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Kenilworth Building Receiving Area


Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development (DFD) | Peggy Wischhoff, DFD Project Manager ||| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Milwaukee, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee


March 2021


August 2021

KL Contact

Bill Biesmann, PE

Project Details

  • Pavement Rehabilitation & Replacement
  • DFD Policy & Procedure Standards
  • Topographic Survey
  • Pavement Design
  • Designing to Stay within Construction Budget
  • UW Facilities Familiarity
  • Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development (DFD)

Redirecting Rainwater to Prevent Flooding

KL Engineering completed the design for repaving of the receiving area and storm pump replacement at the Kenilworth Building on the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee campus.

The project addressed a reoccurring stormwater flooding problem in the basement of the Kenilworth Building. A larger capacity pump replaced the existing stormwater pump inside the building, which is used to drain the exterior loading area. The pump was designed to connect to the existing drain outlet.

Additionally, the project replaced deteriorated brick pavers in the receiving / dumpster areas with durable concrete paving. Scope details included removal of ~2500 square feet of brick pavers and one existing shallow low-capacity drain trench. Grades were also modified to improve drainage.

Miscellaneous work included replacement of the north end of the brick paved alley, which repaired the city sidewalk, removal of ~250 square feet of disintegrated brick paving units, and replacement with a 7-inch thick concrete slab to match the adjacent city sidewalk standards.

Construction Cost: $125,000

Kenilworth Building Receiving Area [Photos]