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May 13, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 10
In This Issue
Hurry! Pre-Order New Book on Sustainable Parking - Quantities Limited
On-Air: Rachel Yoka Interview with FutureStructure Editor
IPI Conference & Expo Countdown: Seven Things Every Attendee Show Know
Merchandise, Contests and More at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo Member Services Booth
Grab Your $50 American Express Card at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo
In Partnership with PCI: Designing High Performance Parking Structures Webinar
Last Chance to Register for the What's New with CAPP? Webinar
Get Recertified Until 2017!
Spring Into Online Learning
New Parking Jobs Posted
The Parking Professional: Elevating the Art of Parking
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
Mobility Summit, June 10 - 11, 2014
2014 PCI Design Awards - Last Chance to Enter
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Hurry! Pre-Order New Book on Sustainable Parking -- Quantities Limited

A comprehensive new book, now available for pre-order from the International Parking Institute at parking.org/greenbook and available in June, is a worthwhile and important addition to the body of knowledge on sustainability and parking facilities. Sustainable Parking Design and Management: A Practitioner's Handbook provides theory, application, and case studies from parking architects, planners, and LEED-certified parking experts. Read more here.


Pre-order: The 188-page, limited-edition hardcover version may be pre-ordered at the introductory (and IPI member discounted) price of $43.95 plus shipping at parking.org/greenbook. An ebook (Kindle version) may also be ordered for $27.95.


On-Air: Rachel Yoka Interview with FutureStructure Editor

Take a listen to this fascinating online conversation about sustainable parking between FutureStructure magazine editor Chad Vander Veen and Rachel Yoka, LEED, AP BD+C, CNU+A. What an opportunity to educate municipalities about all our Parking Matters® messages! The online coverage opens with this: "Have you ever thought about how important a parking garage is to the overall well-being of your city? Few of us probably have. But there is an entire industry around smart and sustainable parking solutions." Read and listen more here. 


IPI Conference & Expo Countdown: Eight Things Every Attendee Show Know

Conference logo 2014 Are you ready?  Less than 20 days until the opening of the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. There's still time to register and plan ahead to get the most out of all the opportunities in store for you! 


Here are eight things to make sure you're ready for the biggest parking event ever:

  1. Bring plenty of business cards. One of the biggest benefits to attending this event is the networking.
  2. Speaking of networking--be sure to plan to join us for the kick-off Meet & Mingle event where you'll get your first taste of the week's exciting events and get to catch up with old friends and new.
  3. First-timer? Plan to attend the first-timer orientation on Sunday. This is a great way to get acclimated, meet fellow newbies, and maximize the event.
  4. Watch for sign-up information for special events including NEW Explore the Area Tours on Wednesday afternoon where you can take advantage of some free time to get out and see the city, catch a ball game, or soak in the history of Dallas.
  5. Jump-start the fun and networking with IPI's Saturday Golf Tournament or Sunday's 5K (or both).  These are great opportunities to network and meet new people while having fun for a great cause.
  6. To get the most of your conference week, plan to attend the general sessions. Get inspired by parking and transportation leaders and learn about the New Coins and Their Effect on the Parking Industry, the Future of Cities, Auto Erotica,  and more!
  7. This year's Expo Hall is roughly the size of four football fields. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to have your socks knocked off with the latest in parking technology, innovations, and ideas!
  8. Start engaging early through IPI's Social Media channels (Use tag #IPICONF).  

Explore more and register here: ipiconference.parking.org 


Merchandise, Contests, and More at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo Member Services Booth

With so many networking events, education sessions, speakers, and social activities during the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas it will be hard to find the time to do everything, but make sure to visit the IPI Member Services booth on the Expo hall floor (#935) to take advantage of several opportunities in one place. As always, the IPI Member Services booth will provide a relaxing area where attendees can sit, eat, and catch up with each other in between visiting the the hundreds of exhibits on the show floor. In addition, IPI staff will also be available to answer questions and discuss existing and upcoming member benefits. 


Be sure to also visit the SHOPIPI.com store, displaying and selling various IPI and Parking Matters® merchandise such as golf shirts, lapel pins, hats, water bottles, umbrellas, and more.


For information about all the exciting activities and to register for the IPI Conference & Expo, go to ipiconference.parking.org.


