USDA-ARS Plant Biosciences Building, Washington State University


HDR Engineering for Washington State University

White Shield prepared a site plan of a 3.5-acre site on the WSU Campus for development of the USDA Agricultural Research Station Biosciences Building 2. This project was a four-story 90,000 GSF Plant Biosciences Research Facility which will house offices, meeting rooms, research laboratories, and core laboratory on the WSU Pullman campus. White Shield provided elevation contours at 1’ intervals; identified pavement types and limits; plotted the location of structures above and below ground; man-made and natural features; all floor elevations; and elevations at each entrance of buildings located within the site boundary. Utilities were mapped noting the size, depth, material, and pressure of water and gas mains, central steam and other utilities including irrigation meters, valves and vaults, buried tanks, and septic fields either serving, or on the property. Sanitary sewers, combination sewers, storm drains, catch basins, and manholes were similarly mapped. All other above ground features were mapped, including fire hydrants, power and communication systems, trees, and shrub plantings by perimeter outline. The location, size, and depth of all service tunnels was provided, including all grade breaks and changes in tunnel size, interior floor and ceiling elevations, changes in direction, and at 50’ minimum intervals. Ductbank height and width was identified, with number and size of conduits. Final deliverables were made in AutoCAD 2004 with supporting LDD2005 DTM files.