Custom Designed Pipe from Rinker Materials Enables Lakepoint Community Growth

Concrete Pipe Designed for 82-Feet of Fill in New Department of Transportation Stormwater System

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Emerson, GA
Qty of Products:
13,200 LF
PROJECT TEAM
Owner:
Lakepoint
Consulting Engineer:
Southland Engineering & DCE, Inc
Contractor:
GDOT & Bartow County / Wright Brothers

The Challenge

As the LakePoint Sporting community continues to evolve, custom-designed concrete pipe was needed to accommodate the new stormwater system.

The Solution

About 35 miles north of Atlanta along Interstate 75, LakePoint Sporting Community serves as one of the largest and most popular youth travel sports destinations in the country. LakePoint Sporting Community recently partnered with Bartow County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to construct a two-mile parkway as the complex’s primary transportation C-corridor with adjacent land for future hotels, restaurants, and other amenities. Rinker Materials produced more than 13,000 lineal feet concrete pipe, including sections that withstand up to 82- feet of fill, for the LakePoint Parkway Extension stormwater system.

Inconspicuously located between the North Georgia Mountains and Lake Allatoona, LakePoint Sporting Community’s commitment to giving athletes, their families, and other visits the best possible experience led to the new LakePoint Parkway Extension. In the first phase of the project, Wright Brothers Construction excavated more than 2.2 million cubic yards of earth before installing a 27,000-pound precast concrete manhole base and concrete pipe ranging from 15-inch in diameter to 66-inch in diameter for the stormwater system. The installation included customized 42-inch and 48-inch diameter concrete pipe placed 70 to 80 feet deep, and customized 66-inch diameter concrete pipe placed 40 to 50 feet deep. The GDOT-certified concrete pipe from Rinker Materials delivers the long-term structural integrity to handle more than 30 tons of fill in the stormwater system designed by DCE, Inc. and Southland Engineering.

Custom-designed RCP

“We needed a partner that could produce a vast amount of high-quality concrete pipe and have it delivered quickly to stay on schedule. Rinker and its team at the Stockbridge plant met all our expectations on the job,” said Tony Kelly, superintendent for Wright Brothers Construction. “This was especially challenging when you consider how much custom-designed concrete pipe was required to accommodate some of the depths and fill. We are completely confident that the stormwater system will stand the test of time as LakePoint Sporting Community continues to evolve and hosts millions of guests in the future.”

The 1,300-acre complex, LakePoint Sporting Community currently features eight baseball fields, three multi-purpose fields, 10 beach volleyball courts, three cable wake-boarding pools, and a 170,000-square-foot indoor facility with 12 basketball courts that convert into 24 volleyball courts. The new LakePoint Parkway Extension helps set the stage for additional state-of- the-art sports venues and five-million-square-feet of amenities including on-site hotels, restaurants, themed retail, bowling, ziplines, water parks and entertainment venues.

Advantages

“We needed a partner that could produce a vast amount of high-quality concrete pipe and have it delivered quickly to stay on schedule. Rinker and its team at the Stockbridge plant met all our expectations on the job.” According to a superintendent at Wright Brothers Construction.

Aerial overview of Interstate 75 left, approximately 35 miles north of Atlanta, GA. LakePoint Parkway Extension helps set the stage for additional state-of-the-art sports venues.
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