IIW provided civil and structural engineering services for University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s newest residence hall, Bridgeway Commons. Design on this fast-track building project began in July of 2012. The hall was complete and ready for student occupation for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The lowest level of Bridgeway Commons houses a new dining facility that can serve the entire student body. Students can relax at the café on the first level or sit on the east patio to study. Each of the five levels of this hall includes resident rooms.
Special attention was given to minimize disturbances to existing campus buildings during the project. This included providing a temporary pedestrian trail to accommodate students’ class routes. The sidewalk design for the site included a review of the UW-Platteville Circulation and Access Study and accommodated the future design of the main sidewalk corridor.
Following the accessibility requirements of The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was a high priority for the project. IIW’s land development engineers worked with the structural engineering team and landscape architects to create an attractive ADA accessible ramp system that blends into the surroundings. The site also includes a Bio-Swale designed to reduce the amount of total suspended solids anticipated to leave the site and complies with the Wisconsin DNR storm water requirements.