Aug 25, 2014

2014-2015 Case Book

It’s hard to be the path-maker, the trendsetter, the one who forges ahead to try something new and different while others hang back, eager to hear the results but unwilling to learn them firsthand. Being the first to do anything can be intimidating, and…
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) began a widening and rehabilitation construction project on Interstate 26 (I-26) during the summer of 2014. This project called for the widening of I-26 from four lanes to six lanes on a roughly 10-…
A new, 80,000-sq-ft Super One store located in Superior, Wis., was replacing two older, smaller grocery stores and consolidating them into one. Super One Foods is a chain of supermarkets with 33 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and North…
In Douglas County, Neb., a sure sign of spring is when the county highway department deploys its Elgin Eagle mechanical sweeper to clean the winter’s accumulation of sand and grime from 214 miles of roads, in preparation for the county’s annual highway…
In 2013, an annual inspection in Grottoes, Va., uncovered serious problems with the town’s storm water system.  A large set of elliptical corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts did not pass inspection. There was severe corrosion, and individual sections…
The intersection of Plum and Walnut streets in Lancaster, Pa., used to be described in three ways: dangerous, ugly and prone to flooding. Today, the intersection, which used to include a large concrete island and a dangerous merge lane, is a model for…
Located in northwest Washington, Snohomish County is home to a number of new residential communities, including Stratford Court and Glennwick Grove, which are owned by Phoenix Development of Lynnwood, Wash. Stratford Court, a 35-unit, single-family home…
Hydrotec trench drains were a key feature in a new bus station in Middletown, Conn. In the fall of 2013, the distributor contacted Sigma to request 12-in., Class F Hydrotec trench drains with double catch basins, one of which was 6 ft 7 in. deep. These…
The Miller Park to Pershing Sewer Separation Project included approximately 2,300 ft of 60-in.-diameter concrete pipe for storm water conveyance in the Miller Park area of Omaha, Neb. About 1,300 ft of the sewer were completed utilizing tunnelling…
Because of its low-lying location on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, Hoboken, N.J., has struggled for generations with flooding when extreme wet-weather events combine with high tides. In 1998, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA)…
expand_less