The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) automotive technology research campus is where private industry and academia collaborate in the advancement of advanced automotive technologies and systems. Numerous projects were advanced over several years within Technology Neighborhood 1, encompassing approximately 27 acres and the location for the initial development initiatives.


John served as an Engineer of Record over the course of numerous projects to master plan, design, permit, and oversee construction for the first of five technology neighborhoods at CU-ICAR. Projects included participation with development of the campus master plan and construction documentation, permitting, and construction observation for the site preparation package, site utility infrastructure, storm water management system, and Innovation Place Plaza and Parking Deck construction.

In order to meet LEED criteria and sustainable building objectives for the CU-ICAR campus, a comprehensive Low-Impact Development (LID) site and storm water strategy was developed for the first 16-ac Technology Neighborhood. Numerous LID principles were demonstrated at the project including passive irrigation of native plants from paver scape runoff diverted to landscape areas. Residual runoff was planned to then enter a multi-pool retention pond system serving the entire campus before being recirculated through a sinuous meadow stream network. All work was performed while John was under previous employment.

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