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Parking and Mobility Company, Spot Parking Rebrands to Modii: Leading Digital Infrastructure in Mobility Spaces

February 06, 2023

 

 

 

Parking and Mobility Company, Spot Parking Rebrands to Modii: Leading Digital Infrastructure in Mobility Spaces

 

 

 

With a New Year, comes a new name. Modii, formerly known as Spot Parking, is rebranding to better reflect its mission of modernizing mobility. The new name represents the company’s core focus on creating digital infrastructure, data integration, and parking intelligence. 

As urban areas become increasingly congested and consumer expectations continue to adapt, Modii is supporting digital transformation to meet these challenges – transforming the way people travel in the built environment through data-driven mobility solutions.

The Modii platform creates an ecosystem that unifies technologies and provides efficient and cost-effective solutions to the parking and mobility industry. Modii President, Mark Frumar, said the company’s rebrand is timely as the industry continues to embrace a data-driven approach to improve the lives of their communities.

“Using technology to solve problems that continually plague the industry has always been a focus of ours. We are excited to now expand our platform to align with our customer’s future vision of frictionless multi-modal transportation and sustainability”

“As we see the requirement of a digital infrastructure becoming mainstream, our rebrand will better position us to support our customers,” said Mr. Frumar.

Modii’s customers include several of the country’s largest and most prominent universities, as well as growing municipalities leading innovation from coast to coast.

Modii will maintain its commitment to providing excellent service to its customers. The company’s new logo and branding will be rolled out across all of its products and services in the coming weeks.

For more information contact Alina Prioteasa at alina@modii.co or visit our website at www.modii.co

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

January 31, 2023

 

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

 

 

CHICAGO  –The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is excited to announce the winners of 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program which recognizes creative and innovative useses of precast concrete. A panel of engineers, architects, and precast concrete producers judges all nominees. The buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic, structural, and use versatility; site, energy and operational efficiency, and risk reduction; and resiliency, such as structure durability, multi-hazard protection, and life safety and health.

Several projects are also honored with special awards. These are judged on similar criteria to the building and transportation projects, as well as additional requirements, including industry advancement, sustainable design, technology, and designs using all-precast concrete solutions. These are the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award, the Sustainable Design Award, and the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award.

“We are once again thrilled to recognize the tremendous capabilities of the precast concrete industry to meet the needs of the built environment, especially on this milestone 60th anniversary of the program,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, PE. “Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to the jurors and PCI staff who make the program a success. Through the past 60 years, the precast concrete industry continues to innovate and improve and these exemplary projects are the latest examples of that.”

Winning projects will be recognized February 24 at the 2022 PCI Convention in Columbus, Ohio. PCI publications, including Ascent, PCI Journal, and ASPIRE magazines, will also feature the winning projects.

Photos of all projects are available by emailing tbagsarian@pci.org.

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View all of this year’s winners and honorable mentions. View past winners.
2023 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Specials

Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award

FORTRESS Nameplate #1 La Vernia, Texas Tindall

All-Precast Concrete Solution Award

NM 50 over Glorieta Creek Glorieta, N.M. Castillo Prestress

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award and Justice/Correctional Building

Wayne County Criminal Justice Center Detroit, Mich.
Fabcon

Sustainable Design Award and Best Rehabilitated Bridge

Swift Island Historic Arch Bridge Rehabilitation and Widening Albemarle, N.C.
Eastern Vault Company, Inc., Ross Prestres

Specials Awards Jury

Suzanne Aultman, PE, FPCI, LPCI, vice president of engineering, Metromont Corp.
Corey Greika, PE, vice president, sales manager, Coreslab Structures (Indianapolis)
Kyle Knop, AIA, CSI, CDT, vice president, senior project manager, Zimmerman Architectural Studios

2023 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings

 

Government and Public

1021 O Street Office Building San Francisco, Calif. Willis Construction Co. Inc.

 

Higher Education/University

University of Toronto Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TKL Group

International Building

HYLO Tower
London, U.K.
Fibrobeton Yapi Elemanlari San. Ins. Tic. A.S.

