2005 | Brewery Rain Garden and Bioretention Swale Project Wins Engineering Achievement Award
Symbiont recieved the Engineering Achievement Award from The Wisconsin Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , honoring our work on a Large-Scale Brewery Rain Garden and Bioretention Swale.
Symbiont and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) partnered on a project to convert an existing impervious parking area and a building demolition site into a pervious parking lot. The project proposal focused on examining the design, installation, durability, performance, and maintenance issues of pervious pavements, particularly issues encountered during winter operations. The Symbiont/MSOE proposal was selected out of thirteen submittals by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and received $332,000 in project improvements funding.
Since installation, the pervious pavements have performed excellently, capturing virtually all the rain that falls on the parking lots helping to reduce municipal sewer overflow and frequency.