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Presenter: Scott Ashley, PE and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Secaucus, NJ

Holiday Inn Secaucus Meadowlands
300 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 201-348-2000

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

   IntroductionTypes 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 CPC Credits/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 up to 6.5 CPC credits/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

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

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

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors; it has not been approved in any state that has a contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Scott Ashley, PE

Director of Operations in Walker Consultants’ New York Office

Mr. Ashley has been with Walker for ten years and serves as the director of operations and chief engineer for the New York office. He also worked in forensic structural engineering before moving to New York. As director of operations, Mr. Ashley oversees all design projects done in the New York office, including structures for large public agencies, medical campuses, and private developments. His projects have ranged in size from a two-level garage with just over 100 spaces to garages with more than 1,100 spaces. His background in engineering and structural design, parking consulting, and project management enables him to guide a team of consultants from different disciplines. He serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, bringing projects from the initial planning stages through approvals; to detailed design of foundations, superstructures, durability elements and architecture; and finally to construction and testing. He is a member of the Precast Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Nicholas Frezza, Assoc. AIA

Parking Consultant in Walker Consultants’ New York Office and Automation Technologies Leader for Walker.

Mr. Frezza has been with Walker for ten years and worked for another parking specialist firm for several years before coming to Walker. His projects include consulting projects to help clients solve specific design challenges, as well as project management of new structures through all phases of design and through construction. Mr. Frezza has worked in Walker’s Dubai office as well as New York; in the Dubai office he worked on development projects for new neighborhoods, integrating parking into complex larger networks of vehicular and pedestrian circulation, as well as working on underground and podium parking systems with thousands of parking spaces that he integrated into larger campus circulation and structural grids. With a background in architecture, Mr. Frezza is a key resource for code analyses, particularly as they relate to ADA parking requirements. Additionally, he has taken a strong interest in parking technologies, including space-saving automated (“robotic”) parking systems. Mr. Frezza is Walker’s leader for automated parking, providing input on projects all over the country. Mr. Frezza was named as one of the National Parking Association’s “40 Under 40” in 2018.

David Vander Wal, PE

Senior Vice President in Walker Consultants’ New York Office

Mr. Vander Wal has been with Walker for over 30 years, serving as a senior project manager as well as in managerial capacities. Prior to joining Walker he worked for a structural engineering firm specializing in public transportation. Currently the design principal for Walker’s New York office, Mr. Vander Wal brings a wide range of experience in parking design, including structural engineering, project management, restoration, and conceptual and master planning. He has been involved in designing parking structures for governments, airports, mixed-use developments, casinos, hospitals, and universities. Mr. Vander Wal has a strong interest in the unique challenges of designing user-friendly parking on constrained sites where vehicular access, pedestrian circulation, exit queuing and tight structural grids make it difficult to meet efficiency goals and user goals simultaneously. He has worked in countries all over the world, as well as in here in the New York and New England area, to create high-functioning but cost-effective solutions. Mr. Vander Wal is licensed in six states and is on the board of the New York State Parking Association, as well as being a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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.