American Street: An Innovative Approach to Project Implementation & Stormwater Management in an Urban Setting
Trevor Woodward, PG & Connor Smyth, PE
Gilmore & Associates, Inc. (G&A)
The American Street Improvement project consists of a two-mile urban roadway revitalization with a focus on improving accessibility and safety for all corridor users and providing significant green stormwater infrastructure to treat roughly 1.4M gallons of rainwater.
The challenging urban soil conditions within American Street required innovative engineering practices. To address these conditions, the design employed infiltration columns to bypass poor quality urban fill and alluvial soils and directly recharge stormwater into the favorable porous geologic formations below the site.The project also includes a supplemental study that allows private property owners to disconnect their on-site stormwater runoff from the combined sewer and reroute runoff to the proposed GSI systems being installed along American Street, to help further reduce unmanaged impervious surfaces within Philadelphia.
Trevor Woodward, PG, Geotechnical Services Manager:
Mr. Woodward oversees office and field activities in the Geotechnical Department. With G&A since 2001, he interfaces with a variety of municipal and private clients. Areas of focus include foundation and subsurface investigations, karst hazard studies, stormwater infiltration investigations, slope stability and MSE analysis, forensic investigations, and consultation on engineering geology matters. He has presented on geology and GSI topics on behalf of numerous professional organizations.
Connor Smyth, PE – Project Engineer:
Mr. Smyth serves as a Civil Engineer in G&A’s Philadelphia Office. With a background in site design and land development, Connor works closely with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Streets department managing G&A’s on-call engineering contracts. Infrastructure improvements designed and constructed through these contracts include Green Stormwater Infrastructure, roadway realignments, streetscape design, historic preservation, intersection redesign, and ADA compliance throughout the City of Philadelphia.
This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).
Please note: all lunch orders will close by noon on the day before the presentation. In addition, all lunch orders will need to be paid for online by this time. We are unable to refund the cost of lunch or meeting fees because they are paid ahead of time based on number of registrations.