City of Pasadena Selects TIBA Parking Systems to Install 58+ Lanes of PARCS Solutions in Eight City Owned Parking Facilities and Awards a Multi-Year Contract for Support and Service

March 05, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

City of Pasadena Selects TIBA Parking Systems to Install 58+ Lanes of PARCS Solutions in Eight City Owned Parking Facilities and Awards a Multi-Year Contract for Support and Service

 

 

 

 

Pasadena, CA TIBA Parking Systems has been selected by the City of Pasadena to be their long-term parking technology partner. Through this partnership, TIBA will create and install a comprehensive parking technology package to manage parking for 58+ lanes in eight of Pasadena’s city owned public garages.

 

 

TIBA Parking, one of the leading providers of parking access control systems throughout the U.S., will replace the existing antiquated hardware and software in the City of Pasadena’s facilities with the latest technologies in the PARCS industry, including frictionless access options, mobile payment choices, license plate recognition, EMV integration for debit/credit cards, and innovative E-Validation solutions.

 

The spectrum of services which TIBA Parking Systems will providethe City of Pasadena includes:

 

  • Exclusive multi-year contract for the City of Pasadena’s owned facilities, including support and maintenance
  • A scalable solution that can be easily expanded to meet future technologies
  • Integration with the City parking facilities one to one platform for better management control and auditing
  • Installation of a Control Center for all facilities
  • Camera technology in devices and lanes to enhance the visitor’s experience
  • Expedited entry and egress via a license plate as the primary access credential
  • A trial version of TIBA Parking System’s ParkBlue solution to allow access via BlueTooth (BLE)

 

Jon Bowsher, President of TIBA North & South America acknowledged, “We are very proud that the City of Pasadena selected TIBA Parking Systems as their partner to provide innovative software solutions for the next ten years. This opportunity reinforces TIBA’s history as a leading parking solutions provider that can deliver large complex customized solutions direct to the customer in Southern California, and across the world.”

 

Installation of the City of Pasadena’s Parking Access and Control System will commence in 2019.

 

 

About TIBA Parking Systems:

For over 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on software development, while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platforms. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software

 

functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing Smart Cities ecosystem.

 

TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit www.tibaparking.com.

 

Lisa Millet Joins Kleinfelder as Executive Vice President and Central Division Director

March 04, 2019

 

 

 

Lisa Millet Joins Kleinfelder as Executive Vice President and Central Division Director

 

 

Denver, Colorado (March 4, 2019)– Kleinfelder announced today that Lisa Millet has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and Central Division Director. Millet is a seasoned executive with significant experience providing strategic leadership for global and national engineering and construction operations. Based in Kleinfelder’s Denver, CO office, Millet will oversee the company’s operations throughout the Central United States and Canada.

 

 

“Lisa is a well-respected and recognized leader who brings to Kleinfelder extensive operational management experience and new approaches that will drive growth and profitability,” commented Louis Armstrong, President. “She will be instrumental in positioning Kleinfelder to best capitalize on the market opportunities throughout the Central Division as well as fostering a culture that provides opportunities for our professionals to grow their careers within our company.”

With over 30 years of AEC industry experience, Millet has an impressive track-record applying her deep understanding of strategic planning and implementation, operations management, and business and client development to realize business value across multiple markets and geographies.  As the manager of regional operations, Millet successfully provided leadership and strategic vision for over 700 technical and administrative resources that supported heavy civil, transportation, federal, mining, power, and oil and gas projects that generated over $300M in business annually.

As a Managing Partner for development of a Global Key Client Program, Millet demonstrated her expertise in building and sustaining client relationships through implementation and stewardship of a program that focused on business development, quality and accountability for strategic clients, and resulted in significant year-over-year sales growth. Millet’s understanding of client operations and business needs will help advance Kleinfelder’s efforts in matching its unrivaled technical talent with the increasingly complex needs of the company’s clients.

