Construction Specifications Canada

Parking Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance to CSA Standard S413
Parking structures are unique. They are exposed to many severe influences such as 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 and/or construction, which is then followed by minimal maintenance, resulting in potentially significant short and long-term consequences.

Design of parking structures is regulated by the Building Code (4.4.2) which requires design in conformance to CSA-S413. In this presentation, the design requirements in CSA-S413 Parking Structures will be reviewed. The importance of the requirements will be discussed with examples on what can happen if they are ignored both at the design phase and long-term occupancy phase. Attendees will acquire an understanding of architectural and structural design requirements of concrete parking structures under CSA-S413 and attendees will understand what can happen if these requirements are ignored both at the design phase and long-term occupancy phase.

Date: October 8, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Learning Units: 1 Core LU
Cost: $33.60 CSC Members; $50.40 Non-Members
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