Car Park Designers' Handbook

This handbook provides guidance related to car park planning, design, repair and improvement, in order to enable both economic and functional efficiency. Included are over 75 scale drawings of circulation layouts, which are described, illustrated and evaluated in terms of their relative strengths and weaknesses. Also explored are the practical design of parking elements which include aisle widths, ramp slopes, headroom and stall dimensions. Advice on how to facilitate circulation, enhance traffic flow, and provide flexibility to fulfill user needs is also provided. Key issues, such as lighting, ventilation, security, fiscal, barrier control, signage, and security, are covered. Also included in this updated edition are the following: Guidance on optimum entry and exit locations that affect layout; Scale drawings that can be used as templates in the layout design process; Photographic examples of successful car parks designed by the authors; An expanded section on ‘Structure’, providing examples of the most common forms of construction; and Advantages and disadvantages in the use of automated (robotic) car parks.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: 2nd Edition

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01561383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780727758156
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 4:45PM