Manufacturing

SEW-Eurodrive Smart Factory & Maxolutions Showroom Wellford, S.C.
Tindall – South Carolina Division

Military

P1479 Outdoor Infantry Immersion Trainer Camp Lejeune, N.C.
GATE Precast Co.

Mixed-Use (co-winners)

The Jasper Charleston, S.C. GATE Precast Co.

Serif and The LINE Hotel San Francisco, Calif. Willis Construction Co. Inc.

Multi-Family

Elm 551 at Parkside of Old Town Chicago, Ill
Dukane, Wells

Office

1001 Water Street Tampa, Fla.
STABIL Concrete Products, LLC

 

All-Precast Concrete Parking Structure

CCHS Wilmington Visitors PG Wilmington, Del.
High Concrete Group

Hybrid Parking Structure

Restoration Hardware – Knox Street Gallery Parking Structure Dallas, Texas
GATE Precast Co.

School K-12

NYCSCA PS IS 667 Brooklyn, N.Y. High Concrete Group

Stadium/Arena

UBS Arena
Elmont, N.Y. Universal Concrete Products

Theater

Kirkwood Performaning Arts Center Kirkwood, Mo.
MPC Enterprises Inc.

Custom Solution

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center Dive Tower Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
GATE Precast Co.

Buildings Jury

Adam Roark, PE, project design manager, Gage Brothers
Vanessa Schutte, AIA, ALEP, K-12 education central region leader, DLR Group Michael Zensen, AIA, LEED, AP, CDT, CCCA, BECxP, CxA-BE, vice president, Cannon Design Heidi Ziemann, PE, LPCI, chief engineer, JVI Inc.

 

About PCI

2023 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Transportation

Main Span up to 75 feet

Acceler-8 I-90 Bridge Replacement Southborough and Westborough, Mass. JP Carrara & Sons, Inc.

Non-Highway Bridge (co-winners)

I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Pittsburgh, Pa.
Northeast Prestressed Products, Inc.

Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley San Diego, Calif.
Oldcastle Infrastructure

Special Solution

Key Crossing Reliability Initiative Baltimore, Md.
Coastal Precast Systems

Transportation Jury

Reggie Holt, senior structural engineer, Federal Highway Administration Bijan Khaleghi, state bridge design engineer, Wisconsin DOT
Todd Lang, PE, SE, senior bridge engineer, HDR Inc.

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Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures and systems industry. PCI develops maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for the design, fabrication, and construction of precast concrete structures and systems. PCI develops consensus base standards, industry handbooks, quality assurance programs, certification, research and development projects, design manuals, continuing education and periodical publications. PCI members include precast concrete producers, erectors, suppliers, professional engineers and architects, educators, students, and industry consultants who complement the wide range of knowledge of precast concrete. For more information, visit pci.org/howprecastbuilds.

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Buffalo NY, Atlantic City NJ and Washington DC

January 27, 2023

 

 

 

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Buffalo NY, Atlantic City NJ and Washington DC

 

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2023:  ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology today announced the installation of 3 new sites:

  1. Atrium Lots – 95 Washington St, Buffalo, NY
  2. 22 S Tennessee Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
  3. Uline Arena – 1140 3rd Street NE, Washington DC

The off-street and on-street sites comprise ZipBy’s leading ticketless parking solution to give drivers a frictionless parking experience.

Drivers simply enter the parking garage via the ZipBy app and park. As they leave, ZipBy detects their exit and opens the barrier gate. No touching of cellphone or winding down of window is necessary. The parking fee is charged to their credit cards and a receipt emailed to them. No more waiting at the pay station to pay for parking.

About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the next generation of access control technology. ZipBy offers ticketless parking for off street, on street and surface lots, along with secure pedestrian and building access.
More information at https://zipby.app/

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez: shirley.rodriguez@zipby.company

Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association announces two newly-reelected and two new additions to the CPMA Board of Directors

January 20, 2023

 

 

Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association announces two newly-reelected and two new additions to the CPMA Board of Directors

 

 

Durham, North Carolina – CPMA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new affiliate board members; Tim MacEldowney with IPS Group, Inc. and Pete Thompson of Cleanstreak. Each individual are serving a two-year term commencing January 1, 2023.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of experts and leaders committed to improving the mobility industry” said Carl DePinto, President. “We are excited to channel Tim and Pete’s talent, expertise and energy into furthering our mission.”

