At its heart, parking is utilitarian vehicle storage, but yet so much more. The parking area often provides the first and last impression users have of a facility. A well-designed, operated, and maintained parking operation appears seamless, but achieving this is far from effortless. Well-functioning parking design requires careful attention to details, integrating structural and building systems to achieve the goals of user convenience, functionality, sustainability, low maintenance, and economic viability.
For owners and operators that take pride in their parking facility, Fishbeck offers customized parking and restoration solutions for function, aesthetics, longevity, and value.
Parking must work for people to get where they need to go. The right amount of parking must be provided at the right price while maximizing the user experience. Fishbeck brings parking industry knowledge and expertise to these services:
Parking studies and technology | Supply and demand analysis | Feasibility studies | Revenue and rate analysis | Adaptive reuse + futureproofing
Integrating the function and structure of a parking facility is both an art and science. When done well, the customer experience is seamless and leaves a positive impression. We approach each project individually, listen carefully, and collaboratively arrive at the best solution. The open, two-way communication of objectives and solutions results in the best value for owners and operators.
Feasibility and site analysis | Structural design | Functional design – wayfinding, signage, guidance | Parking and revenue control systems (PARCS) | Sustainable design, life cycle cost analysis, durability modeling | Waterproofing, lighting, and drainage
Parking structures have unique and challenging maintenance needs. Typically, unheated and without a true building envelope, the structure is exposed to destructive natural elements and must endure significant seasonal temperature movements. Additionally, vehicles impose dynamic loads and can deposit contaminants such as oil and deicing salts. Through regular evaluation and maintenance, minor issues can be addressed before they become major problems. Significant repairs may eventually be required to extend the life of the structure, and this requires careful planning and design to maintain parking operations and provide lasting repairs.
Condition assessments | Repairs + rehabilitation | Waterproofing + corrosion protection | Structural strengthening and retrofits | Maintenance planning + capital improvement plans | Parking structures, plaza waterproofing, building facades, and envelopes