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UBC Stormwater Detention : Stormwater Detention Facility at the Centre for Comparative Medicine on UBC South Campus Fakhri, Ali; Gonzalez, Anthony; Wu, Dennis; Liu, Harry; Guld, Isaac; Zhang, Patrick


Drift Consulting has been engaged by UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) to develop a design for a multi-purpose detention facility which will address the stormwater management issues in the proximity of the UBC Centre for Comparative Medicine (CCM). The design provides 3000 m³ of water storage in a trench system alongside new and existing trails in the South Campus Region. The same trench system controls the outflow of flood water into the outfall at Booming Grounds Creek. The flow is controlled by a series of 30 dams positioned at 50 m intervals along the trenches. Furthermore, the retention time and flow velocity of trench system ensures that the water exiting the system has achieved primary water treatment standards. The trench and trail system are integrated seamlessly with the surrounding environment, as well as the built infrastructure. The new trail connects two existing trials, providing a continuous connection from the Spirit Park trail network to the Botanical Garden regional trails. This report covers a general overview of the project, the relevant regulations and standards, a detailed description of design components and detailed method for construction. A construction schedule and cost estimate are provided in addition to the design components which consists of drawings, calculations and dimensions. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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