Client: University Of Rhode Island
Construction Cost: $150M
Gordon R. Archibald, Inc., now GRA a division of GM2, was the lead civil/site engineering consultant for the design of the new College of Engineering Building. GRA was responsible for the design of new and relocated utilities, roadways, site grades, and regulatory permits. GRA’s design services started with the demolition of ﬁve existing buildings, providing our expertise to mitigate solid universal and hazardous building materials. GRA conducted subsurface investigations for impacted soil and groundwater for regulatory and construction permitting and compliance. GRA proceeded this work with the design of utilities for water and ﬁre services, sanitary sewer, gas, steam and electric. A stormwater management plan was developed to provide water quality treatment utilizing a lined subsurface sand ﬁlter which was constructed within the site’s high groundwater table. Storm ﬂows are diverted into the system, ﬁltered and returned back into the main drainage interceptor. The overall utility work included over 2 miles of subsurface water, drainage, sewer, and steam pipe. In addition to the utility work, the project required relocation of East Alumni Road and Farm House Road. East Alumni Road was realigned and the proﬁle adjusted to conform to ADA requirements.