Site Services

VSM Engineering has worked on many plans and specifications for site construction.

VSM Engineering worked as part of the team that provided project site design including water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and surface parking for this 18,500-seat, 650,000-SF arena complex. VSM designed the 12-in and 8-in combination fire and domestic water line to serve the Sprint Arena and adjacent National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) building. The project included a large meter vault and meter assembly, including backflow prevention.

In addition to completing the quality control review for grading and drainage of the six-acre site, VSM created a separate plan set for mass excavation for the arena building structure and construction specifications for the project.

VSM Engineering provided the site improvement design for a 5,000 SF building nearly one acre at 11th Street and Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. The new building contains classrooms that host programs such as 4H Club and Agricultural Awareness while the new grounds contain community garden plots with rainwater collection and dispersal systems.

VSM’s work included demolition, a grading plan, site paving, stormwater study, and construction specifications. All civil elements of the project were in compliance with AIA Master Specs and KCMO APWA specs. As part of the stormwater study evaluation, VSM determined flows for the existing site and performed analyses to determine future flows for the site when developed. The new use of the site as a community garden and community center decreased the impervious area and improved drainage. Grading was provided for a community garden in the back of the site. (photo courtesy of KAI Design+Build)

VSM Engineering provided civil engineering design services for the building site, parking, and area storm sewer for a new facilities complex at the Kansas City International Airport. Located north of Mexico City Avenue and Bern Street, the site includes two building structures, totaling approximately 15,000 AF that will house offices and shops for the Facilities Structural division of the Aviation Department. The complex will include space for 30 private and 30 company operating vehicles. Required operations for the new facility include: shops for carpentry, metal fabrication, equipment repair and painting/finishing; rooms for parts and tools; O&M Warranty and File library; full-size plan sheet room; a minimum of seven offices; a conference room; breakroom; men’s and women’s locker rooms.

An extensive site selection analysis was conducted. Data for nine sites was collected and evaluated then criteria was determined, weighted, and evaluated. The criteria included available utilities, site slope, access, environmental considerations. VSM Engineering completed 3.5 acres of site design including two asphalt parking areas, concrete parking, site grading for three buildings, stormwater design, SWPPP, water lines and sanitary sewer line. The project received LEED-NB Gold Certification.