Functional Design

  • Mary S. Smith


Parking structures have many things in common with buildings, but also have unique differences. An elemental one is that there must be a vehicular circulation system that provides access from one floor to the next. Cars cannot use the elevators and stairs that provide circulation for pedestrians. The circulation system can be quite complex and difficult to understand for a lay person looking at drawings. Just because it is complex does not mean that it will be confusing to the parker; on the other hand, some systems are confusing to the unfamiliar user. It is important, therefore, that the owner have a basic understanding of the issues in order to intelligently review and approve designs. An owner will have to live with the functional system on a day-to-day basis, and will quickly find out if the functional design is not successful.


Traffic Flow Parking Space Functional Design Design Vehicle Flow Capacity 
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