Davey Resource Group used gray and green infrastructures to solve stormwater issues at the Graduate Hotel and Conference Center in Ohio.
Cincinnati’s Graduate Hotel and Conference Center (GHCC) contacted Davey Resource Group (DRG) to assist with their stormwater issues. The front entrance to GHCC was receiving runoff from the adjacent plaza, driveway, and parking garage, and water exceeded the plaza drains’ stormwater capacity—an issue that was compounded by mulch and sediment eroding from a large planting strip adjacent to the driveway.
In response, DRG implemented a three-part solution:
Through this combination of gray and green infrastructure solutions, DRG was able to solve the stormwater issues at GHCC and improve the appearance of the front entrance and plaza. The project installation was completed in 2019 and DRG is contracted to provide continuous maintenance and monitoring as well as quarterly inspection reports of the green infrastructure and bioinfiltration swales.
“We contacted Davey Resource Group to see if they could assist with our stormwater problems. Davey Resource Group came up with a design and built the project on time and within budget. The bioswales are attractive and are effective in managing our stormwater.” -Mike Bennett, Building Manager, Graduate Hotels