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Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference

August 04, 2022

 

 

Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference

 

Company presents FlowbirdGO, a cloud-based off-street solution for gated and gateless facilities

 

Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird North America, a leader in cloud-based mobility solutions, announced the release of its latest advancement in parking technology at the 2022 International Parking and Mobility Institute Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. FlowbirdGO is a dynamic off-street system giving operators the flexibility to manage parking in gated and ungated garages and lots. Visitors to Flowbird’s IPMI booth got a first-look at the system’s cloud-based functionality, easy to use hardware, and frictionless entry in action.

In gated parking scenarios, the FlowbirdGO system begins with a fully configurable touch-screen entry kiosk. As the driver approaches the parking facility, the gate arm is down and the entry terminal illuminates. The driver prints their QR code entry ticket and the gate arm opens for access to the facility. Alternatively, the FlowbirdGO system can be customized to accept phone numbers, credit cards, and permit access as an entry token.

 

Payment for parking stays can be made at Flowbird’s Pay-On-Foot machines or at an in-lane Flowbird exit kiosk. The QR code from the initial entry ticket is scanned and Flowbird’s cloud-based system calculates the amount owed. The Pay-On-Foot machine can be configured to accept various forms of payment including magstripe, chip, NFC, coins, and bills. In-lane payments can be made by card or NFC payment. The Flowbird mobile parking app is also a key payment method in the FlowbirdGO eco-system.

Once payment is confirmed by the Pay-On-Foot machine, a QR code receipt is printed and scanned at exit to raise the gate. If payment is done in-lane, the gate will raise automatically following the successful transaction.

FlowbirdGO can also be configured for gateless parking facilities, allowing for frictionless entry and exit. Seamlessly integrating with 3rd party LPR cameras, drivers can freely enter and exit the facility while their license plate number is recorded by the FlowbirdGO system. The solution can accommodate pre-payment or post payment, prior to leaving the facility, as well as mailed invoices if the user does not pay on-site.

The system’s open technology platform allows for an array of possibilities that are customized to individual parking facilities. FlowbirdGO offers real-time digital parking validation solutions to keep customers coming back to the local business community. For frequent visitors, the system offers a complete permitting solution that can include proximity cards or an RFID system to help manage monthly parkers. Intercom systems are available around-the-clock to quickly service customers while in-lane.

Built with advanced technology integrations, the FlowbirdGO system offers unique insights into clients’ parking facilities, delivering a simple yet dynamic solution with enhanced results. FlowbirdGO is a fully cloud-based solution, meaning there is no need for an on-site server, saving both time and unnecessary costs. All payment transactions are stored in a secure, PCI compliant location.

The power behind FlowbirdGO is in its advanced, yet intuitive, management system, offering real-time equipment health reporting, advanced analytics, third-party integration, and remote rate and message changes. The Business-Intelligence (BI) system generates reports with precision, providing detailed summaries of facility activity, financial information, statistical reports linked to operational performance, occupancy levels, distribution of payment methods, and more.

For clients utilizing Flowbird’s on-street parking solutions, adding the FlowbirdGO system will greatly enhance operational efficiency by bringing together all on and off-street data into one powerful system.

“We have built the FlowbirdGO system from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s off-street parking operations,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.  “The key aspects for us were to make the system flexible and cost effective to give cities, universities and parking operators a solution that can be customized, integrate with 3rd party systems, and meet their day to day operational needs.”

To request more information about the FlowbirdGO system, contact Flowbird at us-info@flowbird.group.

www.flowbird.group

 

 

 

Text Box: About Flowbird
FLOWBIRD operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

Parker Technology Launches Beta “Mobile Suite” Platform Features

July 21, 2022

 

Parker Technology Launches Beta “Mobile Suite” Platform Features

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2022) – Parker Technology recently launched a beta version of two new innovative platform features: Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint, which comprise their Mobile Suite offering.

“The parking industry is transforming digitally faster than ever, and mobile-first is quickly becoming the norm. We saw it as a critical step forward to build a mobile suite to meet our customers where they are headed,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.

Mobile Queue gives a garage manager the ability to answer intercom help calls on a smart phone, through the Parker Platform, preserving two-way video, data integrity and key features like translation in the lane. With Mobile Queue, parking customers can take their own calls when staffing is adequate. It also has a built-in “ignore call” feature, which can be set-up and scheduled to immediately send the call to Parker’s call queue for handling if their staff are busy helping another customer or dealing with a more pressing onsite issue and not able to answer.

Mobile Endpoint gives parking patrons access to help where there isn’t an intercom. They can place a two-way video help call using a QR code in a lot or at a pay station. The facility or lot does not have to have electricity, gates, internet, intercoms, hardware, or staffing to use this feature. It gives them the flexibility to help their customers, even if their surface lots aren’t staffed 24/7.

Both features are built into the Parker software platform, so with Parker, customers can still track issues and resolutions, watch call recordings, and see when and where calls are coming from.

Tammy Baker, COO of Parker Technology adds “Like everything else in the world today, our clients expect quick solutions to everyday problems. We’re expanding our platform to meet them where they are and help them get to where they want to be. In order to achieve this, we’re scaling our platform to continue to deliver solutions that are flexible, available and reliable.”

To see Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint live, Parker will be demoing both features at the International Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo next week in New Orleans, booth #451.

 

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.

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET, NYC

July 07, 2022

 

 

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

 

 

New York City’s Preeminent Parking Owner-Operator Doubles Down on Midtown,
Closes on Two Properties Totaling 40,000 Square Feet of Parking Space

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY  – Centerpark, a fully-integrated developer, owner and operator of parking facilities known for converting traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistic centers, today announces the acquisition of two more assets in Midtown, adding 40,000 square feet of garage space to its growing portfolio.

Purchased from Muss Development for $8,250,000, the properties are currently leased by Icon Parking and are located at 58 West 58th Street and 222 East 58th Street in high-traffic districts with diverse parking demands. Newmark Vice Chairman Brian Ezratty represented both sides of the transaction and JLL Managing Director of Capital Markets Brett Rosenberg facilitated the loan from Valley National Bank.

Centerpark has taken a relatively contrarian position within the parking industry, investing heavily in Midtown at a time when other investors are waiting to see how post-pandemic office and transportation trends evolve. The New York-based company leverages deep market insight and proprietary technologies to optimize its assets and adapt in this changing climate.

“We know the demand generators in Midtown are diverse, particularly the 58th Street corridor, which services parking needs for housing, tourism, retail, entertainment, work and more. The long-term fundamentals are compelling to us,” said Gregg Reuben, Centerpark’s CEO.

Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue, 58 West 58th Street is one block from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and over 3.75 million square feet of commercial, residential and hospitality amenities. The 33-story building comprises 168 residential units above two garage levels totaling 22,076 square feet and 120 individual spaces. The current tenant’s lease expires in June 2023, after which Centerpark will assume the space and begin operating.

222 East 58th Street is a 20-story building with 260 residential units and one garage level encompassing 16,152 square feet and 72 spaces. Situated between Midtown East and Lenox Hill, the property is situated in a prime location just one block from five million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, medical and cultural offerings. Icon Parking, the previous owner, has 15 years remaining on its lease.

With the acquisition of these properties Centerpark now owns and operates 20 garages in Manhattan, including a high concentration in and around Midtown. Over the past two years alone Centerpark has invested $100M in parking properties, including the launch of an innovative full-service private parking condominium at 301 East 69th Street where spaces are selling for $199,000 and up.

 For more information about Centerpark, visit www.centerparkus.com.

