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The Parking Consultants Council: Paving the Way for Innovation

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Watry Design has always been at the forefront of parking design and innovation. Throughout our history, present and future, our team members not only belong to various organizations that support our client's interests and champion parking, but also significantly contribute to committees that publish on trends, best practices and code. 

One of the organizations we have a long standing relationship with is National Parking Association’s Parking Consultants Council, known as the PCC. This group is comprised of a prestigious group of architects, engineers, consultants, system providers and contractors that foster information sharing, develop best practices and produce premier publications on parking. Currently, two of our experts are contributing through the Council's efforts.

As the Vice Chair of the PCC, John Purinton, a Watry Design Principal, contributed several chapters to the latest edition of the Dimensions of Parking, "the book" to read for planning, designing, financing, building, and operating parking structure best practices. Licensed in seven states, John brings over 25 years of experience in parking structure design and renovation to the Council. He has written and spoken extensively on industry topics such as structural systems, subterranean parking structure design and seismic analysis.

As Chair of the PCC’s Automated Committee, David LoCoco, a Watry Design Principal, is leading the Committee’s efforts to publish a new book on mechanical and automated parking. The PCC has partnered with the American Mechanical Parking Association, AMPA, in this undertaking. With over 35 years of experience and a deep passion for parking, David brings his recognized expertise in automated parking solutions to the Council.

About the Authors

John Purinton, SE has been creating parking solutions for over 30 years. John is a licensed engineer in 8 states. He is responsible for the design of over 150 parking projects and leads parking structure design for the firm. A member of NPA's Parking Consultant’s Council, John was a contributor to the latest edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on design build delivery and the cost of parking structures.

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Tapping over 40 years of experience and a deep passion for parking, David is responsible for the design of over 400 parking projects for the firm ranging from complex podium parking solutions with towers above to stand-alone office campus or mixed-use solutions. He has contributed to the new edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on designing efficient parking, parking automation and parking technologies.

As Chair of the Parking Consultant's Council (PCC) Automated Committee, David is a recognized expert in automated parking solutions and leads Watry Design's automated parking projects. From mechanical parking solutions to semi and fully automatic systems, he investigates the latest and best innovations the industry has to offer and applies them to his clients' projects. David also serves as Secretary of the PCC and was named the National Parking Association's 2022 Innovator of the Year.  

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