ACO AQUADUCT

 

 

 

ACO Aquaduct has been successfully installed in several diverse locations. Many of the ACO Aquaduct custom drainage products installations are located in well known airports, ship yards, docks, nuclear plants, power plants, oil refinery and other industrial applications.

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    Disabled Americans Veterans For Life Memorial

    Washington, D.C. - December 2014

    • Description

      The American Veterans Disabled for Life in Washington, DC is the first memorial in the US to honor disabled veterans.

       

      As part of the Memorial 48 laminated glass panels form 3 displays illustrating soldiers’ stories through quotations and photographs. Along the base of the glass displays a discrete trench drain was required to ensure pedestrian safety and to maintain the memorial’s aesthetics.

       

      A customized version of ACO Brickslot was selected - customized to accept the 4 inch thick granite paver and bed. The discrete slot provides effective drainage without detracting from the messages and symbols displayed on the glass monument. This customized Brickslot was installed on ACO Drain K100 channels.

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom Brickslot

    • Contractor

      Tompkins Builders, Washington, D.C.

    Disabled Americans Veterans
    Case Study (PDF)

    Aria Resort

    Las Vegas, NV - September 2014

     

    • Description

      n/a

    • ACO Products Used

      AquaDuct, stainless steel grates

    • Contractor

      Emser Tile, Las Vegas, NV

    Aria Resort
    Case Study (PDF)

    The Plaza at Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA - October 2013

    • Description

      The City of Cambridge was making repairs improvements to the Cambridge Street vehicular tunnel beneath The Plaza at Harvard University. This provided the opportunity to resurface the area to provide a fl exible, open space that can be enjoyed by the campus and community. The plaza offers informal seating, architectural benches, work out stations, an oversize chess set, Foosball, ping pong and hosts a wide array of events including a farmers market.

       

      Sustainability was central to the design and an 8” wide custom Aquaduct trench drain was used to collect stormwater from the paved area for subsequent infiltration. ADA compliant architectural stainless steel grates complement the modern design of this high profile project.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, stainless steel grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    The Plaza at Harvard
    Case Study (PDF)

    Kroger Fuel Center

    Franklin, IN - October 2013

     

    • Description

      The pavement at this popular gas station needed to be replaced as the undulating grading done previously for area drains to function was a little extreme and ‘deep ravines’ were causing a problem. A trench drain was specifi ed to enable a fl atter pavement to be installed to eliminate this problem and more effectively drain the area to control contaminated storm water and any fuel spills.

       

      Due to the depths of the existing pipework and the required hydraulics, an 8” wide channel with a steep slope was required. Aquaduct was able to create the required custom slope to meet the inverts required. Black coated frames and Load Class E (60 ton) ADA compliant ductile iron grates ensure the trench drain will stand up to the frequent, turning and braking traffi c as well as being safe for pedestrians walking to and from their vehicles and the store.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Kroger Fuel Center
    Case Study (PDF)

    United Nations North Lawn Conference Building

    New York, NY - July 2011

    • Description

      The United Nations (UN) North Lawn Conference Building was designed to be a recyclable building with permanent floors and drainage for almost all of the UN Headquarters’ conference facilities.

       

      The engineers designing the conference area for the UN North Lawn Conference Building needed drainage to remove rainwater from the pedestrian area, but a standard drainage solution would not suit the job.

       

      ACO’s custom 8” Fiberglass trench drainage system with ADA grates were chosen because of their custom size and versatility.

      Additionally, the ADA grates provided a safe walking surface for pedestrians as well as providing adequate surface water catchment.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom fiberglass trench drain, ADA grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    United Nations
    Case Study (PDF)

    Youngstown Warren Airport - Phase 1

    Vienna, OH - March 2011

    • Description

      n/a

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom FG200, ductile iron grates, catch basins

    • Contractor

      Marucci & Gaffney, Youngstown, OH

    Youngstown Warren Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Siesta Drive

    Sarasota, FL - October 2010

    • Description

      The City of Sarasota & the Florida Department of Transportation joined forces to resolve drainage problems along this narrow stretch of road leading out from Siesta Key.

       

      The project was designed to resolve flooding issues along the sides of the road during heavy storms and would involve widening the road and adding almost 3,000 linear feet of trench drains.

       

      ACO worked with the engineers to calculate the necessary size of trench drains that would provide the required capacity for the volumes of stormwater.

       

      Two different sizes of trench drain; 9.5” and 21” were used in different areas to effectively remove all the stormwater. A galvanized steel bar grate offered a high intake capacity to ensure rapid removal of water during the storm.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct channels, galvanized bar grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Siesta Drive
    Case Study (PDF)

    Mobile Container Terminal

    Choctaw, AL - March 2009

     

    • Description

      The Mobile Container Terminal is an expansion of the Alabama State Port Authority Dock Facilities in Mobile, Alabama.

