INNOVATION IN WATER RESOURCES
Carollo Engineers – Phoenix
casa grande Water reclamation Facility Phase 3 Expansion
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
Located in one of the fastest-growing counties in the united States, this water
reclamation facility in a community of 40,000 people in Pinal County, Ariz., is
nearing its current capacity. The goal of this project is to expand the facility
from a rated capacity of 6 million gallons per day to 12 million gallons per day,
along with the addition of a new solids-handling building to provide thickening
and dewatering capabilities.
The solids-handling building, including the structural, mechanical, plumbing,
air supply, and odor control systems, was designed in PlantSpace. The
interaction of the structural, mechanical, and HVAC systems could be
visualized by the project team and utility conflicts and equipment access could
be reviewed before design completion.
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Lakeview Capacity Expansion Membrane Filtration Plant
Designed by cH2M Hill, the Lakeview capacity Expansion Membrane Filtration
water treatment plant in Mississauga, Ontario, serves as a showpiece for
this type of facility. Utilizing state-of-the-art filtration technologies, this is
the largest membrane filtration plant in North America. Additional design
considerations included the architectural appeal for public tours to showcase
the unique site.
The project was designed simultaneously in two North American offices
and involved almost 50 team members. Using Bentley Architecture, Bentley
Structural, and Bentley Building Mechanical, Building Information Modeling
(BIM) was used to complete this complex facility in a short time frame. BIM
allowed quick extraction of 2D contract documents from the model, early
visualization of the design, and a central source of data for estimators,
designers, and contractors.