About Centerpark
Based in New York City and expanding to additional gateway markets, Centerpark LLC is a parking management, technology and real estate investment firm that converts traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistics centers. The company leverages deep knowledge of the parking, transportation and logistics sectors to invest in underutilized real estate and then maximize property utilization with its proprietary technologies and innovative operations strategy that prioritizes both the provider and end-user. The result delivers an unmatched value proposition. Over the past three decades, Centerpark and its principals have built a track record of delivering nearly 30% average returns on its portfolio. Centerpark currently owns, manages and operates 20 properties in New York City, making it one of the largest owner-operators of parking related real estate. For more information, please visitwww.centerparkus.com.

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

June 28, 2022

 

 

 

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow

By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

 

 

 

San Antonio, TX (June 28, 2022) Ravali Kosaraju, WGI’s Director of Mobility, has been named a young leader to follow by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The 2022 Young Leaders to Follow class is comprised of 23 transportation professionals under 35-years-old who have demonstrated leadership and innovation within the transportation industry and ITE.

“The WGI family is extremely proud of Ravali Kosaraju for earning this important honor,” said David Wantman, CEO of WGI, Inc. “There are over 50,000 transportation planners and engineers in the United States, including 16,000 ITE members, and Kosaraju is one of only 23 professionals to earn this prestigious distinction in 2022. WGI is fortunate to have Ravali as a leader in our firm.”

Ravali Kosaraju is a transportation visionary who understands how traffic engineering and planning, mobility and curb management, and parking combine to impact communities. Through her work in both the private and public sectors, she has become a passionate proponent of mutually beneficial development that works for both the developer and the wider community, and she has become an authority on how to build strong public/private partnerships. At a time when cities and private developers are focused on mobility and the way it is revolutionizing the transportation landscape, Kosaraju is a leader who is helping cities and private developers embrace the changing landscape to create safer, more sustainable, and more manageable roadways.

“ITE provides leadership opportunities to those of all ages, but these members have distinguished themselves at a young age,” said ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati. “They have made significant contributions to ITE’s success, and we look forward to great things from them in the years to come.”

About ITE

Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 16,000 members working in 78 countries, ITE connects members to a world of ideas, people, and resources. For more information, visit www.ite.org.

 

About WGI

Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at wginc.com.

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

June 28, 2022

 

 

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

 

New York City’s Preeminent Parking Owner-Operator Doubles Down on Midtown,  Closes on Two Properties Totaling 40,000 Square Feet of Parking Space

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY (June 27, 2022) – Centerpark, a fully-integrated developer, owner and operator of parking facilities known for converting traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistic centers, today announces the acquisition of two more assets in Midtown, adding 40,000 square feet of garage space to its growing portfolio.

Purchased from Muss Development for $8,250,000, the properties are currently leased by Icon Parking and are located at 58 West 58th Street and 222 East 58th Street in high-traffic districts with diverse parking demands. Newmark Vice Chairman Brian Ezratty represented both sides of the transaction and JLL Managing Director of Capital Markets Brett Rosenberg facilitated the loan from Valley National Bank.

Centerpark has taken a relatively contrarian position within the parking industry, investing heavily in Midtown at a time when other investors are waiting to see how post-pandemic office and transportation trends evolve. The New York-based company leverages deep market insight and proprietary technologies to optimize its assets and adapt in this changing climate.

“We know the demand generators in Midtown are diverse, particularly the 58th Street corridor, which services parking needs for housing, tourism, retail, entertainment, work and more. The long-term fundamentals are compelling to us,” said Gregg Reuben, Centerpark’s CEO.

Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue, 58 West 58th Street is one block from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and over 3.75 million square feet of commercial, residential and hospitality amenities. The 33-story building comprises 168 residential units above two garage levels totaling 22,076 square feet and 120 individual spaces. The current tenant’s lease expires in June 2023, after which Centerpark will assume the space and begin operating.

