Parking Control Equipment
Utilize this section to specify parking control equipment for parking garages and parking areas, including gates, ticket dispensers, pay stations, and related accessories.
This section includes commonly used equipment used to control access to and egress from a parking lot or parking garage.
Control systems are also available that can monitor the availability of spaces, allow access by RFID, and perform other activities. These systems are not included in this section but can be added.
Entrance gate opening can be controlled by a card reader, ticket dispenser, or attendant. Closing is typically controlled by a timer or buried loop with a vehicle detector.
Exit gate opening can be controlled by card reader, buried loop with vehicle detector, or attendant. Closing is typically controlled by a timer or buried loop with a vehicle detector.
Heavy-duty gates and gates with longer arms are available for industrial facilities and facilities requiring higher security.
Card readers can be specified here or in Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security as a part of a security system.
In cold climates, parking controls should include heaters to prevent freezing.
The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
Easier to Edit
SimpleSpecs™ is written as a series of Microsoft word files that include statements that affect construction costs or overall quality and are far simpler to edit than other master specification systems.
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section is non-proprietary and includes three manufacturers that meet the specified reference standards, descriptive, or performance-based requirements. They are written to allow any listed manufacturers to provide the specified products.
Hidden Guide Text
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section includes hidden text to inform and guide users in editing the specifications to suit project conditions.
SimpleSpecs™ sections are edited using pre-defined options that are contained in [brackets] or by selecting optional text separated by "OR" statements. Paragraph and page numbering are included as automatic codes, eliminating the need to renumber when revisions are made manually. Global changes to headers, footer, terms, font colors and phrases are easily updated using a third-party search and replace software, available through ZeroDocs.com.