The state-of-the-art Games Village was planned around maximising athlete comfort. The services and facilities will have a unique "athlete-comfort" orientation and approach. The Village will translate traditional Indian hospitality into standards of comfort & excellence never seen before by participating teams. For this current project, PSI was responsible for the master planning and detailed design and documentation.
This 88 hectare redevelopment of the old Doha Zoo required the masterplanning and design oversight for this world class project meant to rival the best zoos in the world. The park includes a drive-thru safari experience into an African Savanna, Asian Montane and Grassland habitats as well as a South American Rainforest. Guests can also walk through the African, Asian and South American forests as well as taking a boat ride through the replicated “cenotes” of Central America. Intricate coordination with international consultants with a focus on animal conditions and guest experience was a top priority.
PSI was asked by the UCF Athletic Department to evaluate the capacity of the irrigation system at the existing athletic complex in relation to the proposed development of a new football stadium and practice facilities. Meetings with facilities management and athletic turf managers revealed the need to upgrade a majority of the system mainline and control system. PSI pulled information on the athletic programs and the specific seasonal need for system operation to maximize the playing conditions for student athletes. PSI designed the irrigation for a new womenӳ softball field and a renovated baseball practice field. Heads on each of the playing fields were specified with rubber covers and stainless steel risers to resist the damaging effects that turf verification and sand topdressing operation can have on sprinkler head wiper seals and riser stems. The football stadium design required innovative placement of irrigation control valves to keep valve boxes away from the playing surface and reduce the risk to injury to a player athlete. The football field layout required a separate valve zone to cool down the artificial turf at each of the bench areas on the sidelines.
PSI was responsible for the master planning of this current project. The 49km-long Purple Line will be an express track and it will link Dubai International Airport with Jebel Ali Airport. It will have eight stations and required detail design standards for the development of the project over multiple phases.
Irrigation master planning and construction document development for a 122 acre corporate campus. PSI worked closely with the landscape architects in the design phase to develop water conserving design solutions around innovative planting layouts. PSI also provided bid assistance, construction observation, and contract administration during the construction phase.
PSI completed irrigation design documents on a second 110 acre corporate campus for FedEx. The design solution allowed for the future expansion of the project. PSI provided bid and contract administration for the first two phases of construction, working closely with the irrigation installer due to site plan changes.
The National Football league (NFL) called on PSI to design a sports turf irrigation system for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new practice facility and field house. The system was designed to use the fewest number of sprinkler heads on the three practice fields to avoid risk of injury, while still maintaining a pro level of turf grass playing surface. Sprinkler heads were specified with rubber covers and stainless steel risers, and with the top of caps mounted one inch below grade to minimize the potential injury to the athletes. The system utilizes a surface water supply with a suction lift irrigation pump station at the lake bank. A low volume drip irrigation system was required by local water conservation codes to irrigate all shrub plantings in the player parking lot. A separate tree bubbler system was designed for all newly planted trees, particularly for the water requirements of those located in rotor zone areas.
This project involved the master planning and detailed design and documentation for this 120 acre University campus located in southwest Florida. The project includes streetscapes, community parks and feature Oratory. The irrigation design consists of 16 satellite controllers located throughout the site and linked with a central computer system. A wide variety of emitter devices were used to maximize efficiency including large valve in head turf rotors for vast open spaces and micro drip irrigation for intimate landscape spaces.