Dallastown Wildcats football field.

Dallastown Area School District, York County, PA

Education and Institution

Dallastown Area School District opted to replace the football field at the high school with a turf field, but the replacement needed to comply with Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) standards and municipal requirements. FCE first surveyed the football field and stadium areas to confirm the presence of topographic features. We also verified the location of storm systems, utilities, track, bleachers, inlets, and electrical systems. After the survey was complete, we created a site plan with existing conditions and designed the slope of the field consistent with PIAA standards.

Due to York Township’s stormwater management ordinance, which required a 50% reduction in runoff for any submitted earth disturbance plan, we designed a stormwater management system which collects, stores, attenuates, and infiltrates runoff from the field area. This subsurface water collection system was designed to store approximately 120,000± gallons of water during storm events, and ensures a proper transition between the new turf and the track. Based on the area of disturbance for the project, approximately 2 acres, a NPDES permit was required. We coordinated with the York County Conservation District to complete the necessary applications to obtain the required permit.

Upon completion of design, we prepared the necessary technical specifications and contract documents for site related construction to ensure the quality construction of all improvements using MasterSpec®. We coordinated the bidding process between prospective contractors and the School District to obtain competitive pricing for the construction of the improvements. Prebid meetings were conducted and we helped the School District evaluate the bids and proposed alternates to best meet their needs and budget.

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