Fairmont Heights

Benefits & Features

Client: Prince George’s County, Maryland Public Schools

Partners: Rotundo Environmental Solutions

Precast Products: Storm Pods

Fairmont Heights

Gillespie Precast teamed with Rotundo Environmental Solutions to produce a storm pod detention system for Fairmont Heights High School. The storm pod system is a modular, single-chambered, precast concrete groined arch system that is engineered for underground installation. Storm pod utilizes a proven arch design to provide the lowest cost system with the highest strength and durability. Gillespie Precast manufactured and delivered an entire storm pod system encompassing 379 pods in under 4 months.

Key Project Attributes

Storm pod arch design: Lowest cost system with highest strength and durability

  • 20% to 30% less cost than other precast systems currently on the market
  • Standard 8’ x 16’ modules meet tight delivery schedules
  • Endless configurations for detention and treatment train designs
  • Stronger and more durable than corrugated metal, plastic and other precast concrete systems
  • Can be installed with an excavator or small crane
  • Install up to 30,000 cf of storage capacity per day
  • Inside heights available from 2 to 14 feet
  • Groined Arch design safely supports fill depths up to 15 feet

The final result showcases how proven storm pod arch design provides the lowest cost system with the highest strength and durability.

Gillespie Precast Team