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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Self Service parking Structures
Author(s): Richard C. Rich and William J. Rouke
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 473-486
Abstract:The basic functional requirements for self-service parking structures -clean traffic flow, protection against obsolescence, gradual slopes and turns, and smooth transitions between changes in slope-are met economically with re-inforced concrete. Cost comparisons are provided for several recently built parking structures. Application of these general requirements is illustrated in the 630-car facility completed in Edmonton, Alberta. One-way traffic flow throughout is facilitated by elongated twin helical ramps nested within one another. A circular express down ramp also makes use of nested helixes. Foundation construction, beam and column design problems, radiant heating in slab, and a structurally separate stair and elevator tower are among building elements highlighted for discussion. A transverse expansion joint dividing the 320 ft long building is described, and structural details incorporated to provide for future expansion to IOOO-car capacity are explained.
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