Rutgers University – Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering
By combining the design for the adjacent road and regional stormwater basin with the Weeks Hall project, Langan was able to reduce construction costs by sharing stormwater management facilities and minimizing utility relocations.
Early in the design process, Langan identified critical issues that needed to be addressed prior to construction of Rutgers University Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering. These critical issues included regional stormwater management planning, site circulation, utility relocations, permitting constraints, and replacement of on-site parking.
Langan’s regional stormwater approach not only addressed the current needs of the project, but also supports future developments within the 30-acre drainage area on Busch Campus. The new roadway adjacent to the building, which will be a part of a future campus loop, will provide vehicular circulation at the perimeter of the campus while limiting pedestrian and vehicular conflicts in the center of the campus.
By combining the design for the loop road and regional stormwater basin with the Weeks Hall project, Langan was able to reduce construction costs by sharing stormwater management facilities and minimizing utility relocations.
Weeks Hall was designed to provide a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary facility designed to anchor the School of Engineering on the Busch campus and serve as a gateway for the next generation of engineers. The facility will feature smart classrooms and laboratory spaces, collaborative work space, dedicated student space, and advanced technology integration. Langan provided land-development engineering, utility design, soil erosion and sediment control permitting, geotechnical engineering, traffic engineering, environmental engineering, surveying services, and natural-resources permitting services on this challenging project.