Grab Your $50 American Express Card at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo
Grab your $50 AMEX gift cardIf you're planning to attend the world's largest parking event--the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, June 1-4--here's a way to volunteer your time and snag a $50 AMEX gift card. IPI's Expo Committee wants your feedback on your conference experience and they are willing to reward you with a $50 AMEX gift card for it. Submit your application by this Thursday, May 15, 2014 and we'll let you know if you are selected no later than May 23, 2014.

In Partnership with PCI: Designing High Performance Parking Structures Webinar

IPI is partnering with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) to bring you this webinar regarding parking structures. Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today's parking structures have to be built sustainably, reduce operational and maintenance costs, last longer, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements than ever before. This presentation will explain what a high performance parking structure is and how to design and build them using high performance precast concrete. The latest innovations and design methodologies, including connections, proper detailing, and maintenance will be discussed. Aesthetic options and versatility will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

*Describe the primary attributes of a high performance parking structure.
*Discuss the latest innovations in parking structure design.
*Explain the differences in various structural systems for parking structures.
*Describe proper maintenance procedures for parking structures.


Register for either of these FREE webinars:


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT  

Last Chance to Register for the What's New with CAPP? Webinar

We invite you to join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST to review the changes to the CAPP program.  This webinar will review both CAPP candidate changes and also the recertification changes.


Last chance to register for this webinar by clicking here.


Don't worry if you can't make it--we will archive this webinar so you can review it at your convenience by clicking here under the On-Demand webinars section of the page. 


Please write down any questions you may still have after you have watched the archived webinar and reviewed the CAPP Frequently Asked Questions document.  If you are a potential CAPP candidate, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions Document here.  If you are a current CAPP, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions Document here.  


If you continue to have questions, please join us for one of the following two open forum conference calls:


Tuesday May 20th at 10:30 a.m. EDT


Wednesday May 28th at 3 p.m. EDT


To join these calls, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada: (866) 834-0954 and use conference call code 3673226116#; or


International dial-in number: (708) 290-1469 and use conference call code 3673226116#.    


This conference call will give you the opportunity to have your questions answered.  Join us to learn What's New with CAPP?


Get Recertified Until 2017!

If you are a CAPP, we need YOU!  Time is running out! From now until May 23, CAPPs may recertify by participating in the beta testing of the new CAPP examination (at no cost). You will take the computer-administered exam at a nearby IQT Testing Center. IPI will pay all exam fees, and have no fear--we are not concerned if you pass or fail and no scores will be reported or released during this beta testing period AND you will be recertified until 2017! Now, that's a great way to advance the profession and take care of recertification requirements!


Those who take the beta test will automatically be eligible to recertify for the next three years (until 2017) without any other requirements aside from the recertification fee.


To learn more about the beta test and register to take the new CAPP exam at a testing center near you, contact Lauri Chudoba, professional development administrator, at capp@parking.org or 571.699.3011. Thank you for your helping us advance the profession.


Spring Into Online Learning

Spring is a great time to learn something new!  Why not use this time to register for an online course and gain knowledge about the parking industry or refresh your general workforce skills such as conflict resolution and customer service?  The general workforce skills courses will be useful both on-the-job and outside of the workplace.  The Introduction to Parking course would be great for anyone in need of a well-rounded understanding of the industry. Register now and spring into online learning


IPI offers special pricing for bulk order purchases of more than five courses. Contact Lauri Chudoba for more information.


New Parking Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

Have a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at parking.org/careers. Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings: 


Parking Policy Analyst (Management Analyst) - City of Portland Bureau of Transportation


Director, Business Services - University of Pennsylvania


Assistant Director for Customer Service, Marketing, and Outreach - University of Colorado


Supervisor, Enforcement - Emory University


Manager, Business Management/Operations (CS) - Emory University


Director of Business Development - Complus Data Innovations, Inc.


General Manager - Confidential National Parking Company


Parking Operations Manager - City of Milwauikee


Parking Operations Manager - University of Louisiana at Lafayette


General Manager - LAZ Parking


Director of Transportation and Parking Services - Florida State University


Parking Services Manager - Off-street Operations - Downtown Tempe Community, Inc.


