As one of Montgomery County Public Schools's preferred civil engineering teams since 2008, CAA staff have helped upgrade athletic fields and associated facilities including ticket booths, maintenance buildings and ADA upgrades for elementary, middle and high schools in the county. We help determine the feasibility of switching from natural grass to synthetic turf, provide the best layout for the site, and use fast-track permitting to ensure fields are constructed and ready for play at the start of the school year.
The CAA team was honored to help Notre Dame Prep in Towson construct a new athletic field in honor of lacrosse player Yeardley Love. The school chose a synthetic turf field to allow for the prevention of erosion and sediment buildup on the field. The CAA team's design allows for stormwater to be collected and treated underground.
photo credit: One Love Foundation
The CAA team began its ongoing professional relationship with SAES in 2007 with the design of synthetic turf fields at the school's Potomac campus. Hope Field, which was 3.5 acres, and Brumbaugh Field, which was 1.5 acres, took up a large portion of the grounds of the school. The limited remaining area surrounding the fi elds meant that a unique underground stormwater solution would be required. For this project, the CAA team engineered an underground stormwater management filtration system. This design significantly reduced construction costs compared to a traditional underground stormwater management facility and provided water quality treatment and ground water recharge. In addition to saving St. Andrew’s construction cost, the maintenance of this stormwater system is significantly lower than a traditional system.
Brumbaugh Field includes stadium seating for more than 300 and has been used as the final site for the league championship games.