       

      The waterfront area is prone to ponding. The trench drainage system would prevent run off water from the different equipment and from any storms that come through the area.

       

      A 15” FRP trench drain with ductile iron grates was chosen to remedy the ponding issues for this job and met all the hydraulic capacity, corrosion resistance and loading requirements for the new docking terminal.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct FRP trnch drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Mobile Container Terminal
    Case Study (PDF)

    John Wayne Airport South

    Santa Ana, CA - March 2009

     

    • Description

      The original design of this project was to expand the terminal space at the airport. The project was first designed to be a cast-in-place system, but due to budget and time constraints the engineer had to decide on a different method.

       

      Modular trench drains would ensure staying within the constraints of both the budget and construction schedule and give the improved

      performance over the original castin-place system. Special slopes and depths were required in order to meet the flow requirements so a custom system was needed.

       

      Aquaduct was able to meet all of these needs with a 12” trench drain system.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    John Wayne Airport South
    Case Study (PDF)

    Detroit Edition

    Monroe, MI - March 2009

     

    • Description

      During the updating of the Detroit Edison Power Plant facility at Monroe Michigan, URS Washington Division wanted to review designs for a cast-in-place trench drain system.

      The project managers were interested in the time & cost saving advantages of using a modular trench drain and contacted ACO regarding designs for the complicated layouts on this project.

       

      Aquaduct worked with the engineers to custom build the complicated layout in as few pieces as possible - with fabricated corners and fully assembled trench sections to ensure a fast installation.

       

      The end result was a superb quality trench, installed in conditions that would have prevented cast in place trench drains to be formed/poured, and in a time frame that offered significant cost savings compared to other options.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct channels, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Detroit Edition
    Case Study (PDF)

    Talon Air Hangar, Republic Airport

    Kings Park, NY - August 2008

    • Description

      New York Department of Environmental Conservation stipulates that all containers for hazardous materials be of a double wall construction. This includes any drainage system.

       

      When designing the drainage system for the Talon Air hangar at Republic Airport, NY, these regulations had to be incorporated into the design.

       

      A trench drain was the preferred drainage structure as it allows an almost flat surface which makes moving equipment and aircraft around much easier.

       

      ACO’s custom aquaduct double contained trench drain was the ideal solution to meet both these requirements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom Aquaduct double contained trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Talon Air Hangar,
    Republic Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Dow Chemical

    Freeport, TX - July 2008

     

    • Description

      Whilst reviewing the facility layout a number of pieces of equipment were moved around, necessitating the addition of trench drain in some areas.

       

      Due to the nature of certain chemicals on site it was determined that a double contained trench drain would offer the best and safest solution.

      This would provide a primary and secondary trench drain - one inside the other. If the primary trench failed, liquids would be collected in the secondary trench rather than leach into local groundwater. Visual inspection points at low points enable a view into the secondary channel to check for leaks.

       

      The ductile iron grates offered a heavy duty solution to withstand the maintenance equipment used in the area.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Dow Chemical
    Case Study (PDF)

    Daimler Chrysler

    Dayton, OH - July 2008

     

    • Description

      The Daimler Chrysler plant in Dayton manufactures air-conditioning and ventilation components. Due to the nature of some of the chemicals used it was decided a double contained trench drain system.

       

      This provides two totally sealed and tested trench drains - one inside the other. If the primary trench fails, liquids are collected in the

      secondary trench. Visual inpection points at low points enable a view into the secondary channel to check for leaks.

       

      The 750’ of double containment trench provides excellent protection for environmentally sensitive areas and where particularly hazardous chemicals are present.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, sumps

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Daimler Chrysler
    Case Study (PDF)

    William P. Hobby Airport Taxiways

    Houston, TX - May 2007

    • Description

      Taxiways ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ at William P. Hobby Airport required high capacity drainage to reduce standing water. In order to meet these hydraulic requirements, a custom trench drain was needed. In addition to the hydraulic requirements the grates needed to withstand heavy loadings. A custom-engineered design by Aquaduct proved to be the best solution.

       

      William P. Hobby Airport Taxiways Houston, TX

      Over 2,000 feet of 12” wide custom trench drainage with ductile iron grates were installed strictly for stormwater drainage. Due to the long lengths and removing the need to finish the inside of the trench, significant labor savings compared to a cast-in-place were achieved.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    William P. Hobby Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Port of Vancouver

    Vancouver, WA - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The rehabilitation of Terminal 3, Berth 8/9 at the Port of Vancouver required a large capacity drainage system to remove the large volumes of surface water common around the port. In order to meet the hydraulic requirements, a high capacity trench drain and grate would be needed. The grate would also need to withstand heavy loadings from forklifts and equipment. A custom solution from Aquaduct proved to be the most effective solution.

