UVA and Trucking Mishaps: Name a More Iconic Duo


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Equipment truck getting hype and breaking those pavers!

If you play it, they will win.

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Well they sure aren't an engineering school.

Their satellite Trucking Campus isn't doing well, either.

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Just another example of how underneath that dressy exterior, they are hollow.

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Bravo.

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Only at UVA do they call a sidewalk a "plaza."

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it's not a sidewalk. It is a plaza. Big open paved space with bench seating, a fountain, etc (if I'm remembering where this is correctly)

Is it uppity to call the area between Burrus and Cowgill a plaza?

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Plaza also a technical term in design.

although looking at the construction of this plaza I am wondering what they were doing elevating it like that. It doesn't seem to be for drainage underneath so it was only matter of time until those papers broke under weight of something.

Could be a plaza on a roof of another building. My guess is that this is over near their library or the east side of Newcombe.

See below. It was a plaza with open air under it for drainage to the bioretention areas. Spaces between the pavers to allow for water to fall between, but they elevated it instead of placing slotted drains, perforated pipe in stone, or simply stone over a sloped flat surface for positive drainage. (Plus, the truck wouldn't be on the roof...)

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It's a joke. Sigh....

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I got it..

Where's the beef?

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Hahahahahaha even the truck couldn't actually break the "stone" pavers. Weak sauce.

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And Corny couldn't call go routes against 3rd stringers.

Goddamnit I am still furious about that game.

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So, the plaza...
Looks like it has elevated pavers. Is the space below supposed to be for stormwater runoff?

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I was wondering about that.

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It does appear that way...page 30
https://officearchitect.virginia.edu/pdfs/BrandonAveMasterPlan.pdf

I will say, a sidewalk on small "piers" like that with a 6" airspace below is so loluva...run an under drain surrounded by pea gravel. That would at least provide some structural support beyond the strength of the pavers.

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They were trying to do a French drain.

Agreed, my quick look at the PDF was permeable pavers but also has bio retention. It would make more sense with underdrain leading to bio retention.

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Yeah, it drains to the open bioretention. No need for "air space" under the pavers.

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Or you could have a mini version of other underground detention where there is series of pipes with gravel filling the rest of the void. Using 3" or 4" permeable plastic pipe.

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LOLUVa: sometimes we may look tough, but we crack under a load because there's nothing but hot air underneath.

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And it's a truck full of (recycled) paper!

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They found TimeCop's stash of recruiting letters.

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This needs to go plaid.

Damn, now where can they drink their spritzers and debate philosophy during their tailgates?

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Now they're just showing off...really taking that new "Break the Rock Paver" tradition too far.

This year they're just trying to beat...

...the ground?

well, I've always said LOLUVa can go pound sand...I guess they just misunderstood.

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Was trying to find the area the equipment truck ran off the road and nearly busted out laughing when I finally found it:

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I designed a plaza with this elevated paver system a while back. It never ended up getting built, but we put notes all over it to address the area with signage of no vehicles what so ever. Glad UVA was the school to test my design was correct.

If a vehicle can even possible get to it, I would call that a bad design. Some sort of fence or barrier should be required with something like this; otherwise, any rational person would assume pavers are capable of carrying some weight. Of course they might have never broken if they hadn't used those flimsy ceramic rocks Bronco likes to break with a sledge hammer.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

From the pics I've seen, there's a ramp of sorts leading up to it. And the ramp is solid concrete. Once it gets to the flat portion, then it's the pier system. I can see where someone would drive a golf cart up the ramp (which looks to be plaza width...in the neighborhood of +/-10'.) and onto the plaza. Difficult to "rope" it off when it's a continuation of pedestrian traffic. Maybe some bollards would do the trick, but still bet someone in a cart-type vehicle would test the theory. With the signage, just shows that loluva can not read or follow directions.

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No injuries have been reported

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... but so many pavers wasted!