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Project 50 Construction - NYSATE 2012

  1. 1. Onondaga County’s Green Infrastructure “Project 50” I f “P j ConstructionJoanne M. Mahoney, County ExecutiveJoanne M Mahoney County ExecutiveOnondaga Lake Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ) Compliance Program NYSATE Conference May 24, 2012 Brian J. Donnelly, Commissioner J Donnelly Onondaga County Department of Transportation Matthew Marko, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE Vice President, CH2M HILL
  2. 2. 5/24/12Onondaga County, g y, City f Syracuse Cit of S 2 New York Onondaga Lake Onondaga Creek• 7,660 acres• 49 CSOs• ~1 Billion gallons/year CSO Harbor Brook
  3. 3. 5/24/12• 1988 – Atlantic States Legal Foundation History 3 files lawsuit against County• 1989 – Litigation settled through METRO consent judgment Onondaga Lake Facts• 1998 – METRO consent judgment replaced with Amended Consent Watershed: 285 Square Miles Judgment (ACJ) 1 Mile Wide – 4.6 Miles Long• 1st ACJ amendment May 1998• 2006 ACJ Amended to include Average Depth: 35 feet g p consolidation of ammonia and phosphorus treatment and Harbor Max Depth: 63 feet Brook conveyances and RTF y 1940 – Swimming Banned• 3rd Amendment April 2008 (Extension)• 2009 ACJ amended to authorize use of 1970 – Fishing Banned Gray and Green infrastructure
  4. 4. 4th ACJ Amendment Authorized a 5/24/12 4Balanced Approach to CSO Abatement Regulatory Goals Community Impacts/Goals• Capture and Treat 95% of the • Improve quality of life through Annual CSO Volume via environmental responsibility Gray & Green Infrastructure • Promote sustainability• Achieve water quality • Ensure cost effectiveness in standards in tributaries compliance with ACJ milestones p and lake • Community revitalization Major Milestones • 89.5% capture/elimination by 12/31/2013 • 95% capture/elimination by 12/31/2018 p / y / /
  5. 5. County Executive Mahoney Announces “Project 50!” 5/24/12 5 “Onondaga County will construct fifty distinct green infrastructure projects to return rain water and snow melt to the ground instead of our sewer system.” system. Joanne M. Mahoney, State of the County Address, March 1, 2011 Syracuse becomes one of ten Green Cities Paradigm shifts from planning to construction
  6. 6. Green (and Gray) Infrastructure Program Management 5/24/12 6Need Increases with Approval of 4th Stipulation • Green Infrastructure (GI) is an emerging technology and  mostly new to Onondaga County Departments ▫ Need for a trusted advisor on program implementation ▫DDepartment can focus on existing operations, and Gray  t t f i ti ti dG Program projects, while learning to integrate with GI • Role of the Green Program Manager Role of the Green Program Manager ▫ Develop strategy that meets ACJ milestones ▫ Provide GI expertise on applications, design standards,  p pp , g , construction, and maintenance ▫ Prioritize opportunities based on diverse, dynamic factors ▫ Transition to a fully County operated GI Program by 2018
  7. 7. 5/24/12 7 Project 50! P jConstruction
  8. 8. Onondaga County 5/24/12 8Civic Strip OnCenter Convention Center 66,000 Square Foot Green Roof
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  11. 11. Onondaga County 5/24/12 12Civic Strip War Memorial Cistern Reuse System
  12. 12. War Memorial Cistern Reuse SystemReusing rainwater appears to allow the ice making to occur one to two degreeswarmer than using potable water resulting in energy savings
  13. 13. 5/24/12First Commercial Green Street: Harrison Street 14BEFORE: Stormwater enters catch AFTER: Stormwater is diverted tobasins and is directly connected to Green Streets and only overflows tosewer sewer when necessary
  14. 14. 5/24/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot: 290 green spaces g g p 16 GI Technology: Perimeter porous  asphalt and tree h l   d  infiltration trench Project Owner: County Capture Area: 34, q 134,000 square feet Runoff Reduction: 2,360,000 gallons/year Construction Cost:  C i  C   $812,000 (bid) $/gallon: $0.48