       

      Port of Vancouver Vancouver, WA

      The project was originally designed as a 18” wide cast-in-place trench drain but Aquaduct engineers were able to demonstrate that equivalent hydraulic performance could be achieved using a 12” wide trench.

       

      Significant labor savings were achieved through the use of a smaller system. Additional savings also resulted from the use of narrower grates.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Port of Vancouver
    Case Study (PDF)

    Port Manatee

    Palmetto, FL - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The rehabilitation of Berth 5 at Port Manatee in Palmetto Florida required a large trench drain system to remove surface water with minimal grades. The trench drain and grate would also need to meet the large hydraulic capacities required and withstand the heavy duty traffic.

       

      A 24” wide cast-in-place trench drain was originally specified, but hydraulic calculations using ACO’s ‘Hydro’ software showed that equivalent hydraulic performance could be achieved using an 18” wide trench.

       

      This narrower solution would result in lower grate costs and significantly lower labor cost due to less time, excavation and concrete required during installation.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Port Manatee
    Case Study (PDF)

    Dallas/Fort Worth Terminal D

    Dallas, TX - July 2007

     

    • Description

      Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is an aircraft fueling ramp. Consequently, it must meet the requirements of the NFPA 415 Standard, which specifies that drainage system components must be noncombustible. In addition, the grates needed to withstand heavy vehicle/aircraft loadings.

       

      A custom Aquaduct 8” wide fiberglass trench drain with ductile iron grates was used around the concourses of the Terminal.

       

      In order to meet the noncombustible requirements, the fiberglass channels were manufactured using a halogenated vinyl ester resin.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Dallas/Forth Worth Terminal Case Study (PDF)

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport Cargo Area

    Houston, TX - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The new cargo area at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport required a relatively flat surface to facilitate the loading and unloading of domestic and international cargo aircraft. In addition, the grates needed to withstand continuous heavy loadings.

       

      ACO ran ‘Hydros’ on each individual trench drain run to aid the engineer in correctly sizing the trench drains. The results proved that a 12” width system would provide efficient hydraulic performance. The depths and slopes of each trench drain run varied depending upon the ‘Hydro’ results.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    George Bush Intercontinental
    Case Study (PDF)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

    Hebron, KY - June 2007

     

    • Description

      At the DHL package sort facility ramp at Cincinnati airport the equipment used to load and unload aircraft required a flat surface area. Area drains, therefore could not be used since they require a 4-way graded pavement. A trench drain requires simple near zero grading and would offer the best result.

       

      The trench drainage would serve three purposes; storm drainage, ethylene gylcol capture and recovery and fuel spill capture. The outlets into which the trench drains empty would be equipped with sophisticated electronic valves to direct captured liquid to the appropriate facility.

       

      A custom Aquaduct trench drain with ductile iron grates met all the hydraulic capacity, corrosion resistance and loading requirements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
    Case Study (PDF)

    Esquimalt Graving Dock

    Esquimalt, BC, Canada - July 2006

    • Description

      During refurbishment of the dry dock in Esquimalt a grated trench drain was required in the base of the dock to replace the old buried pipe storm drains. The grated trench drain would allow access to the trench for maintenance.

       

      The trench drain is located in the floor of the dry dock to drain water ingress from leaks in the dock wall, as well as capture fluids used to clean ships. The trench also collects metal fragments and sand blasting fines. The collection of this ‘sludge’ was essential to prevent it washing into the sea.

       

      Esquimalt Graving Dock Esquimalt, BC

      Due to depth restrictions a shallow system was required, necessitating a custom trench drain with a flat base. The trench drain flows into a sump that can be vacuumed out, and the contents treated as necessary.

       

      The lightweight nature and long lengths offered with fiberglass trench drains enabled the 2-man installation crew to install 400 ft per day, minimizing inconvenience and cost associated with dock down time.

       

      The project has been extremely successful and was awarded the ‘Greening Canada’ environmental award in recognition of major environmental improvements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Esquimalt Graving Dock
    Case Study (PDF)

    Lucerne Foods

    Lethridge, AB, Canada - January 2005

    • Description

      Lucerne Foods realized the need for trench drainage when they washed down the plant floors. To meet the hygiene requirements in food processing, the floors are regularly washed down with sodium hydroxide and need a trench system that was able to withstand this chemical exposure. Aquaduct custom trench was more than capable of meeting their needs.

