Underground Detention Modeling

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North Fort Worth
Facebook and Hillwood
150-acre campus, 3 large detention ponds
Peloton Land Solutions, a Westwood company served as the engineering firm of record for the multi-phased Facebook Data Center in North Fort Worth which includes 1.3M square feet of building footprint; 500,000 cubic yards of earthwork; and three large detention ponds, including the largest underground detention system in Texas at the time of construction.
Our team provided the H&H study of the 150-acre site and its potential impacts on the overall local watershed, sized the three detention ponds, and subsequently provided detailed design and construction oversight for each. After design was complete, one of the ponds was redesigned as an underground detention basin to provide temporary surface parking in the short term which will ultimately be converted to open/green space. The underground pond utilized an aluminized perforated steel pipe system (96-inch diameter), totaling 11.0 acre-feet of available storage. The design of this project required extensive coordination with the client’s construction managers, facility operators, and other design professionals including Contech® Engineered Solutions technical staff, landscape architects, electrical and data engineers, architects, and structural engineers.
Peloton Land Solutions, a Westwood company served as the local design team representative and was instrumental in securing the necessary permits through the City of Fort Worth in a timely manner. Other services included surveying, entitlement, civil design, environmental compliance, and construction administration services for the project.
Aerial photo courtesy of Hillwood Properties