Case Study

University of Colorado – 18th Street Waterline Replacement

F&D International  was retained by the University to provide engineering and design of an 8-inch PVC waterline to replace an existing main line (total of 1,020 LF) which runs the length of 18th Street across the Boulder campus.  Phase One of the project included the replacement of 650 feet of pipeline which crosses beneath two utility tunnels, numerous existing utilities, and lies within a narrow street on a busy college campus as well as the design of a large pedestrian walkway carrying significant foot traffic, realignment and pavement design for the street, and sidewalk improvements to match the reconstructed street to the existing landscape features.

Drainage design included two storm sewer laterals to connect to an existing storm drain, located immediately adjacent to the new waterline.  The project was completed under a tight and aggressive schedule during the university’s summer break.  Design and construction involved coordination with multiple agencies, including the City of Boulder, University of Colorado, and transit companies.

Project Highlights

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Services Used: Civil engineering, Utility Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Inspection