       

      Lucerne Foods Lethridge, AB

      After consulting with Aquaduct to find a suitable material, Lucerne felt comfortable with the product, and installed over 240 feet. The retrofit installation only caused two days down time due to long section length and easy installation.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, stainless steel bar grate

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Lucerne Foods
    Case Study (PDF)

    Bush Brothers & Company

    Dandridge, TN - October 2005

     

    • Description

      Bush Brothers & Company first opened up  as a tomato cannery in 1908. Almost a century later, Bush Brothers & Company, most well known for Bush’s Baked Beans, completed construction of a new factory in Dandridge, TN.

       

      Hygiene regulations require all floors be washed down regularly. To meet USDA regulations, chemically resistant trench drains were installed to collect and drain away cleaning agents.  To meet this requirement Aquaduct 8” trench drains with chemically resistant vinyl ester body and stainless steel frames were used.

       

      In addition to meeting chemical resistance requirements, the trench drains also needed to withstand the day-to-day abuse of traffic. Load Class E stainless steel bar grates were used in the plant areas to withstand forklift traffic. For pedestrian areas Load  Class C grates were  used.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, stainless steel bar grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Busth Brothers & Company

    Case Study (PDF)

    Wide body Deicing Facility

    Pittsburgh Airport, PA - August 2002

     

    • Description

      Due to the large volume of liquids at the deicing facility, the hydraulic performance of the trench system was critical. In order to meet the hydraulic requirements, a high capacity trench and grate were needed with a continuous slope up to 350ft. In addition to the hydraulic requirements the grate also needed to be aircraft rated and lockable.

       

      A pre-engineered design by Aquaduct proved to be the best solution. It also offered significant installation cost and time savings. The trench was installed in a single pour; sections were supplied in 20ft lengths to match the slab joints.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Wide body Deicing Facility
    Case Study (PDF)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

    Hebron, KY

     

    • Description

      At the DHL package sort facility ramp at Cincinnati airport the equipment used to load and unload aircraft required a flat surface area. Area drains, therefore could not be used since they require a 4-way graded pavement. A trench drain requires simple near zero grading and would offer the best result.

       

      The trench drainage would serve three purposes; storm drainage, ethylene gylcol capture and recovery and fuel spill capture. The outlets into which the trench drains empty would be equipped with sophisticated electronic valves to direct captured liquid to the appropriate facility.

       

      A custom Aquaduct trench drain with ductile iron grates met all the hydraulic capacity, corrosion resistance and loading requirements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
    Case Study (PDF)

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base

    Dayton, OH - August 2002

     

    • Description

      In order to keep the runway drained and free from ponding, a 12” cast-inplace was originally specified. After reviewing the hydraulic requirements using ACO’s Hydro Program it was found that a pre-engineered 8” wide channel with increased depth would provide superior hydraulic performance.

       

      The pre-engineered system from Aquaduct also offered installation benefits as long sections could be used. The contractors found it easy to install and actually saved both time and money on site on this section of the project.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base
    Case Study (PDF)

    University of Colorado Hospital

    Aurora, CO - August 2002

     

    • Description

      During the design of the new University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora the helipad for Flight for Life transport helicopters was positioned the across the street from the emergency department.

       

      To ensure the helipad remains free of standing water and snow melt a trench drain was required. A trench drain would not only effectively the drain the area but allowed for simple two-way falls giving a flatter surface for the helicopter and wheeled stretchers.

       

      The custom trench drain from Aquaduct offered installation benefits, heavy duty ductile iron grates were used to withstand the loadings from helicopters, ambulances and stretchers.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    University of Colorado Hospital
    Case Study (PDF)

    George Bush International Airport

    Houston, TX - August 2002

     

    • Description

      The design engineers realized that efficient, cost-effective drainage of the apron pavement would be essential to their design.

       

      Pre-engineered trench drains would ensure staying within the constraints of both the budget and construction schedule. However, special slopes and depths were required in order to meet the flow requirements.

       

      Aquaduct was able to meet all of these needs with a custom made 8” trench drain system, yet still enabled the use of standard ACO frames and grates.

       

      Aquaduct, Inc. pre-assembled the five trench drain systems into 18’ lengths and 573 feet were installed in record time, leading to rapid project completion.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    George Bush International

    Case Study (PDF)

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    Juan Santamaria International Airport

    San Jose, CA - June 2015

    • Description

      When Juan Santamaria International airport needed a drainage system that could handle heavy machinery, 336ft of ACO Aquaduct was in installed. It was determined that a 12” would be the correct system for this job, with a large oil/water separator at the end.

