Title

Interactive fountain at the University of the Pacific

Lead Author Major

Civil Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Luke Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Civil Engineering

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Camilla Saviz

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Gary Litton, Hector Estrada, Mary Kay Camarillo, and Scott Merry

Abstract/Artist Statement

The University of the Pacific is located in the Central Valley of California and was founded in 1851. While the University has been recognized for numerous awards and distinctions, it is the natural beauty of the campus grounds that has provided tremendous pride to students, faculty, and visitors alike. In addition, the growing campus features structures and facilities that have been designed and operated sustainably. The University of the Pacific would like to add to their history of green design and pristine beauty by proudly exhibiting an iconic interactive fountain that utilizes recycled water and invokes the heralded mission statement and vision. The fountain will play a beneficial role on campus where people can gather together. The interactive fountain is to be located near the DeRosa University Center (DUC). The DUC lawn has a bioswale for water retention during storm events, the project will be designed to have little to no disturbance to the bioswale. The fountain will be designed at ground level with ADA accessible pathways. A single drainage pipe leading to the water reservoir will first be disinfected by instantaneous treatment methods. The water reservoir will be located below a control box which will be placed below ground level. Concrete retaining walls are to be designed to resist soil pressures for the underground utility box and water reservoir. A submerged pump will be placed inside the water reservoir pumping treated water to the fountain. The piping system will intake water from a potable water line and discharge to lines in compliance with San Joaquin Standards. Due to the heavy foot traffic near the proposed location of the fountain, a wide range of students, faculty, and visitors will be provided with a fresh and exciting perspective as they traverse the DUC lawn and surrounding facilities.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2015 4:30 PM

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Interactive fountain at the University of the Pacific

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The University of the Pacific is located in the Central Valley of California and was founded in 1851. While the University has been recognized for numerous awards and distinctions, it is the natural beauty of the campus grounds that has provided tremendous pride to students, faculty, and visitors alike. In addition, the growing campus features structures and facilities that have been designed and operated sustainably. The University of the Pacific would like to add to their history of green design and pristine beauty by proudly exhibiting an iconic interactive fountain that utilizes recycled water and invokes the heralded mission statement and vision. The fountain will play a beneficial role on campus where people can gather together. The interactive fountain is to be located near the DeRosa University Center (DUC). The DUC lawn has a bioswale for water retention during storm events, the project will be designed to have little to no disturbance to the bioswale. The fountain will be designed at ground level with ADA accessible pathways. A single drainage pipe leading to the water reservoir will first be disinfected by instantaneous treatment methods. The water reservoir will be located below a control box which will be placed below ground level. Concrete retaining walls are to be designed to resist soil pressures for the underground utility box and water reservoir. A submerged pump will be placed inside the water reservoir pumping treated water to the fountain. The piping system will intake water from a potable water line and discharge to lines in compliance with San Joaquin Standards. Due to the heavy foot traffic near the proposed location of the fountain, a wide range of students, faculty, and visitors will be provided with a fresh and exciting perspective as they traverse the DUC lawn and surrounding facilities.