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2023 | Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College Drainage System Improvement Design - Phase 1

Over the years multiple foundation movements have occurred at Palo Alto College, as the site is underlain by expansive soils. Most of these issues were attributed to surface and subsurface drainage problems at the site and control measures were implemented, however the movement issues continue to occur, creating cracks throughout the buildings. Nine buildings were found to be having drainage issues throughout the Palo Alto campus.

Parra & Co was engaged by WestEast Design Group to provide Civil Engineering services to Palo Alto College in San Antonio, TX. Our team has recently wrapped up Phase 1 of this project with a Preliminary Drainage Findings report where we evaluated the construction documents and existing conditions of the site. 

Our final report provides recommendations (based on priority levels) to mitigate storm water approaching the subsoil in the vicinity of the structural foundation of the buildings by the means of better grading, impermeable surfaces, and additional drainage structures.

2023 | Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College Drainage System Improvement Design - Phase 1

Parra & Co was engaged by WestEast Design Group to provide Civil Engineering services for Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, TX. The campus comprises over 166.37 acres, and it currently presents drainage issues and differential foundation settlements in some of the buildings. The site is underlain by expansive soils and due to surface and subsurface drainage problems multiple foundation movements have occurred throughout the years. Some of the issues reported by Alamo Colleges representatives are drainage issues, ponding zones around campus, and differential structural settlement in one of the buildings.

Our team has recently wrapped up Phase 1 of this project with a Preliminary Drainage Findings report where we evaluated the construction documents and existing conditions of the site. Our final report provides recommendations (based on priority levels) to mitigate storm water approaching the subsoil in the vicinity of the structural foundation of the buildings by the means of better grading, impermeable surfaces, and additional drainage structures.

2023 | Alamo Colleges - St Phillips College Drainage System Improvement Design - Phase 1

The St. Phillips College campus in San Antonio, TX is underlain by expansive soils, which due to surface and subsurface drainage problems, have been causing foundation movements and presenting the need for an improved drainage system. The campus comprises approximately 60 acres and currently presents drainage issues and differential foundation settlement in two buildings within the St. Phillips campus.

Parra & Co was engaged by WestEast Design Group to provide Civil Engineering services to St. Phillips College. Our team has recently wrapped up Phase 1 of this project with a Preliminary Drainage Findings report where we evaluated the construction documents and existing conditions of the site. 

Our team provided specific recommendations to mitigate stormwater approaching the subsoil in the vicinity of the structural foundation of the buildings utilizing better grading, impervious surfaces, and additional drainage structures.

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