“It is a privilege to join the many talented professionals at Kleinfelder and support them in delivering leading technical services and business outcomes to our clients,” said Millet.  “Kleinfelder is positioned for strong growth and financial performance.  It is an exciting time to be part of this successful organization.”

About Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As an integrated, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia.

For more information contact:

Dustin Esposito

Marketing and Communications Manager

DEsposito@Kleinfelder.com

Bomel Construction: New 600-stall structure expected to ease parking crunch in city’s Old Towne district

March 04, 2019

 

 

 

 

Bomel Construction: New 600-stall structure expected to ease parking crunch in city’s Old Towne district

 

 

 

ORANGE, Calif.––During a recent grand opening ceremony, officials with the Orange County Transportation Authority and the City of Orange welcomed the five-level Old Towne West Metrolink Parking Structure recently completed by general contractor Bomel Construction Co. Inc. and construction management firm Hill International Inc.

 

 

Not as easy as it looks’

“I wanted to thank Bomel Construction and Hill for not only your work on the project­­––it’s outstanding­––but for the sponsorship of today’s event,” OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson said to an audience of about 200 gathered on the garage’s south side.

“Your work, your planning, the teamwork to get it done in a tight constrained space is not as easy as it looks,” he added. “You guys did an outstanding job. Thanks for keeping us moving in the right direction.”

Built on the west side of North Lemon Street and south side of West Maple Avenue, the Old Towne West Metrolink Parking Structure is east of the Orange Metrolink station and OCTA bus depot and west of the Circle retail district. The $29.5-million garage is expected to reduce the parking shortage for rail commuters and visitors to the area. The 608-stall garage embraces the charm of the Old Towne Orange Historical District, a one-mile-square area that contains many of the original structures built shortly after the city’s incorporation in 1888. Old Towne was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1997.

Generously clad from roofline to street level in brick veneer and sporting 30 window openings, the garage resembles a modern version of a large fruit packing plant that populated the city in the early 1900s. Choate Parking Consultants was the project architect.

With two subterranean levels, an at-grade level and two decks above ground, 500 of the garage’s stalls are reserved for Metrolink commuters. The balance of stalls is intended for visitors to Old Towne, a neighborhood of many 100-year-old homes––some meticulously restored––and shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

While it looks like a classic throwback to a bygone era, the parking structure is equipped with such 21st Century features as electric vehicle charging stations, rooftop solar energy panels and two dozen bicycle lockers.

Small site on busy block

The construction phase was far from an easy ride. Some of the challenges included unearthing and storing buried railroad tracks found during site preparation; working on a snug site bordering multiple businesses and Chapman University; and sharing the streets with a constant caravan of cars traveling through the neighborhood and OCTA busses heading to the depot a block away.

A 22-foot-deep excavation to accommodate two subterranean levels put extra pressure on workers who had to dig and support a huge hole while not disturbing neighbors. The project team placed seismic monitors to measure vibration around the site.

“Before we started, we had to make sure nothing would be damaged while we’re digging and shoring because we were literally right up against businesses and homes,” said Bert Williamson, Bomel Construction’s project manager.

In addition to Williamson, the Bomel project team included Kasey Shay, project executive; Dave Mosham, project superintendent; Ronnie Theroux, project engineer; and Duowei Li, assistant project engineer.

‘On time and within budget’

Shawn Benedict, senior construction manager for Hill International, was impressed with Bomel Construction’s performance.

“Bomel Construction was a valued partner in the success of the Old Towne West Metrolink Parking Structure,” he said following the grand opening ceremony.

“The ambitious project required a high level of collaboration among the project team that included City of Orange stakeholders, OCTA and Bomel Construction.  Bomel’s experience and knowledge of parking structures helped overcome many of the challenges the team faced and resulted in the project being completed on time and within budget.”

In addition to erecting parking structures of various sizes at mass transit stations in Covina, Fullerton, Irvine, San Bernardino and Tustin, Bomel has a long history of success in Orange, having completed multiple garages for rapidly expanding Chapman University.