222 East 58th Street is a 20-story building with 260 residential units and one garage level encompassing 16,152 square feet and 72 spaces. Situated between Midtown East and Lenox Hill, the property is situated in a prime location just one block from five million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, medical and cultural offerings. Icon Parking, the previous owner, has 15 years remaining on its lease.

With the acquisition of these properties Centerpark now owns and operates 20 garages in Manhattan, including a high concentration in and around Midtown. Over the past two years alone Centerpark has invested $100M in parking properties, including the launch of an innovative full-service private parking condominium at 301 East 69th Street where spaces are selling for $199,000 and up.

For more information about Centerpark, visit www.centerparkus.com.

 

 

About Centerpark
Based in New York City and expanding to additional gateway markets, Centerpark LLC is a parking management, technology and real estate investment firm that converts traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistics centers. The company leverages deep knowledge of the parking, transportation and logistics sectors to invest in underutilized real estate and then maximize property utilization with its proprietary technologies and innovative operations strategy that prioritizes both the provider and end-user. The result delivers an unmatched value proposition. Over the past three decades, Centerpark and its principals have built a track record of delivering nearly 30% average returns on its portfolio. Centerpark currently owns, manages and operates 20 properties in New York City, making it one of the largest owner-operators of parking related real estate. For more information, please visitwww.centerparkus.com.

 

Parker Technology Partners with University of Houston to Improve the Campus Parking Experience

June 13, 2022

 

 

 

Parker Technology Partners with University of Houston

to Improve the Campus Parking Experience

 

 

 

Houston, TX —Parker Technology, the leading provider of parking customer service, has been partnering with the University of Houston since July of 2021 to provide 24/7 customer support, with two-way video technology, in the University’s parking facilities. With Parker’s customer service solution, students, faculty, staff, and visitors parking in campus parking facilities can quickly reach a Parker Technology customer service representative if they experience problems when entering, exiting or paying.

 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Parker Technology,” said Neil Hart, Executive Director of Parking and Transportation Services for the University of Houston. “We are gaining access to the industry’s best and most responsive customer service provider, while streamlining our own parking operations. Our partnership with Parker will elevate the parking experience and significantly reduce our parking management costs.”

 

Parker Technology’s solution works in tandem with the University’s existing T2 PARCS equipment, providing instant access to Parker’s cloud-based platform, and thus a connection to their customer service reps. Additionally, several of the facilities have Parker’s patented two-way video functionality enabled. The Parker solution is available in 111 lanes, throughout 22 campus parking facilities, including six garages and 16 parking lots.

 

In today’s increasingly automated parking industry, Parker’s customer support platform can provide the sole connection between parkers and trained professionals who can help solve common problems related to paying for parking or entering and exiting garages. Each year, parkers across the US reach out to customer service professionals via call buttons at least 85 million times. This statistic is extrapolated from the Parker Technology platform, which also records and analyzes data about each call to determine which issues are most common. This data helps provide parking operators with insight at potential efficiencies in better managing their parking resources.

 

“We are proud to be working with the University of Houston and T2 to improve the campus parking experience,” said Brian Wolff, President and CEO of Parker Technology. “This was a complicated project with a lot of moving parts, and its success was the product of close collaboration between the university’s parking team, T2, and the Parker team. And now as a result, each of the university’s parking facilities can offer instant access to a trained customer service professional whenever necessary, 24/7.”

 

About the University of Houston

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, their premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting-edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education studies. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, alumni who have become international leaders and one of the most diverse student populations in the nation.

 

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.

 

Alchemco Elevates Ed Easton to Director of Operations

June 06, 2022

 

 

 

 

Alchemco Elevates Ed Easton to Director of Operations

 

 

– U.S. Army Veteran Promoted After Five Years with Leading Concrete Waterproofing Company –

 

 

HENRICO, Va., – Alchemco, a world leader in innovative and long-term concrete waterproofing systems, is proud to announce the promotion of Ed Easton to the role of Director of Operations. Easton has been with Alchemco for more than five years, previously serving as Director of Technical & Warranty, making him the ideal candidate to oversee the company’s high-level operational needs.

