Sep 04, 2013

2013-2014 Case Book

This year has been an interesting one. Erratic weather has plagued many parts of the country, including a crippling winter and then heat waves in the Northeast, a relatively mild snow season followed by a chilly summer for the Midwest, and flooding as…
In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) found itself in an unusual predicament. In September, engineers discovered that its multimillion-dollar laboratory, known as the Rapid Repair Levee Breach (RRLB) facility, was deteriorating…
A formerly undeveloped site near the intersection of Route 63, Philmont Avenue and Red Lion Road in lower Moreland Township, Pa., was the proposed location for a 6,000-sq-ft Super Wawa gas station and convenience store with 12 pumping stations.  The site…
CubeSmart, the fourth-largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities in the country, expanded its presence in Pennsylvania by opening a location in East Whiteland. Originally, the town envisioned that the site would consist entirely of office…
Concrete pipe was used to install storm and sanitary sewers on the $15.8-million Nicholas Street Phase 1 Project in Omaha, Neb. The project helped improve water quality in the Missouri River by removing a large volume of storm water runoff from a…
Located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., the 2.83-mile stretch of U.S. Route 11 from SR 581 to SR 114 has become a commercial and residential hub against the backdrop of a rural landscape. Both sides of the four-lane highway are lined with commercial centers, car…
In 2010, the town of Ashland, Va., decided to retrofit its deteriorating municipal parking lot to create a storm water demonstration project as an example of environmental stewardship. The town hired A. Morton Thomas & Associates Inc. for site…
The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently embarked on a road improvement project to streamline traffic flow along the busy Route 73 corridor. Route 73 is a major artery connecting southern New Jersey and Philadelphia via the Tacony Bridge over…
The village of Moreland Hills, Ohio, faced a challenge to retain soils in a problematic soft-soil area designated to extend an existing parking area. Piling systems were expensive, and a concrete solution in the natural environment was undesirable. Many…
Due to storm water management regulations, St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., needed to find a solution for storm water runoff from the addition of a new roof, patio and concrete service road. The original convey-and-detain design…
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