       

      The system can be seen in the picture above. It is located behind the wheels of the Copa Airlines airplane.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct, Ns80 OWS components

    • Contractor

      Renteco, San Jose, CA

    Juan Santamaria International
    Case Study (PDF)

    Dow Chemical

    Freeport, TX - July 2008

     

    • Description

      Whilst reviewing the facility layout a number of pieces of equipment were moved around, necessitating the addition of trench drain in some areas.

       

      Due to the nature of certain chemicals on site it was determined that a double contained trench drain would offer the best and safest solution.

      This would provide a primary and secondary trench drain - one inside the other. If the primary trench failed, liquids would be collected in the secondary trench rather than leach into local groundwater. Visual inspection points at low points enable a view into the secondary channel to check for leaks.

       

      The ductile iron grates offered a heavy duty solution to withstand the maintenance equipment used in the area.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Dow Chemical
    Case Study (PDF)

    William P. Hobby Airport Taxiways

    Houston, TX - May 2007

    • Description

      Taxiways ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ at William P. Hobby Airport required high capacity drainage to reduce standing water. In order to meet these hydraulic requirements, a custom trench drain was needed. In addition to the hydraulic requirements the grates needed to withstand heavy loadings. A custom-engineered design by Aquaduct proved to be the best solution.

       

      William P. Hobby Airport Taxiways Houston, TX

      Over 2,000 feet of 12” wide custom trench drainage with ductile iron grates were installed strictly for stormwater drainage. Due to the long lengths and removing the need to finish the inside of the trench, significant labor savings compared to a cast-in-place were achieved.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    William P. Hobby Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Port of Vancouver

    Vancouver, WA - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The rehabilitation of Terminal 3, Berth 8/9 at the Port of Vancouver required a large capacity drainage system to remove the large volumes of surface water common around the port. In order to meet the hydraulic requirements, a high capacity trench drain and grate would be needed. The grate would also need to withstand heavy loadings from forklifts and equipment. A custom solution from Aquaduct proved to be the most effective solution.

       

      Port of Vancouver Vancouver, WA

      The project was originally designed as a 18” wide cast-in-place trench drain but Aquaduct engineers were able to demonstrate that equivalent hydraulic performance could be achieved using a 12” wide trench.

       

      Significant labor savings were achieved through the use of a smaller system. Additional savings also resulted from the use of narrower grates.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Port of Vancouver
    Case Study (PDF)

    John Wayne Airport South

    Santa Ana, CA - March 2009

     

    • Description

      The original design of this project was to expand the terminal space at the airport. The project was first designed to be a cast-in-place system, but due to budget and time constraints the engineer had to decide on a different method.

       

      Modular trench drains would ensure staying within the constraints of both the budget and construction schedule and give the improved

      performance over the original castin-place system. Special slopes and depths were required in order to meet the flow requirements so a custom system was needed.

       

      Aquaduct was able to meet all of these needs with a 12” trench drain system.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    John Wayne Airport South
    Case Study (PDF)

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport Cargo Area

    Houston, TX - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The new cargo area at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport required a relatively flat surface to facilitate the loading and unloading of domestic and international cargo aircraft. In addition, the grates needed to withstand continuous heavy loadings.

       

      ACO ran ‘Hydros’ on each individual trench drain run to aid the engineer in correctly sizing the trench drains. The results proved that a 12” width system would provide efficient hydraulic performance. The depths and slopes of each trench drain run varied depending upon the ‘Hydro’ results.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    George Bush Intercontinental
    Case Study (PDF)

    University of Colorado Hospital

    Aurora, CO - August 2002

     

    • Description

      During the design of the new University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora the helipad for Flight for Life transport helicopters was positioned the across the street from the emergency department.

       

      To ensure the helipad remains free of standing water and snow melt a trench drain was required. A trench drain would not only effectively the drain the area but allowed for simple two-way falls giving a flatter surface for the helicopter and wheeled stretchers.

       

      The custom trench drain from Aquaduct offered installation benefits, heavy duty ductile iron grates were used to withstand the loadings from helicopters, ambulances and stretchers.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    University of Colorado Hospital
    Case Study (PDF)

    George Bush International Airport

    Houston, TX - August 2002

     

    • Description

      The design engineers realized that efficient, cost-effective drainage of the apron pavement would be essential to their design.

       

      Pre-engineered trench drains would ensure staying within the constraints of both the budget and construction schedule. However, special slopes and depths were required in order to meet the flow requirements.

       

      Aquaduct was able to meet all of these needs with a custom made 8” trench drain system, yet still enabled the use of standard ACO frames and grates.

