NPA Parking Consultants Council Releases Fifth Edition of Parking Facility Maintenance Manual

January 12, 2016

New technology highlighted in latest version of this best-selling publication



National Parking Association


Washington, DC (January 12, 2016)—The National Parking Association’s esteemed Parking Consultant’s Council released the fifth edition of its Parking Facility Maintenance Manual on December 24, 2015. The publication includes updates to the 1982, 1991, 1996 and 2003 editions.


The manual is the result of work led by the PCC’s Parking Facility Maintenance Committee, headed by committee co-chairs Adam Cochran, P.E. of Kimely-Horn Associates and Bill Judd, P.E. of THP Limited, Inc. Since the publication of the fourth edition, several technology changes have occurred, including Light Emitting Diode (LED) and induction lighting, new strategies for energy efficiency, sustainability and technical enhancements of parking equipment and how we pay for parking. In addition, the committee has also begun incorporating surface parking lot information into the manual, as these facilities comprise a major component to many parking inventories.


“The Parking Facility Maintenance Manual provides parking owners and operators with guidelines for maintaining a parking facility in a serviceable condition—one that minimizes safety hazards and creates a sustainable structure that extends the service life of the facility,” said NPA president Christina Banning.


The manual highlights the importance of establishing a site-specific maintenance program tailored to the requirements of each individual facility, including how proper maintenance begins during the initial planning and design phases of each facility. When a facility or structure is designed correctly, e.g. adequate drainage, proper concrete properties and asphalt coverage requirements, use of current soils and topography reports, use of the correct and sustainable products, etc., will sustain the facility and reduce on-going, long-lasting maintenance expenditures. This will reduce long-term expenses associated with overall maintenance of the facility.


The PCC’s objective for this publication is to present a comprehensive coverage of many common issues one might encounter during the maintenance of a parking facility. These approaches must be interpreted and applied as appropriate to specific facility requirements.


The Parking Facility Maintenance Manual is available for purchase in the NPA Bookstore at


About NPA: The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry.