Parking structures are multilevel parking lots for vehicles. The architect, structural engineer, and construction contractor must consider many details regarding structure, efficiency, and safety when designing and building a parking structure.
The construction of parking structures must all adhere to a set of codes and compliance to ensure proper levels of safety. The design and build of parking structures must be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as it is required that each passenger have equal access to the structure. The failure of a parking structure to provide access for disabled individuals is considered discrimination and may lead to possible lawsuits.
As with any type of construction project, there are many business-oriented details to consider, including cost estimating, construction scheduling, construction management, valuation, building sites, architectural assessment, risk management, and other related issues. They must also be built to withstand elemental and disaster-related damage by implementing earthquake prevention measures, as well as other forms of safety and building code compliance.
Parking structures, like other buildings after a period of time, may be in need of restorations. The restorations of parking structures can be completed to correct certain construction defects regarding the design/build of such high-rise concrete structures. These corrections can be very important, as structural damage over time may cause safety-related incidents and potential lawsuits.
The safety of parking structures is very important, as hosting traffic within a building can cause unique situations regarding safety. ForensisGroup offers a wide selection of qualified engineering and safety experts, many of which have strong experience with various parking structures. Submit an expert request form or call us today to learn how you can be connected with the best parking structure expert witness for your case.