  15. 15. Installation of Stone Storage Bed
  16. 16. 5/24/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot g 18 Porous Asphalt Perimeter P i
  17. 17. 5/24/12OnCenter Municipal Parking Garage 19 GI Technology: Roof leaders to rain  R f l d     i   gardens Project Owner: County Capture Area: 7 ,5 72,500 square feet q Runoff Reduction: 1,277,000 gallons/year Construction Cost:  C i  C   $234,000 (bid) $/gallon:  $0.26
  18. 18. 5/24/12 20OnCenterMunicipal Parking p gGarage Bio-Infiltration
  19. 19. 5/24/12 21Before Townsend Parking Lot (“Lot B”) and Townsend Median
  20. 20. 5/24/12 22Vegetated Infiltration Beds, 90 Trees Planted
  21. 21. Base Course Asphalt Installed prior to winter shutdown
  22. 22. Volume capture: 975,000 gallons/year
  23. 23. 5/24/12 25 Project 50! P jBeyond the Civic Strip: y p Green Streets
  24. 24. 5/24/12 Linking with Major Transportation g j p 26 Reconstruction Creates Green Progress Phase 1: Contracts 1 and 2 Ph 1 C t t dImage – Barton & Loguidice
  25. 25. Connective Corridor 5/24/12 27 Capture Area: 6.75 ac Run‐off Reduction: 5.16  MG/Year Construction Cost: $948,700 (bid) $/gallon Runoff Capture $0.18 $/gallon CSO Reduction $0.26 $0 26
  26. 26. Connective Corridor 5/24/12 28 Image – Barton & Loguidice
  27. 27. 5/24/12City Road Reconstruction: Pavement Removal 29at Geddes StreetGI Technology: BioretentionProject Owner: City of SyracuseCapture Area: 29,700 square feetRun‐off Reduction: 523,000 gallons/yearConstruction Cost: 3, ( ) $203,000 (bid)$/gallon: $0.55Status: completed
  28. 28. 5/24/12 30 Project 50! P jCSO Treatment Wetlands
  29. 29. CSO Treatment Wetland ProjectCompensatory Storage Project Completed in 2011 CSO 018 Proposed Constructed Wetland Harbor Brook
  30. 30. Treatment Wetland Eliminates CSO 018 5/24/12 32 (up to design storm)• 144 Acre CSO basin• 40 overflows / year• Significant Nutrient Removal• Partner with SUNY ESF Stay tuned for  presentation  presentation on this project  in 2013 in 2013
  31. 31. 5/24/12 33Project 50!P jGreen Parks
  32. 32. Rosamond Gifford Zoo Elephant Exhibit, 2011 p , GI T h l GI Technology:6,000 sq.ft. Green roofGreen Roof Project Owner: County Capture Area:Porous , q 6,000 square feetpavement, Runoff Reduction:and rain 114,000 gallons/yearbarrels forstormwater Construction Cost:  C i  C  reuse $183,900 $/gallon: $2.27
  33. 33. Creekwalk Project Greening: Jefferson to Walton Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBefore Bioretention Bi i Rain GardenFlexi-paveFlexi pavePorous Walkway Porous Asphalt Volume capture: 135,000 gallons/year Parking Lot
  34. 34. Creekwalk Project Greening: Walton to Fayette Porous Concrete Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBeforeRe-establishedNatural Stream Bank Volume capture: 119,000 gallons/year
  35. 35. 5/24/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 37 •GI Technology: Rain gardens R i   d •Project Owner: County/City •Capture Area: 39,000 square feet •Run off Reduction   •Run‐off Reduction:  680,000 gallons/year •Construction Cost: $300,000 (bid) •$/gallon: $0.62 Green Infrastructure Concept for the Zoo Entrance  p
  36. 36. 5/24/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 38 Bio-infiltration Systems capture runoff from surrounding streets
  37. 37. 5/24/12 39 Project 50! P jGreen Schools
  38. 38. 5/24/12Hughes Magnet School g g 40 New Parking Lot captures runoff from school roof h l f and upper lot
  39. 39. 5/24/12 41 Project 50! P jGreen Parking Lots g
  40. 40. 5/24/12Sunnycrest Park Arena Parking Lot 42 GI Technology: Porous pavement Rain garden R i   d Project Owner: Syracuse Parks  Dept. Capture Area: 7, q 107,000 square feet Run‐off Reduction: 1,876,000  gallons/year Construction Cost:  $303,000 (bid) Map of Proposed Sunnycrest Arena Parking Lot Project $/gallon: $0.22
