influence the durability of parking structures and have the potential to create performance problems. Wells' PCI certified plants are monitored for quality control, fabrication and operating procedures, the factory produced concrete elements are manufactured with a high degree of quality and craftsmanship. This also enables the use of durable concrete mixes with specialty curing that conventional field placed concrete systems typically do not achieve. This clear advantage of precast concrete gives the owner/operator a decisive edge from the start.
In addition to increasing service life and reducing long-term structural repairs, a comprehensive maintenance program will produce a cleaner, safer and more user friendly atmosphere. Thus, it is essential for a maintenance program to be a major phase in the operation of all parking structures.