       

      Aquaduct, Inc. pre-assembled the five trench drain systems into 18’ lengths and 573 feet were installed in record time, leading to rapid project completion.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    George Bush International

    Case Study (PDF)

    Dallas/Fort Worth Terminal D

    Dallas, TX - July 2007

     

    • Description

      Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is an aircraft fueling ramp. Consequently, it must meet the requirements of the NFPA 415 Standard, which specifies that drainage system components must be noncombustible. In addition, the grates needed to withstand heavy vehicle/aircraft loadings.

       

      A custom Aquaduct 8” wide fiberglass trench drain with ductile iron grates was used around the concourses of the Terminal.

       

      In order to meet the noncombustible requirements, the fiberglass channels were manufactured using a halogenated vinyl ester resin.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Dallas/Forth Worth Terminal Case Study (PDF)

    Aria Resort

    Las Vegas, NV - September 2014

     

    • Description

      n/a

    • ACO Products Used

      AquaDuct, stainless steel grates

    • Contractor

      Emser Tile, Las Vegas, NV

    Aria Resort
    Case Study (PDF)

    Disabled Americans Veterans For Life Memorial

    Washington, D.C. - December 2014

    • Description

      The American Veterans Disabled for Life in Washington, DC is the first memorial in the US to honor disabled veterans.

       

      As part of the Memorial 48 laminated glass panels form 3 displays illustrating soldiers’ stories through quotations and photographs. Along the base of the glass displays a discrete trench drain was required to ensure pedestrian safety and to maintain the memorial’s aesthetics.

       

      A customized version of ACO Brickslot was selected - customized to accept the 4 inch thick granite paver and bed. The discrete slot provides effective drainage without detracting from the messages and symbols displayed on the glass monument. This customized Brickslot was installed on ACO Drain K100 channels.

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom Brickslot

    • Contractor

      Tompkins Builders, Washington, D.C.

    Disabled Americans Veterans
    Case Study (PDF)

    Talon Air Hangar, Republic Airport

    Kings Park, NY - August 2008

    • Description

      New York Department of Environmental Conservation stipulates that all containers for hazardous materials be of a double wall construction. This includes any drainage system.

       

      When designing the drainage system for the Talon Air hangar at Republic Airport, NY, these regulations had to be incorporated into the design.

       

      A trench drain was the preferred drainage structure as it allows an almost flat surface which makes moving equipment and aircraft around much easier.

       

      ACO’s custom aquaduct double contained trench drain was the ideal solution to meet both these requirements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom Aquaduct double contained trench drain

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Talon Air Hangar,
    Republic Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Wide body Deicing Facility

    Pittsburgh Airport, PA - August 2002

     

    • Description

      Due to the large volume of liquids at the deicing facility, the hydraulic performance of the trench system was critical. In order to meet the hydraulic requirements, a high capacity trench and grate were needed with a continuous slope up to 350ft. In addition to the hydraulic requirements the grate also needed to be aircraft rated and lockable.

       

      A pre-engineered design by Aquaduct proved to be the best solution. It also offered significant installation cost and time savings. The trench was installed in a single pour; sections were supplied in 20ft lengths to match the slab joints.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Wide body Deicing Facility
    Case Study (PDF)

    Detroit Edition

    Monroe, MI - March 2009

     

    • Description

      During the updating of the Detroit Edison Power Plant facility at Monroe Michigan, URS Washington Division wanted to review designs for a cast-in-place trench drain system.

      The project managers were interested in the time & cost saving advantages of using a modular trench drain and contacted ACO regarding designs for the complicated layouts on this project.

       

      Aquaduct worked with the engineers to custom build the complicated layout in as few pieces as possible - with fabricated corners and fully assembled trench sections to ensure a fast installation.

       

      The end result was a superb quality trench, installed in conditions that would have prevented cast in place trench drains to be formed/poured, and in a time frame that offered significant cost savings compared to other options.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct channels, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Detroit Edition
    Case Study (PDF)

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base

    Dayton, OH - August 2002

     

    • Description

      In order to keep the runway drained and free from ponding, a 12” cast-inplace was originally specified. After reviewing the hydraulic requirements using ACO’s Hydro Program it was found that a pre-engineered 8” wide channel with increased depth would provide superior hydraulic performance.

       

      The pre-engineered system from Aquaduct also offered installation benefits as long sections could be used. The contractors found it easy to install and actually saved both time and money on site on this section of the project.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base
    Case Study (PDF)

    United Nations North Lawn Conference Building

    New York, NY - July 2011

    • Description

      The United Nations (UN) North Lawn Conference Building was designed to be a recyclable building with permanent floors and drainage for almost all of the UN Headquarters’ conference facilities.