  41. 41. Installation of Storage and Infiltration Systems
  42. 42. 5/24/12 44Combination of bio-retention, bio retention porous asphalt, and subsurface storage and infiltration systems
  43. 43. 5/24/12Sunnycrest Park Golf Parking Lot y g 45 •GI Technology: Stream Inflow Removal Rain garden Pavement Removal •Project Owner: City of Syracuse Parks Dept. City of Syracuse Parks Dept •Capture Area: 48,000 square feet •Run‐off Reduction:  843,000 gallons/yr Construction Cost: •Construction Cost: $363,000 (bid) •$/gallon: $0.52
  44. 44. 5/24/12Sunnycrest Park Golf Parking Lot y g 46 Bio-retention Bio retention and Infiltration System (Standard Asphalt Parking Lot re-graded)
  45. 45. 5/24/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 47Planning for Widespread Implementation of GIPlanning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Opportunity/Idea Coordination  New Project Form j  Database and GIS Management Projects include: Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Schools,  Libraries, Parks, Firehouses, Post Offices, Streets (commercial  Lib i P k Fi h P t Offi St t ( i l and residential), Water Reuse, Wetlands, Roofs, Vacant Lots ▫ Concept Development p p  Site Visit, watershed identification, BMP Identification  Calculator (capture and preliminary cost estimate)
  46. 46. 5/24/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 48Planning for Widespread Implementation of GIPlanning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Landowner Endorsement  Bi‐weekly City‐County Coordination Meeting y y y g (if you think you can do this without a lot of coordination and  meetings ‐ you can not) ▫ Field Work and Permitting Field Work and Permitting  Survey (including utility identification)  Soils Testing (infiltration) g( )  Environmental Analysis (Phase 1, Analytic Testing, etc.)  SERP (SEQR, SHPO, SWPPP/NEPA/Landmark Preservation, etc.)
  47. 47. 5/24/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 49Designing 50+ Projects ▫ 50% Plans  Design Guidance Manual  Design Workflow (flow chart) kfl (fl h ) ▫ 90% Plans and Specifications ▫ Final (for Construction) Plans Specifications and Bid Forms Final (for Construction) Plans, Specifications, and Bid Forms  Comment Adjudication/ Quality Assurance ▫ Cost Estimating  At Concept and 90% ▫ D i C di ti Design Coordination  WEEKLY Design and Construction Review Meeting
  48. 48. 5/24/12East Water Street Gateway: Case Study 50Project Features: ▫ Bike Boulevard ▫ Traffic Calming ▫ Private/Commercial collaboration ▫ Porous Paver Parking Lanes ▫ Curb Extensions ▫ Robust Tree Planter systems R b T Pl• Challenges Include: ▫ Capturing 1 or more of stormwater runoff Capturing 1” or more of stormwater runoff ▫ Mid‐street pedestrian crossing ▫ Snow plow considerations Snow plow considerations ▫ Turning radii for tractor trailers
  49. 49. 5/24/12 51Water Street Gateway Project Concept GI Technology: Infiltration trench  and porous pavers Project Owner: City of Syracuse Capture Area: 53,000 square feet    f t Runoff Reduction: 924,000 gallons/yr Construction Cost:  $920,000 (bid) $/gallon: $1.00 $/gallon: $1 00
  50. 50. Water Street Gateway Project y j 5/24/12 52 Before
  51. 51. Water Street Gateway Project y j 5/24/12 53 During
  52. 52. 5/24/12 54After
  53. 53. 5/24/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 55• Procurement ▫ Contract Documents: Bundling projects as appropriate ▫ Advertisement: Pre‐Bid Meeting, Addendum, Bid• Construction ▫ Services During Construction  Clarifications, RFIs, Modifications, Change Orders, etc. ▫ Construction Inspection  PrimaVera Construction Manager Construction Manager ▫ Project Completion Reports  $/gallon accounting  Post‐project communication on challenges/successes
