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SITUATION:

BOND provided civil and site construction services and construction management services for the upgrade and expansion of Harvard University’s natural grass field practice area to a fully functional multi-use soccer facility for the University’s women and men’s soccer programs.

CHALLENGES:

  • Storm water management due to drainage infrastructure that flowed to a DCR system already under capacity restraints to the Charles River
  • Hi-mast lighting foundations
  • Fast track schedule
  • Power supply in remote area of campus
  • Soil management; project required that all soils generated must be used onsite

SOLUTIONS:

  • Upgraded existing storm water collection and storage infrastructure
  • Designed and installed an integrated Pressure Injected Footing (PIF) system along with a custom pile cap bolt down support arrangement for lighting structures
  • Utilized integrated project management and design approach that enabled accelerated fast track construction phases and supported design and construction progress which ensured programming goals were met
  • Integrated design allowed feeder service from Harvard’s electrical distribution system to provide adequate power delivery
  • Continuous quantity management and integrated earthwork design with engineering team

RESULTS:

  • Significant improvement to the University’s storm water management system
  • Added capacity was developed for electrical service to the athletic area
  • Athletic field completed in time for the beginning of soccer season
  • Recycled soils and added landscaping features balanced site
  • University now has a new NCAA Division 1 soccer facility