We’re back with the second edition of Dig to Done at The Station. The weather was a little warmer when we visited the site back in September, but the recent cooler temperatures have had no effect on the pace of work.
The construction crew has reached the second level of parking (P2) in the excavation process and are working toward the third level. We met with President David Hirsh of Brandy Lane Homes, at the site to go through the progress that’s been made since our last visit. We were joined by Romano Borean, an incredibly experienced site supervisor who is overseeing construction at The Station.
David and Romano spoke at length about an issue they’d encountered when trying to deal with storm water run-off.
When building any development in an urban area, your pre-development flow of water and post-development flow of water must be the same. It’s important that the rate of flow into the existing storm water system doesn’t over power it.
“You can use all kinds of methods to do so. You can store it on roofs or on the ground,” explained David.
Here when we were designing the project, we ran into a poor soil situation at the west end of the project,” he continued.
“This necessitated that we go from two down to three levels of parking. Going to three levels incurred additional costs to the project and obviously we have to consider economic viability when we do it. In designing the storm water management, it was important that we didn’t increase the size of the parking garage beyond what was necessary for the project. In order to contain the storm water and ensure the flows are the same pre- and post-development, we’re installing these massive tanks to store the storm water.”
The tanks will be buried underground beside the building and will allow the team to resolve the storm water flow problem they ran into.
Interesting stuff! Now, let’s move on to some action shots from the site…
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