engineering - 2007 civil senior projects


Civil Engineering

Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Project
Clintonville River Bend Estates
2007 Concrete Canoe
Sustainable Commercial Development
Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport Expansion Project
Squire Wood Lake Village
2007 Steel Bridge

 


 

Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Project


Members
Jake Ensley
Chandni Haria
Faculty Advisor
Hiroshan Hettiarachchi

Project Description
The goal of the bioreactor landfill demonstration team, EH Engineers, Inc., was to design a sustainable alternative to the traditional “dry tomb” landfill method. A bioreactor landfill speeds up the process of waste degradation by recirculating the leachate that is produced from the waste. This leads to a rapid stabilization of the waste, which, in turn, helps minimize the risks involved with a landfill project. Rapid degradation also allows the recovered space to be reused. The geotechnical engineering portion of the project consisted of analyzing the landfill’s settlement and stability and the design of its liner and the cover. The environmental engineering aspect of the project focused on the design of the leachate collection, leachate recirculation, and gas recovery systems. Finally, the construction engineering phase included a project cost estimate and a schedule of construction activities.


 



Clintonville River Bend Estates


Members
Spiro Kotsonis
Matt McClerren
Crystal Sapp
Daniel Stickel
Faculty Advisor
Edmund Yuen

Project Description
The team, named Aspen Consulting, Inc., designed a subdivision, located in Independence Township, Oakland County. The 18-unit single-family residential housing complex is centered around three major wetland bodies and the Clintonville River.
The development’s design preserves and protects the existing wetlands and river in addition to creating a recreational park and trail area for the residents. The project design addresses the civil engineering fields of transportation, water resources,
environment, and construction.


 



2007 Concrete Canoe
 

Members
Andrew Brissette
Stan Kurek
Sorah Rose
Jessica Seres
Faculty Advisor
Elin Jensen

Sponsors
American Society of Civil Engineers, Southeast Michigan Branch
BASF Admixtures, Inc.
Detroit Ready Mix
Dimensional Embroidery
Euclid Chemical Company
Heidi Flateau
GBM Recycled Concrete
Huesker Geosynthetics
Lafarge
NTH
Nycon
OHM
Pasquala’s Pizzeria
PGI Performance Concrete Fibers
Plymouth Concrete
Promotional Basics
Ruby & Associates
SME
St. Mary’s Cement

Project Description
The concrete canoe competition is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and BASF Admixtures, Inc. Rules
are provided each year by the Committee of National Concrete Canoe Competitions, which specifies canoe dimensions, usable materials, and how the competition is judged. Team members research, design, and construct a concrete canoe to these specifications. The competition judges the teams in four areas: a technical report, an oral presentation (given at the competition), the final product (which includes a cut-away representative section of the canoe, display table, and the finished canoe), and the races.

This year’s team adopted a “Dukes of Hazzard” theme. The canoe, General Larry, is 19 feet long, 28 inches wide, and 14.5 inches deep. It rests on stands that resemble the Hazzard County Distillery while the tabletop display depicts the Boar’s Nest Bar. The team researched new materials and applications never before used by Lawrence Tech teams. The hull design
incorporates key characteristics of a round hull (for lower wetted surface area) and a chinned hull (for stability). The form design was a tabletop construction so that once the concrete cured, the entire table could be rotated for ease of de-molding. Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) and Synthetic Macro Fiber were the two innovative materials used. CKD is a new binding material not yet classified by the EPA that provides the same strength qualities as cement but is much lighter in weight. Synthetic Macro Fiber is much longer than the typical fibers used in concrete and thus provides added flexural strength.


 



Sustainable Commercial Development


Members
Carl Hathcock
Viral Patel
Andrew Schneider
Faculty Advisor
Yuhong Wang

Project Description
The project, a three-story office building developed by the team Green Developments, is located at the southwest corner of Ten Mile and Evergreen in the City of Southfield. The site is zoned in the Regional Center District, and the 45-foot-high building has a total square footage of 58,653.

The sustainable components of the design follow the LEED Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations, which includes a photovoltaic array design. The innovative storm water management design collects all the storm water from the site and provides a means for the water to infiltrate into the soil rather than be discharged as runoff. Permeable pavement in combination with underground storage and bioretention facilities provide the mechanisms for the desired infiltration.