       

      The engineers designing the conference area for the UN North Lawn Conference Building needed drainage to remove rainwater from the pedestrian area, but a standard drainage solution would not suit the job.

       

      ACO’s custom 8” Fiberglass trench drainage system with ADA grates were chosen because of their custom size and versatility.

      Additionally, the ADA grates provided a safe walking surface for pedestrians as well as providing adequate surface water catchment.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom fiberglass trench drain, ADA grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    United Nations
    Case Study (PDF)

    The Plaza at Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA - October 2013

    • Description

      The City of Cambridge was making repairs improvements to the Cambridge Street vehicular tunnel beneath The Plaza at Harvard University. This provided the opportunity to resurface the area to provide a fl exible, open space that can be enjoyed by the campus and community. The plaza offers informal seating, architectural benches, work out stations, an oversize chess set, Foosball, ping pong and hosts a wide array of events including a farmers market.

       

      Sustainability was central to the design and an 8” wide custom Aquaduct trench drain was used to collect stormwater from the paved area for subsequent infiltration. ADA compliant architectural stainless steel grates complement the modern design of this high profile project.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, stainless steel grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    The Plaza at Harvard
    Case Study (PDF)

    Kroger Fuel Center

    Franklin, IN - October 2013

     

    • Description

      The pavement at this popular gas station needed to be replaced as the undulating grading done previously for area drains to function was a little extreme and ‘deep ravines’ were causing a problem. A trench drain was specifi ed to enable a fl atter pavement to be installed to eliminate this problem and more effectively drain the area to control contaminated storm water and any fuel spills.

       

      Due to the depths of the existing pipework and the required hydraulics, an 8” wide channel with a steep slope was required. Aquaduct was able to create the required custom slope to meet the inverts required. Black coated frames and Load Class E (60 ton) ADA compliant ductile iron grates ensure the trench drain will stand up to the frequent, turning and braking traffi c as well as being safe for pedestrians walking to and from their vehicles and the store.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Kroger Fuel Center
    Case Study (PDF)

    Daimler Chrysler

    Dayton, OH - July 2008

     

    • Description

      The Daimler Chrysler plant in Dayton manufactures air-conditioning and ventilation components. Due to the nature of some of the chemicals used it was decided a double contained trench drain system.

       

      This provides two totally sealed and tested trench drains - one inside the other. If the primary trench fails, liquids are collected in the

      secondary trench. Visual inpection points at low points enable a view into the secondary channel to check for leaks.

       

      The 750’ of double containment trench provides excellent protection for environmentally sensitive areas and where particularly hazardous chemicals are present.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, sumps

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Daimler Chrysler
    Case Study (PDF)

    Youngstown Warren Airport - Phase 1

    Vienna, OH - March 2011

    • Description

      n/a

    • ACO Products Used

      Custom FG200, ductile iron grates, catch basins

    • Contractor

      Marucci & Gaffney, Youngstown, OH

    Youngstown Warren Airport
    Case Study (PDF)

    Mobile Container Terminal

    Choctaw, AL - March 2009

     

    • Description

      The Mobile Container Terminal is an expansion of the Alabama State Port Authority Dock Facilities in Mobile, Alabama.

       

      The waterfront area is prone to ponding. The trench drainage system would prevent run off water from the different equipment and from any storms that come through the area.

       

      A 15” FRP trench drain with ductile iron grates was chosen to remedy the ponding issues for this job and met all the hydraulic capacity, corrosion resistance and loading requirements for the new docking terminal.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct FRP trnch drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Mobile Container Terminal
    Case Study (PDF)

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

    Hebron, KY - June 2007

     

    • Description

      At the DHL package sort facility ramp at Cincinnati airport the equipment used to load and unload aircraft required a flat surface area. Area drains, therefore could not be used since they require a 4-way graded pavement. A trench drain requires simple near zero grading and would offer the best result.

       

      The trench drainage would serve three purposes; storm drainage, ethylene gylcol capture and recovery and fuel spill capture. The outlets into which the trench drains empty would be equipped with sophisticated electronic valves to direct captured liquid to the appropriate facility.

       

      A custom Aquaduct trench drain with ductile iron grates met all the hydraulic capacity, corrosion resistance and loading requirements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
    Case Study (PDF)

    Siesta Drive

    Sarasota, FL - October 2010

    • Description

      The City of Sarasota & the Florida Department of Transportation joined forces to resolve drainage problems along this narrow stretch of road leading out from Siesta Key.

       

      The project was designed to resolve flooding issues along the sides of the road during heavy storms and would involve widening the road and adding almost 3,000 linear feet of trench drains.

       

      ACO worked with the engineers to calculate the necessary size of trench drains that would provide the required capacity for the volumes of stormwater.

