THOMAS CAHILL, PE RESUME Continued
stormwater elements as a part of a $200 million renovation of the Rouge River Plant. Designed in Accordance with LEED™-Certified Standards and a 2004 AIA Top Ten Award Winner.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Principal-in Charge and Design Engineer for two porous asphalt parking lots using porous pavement with an underlying stone-filled stormwater recharge bed, reducing stormwater runoff and pollutants and recharge the groundwater aquifer. One 76- space lot is at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and serves as a demonstration area for the thousands of visitors to the Gardens each year. The other 40-space lot is on the main campus for use by students and faculty and demonstrated the viability of retrofitting existing urban areas for better stormwater management.
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Principal-in Charge and Design Engineer for design of two large porous asphalt parking lots using porous asphalt underlain by stone beds - allowing rainwater to drain through the asphalt to filter through the existing soil mantle and recharge the groundwater. As the first such lots in New England they have served as a demonstration project, receiving tours of visitors from the NE area specifically to observe the porous pavement, which has worked well under snow and plowing conditions.
Villanova University/Bartley Hall, Villanova, PA Principal-in Charge and Design Engineer for developing sustainable engineering for pedestrian plaza at of Villanova University’s Business School, Bartley Hall. This centrally located area is a common gathering place for students. Percolation testing in the plaza area found that the soils had sufficient capacity for infiltration. Developed innovative ways to manage the increasing stormwater volumes that included a porous concrete material was used with subsurface recharge beds.
Penn State University/Visitors Center, LEED™-Certified, University Park, PA Principal-in Charge and Design Engineer for design of a stormwater system for the new green building Visitor Center (LEED-Certified). Despite limitations of a shallow
soil mantle, were able to install, a sub-surface vegetated infiltration bed that receives runoff from an existing building and parking lot; porous bituminous pavement in the parking areas, underlain by a stone filled storage/recharge bed; new sidewalks constructed of porous concrete; bioretention basins – small depression carefully planted to improve water quality; and a shallow infiltration trench that receives roof runoff.
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MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY