St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD, Potomac, MD

Potomac, MD

Saint Andrews Episcopal School wanted to replace two existing natural turf fields with synthetic turf to allow for all weather use of the fields for soccer, lacrosse, softball, field hockey and baseball and to allow for a heavier schedule of competitions on the field without the degradation of the playing surface.

Hope Field, which was 3.5 acres, and Brumbaugh Field, which was 1.5 acres, took up a large portion of the grounds of the school. The limited remaining area surrounding the fields meant that a unique underground stormwater solution would be required. For this project, Huron engineered an underground storm water management infiltration system. This design significantly reduced construction costs compared to a traditional underground stormwater management facility and provided water quality treatment and ground water recharge. The final design of the project allowed for the use of infiltration trenches and avoided structural stormwater facilities. In addition to saving St. Andrews construction cost, the maintenance of this stormwater system will be significantly less than a traditional system.

Construction documents for the improvements to both fields were approved through the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services with construction completed in August 2008.

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