The Old Towne West Metrolink Parking Structure was funded by the city of Orange, Measure M, State Transportation Improvement Program and Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds. Approved by more than 70% of voters, Measure M is Orange County’s half-cent sales tax to fund transportation investments.

OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, the opening ceremony’s final speaker, expressed his pleasure with the project’s execution.

“The good news is this project is actually coming in below budget,” he said. “That’s a testament to the great work of everyone involved. OCTA is very pleased with the results.”

 

ABOUT BOMEL CONSTRUCTION: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc., widely regarded as the dean of design-build parking structure construction in the western United States, is one of the largest concrete contractors in the nation. Bomel Construction currently serves as the design-build general contractor for the largest parking structure under construction in California, a 6,500-stall garage scheduled to open this year. In addition to its award-winning parking structure portfolio, Bomel is a one-stop source for all concrete construction needs. The company maintains a highly skilled staff for its in-house structural, architectural and site concrete divisions. Bomel works directly for property owners, developers and general contractors. Its portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects built at large, well-known casino-resorts, shopping malls, office buildings, mass transit centers, airports, universities and community colleges.  For more information: Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Phone: 714-921-1660. Website: www.bomelconstruction.com.

 

 

 

PIE 2019: A Wake-Up Call for Parking Employers – Laney Solutions

March 04, 2019

 

 

 

 

PIE 2019: A Wake-Up Call for Parking Employers – Laney Solutions

 

 

 

The customer comes first. It’s a mantra heard in so many companies these days, but it’s one that is deeply flawed. See, there’s a problem with putting customers first.

 

 

It means that employees come in second, at best.

So much energy is spent today surrounding innovation, technology upgrades, and customer, yet many of us fail to recognize the importance of creating a positive employment experience for employees.

After all, a business is only successful as its employees, and that goes for any industry.

Whether you are a business owner, manager, or professional looking to move to a management role, those of us in the parking industry must understand how to attract and retain talent today.

This topic has never been more important than now. Between the mobility revolution and the record low US unemployment rates, parking employers are having to work increasingly hard to hang on to their best talent.

Furthermore, the employee-employer relationship has evolved and looks much different than even just a few years ago. The employee journey is fluid, and organizations must plan for movement into, within, and out of their company with flexibility and ease. Employees look at their jobs now as opportunities to pursue their passions, experience professional growth, gain new experiences, and expand their networks. And more and more, if employees aren’t getting these, they’ll leave.

To help managers and leaders in the parking industry develop strategies and tactics that will attract and retain top parking talent, Kathleen Laney of Laney Solutions will host the panel discussion, “Shifting Gears: How Hiring and Managing Parking Talent is Evolving in Today’s Mobility Market” at the PIE Expo in Chicago. This session will focus on how parking employers can create a positive employee experience to gain a competitive talent edge.

Take the wake-up call and don’t miss Kathleen’s session on Wednesday, March 13 at 10 am as she examines top parking employer’s issues with:

  • Stephane Jean-Marc Adovelande, General Manager – Chicago, LAZ Parking
  • Bryan Blackwell, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing – Amano McGann
  • Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, Parking & Transit Manager – Town of Estes Park
  • Nicole Wylie, General Manager, SpotHero

 

Kathleen Laney

President & Executive Search Consultant, Laney Solutions

kathleen@laneysolutions.com

 

Laney Solutions is the leading parking industry recruitment firm specializing in middle and senior management, experienced sales professionals and executive level placements. Driven by client and candidate satisfaction, we target and locate quality candidates who possess very specific skills, experience, education, training and more – to match our client’s exact requirements. Learn more by visiting www.laneysolutions.com or contacting Kathleen Laney directly at kathleen@laneysolutions.com.

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

March 01, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

 

 

 

The national parking powerhouse utilized ParkHub’s leading technology to aid the fans’ arrival for a fourth consecutive year

 

 

 

 

DALLAS, TX. –  70,081 fans, 2,491 cars, 39 limos, 36 buses. An often-overlooked feat of skill and strategy takes place just before the Big Game begins – and it happens in stadium parking lots. For the fourth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY selected ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to support their parking operations team in servicing the ultimate showdown in football. The results are in: at the peak time of traffic, parking payments and passes were processed in less than six seconds and fans were happily on their way.

