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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

Walkable Urban Areas in U.S. Grow Despite Pandemic Fallout

January 25, 2023

Walkable Urban Areas in U.S. Grow Despite Pandemic Fallout


New report ranks the top 35 US metropolitan areas on their walkable urbanism, demonstrating  continued market demand and consumer preference for walkable urban places, in spite of the pandemic

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 25) — Today, Smart Growth America and Places Platform, LLC released Foot Traffic Ahead 2023, a new report ranking the top 35 metro areas by their walkable urbanism using an index that considers premiums in commercial rents, multifamily rental rates, and for-sale home prices. Co-authored by Michael Rodriguez, AICP, and Christopher B. Leinberger, and using data from Yardi Matrix and Rocktop Partners, the report finds that the demand for walkable urban real estate far exceeds supply.

Foot Traffic Ahead finds higher demand driving premiums for commercial and multifamily rents and for-sale home prices in walkable urban places, compared to car-dependent alternatives. The report also provides policymakers with recommendations on how to increase both the supply of and access to equitable, walkable urban development while safeguarding affordability and providing benefits such as improving community health, lowering emissions by reducing car use, and advancing equity by bringing access to economic opportunity.

The rankings of metro areas with the most walkable urbanism are:

Foot Traffic Ahead did find modest reductions in the walkable urban rent and for-sale price premiums over drivable sub-urban due to the pandemic, a “bump in the road”, but significant price premiums remain across the board for walkable urban real estate, including 34% price per square foot price premiums in residential for-sale and  47% rental premiums in office and multifamily rentals.

The report also found that 19.1% of the total U.S. real GDP and 6.8% of the US population are located in walkable urban places that represent just 1.2% of total landmass of the top 35 US  metros.  This is notable as it is illegal to build walkable urban densities and mixed-use development on much of the 98.8% of land that is car-dependent due to restrictive zoning policies in most metropolitan areas. Tools to address high prices and short supply include zoning reform to increase walkable urban land supply and expansion and investment in affordable housing.

This report also ranks the metro areas on social equity by three dimensions—affordability, transit, and proximity to walkability for different socioeconomic and racial groups—finding that there is not an inherent tradeoff between walkable urban places and equitable access to walkable neighborhoods.  For example, New York and Washington, D.C. rank in the top 10 of both our walkable urban and social equity rankings. In contrast, Portland and Los Angeles are also in the top 10 of our walkability rankings but in the bottom 10 of our social equity rankings. The report’s future momentum index identifies which metro areas are growing their share of walkable urbanism, promising increased walkable urban development in the future.

“Foot Traffic Ahead demonstrates that people want to live in walkable urban places, but there’s often not enough housing where folks need it, making it unaffordable and inaccessible to low- and moderate-income people, and to many communities of color,” said Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America. “As the market continues to choose walkable urbanism, it is critical for policymakers to protect existing affordability, promote new affordable housing, and remove barriers to increasing the supply of housing overall. All people deserve access to the quality-of-life and economic benefits that walkable urbanism can provide.”

“The so-called ‘death of the city’ has been overstated, again, as walkable urban price premiums and increased market share of office, retail, multi-family rentals and for-sale housing real estate in walkable urban places held up, despite impacts from the pandemic,” said Christopher B. Leinberger, Managing Director and Co-founder, Places Platform, LLC. “These findings provide a strong economic base and cement walkable urban places and development as the wave of the future as we move toward a more connected, environmentally-sustainable way of life.”

This is the first major study analyzing the real estate market in walkable urban places after the disruption due to Covid-19. The report finds that the pandemic did negatively impact office-dominated downtowns, but found that downtown adjacent walkable urban places surrounding downtowns, walkable urban bedroom neighborhoods, urban universities, and particularly urbanizing suburbs grew during the pandemic, demonstrating a preference for walkable places beyond the traditional downtown.

