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Stassi to Present at SPECS/2016

by Jessica Pairrett 15. March 2016 05:32

SPECS/2016: The Store Transformed
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX
March 13-15, 2016

Chuck Stassi, ASLA, landscape architect and irrigation designer, will present at SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities Services) on Tuesday, March 15. Stassi’s presentation, “Irrigation and Innovation,” will illustrate green technologies, strategic landscape design, new ways of monitoring the weather and knowing when to water, plus tactics for collecting and reusing rainwater and incorporating irrigation into construction. Joining Stassi is Tony Garza, senior associate with BRR Architecture.

Learn more about SPECS/2016, including the myriad workshops, sessions, roundtables, panel presentations, exhibits and networking opportunities offered this year. Click on the “Agenda” tab for a detailed list.

R.A. Smith National Provides Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture & Surveying for Woodman’s Food Market, Altoona, Wis.

by Jessica Pairrett 29. October 2015 11:12

R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., provided civil engineering design, landscape architectural and surveying services to Building Systems General Corp., a firm based in Fitchburg, Wis., for the newly opened Woodman’s Food Market in Altoona, Wis.

R.A. Smith National’s services included civil engineering design, landscape architectural design and preparation of certified survey maps. The site’s elevation proved challenging to the design team, as it varied by as much as 40 feet between its highest and lowest points. This unique challenge required a balanced earthwork plan while also meeting the site’s design specifications.

The design team credits collaboration with the City of Altoona for a successfully designed regional stormwater pond on City-owned property. This pond serves both the Woodman’s development and the City of Altoona’s property to the west.

The 240,000-square-foot Woodman’s Food Market celebrated its grand opening on October 1. The chain’s newest location is near the River Prairie Drive and U.S. Highway 53 interchange. Woodman's Food Market, Inc. is an employee-owned food store chain serving Wisconsin and northern Illinois with 16 food merchandising centers.

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