 

The challenges parking operators face handling a large volume of traffic are numerous: lot occupancy tracking, potential overflow, cash slippage, and managing thousands of credit card transactions and prepaid passes – to name a few. The goal: to make parking so slick and easy, fans don’t think about parking challenges at all.

 

SP+ GAMEDAY, the event and venue-focused division of SP+, has staffed, managed, and serviced over 90 venues and major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, the NCAA Final Four Tournament, and of course, the Big Game.

 

The company uses ParkHub’s mobile point-of-sale device, Prime, to accept payments and authenticate prepaid passes in real time, while ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, Portal, reports real-time data to the parking managers of the stadium, giving them the ability to track each transaction in every lot down to the specific parking attendant.

 

“Working with ParkHub and their dashboard allowed us to communicate information to our clients in real time,” reports SP+ Gameday VP, Cristine Paull.

 

With streamlined operations and real-time insight, ParkHub helps parking professionals improve customer service and drive revenue. ParkHub’s customers include premier professional sports and entertainment venues, and the company manages over 1.4 million parking spots and has parked over 18 million vehicles to date.

 

“It’sgreat to work with SP+ GAMEDAY year on year and see their team maximize our platform to ensure seamless operations,” said Jessica Leichty, ParkHub’s Senior Operations Manager. “We are proud to be part of the service they deliver to the fans.”

 

Stats from this year’s game:

 

  • Kickoff time: 5:30 pm
  • Number of devices: 100
  • Number of lots: 28
  • First vehicle: 2:33 am CST
  • Last vehicle: 6:19 pm CST
  • Total number of vehicles: 2,568
  • Peak ingress time: 11:00 am CST
  • Peak ingress rate: 10.2 vehicles / minute

 

 

About SP+

 

SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

 

About ParkHub

 

ParkHub is a Dallas-based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the global parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub validates prepaid passes from many parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr, ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit www.parkhub.com.

ParkHub Announces $13 Million Series B Funding Led by Arrowroot Capital

March 01, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

ParkHub Announces $13 Million Series B Funding Led by Arrowroot Capital

 

 

 

The investment will allow the Dallas-based parking technology provider to drive sales and marketing growth and accelerate product development.

 

 

DALLAS, TX. – ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, announced today it has completed its Series B financing.

Led by Santa Monica-based Arrowroot Capital, a leading growth equity firm specializing in B2B software, the investment will enable ParkHub to further establish market leadership and continue development of its growing suite of software solutions for a wide array of event-based facilities and beyond. The funding is the first institutional capital for the company, validating the vision supported by Jerry Jones, Bruce Williams and Van Taylor, among ParkHub’s angel investors. As part of the transaction, Kareem El Sawy, Partner at Arrowroot Capital, will be joining the board.

“We are thrilled to have gained Arrowroot’s investment and support,” said George Baker Sr., Founder and CEO of ParkHub. “Over the past few years, our team has worked tirelessly to attract major accounts, form strategic partnerships, and refine our product offering while maturing as a service provider and company. This partnership will undoubtedly accelerate our growth, and we feel privileged to work closely with Arrowroot’s team of software experts.”

“ParkHub has positioned itself squarely within the broader mobility movement, seeing an attractive opportunity to build a platform that connects across transportation, commerce, asset management, and smart cities in general,” said Kareem El Sawy, Partner at Arrowroot Capital. “We are excited to partner with George and his team to scale their offerings and services in this evolving sector.”

ParkHub’s subscription-based solutions help parking professionals improve customer experience and drive revenue with streamlined operations and real-time insight. The company’s customers include premier professional sports teams and entertainment clients and the technology integrates with major parking and ticketing providers, such as SpotHero, Parkmobile, ParkWhiz, Ticketmaster, and Tickets.com. The product suite includes Prime, a mobile point-of-sale solution; Portal, a business intelligence system; Pulse, a multi-directional occupancy sensor; and ParkHub.io, a parking inventory and data distribution system.

Over the past year, ParkHub has made significant strides increasing its foothold and has more than doubled its client base. The company executed a multi-year agreement with Live Nation, expanded on a growing list of venue and university partners, and began to penetrate the State and National Park verticals. In January 2019, ParkHub acquired the mobile point-of-sale division of SpotHero and formed a long-term partnership designed to improve the overall consumer parking experience.

ParkHub manages over 1 million parking spots and has parked and digitally transcribed over 18 million vehicles to date.

For more information, visit www.parkhub.com/landingpage/join-our-journey.

About ParkHub

 

ParkHub is a Dallas-based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the global parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub technology integrates with many prepaid parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr., ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit www.parkhub.com.

About Arrowroot Capital 

Arrowroot Capital is a global growth equity firm based in Santa Monica, CA, focused on minority, majority, and buyout investments in B2B software companies. The firm serves as a catalyst for growth-related initiatives by partnering with management and leveraging its deep enterprise software expertise to deliver meaningful, tangible value. Arrowroot targets initial equity investments in the range of $5 million to $25 million and has the flexibility to pursue larger opportunities as well as a broad range of transaction types. Arrowroot also targets add-on acquisitions for its portfolio companies with a wider range of size and general criteria. Learn more at http://www.arrowrootcapital.com.

 

 

The Corners of Brookfield installs custom-designed INDECT parking guidance system

February 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

The Corners of Brookfield installs custom-designed INDECT parking guidance system

 

 

 

Brookfield, WI (February 27, 2019) INDECT USA announces the latest installation of their intelligent parking guidance system at The Corners of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

The new parking guidance system is part of the town’s $7 million upgrade and includes custom designed wayfinding signs with extra-large digits that can be easily seen from long distances.

 

“The parking structure at The Corners of Brookfield differs from standard garages as it has unusually high ceilings.” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. “This meant that the signs had to be hung much higher than normal.”

 

“The client was concerned that this would affect visibility so we worked with the signage team at Gensler to create custom signs with 10.5-inch LED digits that are double the standard size normally used in parking guidance.” said Fowler.

 

“They are so big you can see them clearly from any position in the garage.” he said.

 

According to Fowler, each sensor has also been fitted with an extended LED indicator to help drivers easily identify vacant spaces as they enter each aisle.

 

“One of the benefits of the INDECT system is the ability to easily modify the brightness of the signs and space indicators according to the ambient light conditions of the parking garage. They can be brightened or dimmed at any time, in any section on any level independently of each other. This gives our clients complete control over the appearance of their system.” he said.

 

An additional 34 high-definition matrix signs have been installed at numerous locations around the site to display changing information and advertising material.

 

The installation was successfully managed by experienced distributor Parking Guidance Systems, LLC.

 

About INDECT USA

INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.

INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com

 

PARKCLOUD FLYING HIGH WITH RIGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RENEWAL 

February 27, 2019

 

 

 

PARKCLOUD FLYING HIGH WITH RIGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RENEWAL 

 

 

 

European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has finalised a renewal contract with Europe’s second fastest growing airport*, Riga International.  

 

 

 

Following consistent booking growth over the three-year contract term, ParkCloud will continue to market on-site parking at Riga Airport – known via its code RIX – through numerous consumer-facing channels. 

 

Passengers looking to book long-stay parking alongside their flights, will be able to reserve online at the airport’s P3 car park, which is a few minutes’ walk from the airport’s terminal building.  

 

With a bevy of benefits for drivers, the car park is open 24/7, is well-lit and secured by a perimeter fence and barrier entry. Members of the RIX Club privilege programme will also have access to premium spaces to park their cars.  

 

Situated in Latvia’s capital city, Riga Airport is the largest airport in the Baltic states, serving as a hub for national carrier airBaltic. As a popular departure point for those travelling in transfer, passengers are able to fly direct to 100 destinations in 30 countries.  

 

Mark Pegler, ParkCloud’s Managing Director, said:  

 

“Having worked in collaboration with Riga Airport since 2016, we have been able to adapt and strengthen our marketing approach to effectively capture the rising number of online shoppers – who are increasingly demanding a more comprehensive one-stop travel solution.  

 

“As well as being a popular tourist destination in its own right, Riga hosts an international gateway to those travelling throughout Europe and beyond, creating the potential to exploit future growth opportunities. It’s an exciting challenge for the next phase of our collaboration.”   

 

 

Riga Airport has recently celebrated record numbers of passenger growth, welcoming seven million passengers in 2018.  

 

To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com 

  

*http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/newsroom/for-press/2018/riga-airport-has-been-recognized-as-the-second-fastest-growing-european-airport      

 

About ParkCloud 

 

ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days. 

 

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event. 

 

ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid. 

 

Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most. 

 

 This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide. 

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade 

http://www.parkcloud.com 

 

Bomel Construction – More Long-term Parking: Second-largest Construction Project at San Francisco International Airport Completed; New Garage Has 3,600 Stalls

February 26, 2019

 

 

 

Bomel Construction – More Long-term Parking: Second-largest Construction Project at San Francisco International Airport Completed; New Garage Has 3,600 Stalls

 

 

 

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ––The number two is popular these days at San Francisco International Airport.

The airport’s second long-term parking structure––built right next to the first––has opened during the second month of the year. The new 3,600-stall garage, which took two years to be completed, was the second largest construction project in progress, surpassed only by the ongoing redevelopment of Terminal 1, a $2.4 billion endeavor.

San Francisco International has experienced a significant increase in passenger boardings over the last five years. With about 26,900 boardings in 2017, SFO was the seventh busiest airport in the nation and second busiest in California, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The 2017 figure represents a 26-percent increase since 2012.

“Peak demand for long-term parking was approaching a capacity limit, requiring the need for additional parking capacity,” said airport spokesperson Doug Yakel.

The new 1.2-million-square-foot garage, part of the airport’s five-year capital improvement program, is located on the former site of parking lot DD. The two long-term parking structures are connected on the fifth level by a pedestrian and vehicular bridge. The older garage has 3,100 stalls on seven levels. The new $154-million garage has six levels.

Getting it built

Irvine-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc., widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in the West, served as the garage’s concrete subcontractor to Nibbi Brothers General Contractors of San Francisco. Bomel Construction was responsible for the superstructure’s concrete (excluding the ground-level slab). Bomel’s work included structural concrete, formwork and rebar; concrete for the 108-foot-long by 40-foot-wide bridge; and site concrete for the entry and exit plaza. Nibbi Brothers handled foundations and footings.
Yakel said other major project participants included: Kwan-Henmi/FMC/Watry-Buehler Collaborative (architects/designers); Allen Group/Cooper Pugeda Management (project management); SFO Parking Management; and New South Parking.

“One of the biggest challenges came at the beginning of the project when the design had to be changed in order to accommodate a sanitary sewer force main that runs through the project site and is under the jurisdiction of the cities of Burlingame and Millbrae,” Yakel said. “The design team literally moved the footprint of the new parking facility 50 feet to the west so that it cleared the SSFM and still provided the requisite programming features, including bridge interconnectivity between the new garage, the pending new AirTrain Station and the existing garage.”

Another major challenge during construction, as with most ongoing projects at SFO, was keeping the existing long-term parking facility in operation during construction.

“This involved significant coordination with SFO Parking Management, including shuttle bus operations, as there were multiple shuttle bus route changes and phased construction of the entry/exit plaza, which houses the parking access and revenue controls systems,” Yakel added.

Two crews working six days

Bomel Construction’s project team included Robert Babcock, project manager; Josh Bell, project engineer; and Hollis Emery, superintendent. In addition to working 10-hour weekdays, Babcock said Bomel’s two separate crews worked on Saturdays.

“Due to the size of the parking structure, the structural engineer designed it with expansion joints in both the east-west and north-south directions, splitting it into four separate structures. This was done to help minimize shrinkage cracks,” Babcock explained.

