Philadelphia Zoo Big Cat Falls Exhibit

posted Jan 14, 2013, 8:51 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 8:55 AM ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (STORMWATER MANAGEMENT) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provided general engineering services to the Philadelphia Zoo (Zoo) to assist with various stormwater management issues at the Big Cat Falls Exhibit.

Rodriguez is responsible for the providing civil engineering and site design services including: 
  • Site Survey - Rodriguez's survey crew performed a site survey of three areas within the exhibit in order to gather topographic and existing elevation information
  • Stormwater Inlet Designs - Rodriguez created 11"x17" design plans proposing design solutions to manage flooding problems at two areas to redesign an existing inlet and repave the surrounding area to eliminate a potential tripping hazard.
  • Site Visit - Rodriguez conducted a site visit during a significant rain event in order to determine the cause of flooding for two inlets.  During this visit, Rodriguez also documented an additional flooding problem related to poor grading adjacent to a recently constructed wetland.
  • Summary Report - In addition to the design plans, Rodriguez prepared a summary report of our findings from the site visit, including proposed solutions to address flooding conditions in the short term as well as long term sustainable solutions that would be consistent with the City's current stormwater management plan.

Estimated Cost

  • Design Services: $6K
  • Construction Services: $25K