Design/Build Track


Track focuses on parking master-planning, design, construction, maintenance, and sustainability issues. The programs cover: EV charging stations, campus master planning, and RFP management.


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Design/Build Track Sessions:

Running a Sustainable Parking Operation: Products, Tools & Techniques

EV Charging Stations: From Idea to Implementation

RFP Management: Why Price Isn't Always the Success Factor

Campus Parking Design Trends, Innovations, & Developments

Reaching Sustainability Targets with Automated Parking Solutions

Running a Sustainable Parking Operation: Products, Tools & Techniques

Monday, September 19, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

There is more to sustainable parking than LED lighting and solar panels. This fun, fact-filled session will present a wide range of products, tools, and processes available in today’s marketplace that can help reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions, improve water run-off, and mitigate any damage to the environment.

Yes, we’ll look at LED lighting, solar, and digital signage systems, as well as the use of recycled construction materials, and the adaptive reuse of space. In addition, the session will examine some current best practices around parking meters, enforcement policies, curb management, and demand pricing that can reduce congestion and benefit the environment.


Jerry Marcus
President and Owner
The Parking Advisory Group, LLC 


Adam Cochran
Parking Consultant, Structural Engineer
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.


EV Charging Stations: From Idea to Implementation

Monday, September 19, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

With every car manufacturer seemingly committed to electrification, electric vehicle (EV) production is expected to accelerate in the next few years, with a significant market share realized by 2030. 

Recharging infrastructure is a significant issue in the acceptance of EVs, and pressure is mounting – in some cases via legislation, to add EV charging to parking facilities in order to support and encourage EV sales.

To provide some insight into the topic, NPA’s Parking Consultant’s Council recently published a whitepaper on electric vehicle charging stations.

This session provides an overview of the whitepaper and a discussion on the challenges and opportunities that EV charging stations can provide for parking operators, facility design and construction, as well as day-to-day operations.

This session will:

  • Provide an overview of the PCC’s EV whitepaper.
  • Examine the metrics behind EV sales and vehicles on the road and its impact on the number of charging stations in the near term.
  • Outline how to prepare to grow the number of stations over time, including power and space requirements.
  • Review layout and design considerations, including ADA impacts.
  • Explore the operational challenges around charging stations.
  • Discuss the challenges involved in retrofitting garages with charging stations.


Carl Schneeman
Walker Consultants


RFP Management: Why Price Isn't Always the Success Factor

Monday, September 19, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Request for Proposals – RFPs – are the lifeblood of any parking operation’s business development team, offering new business, new opportunities, and new revenue. But what are the clients really looking for, and is there a particular way to respond to an RFP to increase the chance of a “win”? Hint: it isn’t always about price.

In this session, learn how to critically analyze an RFP and formulate a winning submission. Led by an expert in RFP and procurement, you will view an RFP from the perspectives of both the operator and the consultant. The session will examine an RFP section by section, reviewing and analyzing real responses, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Lia Reyes
LVR International

John Oglesby
The Parking Whisperer


Campus Parking Design Trends, Innovations, & Developments

Wednesday, September 21, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Campus transportation managers are re-imagining their approach to campus mobility. With a focus on sustainability, “on-demand transit,” and electric vehicles they can offer a general improvement in campus life.

Hear some of these innovative mobility plans, and how they have been implemented and received. Find out about additional campus mobility trends and consider whether some can be applied to your campus operation.

An open mic discussion follows the presentation.


Shi McGowan
Sales Director, PARCS
T2 Systems



Banlusack Phommachanh, CPP
Field Operations Supervisor
University of Delaware

Adele Clements

Senior Director of Transportation and Parking Services
Emory University

Reaching Sustainability Targets with Automated Parking Solutions

Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 - 10:45 AM

From TNCs and curbside dining to food and commercial deliveries, the curb is hot property these days. Managing city curb space can be a major headache and a top priority for city planners and transportation managers.

Learn how technology is already being used to solve curb issues and find out about the next generation of technological solutions that involve automation.

This session will:

  • Provide the latest up-to-date statistics and analysis of commercial vehicle traffic and related carbon emissions (due to idling and circling).
  • Demonstrate how curbside automation can catalyze groundbreaking projects like Zero-Emission Delivery Zones, where automation is used to invoice EVs for more discounted parking rates than ICEs.
  • Examine the challenges of automation – an emerging technical solution, including data privacy, safety and adoption, and the best practices for addressing such challenges alongside partners


Anil Merchant
Head of Product

Kent King
Director of Project Development

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