Easton’s new responsibilities include broad oversight and leadership of Alchemco’s manufacturing, inventory control, material purchasing, global shipping and logistics, vendor relations, quality control and safety protocols. The U.S. Army veteran was the clear frontrunner to lead the company’s operational needs based on his success in his previous role and natural leadership abilities.

“Ed brings an incredibly strong foundation to the role of Director of Operations, and we look forward to seeing how he helps elevate our company to the next level,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “He possesses a wealth of insight and expertise in both our products and the industries we serve, and we’re confident he will help Alchemco achieve even greater efficiencies and heightened customer service in this new capacity.”

Originally developed more than 45 years ago, Alchemco’s unique technology has positioned the company as the dominant world leader in long-term concrete waterproofing systems that protect for decades … not years. Its products have been proven to help building owners avoid ongoing maintenance issues and structural problems typical of concrete structures, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation. Compared to competing products, Alchemco’s waterproofing systems help owners save on application labor as well as the volume of materials needed to waterproof a structure, while offering long-term protection.

Learn more about Alchemco online at https://www.alchemco.com.  Company representatives are available to talk in detail about its waterproofing products at the June 15-17, 2022 Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership (NEBPP) Annual Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.


About Alchemco

 

Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.  Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically-modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.

 

Alchemco’s DuraTite Temporary Roof System Proving Invaluable to Construction Industry as Supply Chain Issues Delay Roofing Materials

May 09, 2022

 

 

 

Alchemco’s DuraTite Temporary Roof System Proving Invaluable to Construction Industry as Supply Chain Issues Delay Roofing Materials

Alchemco’s Temporary Roof System Allows Workers to Proceed

with Interior Construction Without Fear of Leaks 

 

HENRICO, Va.  – Alchemco, a world leader in innovative concrete waterproofing systems, has introduced a revolutionary new product that is helping to alleviate troublesome construction delays as a result of ongoing supply chain issues. With the delivery of roofing materials being delayed in many cases six to nine months, the company’s new DuraTite Temporary Roof System is allowing construction workers to confidently proceed with interior construction work while they await the arrival of the permanent roofing materials.

Alchemco’s DuraTite product line is known industry-wide as a best-in-class waterproofing and surface protection solution, whether the need is to plug an existing construction leak or lay new concrete. The company’s new Temporary Roof System takes that several steps further, providing a very quick and inexpensive way for concrete roof decks to be ‘dried in’ for up to a year so framers, electricians, plumbers, and other construction workers can continue work inside the building while they wait for permanent roofing materials to arrive.

 

“Alchemco is proud to have developed an effective solution that is proving invaluable for the construction industry considering lengthy material delays,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “Our DuraTite Temporary Roof System allows critical building projects to proceed to the next phase while workers await necessary roofing materials, so they can stay on schedule. We’re pleased to serve as a solution provider for the construction industry, not only while supply chain issues continue to disrupt their workflow, but as their go-to waterproofing products that promise to extend the life of any construction project.”

In addition to the new DuraTite Temporary Roof System, the product line includes Crystalline Admix to effectively blocks the passage of water when added to concrete or mortar; DuraTite Foundation which blocks water when applied to the surface and ensures permanent water tightness; DuraTite Plug, a fast-acting hydraulic cement plug that stops actively-flowing water so leaks can be repaired; and DuraTite Repair Mortar, a quick-setting, ready-to-use repair mortar for vertical and overhead applications.

Originally developed more than 45 years ago, Alchemco’s unique technology has positioned the company as the dominant world leader in concrete waterproofing systems. Its products have been proven to help building owners avoid ongoing maintenance issues and structural problems typical of concrete structures, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation. Compared to competing products, Alchemco’s waterproofing systems help owners save on application labor as well as the volume of materials needed to waterproof a structure, while protecting the concrete structure for decades.

