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Part 2: Precast Concrete Systems in Mixed-Use Parking Applications
THA Consulting will share their design and engineering expertise in this 90-minute program. Todd Helmer, CEO, and Kevin Carrigan, VP, will review innovations and trends in the parking sector. The program will provide a detailed analysis of design and technical considerations comparing different structural and framing systems for mixed-use commercial structures incorporating parking facilities. The course will also discuss maintenance recommendations for parking structures.

Parking facilities are evolving as owners rethink how parking structures fit into their future needs. The role parking plays as the entry place to our cities, towns, campuses, and buildings presents opportunities to integrate even more seamlessly into the fabric of the overall built environment. Equally important, a parking structure can contribute positively to a building and business’s customer experience , sometimes setting the tone for an establishment’s point of entry. The integration of parking into the evolving mixed-use urban setting, and transportation systems, requires the parking facility to address new expectations incorporating quality, safety, new code requirements, sustainability, and schedule efficiencies.

CEU Credit: 1.50 AIA HSW credit and up to 1.5 PDH

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine how to integrate the precast concrete parking framing into mixed use applications such as housing, commercial, and industrial buildings.
  • Examine building code requirements on occupancy and use classifications. Fire design requirements, lateral load resisting system types (shearwall, moment frames, floor diaphragms) for mixed-use structural systems.
  • Review coordination requirements for MEP and FP in early design phase.
  • Provide analysis of the design and cost impacts of all-precast concrete mixed-use building applications.


Todd Helmer, PE, SE: Todd Helmer serves as Chief Executive Officer of THA Consulting, Inc. He is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction of the company, as well as client relationships, business management, financial management, and overall corporate operations. Todd has over 30 years of experience in the field of planning, engineering, and architecture. With his expertise and leadership as Principal in Charge, Todd’s parking planning and functional designs of mixed-use parking structures for higher education, healthcare, as well as many other market sectors have led to award-winning projects throughout the country.

Kevin Carrigan, PE, SE: As Vice President, Kevin leads the firm’s nationwide program in structural engineering and asset management services. His expertise includes structural design and documentation for mixed-use and parking structures, corporate offices, and research and development facilities. Kevin had served as Past President for the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers and is a member of the American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and International Concrete Repair Institute, Inc.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 PDH Credits
1.5 HSW/LU Credits
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