College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Stormwater runoff poses a significant threat to the environment and can have in impact on public health. Contaminants from our homes accumulate in stormwater and flow down our streets into our sewer systems. Ultimately, the hazardous water ends up in various natural waterways, creating a substantial pollution problem which harms the local ecosystem. Of the millions of driveways across the country, almost all are underutilizing the footage of land that they are occupying. By developing an easy-to-incorporate drainage system, a large portion of stormwater that would normally flow into the street can be contained within the property beneath the driveway. The goal is to design a system which can perform its double-duty of being a residential driveway as well as being a stormwater containment and infiltration system with enough void volume to accommodate most, if not all, rainstorm events. The system would provide contractors with time savings and a positive image, while homeowners would be able to perform the installation themselves. If the system is adopted by a substantial portion of homes, the impact would keep our communities cleaner and minimize harm to the climate and surrounding environment.

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