Bowes Construction Sand and Gravel Mine - Wetland Delineation
With plans to open a new sand and gravel mine to provide aggregate for sale, Banner provided services to assist Bowes Construction in obtaining a 404 Permit. The mine site contains approximately 3.2 acres of wetlands. Banner provided a wetland delineation, coordination, and alternative analysis report to the Army Corps of Engineers to assist the owner in obtaining a 404 Permit.View Project
Ivanhoe Utility Improvements
Excessive inflow and infiltration (I/I) in the gravity sewer collection system was causing hydraulic overloading of the wastewater treatment system in the City of Ivanhoe. Several point repairs were performed to fix some of the known I/I sources, however, the repairs were not reducing I/I enough for the community to consistently meet their discharge permit. The City enlisted Banner’s expertise to perform an I/I investigation, including inventory and analysis of the current collection system pipe material and age, review of televising records, and identification of sump pump and roof drain connections.
The recommended improvements included a combination of traditional open-cut and trenchless construction methods. The project also incorporated water distribution system and storm drainage improvements. The trenchless construction methods were recommended to minimize street repairs at locations where these systems were not in need of upgrading and the pavement was in good condition. This allowed the City to focus their efforts on wastewater collection system improvements. The project was completed in the following two phases:
Bid Schedule No. 1 - Open-cut pipe replacement for the gravity sewer mains. Replacement of the 4-inch service lines connecting residences or businesses to the sewer main were integrated into the project. Water distribution system and storm drainage improvements were also incorporated into the improvements.
Bid Schedule No. 2 - Trenchless construction utilizing Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for both sewer main and lateral rehabilitation. This new technology for lining the services was implemented to benefit the residents of Ivanhoe through a generous grant. The project further reduced infiltration of groundwater into the sanitary sewer system.View Project
Sioux Falls WRF - Secondary Digester Cover Replacement Coatings
Sioux Falls, SD
The City of Sioux Falls, SD replaced the floating cover of the secondary digester with a fixed beam radial cover at the Water Reclamation Facility. Banner provided coating inspection by a NACE Coating Inspection Certified - Level 2 inspector for the coatings applied to the existing concrete walls and the new steel cover. Coating inspection included observation of the surface preparation, observation of application of the coatings and final inspection (measuring coating thickness and observing holiday test).View Project
City of Volga Infrastructure GIS
Banner created digital maps for the City of Volga's staff to stay up to date on the locations, conditions, and inspections for the city's water system. Banner provided custom forms for well monitoring in additiona to system inspections. City staff can now use these maps to make decisions on future customers and system updates.View Project
22nd Avenue Corridor Improvements Study
Brookings, South Dakota
The 22nd Avenue corridor is one of the most important arterial routes in Brookings, SD, providing access to many of the area’s retail stores and serving as a main route for commuting and cross-town traffic. Portions of the corridor are in need of rehabilitation and the City desires to provide adequate capacity for future traffic demand. The City retained the Banner/HDR team to provide a preliminary design study of the corridor. The study included determining the existing and future traffic capacity of the corridor, developing preliminary design concepts for the corridor to meet design standards for a 5-lane cross-section that also provides for pedestrian and bicycle travel through the corridor and evaluating potential utility needs and constructibility issues with the preliminary design concepts. Banner used drone technology to produce updated aerial photography and meet tight project deadlines. This provided an accurate representation of physical features and was used to draw marked utilities in the corridor. It was also used to help identify property lines and potential right-of-way conflicts. The technology proved to be very beneficial as a major intersection (6th Street and 22nd Avenue) and the adjacent Brookings Health System had significant improvements during the construction season. All plan sheets incorporated the most recent geometric and site improvements to aid in decision-making.View Project