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Accession Number PB2013-108924
Title Repairing and Maintaining Airport Parking Structures While in Use. A Synthesis of Airport Practice.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 56p
Personal Author J. Beckstrom K. L. Salm K. N. Shiu
Abstract Airport parking structures are integral to the travel experience and provide an important revenue source for airport operations. Like any physical asset, a parking structure has a finite service life and requires regular maintenance and periodic structural repair and restoration. Because of the constant access required by travelers, undertaking maintenance and structural repair in a parking structure while it remains in use presents many challenges, including maintaining a high level of services at all times and establishing appropriate patron and asset protections. As a result, it is desirable to have a balanced and methodical approach to meet those challenges. The objective of this synthesis report is to provide information on developing and implementing successful maintenance and repair strategies for in-use airport parking structures that have the least impact on the airport patrons, revenue stream, and facility operations. A group of 15 airports were identified and contacted for their participation in this survey. Twelve airports (eight large hubs and four medium hubs) responded, for a response rate of 80%. Survey questionnaires were developed and sent to the airport operators and managers prior to administration of the telephone interviews.
Keywords Airports
Facility operations
Parking facilities
Service life
Structural repair
Terminal facilities

Source Agency Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 85A - Air Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
Corporate Author Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. Airport Cooperative Research Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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