Elm Fork a Texas Civil Engineering Cover Story

Brett Bristow

An article bylined by Trish Hatley, titled Scoring a Win through Landfill Transformation made the cover of the Winter 2014 issue of Texas Civil Engineer magazine, a publication released by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section.

The article highlights the challenges of transforming the landfill space in northwest Dallas into a sustainable soccer park, now named MoneyGram Soccer Park and managed by FC Dallas. Sustainable elements of the project include bioswales under drainage areas, recycled materials used for facility buildings and drought-resistant landscaping. The project received the Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence award last year and hosted the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup for the second time from March 29 through April 5. 

This issue also features the Ward County Water Supply Project 2014 Outstanding Civil Achievement Award. Read the issue at the ASCE Texas Section website.