Medical / Education / Institution
Services Provided to the Institutions Market:
• Property Surveys
• Master Planning
• Site Design
• Environmental / Community Impact Studies
• Zoning Analysis
• Permitting Coordination
• Wetland / Floodplain Delineation / Mitigation
• Site Engineering
• Zoning / Land Development Applications
• Stormwater Management
• Hydrologic / Hydraulic Modeling (HEC1/HEC RAS)
• Open Space Planning / Park Design
• Site Lighting
• Landscape Architecture
• Streetscape Design
For more information, contact:
Daniel T. Wright, P.E.
Civil / Site Design Engineer
Villanova University LAH Development
The Villanova LAH Development project includes the construction of four new dormitories, a Performing Arts Center, a new seven-level garage, and additional parking/infiltration features at the west end of the main campus. The project also included the vertical expansion of the existing Student Activities Center garage and the vertical expansion of the Health Center Parking Deck. Advanced GeoServices developed the geotechnical exploration programs for these facilities, provided oversight of the test borings, performed the infiltration testing, and developed design recommendations for shallow and deep foundations, earthworks and slabs/pavements. We also developed the foundation and earthwork specifications, estimates of quantities, provided technical review of foundation drawings, and conducted quality control monitoring of the foundation/earthwork construction. At the request of the University, Advanced GeoServices also conducted an environmental review of the sites and performed sampling and analyses of site soils to evaluate their compliance with PADEP Clean Fill criteria. Paul F. Marano, P.E. served as Project Manager for all aspects of this project and was assisted by various Advanced GeoServices staff.
(Photo courtesy of Voith & MacTavish Architects)
Swarthmore College Science Center in Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College’s goal was to create a state of the art science and classroom facility utilizing existing buildings and new construction. Advanced GeoServices staff worked on the planning, design, and construction phase services for renovating, expanding, and unifying science facilities. The design focuses on appropriate accommodation of program space, landscape space, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems within a constrained and sensitive site. The project team’s approach addressed the integration of landscape and building space and provided for a transition from the designed landscapes of the central campus to the natural landscape of the Crum Woods immediately to the north. Work included careful coordination of design and engineering to provide cost effective, maintainable, and innovative approaches to environmentally responsible design.
Big Cat Falls at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Zoo wanted to redesign the big cat exhibit to convey their mission statement of conservation through education and action. They achieved this by creating an exhibit that embodied the latest philosophies of animal husbandry and giving the visitors thrilling face to face experiences with the animals. Advanced GeoServices' staff were intimately involved with the project from the outset, allowing for an integrated site civil exhibit design, which enhanced the unobtrusive visitor experience while still providing the necessary exhibit functions. The existing building was utilized and the former exhibit moat areas were converted into infilrtration beds.
Crozer Keystone Health System Geotechnical Projects in Chester, PA
Advanced GeoServices provided geotechnical design and consultation for several new facilities, including the Cancer Treatment Center, parking garages, the Chester-Upland Technology Park, and emergency room expansions at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, and the Springfield Healthplex. Significant design/construction issues for the emergency room expansions included the capacity for future vertical expansion and the need to maintain ongoing emergency room access and operations during construction. Advanced GeoServices also conducted construction inspection and testing services for deep foundations, earthworks, and concrete for the emergency room expansions.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney, PA
This historic university located in southeastern Pennsylvania enlisted Advanced GeoServices to serve as prime engineer to modernize its existing facilities. Advanced GeoServices managed the utility infrastructure renovations, the Facility Management System (FMS), the electrical services, the emergency steam line and 5 Kv cable replacement.
Temple University Student Activities Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Student Activities Center is the third project that was completed for Temple University. The project significantly expanded and renovated the existing Student Activities Center building, while offering much better handicapped access to the facility. Provided survey coordination, civil engineering, and landscape architectural services for this project.
Fairmount Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, PA
The Fairmount Behavioral Health System wanted to expand their facility located on 23 acres adjacent to Fairmount Park in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Advanced GeoServices completed the site design, performed site planning and site design to add a new entrance from Valley Avenue, relocate parking for the building expansion and provide the required parking and stormwater management facilities. Innovative BMP designs were incorporated into the design, including porous pavement parking lots and below-grade infiltration basins. Advanced GeoServices completed all design, permitting, city approvals and construction documents for the project.
Primate Reserve at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, PA
The Primate Reserve, Philadelphia Zoo’s state- of-the-art primate facility, replaced the smaller facility which was tragically destroyed by fire. This 100,000 square foot exhibit provides indoor and outdoor habitats for primate species including Gorillas, Orangutans, Lemurs, and Spider Monkeys. Advanced GeoServices staff were an integral part of the project team, identifying existing utilities and responsible for site/civil design from conceptual development through construction.
Neumann University Geotechnical Services in Aston, PA
Advanced GeoServices provided geotechnical design and construction monitoring services for several facilities at this southeastern Pennsylvania university, including their new Student Center and new baseball and softball fields and associated pavements and roadways. In addition to foundation and earthwork issues, Advanced GeoServices provided consultation for the installation of grandstands, score boards and light towers, preferred ball field soil types, and subsurface drainage/infiltration conditions.