WGI Structures Continued Growth; Firm Acquires Carl Walker, Inc.

As of June 30, 2017, Carl Walker joined forces with design, planning, and surveying firm WGI, adding its award-winning parking and structural engineering suite of services to create a 12th business division for WGI, integrating Carl Walker into WGI’s dominant presence throughout Florida. Now a wholly owned subsidiary, the unified national firm has 13 offices in…


Suicide Prevention in Parking Structures

Parking Professionals Can Make a Difference

Gary Cudney, P.E., President & CEO, Carl Walker, Inc.

Fifty percent of parking professionals responding to a recent International Parking Institute (IPI) survey had experienced a suicide (41%) or an attempted suicide (10%) in their parking structure(s) within the past five years.


LED Lighting — Considerations for Successful Parking Structure Lighting

Russell Randall, P.E., Principal

Parking structure lighting is the most significant factor in passive security and the user’s perception of safety and security.  Proper planning and design is important for a successful parking structure lighting project. When planning new parking structure lighting or a lighting upgrade/replacement, considerations may include:


Parking Structure Cost Outlook for 2016

Carl Walker is pleased to provide its annual statistical analysis of parking structure construction costs and new parking structure market forecast. At Carl Walker, we specialize in specialize in parking structure design, structural engineering, parking studies, parking operations consulting, and restoration of parking structures, plazas, facades, and other buildings. We maintain a database of completed…


South Fifth Avenue Underground Parking Structure is Complete

NOVEMBER 2012 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN—Carl Walker, Inc., a nationally recognized consultant in the parking industry, announces the completion of the 700-space South Fifth Avenue underground parking structure, part of an extensive redevelopment project that includes new parking spaces, water mains, electrical capacity, an alley, and extensive street improvements. The site was designed to accommodate different…


Carl Walker Inc. Awarded Design Contract for Essentia Health’s New Parking Structure

FEBRUARY 2013 DULUTH, MINNESOTA—Carl Walker, Inc., a nationally recognized consultant in the parking industry, was recently awarded a contract to assist LHB, an architectural firm in Duluth, Minn., with the design of a new parking structure for Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn. Carl Walker, Inc. will provide both parking consulting and structural engineering services. The parking…


Parking Structure Façade Renovated at South Bend Memorial Hospital

FEBRUARY 2013 SOUTH BEND, INDIANA—Carl Walker, Inc., a nationally recognized consultant in the parking industry, recently provided engineering and architectural services related to renovating the façade of Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s Bartlett Street Parking Structure. Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s Bartlett Parking Structure was built in the late 1970s with a utilitarian façade of plain…