I'm Only In It for the Parking

Life and laughter from the priority seats

Author: Lost Voice Guy aka Lee Ridley

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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'Comedy genius... The funniest book I've read in years.' - DAVID WALLIAMS What’s the worst thing about being disabled? Is it the shameless staring? Is it that people assume you’re a bit thick because you can’t speak? Or is it that your friends always take you to theme parks just so they can jump the queues? In fact, it’s the stupid questions that really rile Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy. And over the years he’s been inundated with them, from people who have failed to engage their brains before opening their mouths. Which is where I’m Only In It for the Parking comes in - think of it as a disabled FAQ, with funny (sometimes painfully funny) stories from Lee’s not-so-ordinary life. If you think you know what it’s like to be disabled, prepare to have your perceptions skewed by the much-loved Britain’s Got Talent winner, the brilliant stand-up who struggles to stand up, the Geordie without the accent. And before you ask ... no, he really can’t speak at all. But he definitely has something to say. 'A truly eye-opening book from a fantastic comedian.' ADAM KAY

Car Park Designers' Handbook

Author: Jim Hill

Publisher: Thomas Telford


Category: Architecture

Page: 211

View: 406

Provides advice and guidance on those aspects of planning and design that will enable car parks to perform their function efficiently, economically, and user friendly. The authors, with over 35 years experience, see their design as a balancing act between motorist's spatial desires and the practical need to achieve economy of construction.

Design Live Loads for Parking Garages

Author: Y. K. Wen

Publisher: ASCE Publications


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 982

Report to the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report provides a better understanding of parking garage live loads and recommends an appropriate value for design. Based on a load survey conducted in nine parking garages in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, statistical analyses were carried out of the equivalent uniform distributed loads. These produce the maximum column axial loads and beam midspan moments that the building is expecting to experience during its lifetime. The dynamic amplifications resulting from vehicle motions on the decks and ramps were also investigated, and results suggest a possible reduction of the design live load from the current value of 50 psf, as stipulated in the ASCE-7 and Uniform Building Code, to 40 psf, but with no allowance for reduction according to bay area.

The New York City Motorists' Parking Survival Guide

How to Avoid and Deal with Parking Tickets Effectively

Author: Louis Camporeale



Category: Law

Page: 168

View: 397

From decreasing the odds of receiving a parking ticket to dealing with a ticket once issued, this handbook outlines the most common violations and situations motorists will encounter when driving and parking throughout the greater New York City metro area. Operating on the premise that the best parking defense is knowledge, this guide begins with an in-depth analysis of the basic parking regulations—including those identified by posted signs such as No Parking, No Stopping, No Standing, and street cleaning as well as those monitored via parking meters—for the general public as well as commercial vehicles. Readers will also learn how to read a parking ticket, to identify the specific violation(s) cited, and scan the document to determine if there are any grounds for automatic dismissal. A handy chart of code violations and corresponding fines, tips on the appeal process, and a quick-reference guide to tow pounds further enhance the learning experience.

CCTV for Security Professionals

Author: Alan R. Matchett

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 986

CCTV for Security Professionals provides the information necessary to design the ideal CCTV system. The chapters are stand-alone sources of information on their subjects and are presented in logical sequence to guide the reader from basic principles to more complex for a complete system understanding. In his straight-forward and informative text, Alan Matchett approaches the camera systems from the user's point of view, providing the security manager with the knowledge to discuss the system, its desired features, and the areas of design concern within the context of an organization's business model. This can prove to be invaluable when evaluating an existing system, the use and components of a given system, or in evaluating a system design proposed by a vendor. Installers and service personnel will benefit from the functions and possibilities that are available with the various components and by gaining an understanding of their customers' needs. Newer technicians will learn how to set up the system properly, and can familiarize themselves with the technologies that go into a CCTV system. Security equipment sales personnel will also gain a better knowledge of the customer's needs as well as learn to determine exactly what questions they should be asking the customer and what the customer's responses mean. In this manner, the book will offer invaluable tips to ensure customers get exactly what they expect in a system. * Provides a detailed explanation of CCTV components and the technology behind analog and digital CCTV systems. * Establishes a "common language" for security professionals, CCTV system designers and sales personnel to use as a basis for system design. * Provides a clear explanation of the design process and design principles.

Orbital Motion, Fourth Edition

Author: A.E. Roy

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 795

Long established as one of the premier references in the fields of astronomy, planetary science, and physics, the fourth edition of Orbital Motion continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the analytical methods of classical celestial mechanics while introducing the recent numerical experiments on the orbital evolution of gravitating masses and the astrodynamics of artificial satellites and interplanetary probes. Following detailed reviews of earlier editions by distinguished lecturers in the USA and Europe, the author has carefully revised and updated this edition. Each chapter provides a thorough introduction to prepare you for more complex concepts, reflecting a consistent perspective and cohesive organization that is used throughout the book. A noted expert in the field, the author not only discusses fundamental concepts, but also offers analyses of more complex topics, such as modern galactic studies and dynamical parallaxes. New to the Fourth Edition: • Numerous updates and reorganization of all chapters to encompass new methods • New results from recent work in areas such as satellite dynamics • New chapter on the Caledonian symmetrical n-body problem Extending its coverage to meet a growing need for this subject in satellite and aerospace engineering, Orbital Motion, Fourth Edition remains a top reference for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, professionals such as engineers, and serious amateur astronomers.


Issues and Policies


Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing


Category: Transportation

Page: 350

View: 634

This book adds to the debate with respect to parking covering the issues of supply and demand, the various policy measures, namely economic, regulatory, regional wide or organisational in addition to carefully selected case studies, along with the future direction of parking policy.

Building Deck Waterproofing

Author: Laura E. Gish

Publisher: ASTM International


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 709

Architects, specifiers, contractors, and manufacturers in the waterproof industry cover the basics (including cathodic protection terminology, systems, and history), problem-solving in the field and in the lab, and perceived problem areas and proposed solutions. From the symposium of the same name h