For more information and to access the report, visit www.smartgrowthamerica.org/foot-traffic-ahead

Smart Growth America helps create healthy, prosperous, and resilient places to live for all people through research, advocacy, and direct community support. Our work spans housing and land use, transportation, and economic development to find solutions to communities’ most pressing needs. We work with elected officials at all levels, real estate developers, chambers of commerce, transportation, urban planning professionals, and residents to improve everyday life for people across the country through better development.
www.smartgrowthamerica.org

Places Platform, LLC is an information services company that provides a unified view of both commercial and residential real estate. Our proprietary suite of analytics provides a contextualized understanding of value, risk, and volatility in local real estate markets. Places Platform tells you what “location, location, location” is actually worth.
Contact: FTA2023@placesplatform.net

 

TagMaster NA & Hamilton Manufacturing offer EXPRESSPASS LPR Maximizing Revenue

January 25, 2023

 

 

TagMaster NA & Hamilton Manufacturing offer EXPRESSPASS LPR Maximizing Revenue

 

Tacoma, WA | January 2023 TagMaster North America, Inc. (TMNA), a leader for AVI (Automated Vehicle Identification) with over 25 years of experience and technical knowledge, announces the successful implementation of the innovative CT-45 LPR Camera with industry-leader, Hamilton Manufacturing Corp to provide a fully integrated and high accuracy vehicle identification solution for car wash applications.

The high-performance LPR technology offered by TagMaster NA addresses a wide range of challenges in this market, offering the ExpressPass LPR solution, which is a fully automated and efficient monthly club membership solution.  By fully automating the monthly club member signups it drives revenue and loyalty. Increased throughput, loyalty, and recurring revenue are just a few of the benefits of Hamilton and TagMaster NA’s LPR solution.

 

TagMaster NA’s LPR technology platform offers a feature-rich identification solution with a constantly updated OCR engine to ensure the highest read accuracy of plates from every state and new issuance plates for every state. The dual cameras (both IR and Color) ensure that even damaged, or non-reflective plates are captured as well.  By optimizing the customer experience and ensuring a seamless and accurate transaction the customer retention rate increases as well as personalized and/or custom services are increased, resulting in higher revenue from new and recurring customer bases.

Hamilton Manufacturing is a leader of unattended car wash kiosks, providing systems with innovative technologies, superior capabilities, as well as outstanding security and durability. Their solutions are designed to engage customers and grow businesses through innovative technologies, superior marketing capabilities, as well as outstanding security and durability. The dual (IR and white light) LPR camera is capable of capturing all distinct types of vehicles traveling at variable speeds and angles with extremely high accuracy, including partially reflective and damaged plates. The LPR camera also provides additional information, such as overview images from the color camera associated with the transaction, which ensures fast and accurate information and vehicle identification throughout the operation and a seamless experience for the car wash club members. Together Hamilton Manufacturing and TagMaster North America are able to offer the very latest technologies and customer convenience into a low TCO and high ROI solution for the car wash industry.

Hamilton Manufacturing has been in business since 1921 and is a leading producer of unattended payment solutions for the carwash, parking, laundry, and amusement verticals. Hamilton designs, manufactures, and supports some of the most innovative products in the modern car wash industry. Their hardware, technology, and market solutions contribute to a superior experience for your customers, while also helping improve your operational efficiency and profitability. sales@hamiltonmfg.com | P: 888-723-4858

TagMaster North America, Inc. is a leading provider of Intelligent Identification solutions, offering dual technologies, including long-range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and License Plate Recognition (LPR). TagMaster NA addresses a wide range of challenges in the parking, rail bound, access, industrial and security industries with 25 years of experience and technical knowledge. The diverse family of hardware and software solutions ensures maximum adaptability and versatility. sales@TagMasterNA.com | P: 866-615-5299

Phoenix Parking Solutions Teams with Developers to Make Smart Parking Decisions

January 24, 2023

 

Phoenix Parking Solutions Teams with Developers to Make Smart Parking Decisions

 

Phoenix Parking, photo credit: Brandon Amato

 

 

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 24, 2023) – Phoenix Parking Solutions, a full-service parking management and consulting company based in Atlanta that optimizes gateless service with technology-driven tactics, offers its consulting services to developers who are looking to secure funding, optimize revenue and elevate the guest parking experience.

