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Presenter: Dan Johns, P.E. and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Coraopolis, PA

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: 412-788-8800

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Planning for Structured Parking

   How many spaces are needed
   Shared parking concepts
   Site selection

Functional Design

   Types of parking structures
   The level of service approach
   Parking geometrics 
   Circulation systems

Building Codes

   Life safety issues 
   Means of egress
   Guards and vehicle barriers

Accessible Parking Design

   Introduction to ADA 
   Parking design under ADA
   Other considerations

Passive Security, Lighting and Other Design Elements

Open Q & A and Case Studies/Examples

Structural Systems

   Cast-in-place, post-tensioned
   Precast, prestressed 
   Structural design overview

Designing for Durability

   Concrete admixtures 
   Expansion joint systems
   Joint sealants 
   Traffic coatings
   Life cycle cost

Maintenance, Restoration, and Repair

   The deterioration curve
   Benefits and challenges for various types of parking structures
   Condition assessments 
   Establishing a restoration program
   Repair documents 
   Routine repair and maintenance
   Proactive repair and maintenance
   Structural repairs

Design for Adaptive Use

   What is adaptive use 
   Adaptive reuse concepts and basic costs

Open Q & A and Case Studies/Examples

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses for Pennsylvania engineers are not subject to pre-approval.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Dan Johns, P.E.

Director of Design for Walker Consultant’s Michigan and Pittsburgh offices

Mr. Johns is the director of design for the Michigan and Pittsburgh offices. Mr. Johns has 33 years of experience with Walker and recently returned from an 11-year stint of managing Walker’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive project responsibilities that include project management, new business development, client relations and coordination of architecture, engineering and other technical personnel. His expertise includes functional design of new parking facilities, study services and restoration condition appraisals and design of existing parking facilities. Mr. Johns received his bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and is a registered engineer in the States of Michigan, Ohio and California.

Rick Klein, P.E.

Vice President and Managing Principal of Walker Consultant’s Michigan office

Mr. Klein is vice president and managing principal of Walker Consultant’s Michigan office. He has more than 20 years of experience in the parking industry including new parking structure design, restoration, functional design consulting, studies, and car park management systems. He has worked to develop effective parking solutions and asset management plans for various client types including developers, municipalities, universities, hospitals, casinos and private corporations. Mr. Klein received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan, and he is a registered engineer in the States of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Jared Wright, P.E.

Restoration Consultant for Walker Consultant’s Pittsburgh office

Mr. Wright is a restoration consultant for Walker Consultant’s Pittsburgh office. He specializes in repair and maintenance of the built environment; including parking structures, plaza, and high-rise buildings. Among other activities, his duties include performing restoration condition appraisals, designing repairs, and conducting construction observations and administration during implementation of repairs. Mr. Wright also performs asset management planning work to assist facility owners with long term planning and budgeting aimed at maximizing the useful service life of their facilities. One of his main interests and areas of expertise are the fresh, hardened, mechanical, and durability properties of concrete. Mr. Wright received his master of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is a registered engineer in the State of Washington.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Parking Structure Design, Construction, and Maintenance.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the planning strategies for parking structures, design considerations, building codes, accessibility standards, passive security and lighting, designing for durability, and long-term maintenance, restoration and repair.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to ascertain how many parking spaces are required for particular facility needs, and they will be able to assess the suitability of proposed sites for parking structures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assess the suitability of different types of parking structures, evaluating parking geometrics and circulation systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with building codes for life safety, means of egress, accessibility, guards and vehicle barriers.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to assist in developing plans for parking structure maintenance, restoration, and repair, to assure maximum safety and longevity.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                               LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with parking structure design. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/14/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.