San Francisco’s vibrant construction industry and a large public-sector project like this one also presented a number of challenges.

“Everybody is working these days,” Babcock recalled when the project first started. “Finding good help in the field, scheduling concrete and other normal project tasks were a lot harder than anticipated. Noe Valenzuela with Nibbi Brothers was truly helpful with a lot of upfront issues, including meeting all of the local business hiring requirements.

“Nibbi was a huge asset throughout the project,” he continued. “It was challenging maintaining our required crew sizes––our formwork crew, our patching crew and our subcontractor’s iron worker crew. It was even more challenging training all of Nibbi’s MEP subcontractors, specifically their electrical subcontractor, to maintain our aggressive schedule.

“But with Nibbi’s help, we were able to place all the superstructure concrete, plus the added work, a little ahead of schedule.”

The parking garage, located at 794 South Airport Boulevard, has a main entrance with a ramp and two other entrances. It also has five stairwells and one bank of four elevators. The speed ramp goes from one side all the way up to each level. The ground level will include retail stores.

‘An exceptional parking garage’

Yakel said the parking structure was completed within its budget. He praised the project’s participants.

“The team’s exemplary performance highlights the airport’s standard of doing business, aka, delivering exceptional projects within a structured collaborative partnering environment,” he said earlier this month. “Everybody on the team had the same goal of delivering an exceptional parking garage on time and on budget. Toward that end, substantial completion has been achieved and the new garage is in operation.”

 

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: In 2017, San Francisco International Airport was the seventh-busiest airport in the United Statesand the 24th-busiest in the worldby passenger count. It is the fifth-largest hubfor United Airlinesand functions as United’s primary transpacific gateway. It also serves as a secondary hub for Alaska Airlines. It is a major maintenance hub for United Airlines. SFO offers non-stop flights to more than 47 international cities on 41 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 83 cities in the U.S. on 12 domestic airlines. Website: www.flysfo.com.

 

 

ABOUT BOMEL CONSTRUCTION: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc., widely regarded as the dean of design-build parking structure construction in the western United States, is one of the largest concrete contractors in the nation. Bomel Construction currently serves as the design-build general contractor for the largest parking structure under construction in California, a 6,500-stall garage. In addition to its award-winning parking structure portfolio, Bomel is a one-stop source for all concrete construction needs. The company maintains a highly skilled staff for its in-house structural, architectural and site concrete divisions. Bomel works directly for property owners, developers and general contractors. Its portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects built at large, well-known casino-resorts, shopping malls, office buildings, mass transit centers, airports, universities and community colleges.  For more information: Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Phone: 714-921-1660. Website: www.bomelconstruction.com

McCarthy Appoints Mike Benford as Director of Business Development, Southern Region

February 26, 2019

 

 

 

McCarthy Appoints Mike Benford as Director of Business Development, Southern Region

 

 

 

DALLAS—February 26, 2019 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Southern Region has appointed Mike Benford to Director of Business Development. In this role, Benford is responsible for commercial business development as well as the civil and transportation market across the region. Specifically, he will focus on aviation, parking structures, site civil, transportation and general commercial construction.

 

 

Benford brings over a decade of experience in the construction industry and has worked with McCarthy for more than five years, proving himself on the job site and working his way up from a project engineer to project director. Benford applies hands-on, in the field experience to working with clients and expanding business. Prior to joining McCarthy’s Southern Region, he served as Director of Business Development for the Southern California Region. He was responsible for leading initiatives for the commercial business unit and parking structures group, working across numerous markets including entertainment, transportation, private development as well as science and technology.

 

“Mike’s previous experience within McCarthy and exemplary talent will be beneficial to the growth and success of our Southern Region within aviation, commercial design-build, civil and transportation markets,” said McCarthy Southern Region President, Ray Sedey. “We are excited to welcome Mike to the team.”

 

Benford earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and is a mentor for high school students through the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) mentorship program.

 

About McCarthy

 

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

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