DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MULTI-STOREY AND UNDERGROUND CAR PARKS

Recommendations are presented regarding the design geometry, vehicular and pedestrian control, construction, aesthetics, lighting, heating, and ventilation, fire hazards, waterproofing, drainage, floor finishes and maintenance, of car parking facilities operated on the direct-flow ramp principle. The design geometry requirements are presented in four parts: the car, static requirements, layout, and dynamic requirements. Vehicular control at entry, within car park, in the collecting of fees, and at exit are considered, as well as pedestrian-vehicle conflict, ramps, aisles and lifts for pedestrians (including disabled persons). The materials and methods of construction for above-ground car parks are reviewed, and design solutions are detailed. The varying degrees of reliability in waterproofing particular areas are discussed and the bases for specified minimum falls for the finished surfaces of roofs and floors are set forth. The requirements presented here can be fulfilled only if the design intention is clearly stated in specifications forming part of the contract.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of a Joint Committee of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Highway Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM