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Youngstown State University "Gateway Project" Rain Garden Design Upgrades and Community Engagement

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Conference

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

ETD Projects

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--29197

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https://peer.asee.org/29197

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243

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Robert J. Korenic Youngstown State University

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Robert J. Korenic earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Youngstown State University. He has approximately eleven years of work experience in water resources planning and management. He also has worked in the wood and light gauge steel roof truss industry. He is currently an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology at Youngstown State University.

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Abstract

Abstract:

The Youngstown State University (YSU) “Gateway Project,” completed several years ago, was a large scale grounds and facilities project intended to upgrade several campus buildings and the grounds surrounding these facilities. Many of the upgrades utilized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable design criteria. Included in these upgrades was the installation of bioswale and rain garden areas intended to help manage storm water runoff from new parking facilities. While the bioswales are functioning as intended, the rain garden has never maintained plant life and is not functioning to manage storm water runoff. Phase one of this research involved testing the hydraulic conductivity of the soil in the garden, sampling the soil for its pH and identifying the soil stratification in the garden by digging test pits. This document will recap the results of that research and build on those results by specifying how the rain garden can be rebuilt in order to properly manage the storm water runoff.

Korenic, R. J. (2017, June), Youngstown State University "Gateway Project" Rain Garden Design Upgrades and Community Engagement Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--29197

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