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Alternative Storm Water Management System Provides Installation Benefits
St. Luke’s University Health Network, which provides health and ambulatory services at more than 200 regional locations throughout Pennsylvania, recently opened its new Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg…
CULTEC Lightweight Chambers Support Excess Ground Cover with Ease
Located in Tannersville, PA, The Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is a themed family fun resort settled at the base of Camelback Mountain. The eight-story, modern mountain resort features 453 spacious guest suites and the Northeast’s largest indoor waterpark – a whopping 125,000 square feet. The resort’s operations – including a luxury spa, tree-top adventure center, indoor water park, snow tubing park and conference space – makes it the most interactive resort in the United States…
Underground Obstacles to Stormwater Management
All successful businesses seek to save time and money, whether it’s manufacturing, automobile production, or widget making. Construction executives are no different. Scott Tonitis of Elite Development Services saw an opportunity to save both in the early stages of a project in Sarasota, Fla.; his expertise saved $500,000 and expedited construction of a new 24-hour convenience store by several months….
Storm Water Storage Aids Self-Storage Company
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…
Simon Property Group, a global retail real estate company, and Calloway REIT, one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts, began planning the development of the new Toronto Premium Outlets in early 2012…
Built in 1951, Fairfax Gardens is a 150-unit public housing development in the middle of a low-density, single family neighborhood in Taunton, Mass. The development’s…
Rochester Realizes Stormwater Solution with CULTEC System
Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but for one homeowner in the Crystal Spring neighborhood of Rochester, it was not a lake but nuisance ground water causing major headaches near his property. Crystal Spring was formerly farms and rural land when development occurred in the rural subdivision. The drainage area leading to the ditch located in the roadway right of way (ROW) drains approximately 9 acres of woods and yards. The ditch near a neighboring property has a Decorah Edge spring coming from an oak savanna hillside that contributes to the wet conditions. Approximately 3-5 gallons of water per minute flow through a culvert leading to the ditch along the road ROW. The amount of water increases after precipitation events. …
Fielding a Winner
The public school district in Hingham, Mass., is comprised of six schools, including Hingham High School. The high school aims to graduate with the academic…
California Logistics Center Finds Stormwater Solution in CULTEC Chambers
The Rialto, Calif.-based I-210 Logistics Center is part of a proposed master-planned project located on and around the Rialto Municipal Airport. The 1,445 acre site is a premier West Rialto location, with high-profile corporate neighbors including Target, Under Armour, Black & Decker, Solo Cup and Kuehne + Nagel. The 718,000 square-foot industrial distribution warehouse will house products until they are ready to be shipped to their final destinations across the country.
Cultec Infiltrative Chambers Help Recharge Groundwater at Polar Beverages’ New Warehouse
Polar Beverages, the country’s largest independent soft-drink bottler that mainly distributes its products in New England and upstate New York, has a manufacturing facility in Auburn, Mass., as well as several warehouses in the area. As the company faced the need for increased storage space, Polar leased a large warehouse in Auburn with an eye toward not only expanding its storage capacity but also consolidating most of its warehouses in this new location.
Bohler Engineering and the H&K Group Approve CULTEC Stormwater Management System
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has been providing refrigerated storage services to the food industry since 1889. The organization recently chose to increase its presence with a three-phase expansion plan, totaling more than 500,000 square feet, with the first phase being the construction of a 230,000-square-foot cold storage facility to utilize truck and rail transport for shipping operations in Richland Township, Pennsylvania…
LEED-Certified Tanger Outlet Centers Benefits From CULTEC System
When Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT), known for its premiere outlet shopping locations, 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 stormwater management system was on top of a to-do list for the Ward Edwards engineers, who had to find a modern solution to replace a network of detention ponds constructed 20 – 30 years ago.
Dealing With Runoff
Alpharetta, GA, lies at the northern edge of the metropolitan Atlanta area and is the home to a beautiful environmental park known as Rock Mill Park.
“It’s basically a BMP demonstration site,” says Michael Breedlove of Breedlove Land Planning Inc. in Conyers, GA. “We had the opportunity to work with Dr. Richard Warner with Kentucky Surface Mining Institute at the University of Kentucky and with another professor from Georgia Tech.”
Benefits From CULTEC System
Florham Park, N.J., is a small suburban community located about 30 miles west of New York City, where it boasts its own library, swimming pool and other recreational facilities. In February 2010, ground was broken for a new Senior Center, and Florham Park engineers embarked on designing a stormwater system to control runoff and prevent contamination of the tributaries to the Passaic River to the west town border.
Underground stormwater system is a win for retail development
Montgomery, Ala., was slated to get a new 28,000-sq.-ft. Looking Good store, offering men’s clothing and sportswear to local residents. The engineers at Larry Speaks and Associates joined the design team to create a stormwater system to detain runoff onsite and release it slowly into a municipal system, as required by the local regulations.
HydroCAD® is a Computer Aided Design tool used by Civil Engineers for modeling stormwater runoff. CULTEC Chambers are now modeled in HydroCAD.
There is a FREE SAMPLER available to check out the software.
Also, CULTEC Clients can receive a 10% discount by entering CODE “82CULTEC10” when purchasing the full version of the software.
HydroCAD provides a wide range of commonly used drainage calculations including: SCS, NRCS, SBUH runoff hydrographs,rational Method with automatic IDF curves,hydrograph routing through ponds & reaches, coupled ponds with automatic tailwater,automatic hydraulics and culvert calculations,automatic pond storage calculations, including embedded storage chambers, & easy management of multiple rainfall events. HydroCAD is ideal for studies using the TR-20, TR-55, or SBUH methods, and may be used in conjunction with HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, and HEC-HMS calculations. HydroCAD® provides a wide range of standard H&H techniques in an easy-to-use graphical form. The chamber wizard feature provides automated layout, modeling, and cost estimating for underground storage systems. Just pick the chamber and set the layout parameters. Or use preset layout values from the extensive library of chamber definitions, including all CULTEC products.
Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis is an advanced, powerful, and comprehensive hydrodynamic modeling package available for analyzing and designing urban drainage systems, stormwater sewers, and sanitary sewers. It can handle a variety of complex flow situations such as looped networks, interconnected ponds, and pumps. In addition, Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis can model all aspects of stormwater quality/quantity and incorporates best management practices (BMPs), including support for all CULTEC storage chambers.
ICPR is a comprehensive stormwater modeling tool listed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a Nationally Accepted Hydraulic Model. ICPR includes an interactive utility to calculate stage-area and stage-volume relationships based on manufacturers’ geometric data for various underground stormwater chambers including CULTEC’s full line of chambers. Once the user settles on a design, the appropriate storage characteristics become part of the overall stormwater model for subsequent hydraulic routing analysis.
We are able to assist you in your design by performing preliminary calculations and supplying AutoCAD layouts free of charge