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Urban Redevelopment and Combined Sewer Systems

Urban Redevelopment and Combined Sewer Systems

Urban infill and re-development projects require special means of minimizing increases in stormwater flow is to implement innovative sustainable design techniques to increase pervious area and improve rainwater retention. Projects like Timmons Group’s LEED® Gold certified 1050 K Street project in DC use green roofs, planter beds and rainwater harvesting to meet city code and minimize impact to the combined sewer system. Read more »


Urban Stormwater Treatment Trains – Flow Through Planters as an Urban Mitigation Tool

Urban Stormwater Treatment Trains – Flow Through Planters as an Urban Mitigation Tool

The integration of stormwater treatment for quality and quantity is always challenging on an urban site where traditional treatments require acreage that is simply not available.  To meet current regulations, the design team needs to look at creative options for removal of pollutants and detention of rainfall within a restricted area. Read more »


What’s So Important About Riprap Outfall Protection?

What’s So Important About Riprap Outfall Protection?

It may not be glamorous, but erosion control design is a critical component to managing water quality both during and after site construction.  The transition between a manmade drainage system and a natural channel is one area of potential erosion that must be given special attention during design. Read more »


Environmental Due Diligence – Due it Right the First Time

Environmental Due Diligence – Due it Right the First Time

The completion of ASTM E 1527-05 due diligence requirements in property acquisition is a critical issue that is widely underrated and often overlooked in property development.  Read more »