Millersville Student Housing

Dawood served as the project site civil engineer and surveyor for this repeat client, building a three-story, 1200+ beds unit housing development for students attending Millersville University.

Our staff was responsible for all civil engineering, preparation of the land development plan, surveying, drainage design, grading, and stormwater management. Dawood designed and implemented an underground stormwater detention system that also met the filtration requirements for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations.

This $180 million dollar investment included construction of eight new residence halls that replaced the existing housing facilities on campus. The new accommodations ranged from suites with shared bedrooms for freshmen to suites with private bedrooms, a living room, and kitchenette. All suites will have individual heating/cooling controls. Each of the new dorms
also has game rooms, larger study rooms, a business center, Wi-Fi throughout and a “smart” laundry. A pedestrian bridge spanning a tributary of the Conestoga River (designed by Dawood’s structures group) connects the new building with the main Millersville campus.

As part of our contract, Dawood provided construction inspection services during the facility’s construction.

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  • Surveying,
  • Subsurface Geotechnical and Foundation Investigations and Reporting,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Grading and Stormwater Management,
  • Preliminary and Final Land Development Planning,
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan and NPDES Permit Approval,
  • Conversion of Land Development Plans to Construction Plans and Bidding Documents,
  • Coordination with Borough of Millersville for Sanitary Forcemain Relocation