SCS Consulting Group was retained by the Town of Richmond Hill to undertake a value engineering exercise for the retrofit of a failing on-line stormwater management (SWM) facility, with the new design to provide off-line quality control, Regional Storm quantity control and restoration of fish passage. Sarah Kurtz managed a group of engineers at SCS as well as a select peer review team to undertake a thorough review of the project methodology, tender specifications and approach as well as the detailed design aspects of the proposed facility. Our review of the proposed facility design resulted in approximately $3.4M of realistic savings through proposed revisions to the tendering approach, design of structures and reconfiguration of the wet cell.
Highlights of the project include:
SCS was retained by the Town to undertake a Value Engineering assessment of a SWM facility retrofit.
The original 25 year old on-line quantity control pond was proposed to be re-built, with addition of a quality control function, fish ladder, by-pass low flow channel and extensive operational and maintenance improvements.
Working closely with the Town and the original design engineers to understand the core objectives, SCS was able to recommend a host of efficiency modifications to the design which generally maintained the overall objectives and resulted in over $3.4M of cost savings.
The exercise included a unique perspective into the operational objectives of the municipality with regard to long term maintenance requirements and associated integral design elements for SWM facilities.