ASCE/MD – Slope Stabilization at Building 75
American Society of Civil Engineers, Maryland Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (<$20 Million) Slope Stabilization at Building 75, Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment Calvert County, MD
On June 7, 2018, members of WBCM’s Civil Engineering – Site & Utilities department accepted the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (<$20 Million) award at the American Society of Civil Engineering, Maryland Section (ASCE/MD) awards ceremony for the Slope Stabilization at Building 75 of the Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment (NRL CBD). WBCM led a team to investigate and stabilize a 700-foot long section of the cliff situated under Building 75 at the NRL CBD. WBCM developed three conceptual designs, with NAVFAC opting for the soil nail stabilization solution. Additional site work included the redesign of the access roadway to prevent runoff from entering the slope area and the design of major utility relocations. A 12-foot wide turf-stabilized road was created at the bottom of the slope to allow vehicular access to the site for construction.