Asset management and maintenance of parking structures

This article won the author the Ernest Davies Award for Advancing Parking Knowledge 2006. It is designed to assist UK owners and operators in the asset management and maintenance of their car parks. The process of asset management is defined as the process of safely maintaining a building in service for a fixed time in order to achieve the required financial returns. For new car parks 1% of the build cost should be set aside each year for general maintenance and repair and the fund should be allowed to accumulate. For older car parks, the repair budget should be at least 1% of the original build cost plus 1% of the cost of refurbishment. The reasons why car parts deteriorate are outlined. The obligations of owner/operators to maintain the car parks according to the Institution of Civil Engineers 'Recommendations for the Inspection, Maintenance and Management of Car Park Structures' are outlined. The different maintenance regimes are discussed: routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, enhancements, winter maintenance, and maintenance of edge barriers. Health and safety aspects of car park maintenance, the procurement of asset management and maintenance services, warranties and record keeping are discussed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23-5
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 249
    • ISSN: 1470-8361

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01089739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:25PM