Oldham Metropolitan Borough
Alexandra Park, covering 73 acres, opened in
August 1865. Located in the heart of Oldham
Metropolitan B.C. (OMBC), the park is one of
Britain’s earliest civic green spaces. It
incorporated pavilions, tropical plant conser-vatories, pagodas built as a meteorological
observatory, a boathouse, and a magnificent
cast iron shelter known as The Lions’Den.
OMBC used a number of Bentley applications, and contractors used various other
packages. As plans passed between the
in-house design team and the external
manufacturers, compatibility was vital to
ensure the restoration met the stringent
project controls. That compatibility was provided by the ability of Bentley software to
edit and reference DWG files.
In addition to the restoration work to the
building and structures, records of the land
use and management are now available.
GeoGraphics has been used to capture the
many open space features and Geo Web
Publisher allows Web browser access to the
corporate data sets. ;
This project is part of a massive renovation
program to restore the Victorian park, begun
in February 2002 and completed in July
2004. Using nothing more than 19th century
photographs and Descartes, OMBC created
plans, elevations, and sections of how the
Lions’Den was originally constructed, including stonework, roofing, and drainage works.
Using StormCAD to
Stay Under Budget
Additionally, because StormCAD is so tightly
integrated with the county’s other design software, the hydraulic design changes are automatically reflected across applications for the roadway and other related design components.
Much of Sacramento County’s stormwater
collection system was designed to handle
10-year storms, and some of it only has the
capacity to handle two-year storms. The
collection system was inundated in the
mid- 90’s by a series of storms, some with
profile manager and profile templates have
streamlined the analysis process and made it
easy to reuse work on subsequent projects.
Now the county can save profiles for easy reanalysis after the system has changed. The
animated profiles work well for letting lay-men visualize the effects of a storm on a collection system.
Implementation of StormCAD has improved
the efficiency of project management in many
of the county’s capital improvement projects. ;
The county has embarked on an ambitious
project to upgrade all storm water collection
systems to handle 100-year storms. Overall,
there are 400 miles of channel, 2,500 miles of
pipe, 54,000 inlets, and 37 pump stations that
will need attention.
Bentley Haestad StormCAD let the county
model multiple rehabilitation scenarios and
compare the cost associated with each alternative in one project file. Also, StormCAD’s