Case Studies Part 1
City of Redmond, WA : Stormwater Treatment System
Complex stormwater treatment is a challenge facing many major cities. For the City of Redmond, Wash., it was creating a financial and environmental catch-22. The city was forced to choose between expensive clean-up procedures and stiff penalties if they failed to meet state and federal regulations. Oldcastle Precast offered the city the best solution for both challenges engineering and manufacturing a cost-effective product that also met the Washington General Use Level Designation requirements for flow rates and phosphorus removal.
METRO Expo Light Rail – Santa Monica, CA: Stormwater Harvesting System
California’s struggle with drought has emphasized the need for sustainable water use. The issue transcends its borders: the U.S. Drought Monitor reports that at some point, nearly half of the U.S. has been in some form of drought. Rainwater or Stormwater harvesting is one approach to meet the challenge. Case in point: the construction of the Expo Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Santa Monica, California for the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority. While it meets operational demands for the region’s increased transportation needs, it also creates impermeable surfaces that require innovative stormwater management approaches…
Quantico National Cemetery, Stormwater Detention System, Triangle, Virginia
Product Installed: Storm Capture® Stormwater Detention System
Quantico National Cemetery’s new administration building expansion, just inside the cemetery’s entrance gates on Joplin Road in Triangle, Virginia, includes about 4,500 square feet of office and administrative space and a covered portico of about 2,500 square feet.
For civil designer AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Kennesaw, GA, key concerns were to control runoff from newly constructed impervious surfaces preventing storm drain overloading, and other downstream issues such as flooding and erosion, and to achieve this with minimal footprint on the compact project site. AMEC specified Oldcastle Precast’s Storm Capture® stormwater detention system to manage the post-construction stormwater runoff....
San Francisco 49ers Stadium: Greening from the Ground Up
New San Francisco 49ers’ Stadium Opts for Bio-Mod System, an LID - Stormwater Solution
By Steven H. Miller, CDT
A large construction project such as a major league sports stadium can include significant expanses of runoff-generating hardscape. A venue capable of seating 60,000 or 70,000 people requires large grounds and parking areas. If rain can turn a football field to a mud pit, it can also turn a parking lot into a flood. Draining that area effectively and treating the runoff is a basic function that should be provided from the very beginning of the project, but it can present challenges.
The new San Francisco 49ers’ Stadium in Santa Clara, CA is a case in point...