Two existing Board of Directors have also been reappointed by their respective board of directors and the members of the North and South Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association; Clint Joy, Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Time and Parking Group is renamed as Vice President and member of our Board of Directors and Cheryl Stout, Executive Director of Transportation and Parking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues as a valued board member. Each individual are serving a two year-term commencing January 1, 2023.

“We are excited to welcome back Clint and Cheryl to the ever-growing Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association Board of Directors as thoughtful and passionate leaders that have assisted in expanding our association and improving our mobility members’ lives” said Carl DePinto, President. “I know that all of us will benefit from their leadership and expertise in the mobility profession.”

Contact:

Carl DePinto
Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association
2608 Erwin Road Suite 148-172 Durham, North Carolina 27705

carl.depinto@duke.edu

Parker Technology Announces Newly Promoted VP of Marketing, Heidi Barber

January 18, 2023

 

 

Parker Technology Announces Newly Promoted VP of Marketing, Heidi Barber

 

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (January 16th, 2023) — Parker Technology recently announced the promotion of Heidi Barber to VP of Marketing, formerly Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales Ops.

“Heidi has been with Parker for four years and during that time has evolved and transformed our brand and our demand generation capabilities to a place where Parker Technology is regularly recognized as a market leader in the parking industry. Heidi has built a very capable team both inside and outside the organization to achieve some impressive results this year for Parker,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology. Additionally, “Heidi has been instrumental in putting the name Parker Technology on the parking map – I want to thank her for her efforts to date and I look forward to her continued success.”

In her time at Parker Technology, Heidi has developed an effective and ever-evolving marketing strategy for continued growth and momentum within the parking industry. A large portion of her efforts have been devoted to 1) building a strong and reputable brand, 2) iterating and refining a consistent digital marketing strategy, and 3) creating a robust content marketing engine. This multi-prong approach is the driving factor behind roughly 20% of all customer acquisition being sourced directly by demand generation.

Furthermore, in her sales operations role, Heidi has worked closely with the sales team over the years to develop an efficient sales process and best practices. In conjunction, she has championed the design and implementation of various Salesforce modules to drive effective business procedures across the organization.

Lastly, in 2022, Heidi successfully raised her personal profile as a leader in parking when she was recognized by the National Parking Association (NPA) in their 40 Under 40 Awards Program that spotlighted 40 of the brightest minds in parking under the age of 40. She also took a leadership position in Women in Parking (WIP) in 2022 as their Communications Committee Lead.

About Parker Technology

Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at helpmeparker.com.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Launches New Websites

January 17, 2023

 

 

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Launches New Websites

 

 

(SCHAUMBURG, IL – January 16, 2023) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is excited to announce the launch of their new website and continuing education platform (Rebar U). The public site has been redesigned, and Rebar U upgraded, to provide a better overall user experience.

The new website features a reconfigured layout and improved navigation to expedite information searches. As part of the overhaul, CRSI also changed association management systems. The new membership system provides users with an enhanced ecommerce solution and members only dashboard. It is also better integrated with the upgraded Rebar U website for seamless transitions from one platform to the other. The sites are built with responsive design to automatically reformat the display for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

Another feature the Institute is thrilled to incorporate is the integration of a new digital rights management service. The new service, Vitrium, allows users to view the digital versions of CRSI’s popular publications in their favorite web browser as opposed to the previous process, which required additional plug-ins and logins. Vitrium also allows users the ability to annotate sections with notes, different highlighter colors, and proofing marks. Digital publications can be bookmarked and downloaded to the browser for offline viewing.

 “We made great strides this year to upgrade our systems and our online presence. These new systems will bring us to current technologies and significantly improve the user experience,” explains Danielle Kleinhans, President and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, “I am confident these upgrades will position us for greater successes in 2023.”

To experience and explore the improved online offerings, and for more information, please visit www.crsi.org.

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction.

Serving the needs of engineers, architects, and construction professionals, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI also has a broad Region Manager network that supports both members and industry professionals. Serving the construction market in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. with regional offices located across the United States.

