Paulus Sokolowski & Sartor (PS&S)
PS&S provided civil and geotechnical engineering, landscape design, and environmental services for the transformation of an abandoned 100-
acre quarry into a residential community. The
community is centered around a lake offering
spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from
the upper ridge of the property.
Redeveloping the quarry environment presented
PS&S with a number of engineering challenges,
including distribution of utilities (sanitary and
water), rock-face rising 60 feet to 100 feet from the
quarry floor, innovative approaches to infrastructure design to minimize blasting, vertical roadway
geometry, and site and emergency access. PS&S
successfully transformed the property into a residential community providing homes to 301 families.
work operations, existing water system inadequa-cies and sanitary sewer distribution shortcomings.
Civil engineering site design challenges were
abundant in this project, including massive earth-
PS&S used WaterCAD for water modeling in this
project. The model was used to size the proposed
tank and verify the required fire flows for the pro-
posed development. The firm investigated a num-
ber of potential service alternatives to supply
water to a community challenged with a 100-foot
elevation differential. Investigate alternatives
allowed the firm to refine infrastructure needs and
provide the most cost-effective solution for its client.
In addition, PS&S used StormCAD and SewerCAD
to design the sanitary and storm sewers. ;
CIVIL SITE DESIGN
Planning, Survey, Design and Geotechnical Investigation of Kachchh Branch Canal of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project for Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Gujarat, India.
native alignments on topo sheets, picked the
ground level manually, and then prepared the longitudinal section, cross section, strip plan, earthwork calculations, and so on. This would have
required two managers, three engineers, and five
draftsmen. Using Bentley MXROAD, two engineers completed the same work in half the time,
saving six to 12 months.
Visualizations created using the MXROAD 3D
modeling tool allowed the client to see the whole
canal before its construction. The client could also
inspect all details of the canal in a managed environment maintained by Bentley’s Project Wise system of collaboration servers. ;
RITES, Ltd./Water Resources
(Govt. of India)
The Kachchh Branch Canal (KBC) in western
India is one of the major branches of the
Narmada Main Canal, which has a total length
of 352 kilometers. The KBC is designed to handle
a flow rate of 220 cubic meters per second and
the net cultivable command area served is
175,811 hectare. The water supplied will be used
for irrigation, drinking, and industrial purposes,
and the project’s total cost is $88 million.
Had RITES employed its former workflow in this
project, it would have manually marked up alter-