Velocity and Sewage and Piping Systems

In sewage piping and pumping systems, the flow velocity must exceed certain limits to maintain smooth flowing operation and to avoid settling and sedimentation of solids. On the other hand, the flow velocity should not exceed certain limits to avoid potential wear and tear due to erosion and abrasion.

Parking Lot Design

A parking lot design is heavily influenced by the purpose it serves. For example, a truck stop gas station will have a thicker asphalt then a regular gas station to accommodate the extra weight of larger vehicles. The soil subclass, the type of vehicles and the volume of traffic all impact the thickness of the …

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Catch Basins

A catch basin might do any combination of functions such as catch, hold and filter the runoff water from the lawn, around the house and off road surfaces. You can find catch basins in homes, roads, highways and parking lots that use both public and private water-conveyance systems. They are usually found below the ground.

Alberta Campgrounds

Campground in Alberta are designed to foster the conservation of wetlands, wildlife habitats and management of steep slopes. There are several campground design rules and guidelines managed by the Province of Alberta to maximize usage for both people and wildlife.

Dry Ponds

Have you seen those large low lying grassy areas around the city? They are dry ponds! They are meant to hold water after a rainfall event before it flows into a nearby stream. Dry ponds are designed to reduce erosion and increase the quality of the water runoff. They are nearly as effective as regular …

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Missing Middle Competition

The City of Edmonton held a “Missing Middle” Infill Design competition in 2019. The intent was to get some innovative ideas on how to redevelop older neighbourhoods who are largely missing middle income row housing, triplexes/fourplexes, walk-up apartments, etc. In newer neighbourhoods, these types of properties are sandwiched in between the apartment buildings and detached …

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