Additional information about Alchemco’s DuraTite product line can be found online athttps://www.alchemco.com/duratite. Learn more about the company and its waterproofing products at the May 15-18, 2022 Parking Industry Expo (PIE) in Reno, Nev., where Alchemco can be found in Booth 426. Alchemco will also be present at the June 15-17, 2022 Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership (NEBPP) Annual Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.

 

About Alchemco

Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.  Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically-modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.

www.alchemco.com

 

 

SP Plus Corporation Appoints Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Business Development Officer for its Commercial Division

March 01, 2022

SP Plus Corporation Appoints Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Business Development Officer for its Commercial Division

 

CHICAGO  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced two key leadership appointments within its Commercial Division. Chris Sherman and Dave Lombardi have been promoted to strategy and business development roles. In their new roles, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Lombardi are responsible for leveraging the company’s Sphere™ technology products and its mobility, parking and transportation service lines to serve new and existing clients. The Sphere products provide innovative mobility solutions for commerce, business intelligence, remote management, and custom services.

“The demand for our technology products has put us in a great position to elevate some of our senior leaders and tap into their specific talents to strengthen our business practices and connect clients with the mobility services that best fit their objectives,” said Rob Toy, President of the Commercial Division at SP+.

Chris Sherman has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer for SP+’s Commercial Division. Mr. Sherman joined the company in 2001, as an Operations Manager in Baltimore. Over the past two decades, he held various roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, East Operations.

In his new role, Mr. Sherman is charged with advancing SP+’s growth strategy and leading the efforts to optimize the delivery of technology products and mobility services to commercial clients. That strategy includes helping clients transition to digital platforms and technology upgrades that are part of SP+’s Sphere technologies.

“Chris’ extensive experience with local management teams and employee engagement paired with his in-depth understanding of technology gives him the insight to help clients leverage the right mobility solutions to fit their facilities,” commented Mr. Toy.

Mr. Sherman will also oversee support functions within SP+’s Commercial Division, including the consulting, transportation and event teams—with the goal of delivering a frictionless experience for parking and transportation customers—while optimizing operations at event venues, universities, hospitality, municipal, office, residential and retail facilities.

Dave Lombardi has been promoted to Chief Business Development Officer for SP+’s Commercial Division. Mr. Lombardi joined the company in 1993 as a Manager in Chicago, and went on to serve in a variety of roles with increased responsibility, including his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Mountain Operations.

“Dave is an exceptional leader who is keenly focused on maximizing results, building relationships and delivering impeccable service across our operations,” added Mr. Toy.

In his new role, Mr. Lombardi is primarily dedicated to business development efforts and will directly oversee the national accounts and proposal support teams for SP+’s Commercial Division, as well as municipal services, university and healthcare markets.

“We are enthusiastic about these new roles and have full confidence the next level of leaders in our organization who are transitioning into the senior operations roles previously held by Chris and Dave, who will both continue to work closely with those teams,” Mr. Toy added.

SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for their clients. The Company provides professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and other technology-driven mobility solutions to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2022 PCI Design Awards Winners

February 16, 2022

 

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2022 PCI Design Awards Winners

 

 

 

CHICAGO  – The highest total precast concrete building in the world, a single-family precast concrete home on a scenic lake, and a bridge at one of the nation’s busiest airports are some of the winning project highlights of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2022 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 29 winners and 13 honorable mentions for design excellence in the buildings and transportation categories.

For the past 59 years, the PCI Design Awards have showcased and recognized the creative and innovative use 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.

“While many construction professionals already realize that precast concrete is durable, resilient, cost- effective, and functional, the PCI Design Awards reminds everyone that precast concrete also is aesthetically breathtaking in many ways and in a variety of applications,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Each year, I continue to be amazed at the beauty and quality of the projects that are submitted and honored.”

