Sep 14, 2012

2012-2013 Case Book

The word “problem” comes from the Ancient Greek word for “obstacle,” which seems to indicate that the ancients had just as many concerns as we do today—even if their problems were of a different and more fundamental nature. A problem is a stumbling block…
The Panama Canal is a well-traveled 48-mile-long waterway through which nearly 10,000 ships per year travel to pass between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. The canal was completed in 1914, and since then, there have been limitations to the sizes of…
On May 9, 2011, a marine contracting company­—the same one that transported the U.S. space shuttle Enterprise up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum—purchased two 60-in.-diameter rubber duckbill check valves to be installed on a…
In 2007 and 2008, two twin force mains along Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif., experienced several small failures. An investigation was conducted to determine the cause of the failures and assess the overall condition of the force mains. The study…
The proposed Glenn Hill condo development in Ramapo, N.Y., had encountered a problem that is becoming more and more common in urban areas: Not enough space was available to accommodate traditional storm water management facilities. This problem has been…
Diamond Chrome Plating’s Howell, Mich., plating facility was causing elevated levels of chromium, cadmium and zinc in storm water. Preliminary testing led the company to try a new approach using a low-cost ion exchange material made from peat. American…
For officials in Annapolis, Md., the story about the Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay Visitor’s Center—known locally as Gotts Court—played out better than they could have imagined, thanks to two site tests administered by Mother Nature. The story began…
Managing runoff is often an issue in Seattle, where hard surfaces, drainage and neighboring facilities often intersect. Such was the case in the expansion of Master Park’s Lot C. Mitigating constraints in a dense, land-use urban area is never easy, but…
Layne Inliner renewed approximately 1,340 ft of 48-in. to 96-in. corrugated metal storm culvert pipe using Inliner Technologies’ method of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). The project was subcontracted to Layne Inliner by Indiana Reline, prime contractor to…
When Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. embarked on the redevelopment of its center in Bluffton, S.C., the company employed Ward Edwards Inc. to oversee the engineering aspects of the project. Redesigning the existing storm water management system was at…
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