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NC State University, Jensen Drive and Dan Allen Drive

Raleigh, NC

Client Name:

NC State University

Project Types:

Education Campuses

City and Town Utilities

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McAdams was retained by NC State University to provide stormwater design and analysis services for an existing stormwater trunkline located on East Campus along Jensen Drive, as well as the design of a new trunkline on West Campus to alleviate flooding at Dan Allen Drive.

For the Jensen Drive project, the McAdams Team developed a complete storm drainage inventory for this portion of campus. This inventory was prepared in a manner consistent with NC State University standards and was prepared such that it could be easily imported into their existing GIS system. An analysis of the system was prepared to evaluate both the existing and future build out performance, and identify potential problem areas where flooding would likely occur. A comprehensive report of our findings was provided to the University along with several suggested improvements and associated construction costs.

For the Dan Allen Drive project, a new outfall was designed to work in parallel with the existing system to add capacity and therefore reduce the likelihood of structural flooding in the future. Design of this outfall was especially challenging as it runs through an existing railroad corridor and conflicted with a number of important University utilities. Design of this outfall also had to take into account disturbance of day-to-day operations in a very busy area of campus.



“I was very pleased with the work of McAdams.....these engineers were very professional in the study and design efforts."

NC State University

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