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Tighe & Bond Part of Award-Winning Project Team by Connecticut Building Congress

Tighe & Bond, Inc. worked closely with landscape architecture firm Towers | Golde, LLC to redesign and enhance the landscape of Yale University’s West Campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The West Campus Landscape Enhancement project transformed nine acres at the center of the university’s new research-based science campus. The Connecticut Building Congress awarded the project First Place in the Landscape Architecture/Public Space category at their Project Team Awards.

The annual awards ceremony honors firms for outstanding building projects and excellence in collaboration among project team members. This year, Towers | Golde shares the first-place recognition with their team consisting of Tighe & Bond, Petra Construction, Hallam ICS, Hoffman Architects, and several other project team members.

Tighe & Bond served as the project’s civil engineer and designed the site drainage and stormwater management systems as well as site utility relocations and soil erosion and sedimentation controls. The stormwater management system includes low impact development techniques such as rain gardens and permeable pavers. Our team also oversaw a number of permitting aspects on the project including helping to secure the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater and Dewatering Wastewaters from Construction Activities and the City of West Haven Planning & Zoning and Inland Wetlands site plan approval.

Tighe & Bond also brought in their environmental consultants on this project. Our soil scientists mapped existing wetlands, helped with the City Inland Wetlands and CTDEEP applications, and provided herpetologist services to protect the Eastern Box Turtle which is an existing species of concern.

Tighe & Bond Vice President Chuck Croce oversaw the site/civil engineering design of the various landscape improvements at Yale’s West Campus and provided construction administration phase services.