 

Phoenix owner Jeff Patterson, a leader in the digital conversion of the parking industry, presents a more efficient, profitable, sustainable and safer approach to parking by consulting on mixed-use developments, office buildings, apartments and retail centers before they are even built.

 

Patterson, who has a successful history of educating property owners and management companies on how to replace antiquated parking systems with cloud-based parking methods, provides developers guidance from the moment they are looking to build a project. At this initial stage, his company can help generate a pro forma statement to help sell the project to investors and creditors. This financial projection justifies the amount to be spent on concrete and space so investors can get an idea of their ROI.

 

The next stage involves developmental consulting on the infrastructure of the garage, including any necessary referrals to architectural firms. Phoenix consults on smart city planning and sustainability options including curb cuts, lighting, camera coverage and nested gate areas. Patterson and his team lend their expertise to offer complete systems that combine strategic light placement, motion sensors and solutions to save money on additional wiring. Phoenix is also responsible for determining whether the city requires private property owners to have a certain amount of electric vehicle charging stations and how quickly these needs will grow.

 

The third and final stage involves consultation on the parking garage design elements such as the placement, verbiage and material of elevator, floor and wayfinding signs. Phoenix is well versed on sign ordinances and other nuances that garage operators don’t always consider.

 

Knowing the types of tenants that will be in these developments ahead of time also helps Phoenix determine infrastructure elements that can reduce insurance claims, such as placing rounded curbs near restaurants, so guests and valet drivers don’t scrape front bumpers or curb wheels when pulling up to the valet stand.

 

Being able to finalize plans for a parking facility is much easier to do before the garage is built. Having to tear up concrete to replace antiquated systems or to upgrade and reposition lighting and camera systems creates added costs that have a negative impact on ROI. The latest security measures that Phoenix recommends allow parking garage operators to monitor cameras in real time and make guests feel safer when walking to their cars thanks to motion sensors and LED lighting.

 

Patterson is one of less than 500 Certified Parking Professionals in the country, which he says has prepared him to be a better consultant. Earning this certification calls for a mastery of parking industry knowledge and best practices including ADA regulations, facility design and signage.

 

“By being a very forward-thinking company, we stay in the know with webinars and expos, and by checking out existing installations of new products,” says Patterson. “Phoenix is always looking into more sustainable options to recommend to clients, and we don’t rely on the cookie-cutter models of old. We’re here to save help our clients save money with an efficient garage that utilizes new and proven solutions.”

 

Ultimately, Phoenix guides developers toward cost savings from day one, which results in a better return on investment down the road. “We consult on city requirements, but beyond that, we want to prepare our clients for future growth,” Patterson adds. “It’s important to think about what the market will look like by the time the building is done.”

 

 

About Phoenix Parking Solutions

Phoenix Parking Solutions is an Atlanta-based company specializing in a range of parking services for restaurants, hotels, country clubs, shopping centers, and community events, in addition to parking management, logistics, and consulting services. Currently parking tens of thousands of cars per week at dozens of premium locations throughout the city, Phoenix has established itself as one of the largest parking providers across downtown and Midtown Atlanta. Phoenix president Jeff Patterson, an active member of the National Parking Association (NPA) and one of less than 500 Certified Parking Professionals in the country, has been named to NPA’s 40 Under 40 – Class of 2021 that recognizes the positive impact of the best and brightest young professionals in the parking industry. For more information, call 678-412-0505 or visit phoenixparkingsolutions.com.

 

 

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

ParkMobile Partners with Albuquerque Convention Center, Managed by ASM Global, to Offer Parking Reservations in Albuquerque, New Mexico

January 19, 2023

 

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with Albuquerque Convention Center, Managed by ASM Global, to Offer Parking Reservations in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

Users can now reserve parking in advance of events at The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza.

 

 

Albuquerque, NM – January 19, 2023 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, is partnering with ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, to offer parking reservations at The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza. Now, parking can be reserved before an event at 650 spaces in a dedicated parking garage. Reservations can be made via the ParkMobile app or the reservation sites for The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, andCivic Plaza.

