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Bollards on Retail Storefronts

By Albert J. Kerelis, Jr., AIA, NCARB, ARM
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Vehicle crashes into retail walkways and storefronts represent a potential hazard for pedestrians. The interplay between vehicles and pedestrians brings inherent risks that should be addressed by…

Parking Lot Operations & Management

By Christopher C. Fogarty
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Parking lots are host to a variety of vehicle, pedestrian, operational, and construction activities, sometimes simultaneously. Facility owners and operators must inspect parking lots on the premises…

Evaluating Lighting in Premises Liability Disputes

By Douglas W. Peden, RA, NCARB
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Adequate illumination is often a topic in premises liability claims. In this article, Architect & Premises Safety Expert Doug Peden discusses the standard of care for artificial illumination and…

Parking Lot Surface Hazards

By Robson Forensic
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Previously, our premises safety experts addressed parking lot design and the use of wheel stops as they relate to slip, trip, and fall injuries, and pedestrian strikes. This article discusses the…

Parking Lot Trip Hazards

By Robson Forensic
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Parking lot safety can best be reliably established through proper design, construction, maintenance, and operations. This article discusses parking lot trip hazards, including a description of what…

Parking Lot Layout

By Robson Forensic
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In this short article, the highway engineering experts at Robson Forensic provide an overview of parking lot design. The graphic provided highlights some of the common design elements we encounter…

Investigating Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collisions

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, the experts at Robson Forensic discuss the typical components of a vehicle-pedestrian collision and delve into specialty technical issues that are frequently relevant to these…

Pedestrians Struck in Parking Lots

By Gordon Meth, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP2I
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In this article, civil engineer, Gordon Meth, P.E. discusses the prevalence of pedestrian v. vehicle strikes in parking lots. He examines the scope of the problem as well as parking lot design…

Wheelstop (Parking Block) Safety on Parking Lot Safety

By Robson Forensic
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This article discusses standards relevant to wheelstops (parking blocks) and what can be done to prevent slip, trip, and fall injuries in parking lots. The premises safety experts at Robson Forensic…

Curb Ramps - Expert Introduction to Design and Safety Aspects

By Robson Forensic
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This article discusses design standards relevant to curb ramp safety, specifically highlighting those design elements that are commonly associated with slip, trip, and fall incidents. The premises…

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: Parking Lot and Parking Garage Security

By Robson Forensic
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This article provides an introduction to CPTED as it applies to parking lot and parking garage security. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: Parking Lot and Parking Garage Security The…

Parking Lot Design - Expert Investigates Pedestrian Death

By Robson Forensic
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In this case, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in a doughnut shop parking lot. An architect from Robson Forensic was retained to evaluate the design and maintenance of the parking lot.…