DESCRIPTION: SCE prepared the site planning and engineering design for an addition to the hospital emergency department including expansion and revised layout to the parking areas and heli-port.
Obtained the Preliminary & Final Site Plan approvals for the hospital improvements which included: Survey, Site Layout, New Parking Area, Revised Site Circulation, Emergency Room and Main Entrance Vehicular and Pedestrian Access, Grading, Utility Relocations, New Heli-Port, Drainage, Stormwater Management, Retaining Wall Design, Expert Testimony, Permitting and Contract/Construction Administration.
The type of wall selected for this project was a “T-Wall Retaining Wall System, by Neil Company”, due to the specific site constraints - limited site development area due to location of existing buildings, roadways, parking areas and slopes (top of the hill), the need to maintain the hospital facility in operation, and other factors like finished wall height of over 20 feet, underground utilities, design loads – soil and vehicles, constructability (no batter, engineered for project, manufactured for project), pedestrian and vehicle safety (standard pre-cast parapets), cost, service life, maintenance, etc.
CLIENT: Newton Medical Center
DATES OF SERVICES: 2003 - 2004
LOCATION: Town of Newton