Robotic Parking Systems‘ CEO, Royce Monteverdi, participated in ENCON2 (2nd Consulting Services for the Development Plan Forum) held 30 April – 2 May 2019 in Kuwait.
The event was sponsored by the Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense – Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.
ENCON2 was aimed at boosting efficiency by which the phases of Kuwait’s 2035 Development Plan are executed. Its goal is ensuring that projects are executed accurately according to specifications and within their budgets. Shortening the documentary cycle and significantly limiting variation orders to boost transparency and combat corruption were among the hot topics of ENCON2.
Additionally, participants discussed the best approach to implement Kuwait’s government vision of empowering the private consulting sector to assume the roles of approvals and permissions issuance and execution of projects of the Development Plan, as well as the best approach to empower the government agencies to carry out an effective supervisory role only.
The architectural models above show the automated parking system at the Al Jahra Court Complex in Kuwait. This system currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest automated parking facility in the world.
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Don’t you wish parking garages could look like any other building in the neighborhood? They can!
With a robotic parking system any type of façade can be hung onto the clean outside structural support system – steel or concrete – of the garage. Here are a few examples from project designs.
Robotic Parking Systems offers a more eco-friendly parking solution by:
(a) Using 50% less space to park the same number of cars as a conventional garage. Land used affects sustainability issues such as development density and maximizing open space. Use less space for parking allows architects and developers to incorporate more green space and open areas. Plus, less space used for parking creates space for higher revenue usage.
(b) Reducing traffic congestion and accompanying pollution. Multiple studies have reported that 30% to 50% of traffic congestion in city centers is generated by drivers searching for a parking space. An efficient automated parking system allows placement of parking in convenient areas not workable for larger conventional parking.
(c) Reducing pollution inside the garage by using electro-mechanical automated parking machinery to move cars into parking spaces. No cars run inside the garage, and there is no driving up and down ramps and through aisles in search of a space. This significantly reduces the emissions of harmful gases, reduces the carbon footprint, increases carbon credits and ensures an environmentally clean parking facility.
Tire and brake dust are more toxic than all the exhaust related emissions. In a 750 space Robotic Parking System 37 tons of tire dust and 3.7 tons of brake dust pollutants are eliminated by using electro-mechanical machinery to move cars inside the garage.
(d) A review of LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations shows that a project which includes a Robotic Parking System could receive at least 10 points and as many as 17 points toward certification.
The Robotic Parking System built for Al Jahra Court Complex in Kuwait is one of ten on the global shortlist for the World’s Coolest Car Parks competition for 2018 (#WCCP18).
With 2,314 spaces, the Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Automated Parking Facility’.
Martin Mansell, Managing Director of Looking4.com and one of the awards judges, said: “Our top ten demonstrate imagination, innovation and inspiration from architects around the globe, buildings we’d be happy queuing to park our cars in – we look forward to seeing which the public vote as the world’s coolest car park.”
Sophie Killip at DesignCurial and fellow judge, said: “As a design-led website, we were particularly interested in how the architects had used the space in intriguing and clever ways, challenging the traditional view of car parks and transforming the buildings into something exciting.”
We would love to have your vote for Kuwait’s Al Jahra Court Robotic Parking System. Voting ends on 30 June. VOTE HERE!
Robotic Parking Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the rigorous audit process and is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.
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Whether planner, developer, owner, operator or driver — a Robotic Parking System offers decisive advantages for everyone:
- Increases individual safety and reduces the risk of injury.
- Premium valet service without the tip.
- Virtually eliminates dings and dents as well as theft and vandalism.
- Protects cars from the elements.
- Average time for storing or retrieving the car is 150 seconds.
- Cars are transported free of touch on separate pallets.
- Easy to use. Drive forward to enter and forward to exit the facility.
For planners, architects, developers and owners:
- Creates more space for design and development.
- Can be constructed in every form — above ground, underground, on roofs or inside a building complex — in steel or concrete.
- Increases return on investment.
- Space gained can be used for green space and open areas to meet LEED standards.
- Modular and flexible capacity for hundreds to thousands of cars.
- Can be designed for every level of traffic density.
- Lower development costs.
- More than 4 times the parking capacity on the same land.
- Ideal solution where space is limited or land cost is at a premium.
- Reduces operating costs — less personnel, less ventilation and lighting, etc.
- Flexible design and façade allows the robotic parking garage to fit into any neighborhood or project.
- Reduces liability. No public enter the area where cars are stored.
- Not dependent on a single retrieval mechanism.
- Full redundancy and fail-safes. No single failure will ever result in the system being inoperable. If a single robot fails another identical machine takes over.
- Lower insurance costs.
- No exhaust fumes.
- No noise.
- Reduces CO2 emissions, other pollutants and greenhouse gases.
- Reduces carbon footprint.
- Eliminates tons of highly toxic tire and brake dust every year.
- Relieves traffic congestion.
- Valet ease, but you keep the keys.
The Façade of a Robotic Parking System Fits Harmoniously within the Environment
Architects and developers have complete freedom in designing the external appearance of a robotic parking facility – imagination is the only limit.
Any type of façade (brick, living wall, concrete, aluminum or glass) can hang onto the clean outside structural support system of a Robotic Parking garage. All of the machinery, lifts and automation components are installed inside the supporting structure and never interfere with the façade.
This ensures that the garage can fit harmoniously into any project or neighborhood. Entry / exit terminals can also be integrated into the façade environment, while observing both visual as well as functional criteria.
The Robotic Parking System can be constructed in every form — above ground, underground, on roofs or inside a building complex.
Here are a few examples of project designs that incorporate robotic parking.