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Steel Frame Construction

All the structural steelwork should be galvanised to prolong the life of the car park and to lower the maintenance cost. Pre-fabrication of steel parts reduces construction time of the parking structure.

The light steel frame should have columns at about 15.6m+ spacing to avoid any columns where the cars turn into car parking bays. 4.8m + 6m + 4.8m = 15.6m. The steel frames are normally at 7.2m centres giving 2.4m wide car parking bays, or at 7.5m giving 3 × 2.5m bays.

With clear span steel framed car parks these standard dimensions work well, but bigger car parking bays are available for US parking lots where automobile sizes are slightly larger.

For more information see Car Park Bays

Queens awards
Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade 2006 2008 2009