University of Missouri Mid-Campus Defoe Graham Housing


University of Missouri


Completion Date: 2009

Construction Cost: $46 million

University of Missouri Mid-Campus Defoe Graham Housing


The University of Missouri – Columbia constructed three new residence halls, renovated the existing Defoe and Graham residence halls, and constructed a connector building between the two.

Walter P Moore provided civil engineering services for the design-build project. Design was completed in four packages to meet the aggressive schedule. Walter P Moore designed storm water management systems for the site, sanitary and domestic water services for each building, fire suppression lines to serve each building, and site grading and temporary erosion and sediment control systems.

Careful phasing of the utility design and construction was required since classes were in session during construction. Grading was a challenge because of the size of the site compared to the amount of building area required. The storm sewer system was designed for higher capacity in some areas because of the lack of well-defined overflow paths. Sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, and waterlines were designed and coordinated with new steam tunnels and underground high voltage electrical lines. Walter P Moore profiled all of the lines on the site to ensure that no conflicts would occur during construction.