Accessibility Mistakes in Parking Areas

April 21, 2011

You've considered the most common parking design mistakes – adequate space for end aisles, overuse of wheel stops, curbs, or other control devices, and the area's flow capacity. But did you consider accessibility and the new ADA compliance standards?

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Office Kitchens and Productivity
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AIA Guide for Sustainable Projects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced a May 2011 release for AIA Document D503™-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Agreement Amendments and Supplementary Conditions ("Guide").
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Guide to Managing Your Parking Facility
There are 10 things you need to keep in check - from revenue control to internal audits - to make sure your parking facilities run smoothly and efficiently.Click here for complete article …
Parking Industry Gears up for Electric Car Growth
Accommodation for electric cars ranks among the top emerging parking trends for 2011, according to a survey of parking professionals conducted by the International Parking Institute.
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