Lakeside Crossing is a new, $25-million boutique retail complex that includes more than 32,000 sq ft of upscale restaurant and retail space in the heart of Central Florida's Winter Park. The development is in an urban environment, so no land was available for a surface retention pond.
Engineers at Kimley-Horn and Associates looked to local Southeastern Corrugated Steel Pipe Assn. (SECSPA) member Contech Engineered Solutions to help design an underground solution capable of capturing the required storm water storage volume. Contech designed a system made from 4,500 ln ft of 24-in.-diameter perforated Aluminized Steel Type 2 corrugated metal pipe. The system was custom fabricated to accommodate light pole foundations and tree islands. The perforation in the pipe allows the captured water to be released into the surrounding soil slowly over time.
The general contractor, Sitek Corp., was able to install the system in phases to allow other portions of the project to remain on schedule.
SECSPA member companies provide a range of steel options suitable for storm water management, water quality, storm sewer, bridge, culvert, rehabilitation, fish passage and special applications.