  54. 54. 5/24/12Other Program Elements 56• Legislative Agenda ▫ Existing City Ordinances (Stormwater, Tree, Sidewalk) ▫ New and Innovative City Ordinances: Permission• Enhanced Street Tree Program: 8500 new street trees• Rain Barrel Program: 650 and counting (Goal: 3600)• Vacant Lot Program• Grant Funding: Federal/State successes g• Green Improvement Fund: Onondaga County’s Public‐Private‐Partnership for Incentivizing GI ▫ Grants up to $200,000
  55. 55. GIF: Porous Pavers at Hotel Skyler y 5/24/12 57 Porous Paver Parking Lot
  56. 56. 5/24/12Public Education and Outreach 58• STR Website:• Monthly Report: for ACJ Parties County Legislature Monthly Report: for ACJ Parties, County Legislature• Coalition Partners / Stakeholders  City of Syracuse (DPW, Engineering, Law, School District,  y y ( g g Parks, Zoning, Codes, etc.)  ACJ Parties (NYS DEC, ASLF): Policy Committee  Academic Community (SU SUNY ESF) Academic Community (SU, SUNY ESF)  Community Groups / NFPs  Business Community, Large Landowners (hospitals)  General Public  Manufacturers / Vendors / Suppliers  Engineering Community Engineering Community  Construction Community (M/WBEs), Bidders Wanted!
  57. 57. 5/24/12Maintenance 59• Asset Management ▫ Asset Definition: Location,  quantity, etc. ▫ Standard Maintenance  d d Procedures (SMPs) ▫ Computerized Maintenance Computerized Maintenance  Management System  (Maximo)
  58. 58. 5/24/12 60Case S dC Study:C yCity Lot #3Project Descriptionpprovides overviewof constructed GIfor field crew
  59. 59. Engineered Stormwater Plan provides detail 5/24/12 61on the system as constructed
  60. 60. Educating the Maintenance Staff with 5/24/12 62GI Technology Fact Sheets
  61. 61. 5/24/12 63Maximo as CMMS tool for WEP GreenInfrastructure Program• Work orders include: ▫ Maintenance activities/step by step directions M i i ii / b di i ▫ Tools/equipment (including costs) ▫ Planned time to complete Planned time to complete ▫ Actual maintenance info is loaded back into  Maximo after completion Maximo after completion• Example maintenance task for E‐06 Porous  Pavement Vacuuming follows… Pavement Vacuuming follows
  62. 62. 5/24/12Measuring Progress: Monitoring 65• ACJ Compliance ▫ Annual Report: April l l  SWMM : Volume Capture  Goal: 246 MG/Yr by 2018 Goal: 246 MG/Yr by 2018  Ambient Monitoring Program (AMP): Water Quality  Goal: Wet Weather Standards• Net Environmental Benefit Analysis• Funding Sources and Financial Tracking
  63. 63. 5/24/12Save the Rain: 2012 66• Focus on Efficiency over Quantity ▫ Improved Constructability ▫ Lower Maintenance• Unit Price ‐ Quantity Based Construction Procurements  ▫ Civil Site Work Contract ▫ Landscape Installation and Maintenance Contract ▫P tW Post‐Warranty Maintenance Contract, conducted by t M i t C t t d t db Conservation Corps (Community Based Green Jobs)
  64. 64. 5/24/12 67Green I fG Infrastructure and OCDOT d
  65. 65. 5/24/12 68• Water rich and sensitive watersheds!• Onondaga Lake watershed covers about 45% of Onondaga County• County Executive mandate to reduce stormwater runoff county wide is focused on i f d improving i water quality• Incentives such as Save th R i S the Rain suburban grant program and new Department policies p p
  66. 66. OCDOT Infrastructure 5/24/12 69▫ Road Types  from Rural Local Roads Roads…  to Urban Principal Arterials▫ Green Infrastructure Plan  Application vs. Opportunity Moving away from simply draining road bases and getting runoff to waterways as quickly as possible (in the interest of Water Quality)
  67. 67. 5/24/12 70• OCDOT has historically complied with NYS DEC requirements, however we are now actively looking for opportunities to exceed expectations• OCDOT in process of developing our own Green Infrastructure Program
  68. 68. OCDOT Green Infrastructure Plan 5/24/12 71▫ Maintenance Operations  Limit Ground Disturbance  Preserve Sensitive Buffer areas  Timely Seed / Mulch Application  Reduce Roadway Width “sprawl”
