Industry Faces the Parking Problem

by Michael R. Tighe, Vice Pres.; Elgard Corp., Chardon, OH,
Dewey Hemba, (M.ASCE), Project Mgr.; Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer and Associates, Milwaukee, WI,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1990, Vol. 60, Issue 11, Pg. 65-66

Document Type: Feature article


Parking structures are deteriorating; no land is available for new facilities; and employees have no other options for parking. The situation is a serious one, verging on disaster for corporations throughout much of the U.S. Corrosion and extensive deterioration of Allen-Bradley Corporation's multi-purpose parking structure threatened the safety and security of the entire building. The level of corrosion accelerated rapidly, despite maintenance efforts. In 1987, the company retained Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates (GAS) to investigate the state of deterioration and suggest rehabilitation options. The GAS engineers recommended replacing all deteriorated concrete, injecting floor cracks, replacing the expansion joints and installing a cathodic protection system on all levels.

Subject Headings: Industries | Parking facilities | Structural safety | Employees | Corporations | Multiple purpose structures | Security | Maintenance

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