Aurora West Civil Engineering Club participated in the 2017 Parking Lot Design Contest organized by ASCE Hawaii Section. The contest includes three parts: The plan, The Report and A video presentation.
The team composed of four students: Left to right. Angel Dominguez, Ramon Estupiñan, Jesus Marquez, Tony Soto (Not in the photo) and the Director Roger L. Torres.
The objectives of our design were: to improve parking efficiency, controlled by aisles and entrances/exits, maximum number of stalls, and landscaping to minimize the asphalt paved area. A set of rules, guidelines, cost worksheet, and design standards were provided by the organizing team.
The experience was quite beneficial to the students, as they learned and practiced engineering concepts that included design process, team work and brain storming. Students also used design standards, design restrictions, sustainability and risk concepts. All tasks were performed as an engineer at an engineering consulting firm.