Transportation Planner - University of Connecticut


Assistant Director for Sustainable Transportation Systems - University of Colorado Boulder


View more job listings  


The Parking Professional: Elevating the Art of Parking

It's not often that a parking garage is credited with revitalizing part of a city, but that's exactly what's happened in Detroit. The Z, a mixed-use project that includes 1,300 parking spaces, 34,000 square feet of specialized retail space, and dozens of murals created by 27 artists from around the world, zigzags through two properties that were previously parking lots. The new development is already refreshing part of Detroit, bringing people in just to see what's inside, and it's featured in the May issue of The Parking Professional. 


Also in this issue:


The 2014 IPI Conference & Expo

Your complete guide to the biggest and best parking industry event.


Modern Chauffeurs

The external influences driving parking industry trends.


The Right Moment

How (and why) to know its time to issue a new RFP for parking services.


A Shiny New CAPP

Parking's leading certification program is redesigned for the next generation of industry professionals. 


Read all of these stories and more in this month's issue of The Parking Professional. The Parking Professional is also available online for members. For advertising information, contact Bonnie Watts, CEM. Have a great story to tell? Contact editor Kim Fernandez.


New RFPs Posted
RFP crop
These are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.


Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority



City of St. Louis, MO
For: Parking and Consulting Services Study


Sound Transit

For: Real Time Availability Parking Monitoring Systems


Tulsa (Okla.) Airports Improvement Trust

For: Parking Management


New York State Thruway

For: Bid to Lease Parking Lots 


View all RFPs  


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Peter Caporale at 571.699.3011. 


*Not an IPI member, but want access to the RFPs?  Join Now!


Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoSign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts and see them as they are published. Recent posts:


  • The Growing Green Movement by Jeff Pinyot
  • Announcing a New Green Parking Book by Shawn Conrad, CAE
  • The Best Things in Life... by Rachel Yoka

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


Industry Headlines From IPI's Social Media
Did you know that IPI provides an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in the parking and transportation industries? Join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, Pinterest, and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:
New book gives parking professionals and those in related industries a blueprint for "going green" Pre-order today! http://ow.ly/wvj1F 
RT @ParmenterGREEN: "Greening the Lot" hands-on event coming to Dallas June 1-4, IPI 2014 Expo http://www.greenparkingcouncil.org/greening-the-garage-and-lot-2014/ 
Leonardo DiCaprio's $1 Million Parking Space http://ow.ly/wKSlw 
Mobility Summit, June 10 - 11, 2014

The two-day Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit will bring forward-thinking transportation professionals together in Washington, D.C., to discuss new developments in shared-use mobility and foster further collaboration between governments and private sector mobility providers. Building on the successful Shared Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco last October, this event will feature panel discussions and presentations by influential mobility leaders in the public sector along with experts in the fields of carsharing, one-way carsharing, peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing, public bikesharing, ridesharing, and technology, all sharing their experiences in bringing new transportation options to local communities. 


Hosted by the Association for Commuter Transpotation, Transit Center, Mobility Lab, and the University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center, summit participants will examine ways governments and shared-use providers can work together to create more seamless transportation systems within their communities and connect even more individuals to their services. The event will also examine the role of emerging technologies in shared-use mobility and how the public and private sectors can take advantage of them to reach a wider portion of the travelling public. 


2014 PCI Design Awards - Last Chance to Enter

The PCI Design Awards program recognizes design excellence and construction quality using precast concrete. Be a part of the search for excellence and submit your project today.


Visit the Design Awards website for complete information, including this year's categories and, submission guidelines, and to make a submission.

Entries are accepted in two primary categories: buildings and transportation structures. In addition to buildings and transportation, there are special awards categories: the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, the All-Precast Solution Award, and the Sustainable Design Award. 


Important Dates:
May 19, 2014 - Submission deadline

Late July 2014 - Winners announced


All winning projects will be showcased at the PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference and be included in a summary article that appears in PCI Journal and Aspire and Ascent magazines. Together, these publications reach more than 65,000 industry stakeholders. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your project!

Questions? Contact Brian Miller, P.E., LEED AP, at 312.360.3216 or bmiller@pci.org; or Jennifer Peters at 312.583.6780 or jpeters@pci.org.


View the 2013 and previous years' winning projects here and select the year you are interested in in the box on the left titled PCI Design Award Winners.