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Conceptualized by DPR Construction and validated by Fuscoe Engineering, this tank is one of three being utilized as part of the stormwater management system at the Broadcom headquarters campus construction site in Irvine. “These temporary tanks help to conserve our water supply,” according to Calvin Woolsey, Principal-in-Charge. “They also serve three purposes: they mitigate stormwater runoff quantity, serve as desilting facilities, and function as holding tanks that retain and reuse water to keep dust down during construction.” The tanks will be removed midway through construction upon completion of the on-site and off-site storm drain improvements.

“These temporary tanks help to conserve our water supply. They also serve three purposes: they mitigate stormwater runoff quantity, serve as desilting facilities, and function as holding tanks that retain and reuse water to keep dust down during construction.”

Cal Woolsey, PE, PLS | Principal-in-Charge | Irvine

The Fuscoe team investigated on-site hydrology to determine the potential effects of stormwater on construction activities. The team members ably applied their knowledge of hydrograph modeling of storm events and routing to validate the sizing of stormwater mitigation measures. Although each tank measures a massive 160’ in diameter and is 12’ high, stormwater basins would have been much larger, diminishing critical land needed for construction staging. The Broadcom construction site was operational within 24 hours after the recent storms, which kept the project on schedule and avoided several days of construction downtime.

For more information, please contact Laura Goforth, Marketing Manager, at lgoforth@fuscoe.com or 949.474.1960.