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Unformatted text preview: 1 2 P roblem Statement The University of Florida has several environmental problems in need of intervention. The building structures on campus are highly prone to storm water runoff. Walking through campus on a rainy day, one would notice flooding in many popular locations. This flooding is mostly the result of rooftop runoff which literally pours from buildings into the terrain below. The issue is extensive, almost to the point that when it rains its almost impossible to avoid all the water pools built up along the sidewalk. All the excess puddles further take away from the aesthetic nature of the UF campus. Pictured below is the situation first hand. Picture taken near Turrlington and the Hub Not only does the campus have a roof runoff concern, but the roofs themselves are in poor condition. Beaty Towers, a dormitory on campus, had several leaks which caused mildew in several undergraduates rooms (UF admin, 2003). The problem originates with rooftop construction, which was never properly waterproofed and stabilized. rooftop construction, which was never properly waterproofed and stabilized....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course GT dr2334 taught by Professor Bobsanchez during the Spring '10 term at University of Kelaniya.
- Spring '10