 

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Annapolis MD and Washington DC

January 10, 2023

 

 

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Annapolis MD and Washington DC

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, January 9, 2022:  ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology today announced the installation of 3 new sites:

  1. The Garage at West Garrett – 275 West St, Annapolis MD
  2. Ford’s Theatre – 950 F Street Northwest, Washington DC
  3. Hecht Warehouse – 1401 New York Ave NE, Washington DC

The off-street sites comprise ZipBy’s leading ticketless parking solution to give drivers a frictionless parking experience.

Drivers simply enter the parking garage via the ZipBy app and park. As they leave, ZipBy detects their exit and opens the barrier gate. No touching of cellphone or winding down of window is necessary. The parking fee is charged to their credit cards and a receipt emailed to them. No more waiting at the pay station to pay for parking.

About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the next generation of access control technology. ZipBy offers ticketless parking for off street, on street and surface lots, along with secure pedestrian and building access.

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez: shirley.rodriguez@zipby.company

The new Sunsign triple patented, solar portable display sign

January 09, 2023

 

 

 

The new Sunsign triple patented, solar portable display sign

 

 

 

The new Sunsign triple patented, solar portable display sign is revolutionizing the parking & sign industries.  The 1200 lumen bright, double-sided, solar powered, weatherproof, portable sign obtains all its power from the sun to provide up to 7.5 hours of LED backlit lighting at night.  Its unique design allows it to be placed practically anywhere – no need to “face the sun” or worry about any plugs, cords, or electrical wiring hazards.  Integrated wheels, extender legs for high wind or uneven terrain, stakes, and optional locking capabilities allow use in any portable or permanent location.  Per-side 2’ x 3’ signage graphic panels are easily installed or changed via 4 thumb screws per side, making future updating of the sign a snap.   Operating the sign is easy – just place it out in the sun, turn it on, and it will automatically turn on at nighttime, or it can be programmed for specific on/off timing with an optional programmable remote control.  Sunsign weatherproof solar signs are the perfect signage for so many applications – parking garages, valet parking, large event directional parking needs, and so much more.  For more information contact Sunsign Design & Controls, LLC, Flemington, New Jersey, (800) 731-3442, or email sales@sunsigncontrols.com.   www.sunsigncontrols.com

Parker Technology Partners with Regina International Airport & Platinum Parking to Improve the Airport Parking Experience

January 03, 2023

Parker Technology Partners with Regina International Airport & Platinum Parking to Improve the Airport Parking Experience

 

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (January 3rd, 2023) — Parker Technology has partnered with Regina International Airport (YQR) and Platinum Parking Canada, the Airport’s selected parking operator, to provide customer support in their parking facilities. With Parker Technology’s customer service solution, travelers can quickly reach a customer service representative if they experience problems when entering, exiting, or paying for parking.

“Delivering an exceptional customer experience is our top priority at YQR. Parker Technology gives us the peace-of-mind knowing that all customers will be receiving prompt, quality service, no matter the time of day.” said Justin Reves, Manager, Customer Experience and Marketing, Regina Airport Authority.

The Airport is using Parker Technology’s support, in which their customer service team is quickly and efficiently answering all service calls.

Additionally, for this project the Airport is utilizing Parker Technology’s API integration with TIBA. This allows customer service representatives to seamlessly troubleshoot misread tickets and calculate and push appropriate fees to the devices, thereby increasing revenue collection and getting motorists on their way.

“We’re delighted that Regina International Airport has partnered with us to deliver a better customer experience to their parking customers,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology. “We know that time is money, and that is never more important than at an airport when someone is trying to catch a flight or get home to loved ones.”

With Parker Technology’s cloud-based software platform, all call interactions are intuitively tracked in a dashboard, where the Airport’s parking team and Platinum’s team can review call recordings, see data around how many calls they are receiving, why guests are calling for help and how they are being resolved. All this insight can be used to enhance the customer experience and make any necessary adjustments in the parking operation’s day-to-day efficiencies.

About Platinum Parking Canada

Platinum Parking Canada provides parking management services to YQR and over 500 other parking facilities across Canada and the US, ranging from institutions to private parking. Powered by Platinum means delivering superior parking management services to our clients, yielding maximum long-term net income while delivering exceptional customer service. When you think parking, think Platinum. Learn more at www.platinumparking.com.

