ion worked with the Landscape Architect and the City of Calgary Transportation and Infrastructure to design three phases of streetscape stretching for 2.9 km along the 16th Avenue (Trans Canada Highway) corridor through a very busy part of Calgary. At the start of the project, ion completed a life cycle costing analysis to help determine the irrigation system philosophy for the design of the irrigation system moving forward.
There were major obstacles to overcome with the project being on such a prominent and congested existing roadway system. Each obstacle was closely considered and reviewed and ion designed the irrigation system for a landscape that includes street trees, boulevards, and medians that uses a low water use micro-irrigation system (dripline and bubblers) with multiple points of connections and controller systems. The system was commissioned, and ion completed work in 2011 by providing the GPS surveyed irrigation as-builts to the City.