CSC Vancouver looks at parking structures

On Thursday, October 8, the Vancouver Chapter of CSC is offering a technical session, combined with buffet lunch, about the design, construction, and maintenance of parking structures.

Such facilities are exposed to many severe influences, including de-icing salts, freeze-thaw cycles, temperature changes, wear, and snow removal. And even though they are subjected to these influences, they are quite often the most neglected part of a complex from both a design and maintenance point of view. In many cases, immediate savings are pursued in design or construction, which is then followed by minimal maintenance, resulting in potentially significant short and long-term consequences.

The presentation, led by Canadian Parking Association member Sylvie Mercier, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP (RJC Ltd.), reviews the requirements in CSA S413, Parking Structures, and examines what happens when they are ignored.

It kicks off at the Sandman Hotel (180 West Georgia St.) at 11:30 a.m., with the presentation expected to end by 1:30 p.m. Cost is $32 and $48 (plus GST) for pre-registered CSC members and non-members, respectively.

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