“Through our partnership with ParkMobile, we will utilize their reservations feature for three of Albuquerque’s top venues: The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza. Now, guests can reserve a parking space ahead of an event or visit to the venue and have a guaranteed spot waiting for them upon arrival,” said Ray Roa, CSEP, General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center. “It will make the guest experience even more seamless.”

ParkMobile has over 163,000 registered users in New Mexico and is available in Sante Fe and at New Mexico University and Central New Mexico Community College. ParkMobile has close to 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

Reserving a parking space is quick and easy. A user can go to the venue’s reservation site to view a full list of upcoming events with all the available parking options. To make a parking reservation, a user searches for the event venue in the ParkMobile app or website and selects the space they’d like to park in. After the user books the reservation, it can be redeemed at the location using a mobile pass in the ParkMobile app or a printed permit.

“This is our first time offering reservations in Albuquerque, so we look forward to introducing the community to that ParkMobile feature,” added David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director for ParkMobile. “This capability will take the stress out of parking and create a better experience when attending an event at one of ASM’s venues.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

About ASM Global: ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitterasmglobal.com

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

ASM Global Contact: Ray Roa, CSEP, General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center RayRoa@albuquerquecc.com

ZipBy appoints John Cowley as Vice President of Sales, North America

January 19, 2023

 

 

 

ZipBy appoints John Cowley as Vice President of Sales, North America

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2023:  ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cowley, Vice President of Sales – North America, who started with ZipBy today, 18th January 2023.

John joins ZipBy North America with 30+ years of sales experience in strategic account management, marketing, and sales management, he has been with T2 Systems for the past 12 years focused on providing comprehensive solutions to the parking industry. Having experience in a broad spectrum of parking technology such as Pay Stations, Mobile Payment, PARCS, Permits, Enforcement and LPR, John has partnered with multiple technology partners and developed strategic relationships across the industry with Municipalities, Universities, Healthcare, Operators, Property Management along with various levels of government to promote and implement new parking technology solutions to ensure clients realize their operational objectives.

John brings a proven track record of leading successful sales teams and an in-depth knowledge of the sales process. His experience, leadership attributes, strong relationships and parking industry knowledge make him a great addition to the ZipBy leadership team.

He is an active member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute [IPMI], National Parking Association [NPA], Canadian Parking Association [CPA], California Mobility & Parking Association [CMPA], Southwest Parking & Transportation Association [SWPTA]as well as been on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association [PIPTA].

John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business and Psychology from Trinity Western University, Canada.

www.zipby.app

 

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

Manhattan, Kansas, Partners with ParkMobile for the City’s New Parking Garage

January 18, 2023

 

 

 

Manhattan, Kansas, Partners with ParkMobile for the City’s New Parking Garage

 

 

Payment for parking in Aggieville Parking Garage will be available through ParkMobile’s digital parking solution.

 

Manhattan, KS – January 17, 2023 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., has expanded its services to the City of Manhattan, Kansas. Through the ParkMobile app, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at over 450 off-street parking spaces in the brand-new Aggieville Parking Garage. ParkMobile is currently available at local university, Kansas State University, so students, faculty, and residents may already be familiar with the app.

“We are excited to introduce ParkMobile in our newly constructed Aggieville Parking Garage as we continue to improve the Aggieville Business District,” said Adrienne Tucker,  Parking Services Manager for the City of Manhattan. “The app will make parking more seamless, further enhancing the guest experience in the area.”

Kansas has close to 75,000 ParkMobile users, and the app can be found at The University of Kansas and in Lawrence and Wichita. ParkMobile has close to 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhoneand Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

To pay for zone parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the parking session time on their mobile device.

“The new Aggieville Parking Garage will greatly benefit from adding ParkMobile as their mobile payment provider,” added David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director, North America. “Our digital experience allows users to pay for parking straight from their phone and offers multiple ways to pay for parking through the app.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Manhattan, Kansas Contact: Adrienne Tucker, Parking Services Manager, adrienne.tucker@cityofmhk.com

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.

 

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