Despite the the challenges associated with working around a conservation easement and constructing a road on top of a water transmission main, Jordan brought a 348-unit student apartment complex to completion five months ahead of schedule and on budget.

Forum at Denton Station, Denton

The site sits on 26 acres, 2.5 of which were a conservation easement. Denton’s urban forester inspected the project weekly to ensure the easement was not being disturbed.

Also onsite was a swampy area. Jordan drained the area and used backfill to level off the site.

A critical, 20-in., concrete cylinder water transmission main line crossed along the southern border of the property where a city street was to be built. The design team was tasked with designing the street to maintain enough clearance in order to not touch the line, which sat 2 ft beneath the surface.

In order to install storm and sanitary sewer facilities, it was necessary to dig 10 ft under the main water pipe without touching the existing pipe. Site elevation had to be modified several times and the project team worked closely with the city to ensure the integrity of the project was maintained.

Key Players

Submitted by: Jordan Construction

Owner: Cypress Denton Station Ltd.
General contractor: Jordan Construction, Dallas
Architect: Forum Architecture & Interior Design Inc., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Structural engineer: Henkel Engineering Inc., Coppell
Civil engineer: Allison Engineering Group, Denton
MEP engineer: SGM Enterprises Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Electrical contractor: HEC Electrical Contractors Inc., Southlake
HVAC contractor: Enterprise Concrete Construction, Justin
Plumbing contractor: S & K Plumbing, Haltom City