Stormwater Basin Studies

Stormwater Basin Studies

Location: Liberty, Mo.

Client: City of Liberty

Burns & McDonnell has provided solutions for stormwater issues for the City of Liberty, Mo., since 1988. Solutions have included identifying problem areas, modeling existing or proposed conditions, evaluating options, and recommending and designing improvements.

Burns & McDonnell supports these projects with efficient information management. For example, we developed an application that allows project engineers to integrate geographic information system (GIS) and HEC-RAS modeling data quickly. This easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) allows engineers to effectively communicate results from individual workstations. The application was developed with a combination of Visual Basic and existing Arc/Info macros. More routinely, we start projects with existing city data, use GIS and database tools to perform analyses, and supplement/update city data with information developed during the course of the project.

The City of Liberty benefits from Burns & McDonnell’s project approach in two ways. The efficient use of available information and technology lowers project costs, and seamlessly updates city information.

  • Application development
  • Modeling
  • Database management
  • Spatial analysis
  • Map production

Primary technologies used:

  • Visual Basic
  • Arc/Info
  • HEC-RAS