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How to Build a Successful Parking Lot Construction Business

Next Class: To be announced.


Purpose and Background:

Concrete producers and contractors now have a unique opportunity to build a successful business installing concrete parking lots. The recent rise in asphalt prices, concern over future material supplies and growing environmental awareness has created a special opportunity for concrete parking lot market growth. Now property owners can enjoy the benefits of concrete including more completive initial price,  long service life and low maintenance along with environmental benefits including cooler surfaces and reduced lighting requirements.

Who Should Attend? This course is intended for concrete producers and concrete contractors.

What This Course Provides: This course provides an overview of the asphalt and concrete industries and compares the features and benefits of concrete and asphalt for paved parking areas. It presents the importance of marketing and effective presentation skills in the successful promotion of concrete parking areas. The course also provides different contract delivery methods and how they affect the potential for a successful concrete parking lot contracting business.

This course provides detailed instruction on how to design and build concrete parking lots. It provides details of pavement design including traffic loads and pavement stresses. Concrete properties and thickness design are presented in detail. Recommendations for subgrade support and pavement jointing are provided. Concrete materials are presented, including discussions on strength, workability and durability.


Construction techniques, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair are discussed. Parking area geometry and layout are presented including parking requirements, entrances and exits, and truck parking. Additional detail will be provided on cost estimating, cost-benefit analysis, and life cycle cost. In addition to details of conventional concrete parking lots, this seminar will provide introductions to innovative products such as whitetopping and pervious concrete.  


Christopher R. Tull, P.E., CRT Concrete Consulting, LLC

Len Swederski, Swederski Concrete Construction


Handout Materials ($259 Retail Value)

- Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots—ACI 330R

- Specifications for Unreinforced Concrete Parking Lots—ACI 330.1

- NRMCA Concrete Pavement Analyst Software

- Course Notes


This course is presented by:

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

American Society of Concrete Contractors

Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association


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