About Parker Technology

For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently and according to the facility’s business rules. Parker helps clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks, and gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.helpmeparker.com

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL TO REVOLUTIONISE KERBSIDE RESTRICTION MANAGEMENT IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND WITH APPYWAY’S TRAFFIC SUITE

December 14, 2022

 

 

 

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL TO REVOLUTIONISE KERBSIDE RESTRICTION MANAGEMENT IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND WITH APPYWAY’S TRAFFIC SUITE

 

 

  • Dublin City Council is innovating its kerbside restriction management process with AppyWay’s suite of management tools, aptly named Traffic Suite
  • By transforming how they manage their kerbside the City Council will be able to better understand how their kerbside is being used and improve data accuracy
  • The adoption of Traffic Suite, in particular the management tool Mapper, is enabling the City Council to rapidly streamline an outdated and often time-consuming process
  • Now live with the solution, Dublin City Council has much more control over their kerbside assets and is empowered with better data to make more informed decisions

Wednesday 14th December 2022, London, UK, AppyWay the intelligent kerbside organisation empowering local governments to kick-start decarbonisation efforts, has today announced the adoption of its kerbside management solution, Traffic Suite, by its first international customer, Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council approached AppyWay to transform their restriction management process to better understand how their kerbside is being used and to ensure they have more control over their kerbside assets and restriction data. The key goal for the City Council was to look at new and innovative ways to encourage the efficient and sustainable use of loading bays as a part of the Senator Project.

The Senator project is funded under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and aims at finding possible solutions to solve the challenges of logistics in urban areas. Dublin, as one of the two Urban Living Labs, is providing pilot site where solutions will be tested, readjusted, and improved to fit the urban environment.

The adoption of Traffic Suite, in particular the Mapper solution for kerbside management allows the City Council to manage their restrictions in Mapper from a highly accurate data set. This was made possible by an extensive kerbside restriction survey by Cyclomedia.

Now live with Traffic Suite, Dublin City Council is exploring a number of the benefits that digitised, map-based restriction management can bring. This would include exploring huge efficiencies within their management process and workflows, and improved accuracy of restriction records. The City Council have also found wide-ranging opportunities for data sharing across services and external mobility operators which includes the Senator Partners for the Senator platform development.

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO, AppyWay comments, “We’re thrilled have Dublin City Council onboard and proving the benefits of the Traffic Suite and Mapper to an international audience. The outdated and cumbersome management of kerbside restrictions is a global issue, and one that is causing decarbonisation efforts to stagnate. Without streamlined restriction management processes, and easily understood and sharable restriction data, councils are frequently left struggling to rollout initiatives such as electric vehicle charge points, active travel promotion, or create more efficient, sustainable access to loading bays.”

“With Dublin City Council we’re able to put them on the front-foot of kerbside management, empowering them with the tools, processes, and open data they need to make smarter kerbside decisions and make the Senator Urban Living Lab a success.”

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council quotes

“With increasing ecommerce and thriving businesses, the city centre of Dublin is becoming more and more congested, and it is necessary for us to understand and manage the kerb assets more efficiently using digital tools. The kerbside management can be transformational for the city.  We are delighted to partner with AppyWay and look forward to piloting the mapper solution to digitise the streets of Dublin.”

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is the largest Local Authority in the Dublin region, employing approximately 5,600 staff. The Council is responsible for public housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture and environment. Dublin City Council has a population of approx.554,554 people (Census 2016).

AppyWay

AppyWay exists to help cities thrive from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges.

Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enable intelligent mobility, better connecting cities with people and businesses.

Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:

Kerbside Management | B2G

Our Traffic Suite is a better way to manage traffic orders. The all-in-one award-winning platform is designed to manage, centralise, and make traffic orders easy. Transition from manual, text-based orders to automated, highly accurate map-based orders – with the only platform built for traffic teams.

Traffic Suite >

Intelligent Mobility | B2B

AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of comprehensive kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries, and fleets alike.

AppyWay mobile app >

Parking API >

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