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University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care


Project Specifications:

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

Application: Detention

Product used:  3’ – 4’’ SingleTrap

Number of pieces: 63

Number of systems: 1

Total water stored: 20,757 cf

Market: Medical

Project Details: Stormwater detention system was installed under the driveway of a new multi-story Ambulatory Care.

Challenge:  The main challenge of the project was that there was a very limited footprint available as most of the block is building. There was just 5’ of headroom to work with from rim to invert.  Due to the multi-story nature of the property and the fact that the driveway area is considered a fire lane the solution needed to be able to support fire truck outrigger loads with minimal cover. In addition, the site had contaminated soil so the solution needed to be watertight as well.

Solution:  Most flexible stormwater detention options require around 3’ of cover to handle fire truck outrigger loading which meant those options could not store the volume required in the available footprint. StormTrap was able to custom designed detention vault system with an 8” roofslab and extra strength concrete that can handle the outrigger loads with only 12” of cover.   This allowed Stormtrap to use a 3’-4” internal height system which barely fit the required volume within the available footprint area.   The system also notched around a building overhang footing.  A geomembrane liner was specified by the engineer due to contaminated soils on site.