Investigation and Rehabilitation of Parking Structures

Date: September 18, 2019 5:30pm
Location: SGH New York

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
550 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

aia logoParticipants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited.


All parking garages under the jurisdiction of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code must undergo a periodic condition assessment to help ensure structural integrity and user safety. This is a recent mandate resulting from a new rule that went into effect in 2018 requiring owners of parking garages to retain a professional engineer to perform the inspection and submit a report to the local authority having jurisdiction. In this presentation, we will review the impacts of this new rule, explore how qualified engineers go about investigating parking structures, and discuss strategies for maintaining and rehabilitating these structures. 

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand inspection requirements for parking structures in New York.
  • Learn how qualified engineers conduct condition assessments of existing parking garages. 
  • Discuss typical distress mechanisms for these structures and possible failure modes.
  • Recognize approaches to rehabilitating parking structures.
nate smith sgh

Nathaniel B. Smith, P.E. | Principal
Nathaniel Smith has extensive engineering experience involving structural design, building damage and collapse investigation, repair and rehabilitation projects, and foundation installation monitoring. His background in geotechnical engineering and understanding of soil and foundation types helps him perform structural evaluations of existing buildings and investigations of structural damage and collapse. He also draws from his experience as a full-time field engineer in his design and investigation projects. Nate has worked on numerous projects related to the effects of construction on adjacent structures including pre-construction mitigation and risk assessment, damage assessment, and design of repairs, and has given numerous presentations on the subject.

bob antes sgh

Robert P. Antes, P.E. | Senior Consulting Engineer
Robert Antes investigates, repairs, and rehabilitates concrete, steel, masonry, and timber structures. He specializes in investigating and analyzing buildings and structures of various types, including parking garages. Much of his work involves the evaluation, repair, and rehabilitation of existing structures, and construction administration. He has participated in the adaptive reuse and historic preservation of existing buildings and is trained in the use of a variety of non-destructive evaluation techniques.



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