The functional design of a parking facility can have a significant impact on both the construction and long-term operating costs of the structure.
An efficient functional design can help to increase the number of parking spaces, and therefore decrease the overall footprint of the structure. As a result, this can help to dramatically reduce the cost of construction through the reduction of construction materials, and the associated costs.
This reduction in the building square footage will also reduce the size of the area requiring maintenance, such as washdowns, concrete repairs, etc. While this reduction may seem small initially, over the life of the structure, it can result in significantly lower long-term maintenance and operating costs.