The steel structure of the building conforms to the American Institute of Steel Construction LRFD (Load Resistance Factor
Design) method. The cost of the project was estimated using the RS Means Building Construction Cost Data and a construction schedule was developed.



 

Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport Expansion Project


Members
Iulia Berry
Chad Brace
Joshua Carey
Maureen Hackbarth
Faculty Advisor
Elin Jensen

Project Description
The team, JMIC Airport Technologies, performed a renovation of the Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport in Frankfort, Michigan. The purpose of the project was to update the facility in order to accommodate a wider range of aircraft and more passengers. Improvements to the airport included lengthening the existing runway, adding a second runway, designing a larger terminal, designing a new storm water system to accommodate other additions to the site, and developing a grading plan. Design and construction schedules were developed for the project, as well as a complete cost estimate.

Each student on the team filled a specific role: Iulia Berry was structural engineer; Chad Brace, the hydraulic engineer; Joshua Carey, the construction engineer; and Maureen Hackbarth, the transportation engineer.


 


Squire Wood Lake Village


Members
Scott Fisher
Pierre Fuller
John Goetgeluck
Donovan White
Faculty Advisor
Edmund Yuen
Sponsors
Kraft Engineering, Inc.
Midwestern Consulting, LLC

Project Description
Squire Wood Lake Village, designed by the team Oasis Consulting, is a 75-acre multi-use land development located in Genesee County. The design consists of single family home properties, multi-family condominiums, and a commercial plaza, with an emphasis on enhancing the existing natural features and integrating the development into the surrounding community. The individual components of the engineering design consist of transportation, water resources, environment, and construction.


 


2007 Steel Bridge


Members
Todd Edwards
Mike McNutt
Ben Miller
Alison Nykamp
Faculty Advisors
Kevin R. Collins
Chris Girard
Stefan Neuhauser

Sponsors
AEIV
American Society of Civil Engineers, Southeast Michigan Branch
GLFEA
HRC

NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Ruby Associates
Sheppard Engineering
Skanska
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Project Description
The steel bridge project is part of a competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers, which is designed to enable students to demonstrate their knowledge of steel and design principles in a group setting. Each team studies the problem statement and rules provided by the AISC and works together to design, test, fabricate, and build a bridge to be entered in the regional and possibly the national competition.

The challenge for the 2007 team: acting as the local Department of Transportation, they must replace a century-old bridge that spans a river. The rules require that a 1/10-scale model of the actual bridge be designed and built. There are strict guidelines that must be followed in order for the design to be accepted, such as the dimensions and choice of materials. This project incorporates design, fabrication, and construction, representing the culmination of the team’s educational career.

The team participated in the 2007 North Central Regional competition at Michigan Tech in March 2007 and came in first place in three categories and first place overall. Scoring criteria at the competition was based on display, construction speed
and economy, lightness, stiffness, and structural efficiency. At the competition the bridge was loaded with 2,600 pounds, which included a 100-pound pre-load.

 



Civil Engineering

Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Project
Clintonville River Bend Estates
2007 Concrete Canoe
Sustainable Commercial Development
Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport Expansion Project
Squire Wood Lake Village
2007 Steel Bridge

 


 

Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Project


Members
Jake Ensley
Chandni Haria
Faculty Advisor
Hiroshan Hettiarachchi

Project Description
The goal of the bioreactor landfill demonstration team, EH Engineers, Inc., was to design a sustainable alternative to the traditional “dry tomb” landfill method. A bioreactor landfill speeds up the process of waste degradation by recirculating the leachate that is produced from the waste. This leads to a rapid stabilization of the waste, which, in turn, helps minimize the risks involved with a landfill project. Rapid degradation also allows the recovered space to be reused. The geotechnical engineering portion of the project consisted of analyzing the landfill’s settlement and stability and the design of its liner and the cover. The environmental engineering aspect of the project focused on the design of the leachate collection, leachate recirculation, and gas recovery systems. Finally, the construction engineering phase included a project cost estimate and a schedule of construction activities.


