A Joint Effort

by William R. Newhouse, P.E., Deputy Dir.; Richmond Dept. of Public Utilities, Richmond, VA,
Frederico E. Maisch, P.E., (M.ASCE), Partner; Greeley and Hansen Engrs., Richmond, VA,
Ronald E. Blizzari, P.E., Partner; Greeley and Hansen Engrs., Richmond, VA,
Satish Sachdev, P.E., (M.ASCE), Pres.; Klein and Hoffman, Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 9, Pg. 34-37

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In a public-private partnership that required close working relationships, a project that aimed to restore an old canal system— and its waterfront—in Richmond was combined with an effort to create a combined sewer overflow (CSO) system. The project calls for the CSO pipeline to lie just below the canal, saving time and money on both projects. The combined effort called for several modifications in the canal designs to accommodate the CSO system, but the result is a new water park running through the city's center that is expected to spark an urban renewal.

Subject Headings: Canals | Combined sewers | Construction management | Costs | Design | Urban development

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