<ul><li>Engineering & Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>I.  Design & Implementation:  A Process </li></ul><ul><li>II.  Lang...
The Street <ul><li>“ Every trip begins with a step” </li></ul>“ Life takes place on foot” –  Jan Gehl
The Charter of the New Urbanism   The region: metropolis, city, and town  The  neighborhood , the district, and the corrid...
Sustainable: over what period of time? Equitable: for whom?
 
 
 
The post-charrette plan
Following the master plan
After the charrette
 
 
 
 
 
Pervious pavers planned in March, now installed
 
 
 
 
NU planner says: Language of Practice Civil engineer hears: <ul><li>Slow Streets </li></ul>What the planner meant: <ul><li...
 
 
Health, Safety & Welfare
NU planner says: Language of Practice Civil engineer hears: <ul><li>Slow Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Tight  centerline radii...
Defining the Thoroughfares: Integrator  A Integrator  B Neighbourhood  Connector
Locally specific ‘ Local’ versus ‘Universal’ Engineering Universal items <ul><li>Utility Hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Typic...
Insert image cotton district
Architecture ‘ Local’ versus ‘Universal’ Engineering Engineering <ul><li>Design Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Architect of R...
Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
 
 
 
 
New Town Liberty
Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
Anthony M. Sease, PE, RA <ul><li>Civitech, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>1107-B West Main Street </li></ul><ul><li>Durham, North ...
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Tony Sease - Engineering & Infrastructure

  1. 1. <ul><li>Engineering & Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>I. Design & Implementation: A Process </li></ul><ul><li>II. Language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Engineering vs. NU Planning Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Local versus Universal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lessons applied to New Town Liberty </li></ul>Anthony M. Sease, PE, NCARB www.civitech.com
  2. 2. The Street <ul><li>“ Every trip begins with a step” </li></ul>“ Life takes place on foot” – Jan Gehl
  3. 3. The Charter of the New Urbanism The region: metropolis, city, and town The neighborhood , the district, and the corridor The block , the street , and the building
  4. 4. Sustainable: over what period of time? Equitable: for whom?
  5. 8. The post-charrette plan
  6. 9. Following the master plan
  7. 10. After the charrette
  8. 16. Pervious pavers planned in March, now installed
  9. 21. NU planner says: Language of Practice Civil engineer hears: <ul><li>Slow Streets </li></ul>What the planner meant: <ul><li>25-35 mph </li></ul><ul><li>10-25 mph </li></ul>
  10. 24. Health, Safety & Welfare
  11. 25. NU planner says: Language of Practice Civil engineer hears: <ul><li>Slow Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Tight centerline radii </li></ul><ul><li>Tight curb radii </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic calmed streets </li></ul><ul><li>Offset intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Street trees </li></ul><ul><li>Houses near the street </li></ul><ul><li>Joint trenching </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally sloped alleys </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive Inlets </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way alleys </li></ul>What the planner meant: <ul><li>25-35 mph </li></ul><ul><li>180’ – 200’ </li></ul><ul><li>15’ – 20’ </li></ul><ul><li>Speed humps </li></ul><ul><li>150’ offset </li></ul><ul><li>Trees along the r.o.w. </li></ul><ul><li>20’ setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>10’ shared easement </li></ul><ul><li>Straight short profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth concrete </li></ul><ul><li>18’ paving </li></ul><ul><li>10-25 mph </li></ul><ul><li>50’- 89’ </li></ul><ul><li>5’ -15’ </li></ul><ul><li>Deflected vistas </li></ul><ul><li>Sidewalks/views align </li></ul><ul><li>Planting strips </li></ul><ul><li>8’-15’ build-to-lines </li></ul><ul><li>Single trench </li></ul><ul><li>Natural grade </li></ul><ul><li>Civic art </li></ul><ul><li>11’-12’ lane, no signs </li></ul>
  12. 26. Defining the Thoroughfares: Integrator A Integrator B Neighbourhood Connector
  13. 27. Locally specific ‘ Local’ versus ‘Universal’ Engineering Universal items <ul><li>Utility Hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Utility Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meter boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Garbage collection mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency response equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Incident management philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Stormwater: peaks & frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Soil types/variability/percolation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction materials: asphalt/concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Urban tree species & planting </li></ul><ul><li>Bike accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction techniques/cost </li></ul>Engineering <ul><li>Street Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>widths, radii, vehicle tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final grading </li></ul><ul><li>Basic utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lot sizes, porches, service, garbage </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial access </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency response ‘network’ </li></ul><ul><li>Water as a resource </li></ul><ul><li>Water as civic art </li></ul><ul><li>General sequence of construction </li></ul><ul><li>Preeminence of pedestrian </li></ul><ul><li>Five-minute walk </li></ul><ul><li>Bike/Ped modal splits </li></ul><ul><li>General principals of safety </li></ul>
  14. 28. Insert image cotton district
  15. 29. Architecture ‘ Local’ versus ‘Universal’ Engineering Engineering <ul><li>Design Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Architect of Record </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting Engineer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>versus: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Engineer/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineer of Record </li></ul></ul>
  16. 30. Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
  17. 31. Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
  18. 36. New Town Liberty
  19. 37. Lessons applied to New Town Liberty
  20. 38. Anthony M. Sease, PE, RA <ul><li>Civitech, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>1107-B West Main Street </li></ul><ul><li>Durham, North Carolina 27701 </li></ul><ul><li>919-338-1050 </li></ul><ul><li>www.civitech.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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