Winning projects will be recognized on March 4 at the 2022 PCI Convention in Kansas City, Mo. They also will be highlighted in PCI publications, including PCI Journal, Ascent, and ASPIRE magazines.

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Photos of all projects are available by emailing tbagsarian@pci.org.
View all of this year’s winners and honorable mentions. View past winners.

2022 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Specials

Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award MAA Robinson
Orlando, Fla.
FINFROCK

All-Precast Concrete Solution Award and Sustainable Design Award

Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center Cascade, Colo. Stresscon Corp.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award and Mixed-Use Structure

Little Island at Pier 55 New York, N.Y.
The Fort Miller Company

All-Precast Concrete Solution Award

Circa 1877 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Stubbe’s Precast

Specials Awards Jury
Peter I. Finsen, FPCI, Assoc. AIA, retired executive director and CEO, Georgia Carolinas PCI Justin Foote, director of estimating, ATMI Precast
Michael Zensen, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, associate vice president, CannonDesign

2022 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Buildings

Government and Public

Carroll A. Campbell Jr. United States Courthouse Greenville, N.C.
GATE Precast Company

Healthcare/Medical

St. Joseph’s Hospital In-Patient Tower Tampa, Fla.
GATE Precast Company

Higher Education/University

Moss Johns Residence Halls Farmville, Va.
GATE Preast Company

Hotel and Motel

Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kerkstra Precast

Multi-Family

11 Hoyt Brooklyn, N.Y. BPDL Béton Préfabriqué

Office Building

NFL Building at Hollywood Park Los Angeles, Calif.
Willis Construction Company

All-Precast Concrete Parking Structure

Glen Ellyn Civic Center Parking Structure Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Wells
International Concrete Products

Façade Only Parking Structure

The Stack Deep Ellum Dallas, Texas GATE Precast Company

Retail

Retail Store at Aventura Aventura, Fla. GATE Precast Company

 

School K-12

Ransom Everglades Stem Center Miami, Fla.
GATE Precast Company

Single-Family Building

Precast Single-Family Lake Home on Spirit Lake Aitkin County, Minn.
Molin Concrete Products

Stadium and Arena

Q2 Stadium Austin, Texas Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. Redondo Manufacturing

Theater

Mead Witter School of Music – Hamel Music Center Madison, Wis.
International Concrete Products

Custom Solution and All-Precast Concrete Solution Honorable Mention

Carapace Pavilion Twnetynine Palms, Calif. Clark Pacific

Buildings Jury

Patrick Cusack, AIA, principal, Antunovich Architects
Van V. Diep, PE, associate engineer, The Consulting Engineers Group Matt Graf, executive vice president, International Concrete Products

2022 PCI Design Awards Winning Projects – Transportation

Main Span up to 75 feet

Middlebury Bridge and Rail Project Middlebury, Vt.
The Fort Miller Company

Main Span from 76-200 feet

Eisenhower Bridge of Valor Red Wing, Minn. County Materials Corporation

Main Span More than 201 feet

State Route 167/70th Avenue East Bridge Replacement Fife, Wash.
Concrete Technology Corp.

Special Solution and Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award Honorable Mention

Veterans Drive Precast Seawall St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Isl. Coastal Precast Systems

International Transportation Structure

Lambor Bridge Crossing the Perak River Perak, Malaysia
Dura Technology

Rehabilitated Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Washington, D.C.
Pennstress

Non-Highway Bridge (co-winners)

Phoenis Sky Train Stage 2 Phoenix, Ariz.
TPAC

University of California San Diego Mesa Housing Pedestrain and Bicycle Bridge San Diego, Calif.
Oldcastle Infrastructure

Transportation Jury

Jim Fabinski, vice president/general manager, EnCon United
ZhengZheng (Jenny) Fu, bridge design engineer administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation Derek Soden, structural engineer, FHWA Office of Bridges & Structures Team Leader, FHWA

 

About PCI

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 additional information, visit pci.org/howprecastbuilds.

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