Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard m&s engineering
Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard is a 3,200-acre, 2,200-lot
development in the Texas hill Country. A huge part of the
utility design involved a water distribution system that must
be built in nine stages to accommodate the different phases
of the development. There were a thousand different
configurations of sources, pipe sizes, and infrastructure
arrangements that could be used to create the system.
WaterCAD V8 allowed M&S Engineering to easily create
a dynamic water model that could be adjusted to simulate
a variety of configurations with a few clicks of the mouse.
The ability to isolate different parts of the model and create
different scenarios saved the firm hundreds of hours throughout the project.
MacDonald Avenue swinerton management & consulting
Part of the San Francisco Bay Area, Richmond encompasses
56 square miles of land and 32 miles of shoreline. Excessive
precipitation causes sanitary sewer overflows in the Richmond
sewer system as well as problems at the wastewater treatment
plant. During the winter of 2005 and 2006, one particular
area of trouble proved to be MacDonald Avenue, and the
need to increase sewer capacity along this road became
Using SewerGEMS and SewerCAD, Swinerton Management
& Consulting used well-developed GIS data to identify
problem areas. The hydraulic model created was used in
presentations to both the Richmond city engineer and the
Richmond Redevelopment Authority. In both cases, with the
help of the model, it took only 10 minutes for the decision to
be reached that the sanitary sewer line needed to be replaced.