Four Seasons at
Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC
Positioned at the base of the First Watchung
Mountain overlooking the Manhattan skyline,
the 98-acre site straddles the communities of
Clifton and West Paterson, N.J. The site has
been quarried for more than 65 years. The
Four Seasons at Great Notch project proposes to reclaim this site for 810 homes clustered in a variety of neighborhoods.
SewerCAD was extensively
used for the design of sanitary
sewer systems. Three pumping
stations and gravity sewer
lines convey the sanitary sewerage from this project to
existing gravity sewers and a
municipal pumping station.
Civil engineering site design challenges were
abundant in this project, including massive
earthwork operations, incredible retaining
walls, existing water system inadequacies,
and sanitary sewer distribution shortcomings. Bentley’s Haestad Methods products
were instrumental in the design and ultimate
approval of many of these design challenges.
The stormwater management
plan used StormCAD for all
storm sewer designs on this
topographically challenging site, as
well as design and analysis of a system of nine detention ponds that
control the rate of runoff.
Water supply was one of the greatest challenges for this project.
Because of serious water storage
and distribution shortfalls within
the existing municipal system, the
entire borough of West Paterson
was modeled using WaterCAD. ;
East Grand Forks –
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
the model files to the contractor, who export-
ed the data to GPS-based, machine-guided
bulldozers. Using the 3D data to guide the
bulldozers eliminated the need for survey
crew stakeout and field surveys to determine
whether the project had been constructed to
the correct elevations. ;
The cities of Grand Forks, N.D., and East
Grand Forks, Minn., are located at the confluence of two rivers. Since the flood of
1997, both communities have been working aggressively with the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers to develop a permanent, comprehensive flood damage reduction
project incorporating recreation and aesthetic features.
The project includes 10,000 feet of levees,
2, 100 feet of flood walls, 9,000 feet of
recreation trails, two pump stations, and a
Using InRoads, the Corps of Engineers’ St.
Paul District designed several 3D models
of the project. The Corps then provided