Project Profile:

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Project Summary

Fire lane to provide access from between buildings and to another street access. The condition of the grass indicates that micronutrients are required to provide the trace elements necessary for strong grass growth. Also there is no evidence of irrigation being used and watering every three days would improve the grass health.

Address

Melrose St., 1/2 block north of Hawkins

Install Size

260 m2 (2,800 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Olson Brothers, Box 204, Marion, IA 52302, contact Randy Olson 319-377-5877

Project Gallery

Permeable fire-lane turf was installed between buildings to provide fire truck access at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Marion, Iowa, using Grasspave2.
Sloped fire lane in grass is shown alongside stairs ascending toward another access point underneath the overhead walkway. UIHC Family Care Center is in the left foreground and the parking garage is on the right.
Pervious fire lane was installed between buildings to provide fire truck access at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Marion, Iowa, using Grasspave2.
Top of fire lane is just beyond the overhead walkway. This is the location of the Pommerance Family Pavilion on the right.
Porous fire lane was installed between buildings to provide fire truck access at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Marion, Iowa, using Grasspave2.
Fire lane with Grasspave2 is shown on the left and regular lawn area on the right of the flush concrete curb used to delineate the lane.
Grass reinforcement mat was installed between buildings to provide fire truck access at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Marion, Iowa, using Grasspave2.
Close up of Grasspave2 fire lane with flush concrete curb on the right and stairs on the left. Condition of the grass could be improved with the use of NPK fertilizer with micronutrients.