Maximizing prized parking.

If the task at hand is preparing a site or designing a framing system for a parking garage, DCI is dedicated to making our client’s parking project successful by offering professional design experience and creative configuration options.

Our work

Our group of experienced parking facility advisors – both structural and civil – can speak about the constructability of below-grade parking levels and standalone parking structure designs for your site and budget needs. The team’s structural expertise covers post-tension concrete slab designs; concrete moment frames; optimizing layout and ceiling height between parking levels; long-span concrete structural support systems; and maintaining open sight lines. From the civil engineering perspective, our experts can advise on site preparation, soil improvement, grading, stormwater, utility, and erosion control plans.

Key Considerations

  • Below-grade/at-grade/above-grade parking levels
  • Standalone parking garage
  • Garage expansion
  • Floor/foundation loads to support mechanical car stacking systems
  • Wraparound residential/retail building with parking structure in the center
  • Accommodating the intended number of parking stalls
  • Post tensioned concrete/precast concrete/steel/masonry/hybrid
  • Column-free floor layouts/long-span beam design
  • Regional wind and seismic forces
  • Perimeter wall and shear wall configurations
  • Achieving a clear line of sight for safety
  • Stairwell locations
  • Elevator framing plans
  • Reinforcement details for ease of construction
  • Rooftop support for solar panels/mechanical equipment
  • Connecting pedestrian bridge
  • LEED or local/state green certification
  • Civil engineering needs