TERRA engineered the grading and drainage of the streetscape adjacent to the building frontage along Wabash Avenue. In coordination with the Chicago Department of Transportation, TERRA engineered an ADA-compliant design. The landscape design for the streetscape includes raised planters with ornamental railing. The streetscape improvements around the building were permitted through CDOT.
TERRA worked closely with the architect and structural engineer to design the project’s stormwater detention system. The stormwater detention system for the building consists of an underground precast concrete tank located within the building footprint. Stormwater from the roof enters the tank and discharges to the Chicago sewer adjacent to the building. The stormwater detention design was permitted through the Chicago Department of Water Management.
TERRA provided construction services during all phases of the project to ensure all work was in accordance with the civil design, engineering, and specifications provided. The new East West Student Life Center is anticipated to achieve LEED Silver.
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