  69. 69. 5/24/12OCDOT Green Infrastructure Plan 72▫ Capital Improvements (Design and Construction)  Developing Green Details  RFP for Engineering Services  Streamline Design Process  Projects subject to “Green Screen”  Site Constraints BBenefit / Cost Ratio fi C R i  Green Practices  Dry Swales  Infiltration Trench  Bio-Retention  Porous Pavement
  70. 70. OCDOT Green Infrastructure Plan 5/24/12 73 OCDOT -1st NYSDOT Approved Specification for Porous Portland Cement Concrete ! • Item No. 502.010700OD I N OD • Use on LAFA Projects • Available to all Project Sponsors j p • Similar in Color, Rough Texture Compared to traditional Concrete • Helpful Site: • Now Available: Precast Porous Concrete P tP C t East Water Street Pavement Removal Project Syracuse, NY
  71. 71. “Evolving” Technology 5/24/12 74 Rev. Rev 2008 August 200974
  72. 72. OCDOT Green Infrastructure Implementation p 5/24/12 75 ▫ Old Route 5 Improvement Project (West Genesee Street, Camillus, New York)  Porous Concrete Sidewalk  Up to 2,900,000 Gallons Captured Annually Project Limit Onondaga Road/ West Genesee StreetProject LimitMunro Road/ WestGenesee Street
  73. 73. 5/24/12References & Additional Information 76 • Stormwater Management with Porous Pavements, written by Tom Cahill, Michele Adams, and Courtney Marm, in the March-April 2005 issue of Government Engineering. • Pavements that are Stormwater Management Friendly: Porous Asphalt with Infiltration Beds, written by Tom Cahill, Michele Adams, and Kent Hanson, in the September 2004 issue of Land Development Today • P Porous A h lt P Asphalt Pavements, National Asphalt Pavement Association t Information Series 131 • Stormwater Design and Sustainable Development, contributions from Tom Cahill, President of Cahill Associates, in the Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Cahill Associates Stormwater Magazine. • Porous Asphalt: The Right Choice for Porous Pavements, written by Tom Cahill, Michele Adams with assistance from Courtney Marm, all of Cahill Associates, in the Sep/Oct 2003 issue of Hot Mix Asphalt Technology - the journal of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
  74. 74. 5/24/12 References & Additional Information 77• Porous Pavements, 577-page book by Bruce Ferguson, 2005• Porous Asphalt Pavement with Recharge Beds: 20 Years and Still Working, written by one of our principal engineers, Michele Adams, in the May/June 2003 issue of Stormwater Magazine.• Thi ki Green with Porous A h l , written by Dan Brown, with Thinking G i hP Asphalt contributions by Wesley Horner, principal planner with Cahill Associates, in the May/June 2003 issue of Hot Mix Asphalt Technology - the journal of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.• Porous paving, green roofs can ease impact of development on water supplies, written by Bill Bergstrom, Associated Press, with input from Tom Cahill, for the June 14, 2002 issue of Environmental p , , News Network.• Pennsylvanias Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual, PA Department of Environmental Protection, 2006• Michigan Low Impact Development Manual, SEMCOG, 2008
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  76. 76. Q1: What is more important – Green or Gray infrastructure?Q2: What amount of rainfall is the Save the Rain program targeting: 1”, 2”, 10”?Q3: Does poor infiltration mean GI is not feasible?Q4: How many gallons does Onondaga County need to capture annually, withits GI program? Assessment in Learning Questions
  77. 77. Q1: What is more important – Green or Gray infrastructure?A1: Both play an important role in successful mitigation of stormwater.Q2: What amount of rainfall is the Save the Rain program targeting: 1”, 2”, 10”? 1 2 10 ?A1: 1 inchQ3: Does poor infiltration mean GI is not feasible?A3: No, solutions are available that retain and evapo-transpirate the volume weare trying to mitigate.Q4: How many gallons does Onondaga County need to capture annually, withits GI program?A4: 246 Million Gallons! Assessment in Learning Questions