Nearly all civil engineering projects involve storm drain design. Examples include municipalities experiencing flooding, site development of new and existing land, and roadway projects. In most cases local city or county standards govern the design methods used to estimate storm water runoff and methods of conveyance.
Our Hydrology and Hydraulics department utilizes advanced software such as InfoWorks to model watershed runoff characteristics as well as buried storm sewer hydraulics. Culvert and bridge analyses are often performed with HEC-RAS and all results are checked by multiple engineers.
Often we find creative solutions to storm drain design when combining field verification of existing conditions, especially during storm events, with the predictive modeling performed in the office. These solutions taper into our plan production and report preparation giving our final product the best engineered solution available.