University Of Kentucky Parking Structures
In 1998, DESMAN performed a comprehensive condition assessment on the University of Kentucky’s Parking Structure No. 1 and No. 2 at the Lexington Campus. The assessment included the implementation of a concrete testing program, visual observation and mechanical soundings of the concrete structural elements, life cycle cost analysis and development of a repair program for a 25-year life span; all of which were included within a comprehensive report to the University. Both parking structures were later repaired based on DESMAN’s established repair and preventive maintenance program. Starting in 2004, on an annual basis, DESMAN has been performing a similar condition assessment of all of the University’s existing parking structures; No. 1 through No. 5. Criteria include recommendations for immediate repairs (within one year) and longer-term (5 years). This allows the University to establish Capital funds for repairs and preventive maintenance on an annual basis for its Five Year Capital Planning Program.
Most recently, in 2008 DESMAN performed a condition assessment of existing parking structures No.1, 2, 5 and first-time condition assessments to the University’s newest garages No. 6 and No. 7. Repairs to No. 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 are being performed in 2009.