       

      Two different sizes of trench drain; 9.5” and 21” were used in different areas to effectively remove all the stormwater. A galvanized steel bar grate offered a high intake capacity to ensure rapid removal of water during the storm.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct channels, galvanized bar grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Siesta Drive
    Case Study (PDF)

    Port Manatee

    Palmetto, FL - July 2007

     

    • Description

      The rehabilitation of Berth 5 at Port Manatee in Palmetto Florida required a large trench drain system to remove surface water with minimal grades. The trench drain and grate would also need to meet the large hydraulic capacities required and withstand the heavy duty traffic.

       

      A 24” wide cast-in-place trench drain was originally specified, but hydraulic calculations using ACO’s ‘Hydro’ software showed that equivalent hydraulic performance could be achieved using an 18” wide trench.

       

      This narrower solution would result in lower grate costs and significantly lower labor cost due to less time, excavation and concrete required during installation.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron slotted grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Port Manatee
    Case Study (PDF)

    Bush Brothers & Company

    Dandridge, TN - October 2005

     

    • Description

      Bush Brothers & Company first opened up  as a tomato cannery in 1908. Almost a century later, Bush Brothers & Company, most well known for Bush’s Baked Beans, completed construction of a new factory in Dandridge, TN.

       

      Hygiene regulations require all floors be washed down regularly. To meet USDA regulations, chemically resistant trench drains were installed to collect and drain away cleaning agents.  To meet this requirement Aquaduct 8” trench drains with chemically resistant vinyl ester body and stainless steel frames were used.

       

      In addition to meeting chemical resistance requirements, the trench drains also needed to withstand the day-to-day abuse of traffic. Load Class E stainless steel bar grates were used in the plant areas to withstand forklift traffic. For pedestrian areas Load  Class C grates were  used.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct 800 series, stainless steel bar grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Bush Brothers & Company

    Case Study (PDF)

    Kroger Fuel Center

    Franklin, IN - October 2013

     

    • Description

      The pavement at this popular gas station needed to be replaced as the undulating grading done previously for area drains to function was a little extreme and ‘deep ravines’ were causing a problem. A trench drain was specifi ed to enable a fl atter pavement to be installed to eliminate this problem and more effectively drain the area to control contaminated storm water and any fuel spills.

       

      Due to the depths of the existing pipework and the required hydraulics, an 8” wide channel with a steep slope was required. Aquaduct was able to create the required custom slope to meet the inverts required. Black coated frames and Load Class E (60 ton) ADA compliant ductile iron grates ensure the trench drain will stand up to the frequent, turning and braking traffi c as well as being safe for pedestrians walking to and from their vehicles and the store.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct double contained trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Kroger Fuel Center
    Case Study (PDF)

    Lucerne Foods

    Lethridge, AB, Canada - January 2005

    • Description

      Lucerne Foods realized the need for trench drainage when they washed down the plant floors. To meet the hygiene requirements in food processing, the floors are regularly washed down with sodium hydroxide and need a trench system that was able to withstand this chemical exposure. Aquaduct custom trench was more than capable of meeting their needs.

       

      Lucerne Foods Lethridge, AB

      After consulting with Aquaduct to find a suitable material, Lucerne felt comfortable with the product, and installed over 240 feet. The retrofit installation only caused two days down time due to long section length and easy installation.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, stainless steel bar grate

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Lucerne Foods
    Case Study (PDF)

    Esquimalt Graving Dock

    Esquimalt, BC, Canada - July 2006

    • Description

      During refurbishment of the dry dock in Esquimalt a grated trench drain was required in the base of the dock to replace the old buried pipe storm drains. The grated trench drain would allow access to the trench for maintenance.

       

      The trench drain is located in the floor of the dry dock to drain water ingress from leaks in the dock wall, as well as capture fluids used to clean ships. The trench also collects metal fragments and sand blasting fines. The collection of this ‘sludge’ was essential to prevent it washing into the sea.

       

      Esquimalt Graving Dock Esquimalt, BC

      Due to depth restrictions a shallow system was required, necessitating a custom trench drain with a flat base. The trench drain flows into a sump that can be vacuumed out, and the contents treated as necessary.

       

      The lightweight nature and long lengths offered with fiberglass trench drains enabled the 2-man installation crew to install 400 ft per day, minimizing inconvenience and cost associated with dock down time.

       

      The project has been extremely successful and was awarded the ‘Greening Canada’ environmental award in recognition of major environmental improvements.

    • ACO Products Used

      Aquaduct custom trench drain, ductile iron grates

    • Contractor

      n/a

    Esquimalt Graving Dock
    Case Study (PDF)

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