 



Clintonville River Bend Estates


Members
Spiro Kotsonis
Matt McClerren
Crystal Sapp
Daniel Stickel
Faculty Advisor
Edmund Yuen

Project Description
The team, named Aspen Consulting, Inc., designed a subdivision, located in Independence Township, Oakland County. The 18-unit single-family residential housing complex is centered around three major wetland bodies and the Clintonville River.
The development’s design preserves and protects the existing wetlands and river in addition to creating a recreational park and trail area for the residents. The project design addresses the civil engineering fields of transportation, water resources,
environment, and construction.


 



2007 Concrete Canoe
 

Members
Andrew Brissette
Stan Kurek
Sorah Rose
Jessica Seres
Faculty Advisor
Elin Jensen

Sponsors
American Society of Civil Engineers, Southeast Michigan Branch
BASF Admixtures, Inc.
Detroit Ready Mix
Dimensional Embroidery
Euclid Chemical Company
Heidi Flateau
GBM Recycled Concrete
Huesker Geosynthetics
Lafarge
NTH
Nycon
OHM
Pasquala’s Pizzeria
PGI Performance Concrete Fibers
Plymouth Concrete
Promotional Basics
Ruby & Associates
SME
St. Mary’s Cement

Project Description
The concrete canoe competition is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and BASF Admixtures, Inc. Rules
are provided each year by the Committee of National Concrete Canoe Competitions, which specifies canoe dimensions, usable materials, and how the competition is judged. Team members research, design, and construct a concrete canoe to these specifications. The competition judges the teams in four areas: a technical report, an oral presentation (given at the competition), the final product (which includes a cut-away representative section of the canoe, display table, and the finished canoe), and the races.

This year’s team adopted a “Dukes of Hazzard” theme. The canoe, General Larry, is 19 feet long, 28 inches wide, and 14.5 inches deep. It rests on stands that resemble the Hazzard County Distillery while the tabletop display depicts the Boar’s Nest Bar. The team researched new materials and applications never before used by Lawrence Tech teams. The hull design
incorporates key characteristics of a round hull (for lower wetted surface area) and a chinned hull (for stability). The form design was a tabletop construction so that once the concrete cured, the entire table could be rotated for ease of de-molding. Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) and Synthetic Macro Fiber were the two innovative materials used. CKD is a new binding material not yet classified by the EPA that provides the same strength qualities as cement but is much lighter in weight. Synthetic Macro Fiber is much longer than the typical fibers used in concrete and thus provides added flexural strength.


 



Sustainable Commercial Development


Members
Carl Hathcock
Viral Patel
Andrew Schneider
Faculty Advisor
Yuhong Wang

Project Description
The project, a three-story office building developed by the team Green Developments, is located at the southwest corner of Ten Mile and Evergreen in the City of Southfield. The site is zoned in the Regional Center District, and the 45-foot-high building has a total square footage of 58,653.

The sustainable components of the design follow the LEED Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations, which includes a photovoltaic array design. The innovative storm water management design collects all the storm water from the site and provides a means for the water to infiltrate into the soil rather than be discharged as runoff. Permeable pavement in combination with underground storage and bioretention facilities provide the mechanisms for the desired infiltration.

The steel structure of the building conforms to the American Institute of Steel Construction LRFD (Load Resistance Factor
Design) method. The cost of the project was estimated using the RS Means Building Construction Cost Data and a construction schedule was developed.



 

Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport Expansion Project


Members
Iulia Berry
Chad Brace
Joshua Carey
Maureen Hackbarth
Faculty Advisor
Elin Jensen

Project Description
The team, JMIC Airport Technologies, performed a renovation of the Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport in Frankfort, Michigan. The purpose of the project was to update the facility in order to accommodate a wider range of aircraft and more passengers. Improvements to the airport included lengthening the existing runway, adding a second runway, designing a larger terminal, designing a new storm water system to accommodate other additions to the site, and developing a grading plan. Design and construction schedules were developed for the project, as well as a complete cost estimate.

Each student on the team filled a specific role: Iulia Berry was structural engineer; Chad Brace, the hydraulic engineer; Joshua Carey, the construction engineer; and Maureen Hackbarth, the transportation engineer.


 


Squire Wood Lake Village


Members
Scott Fisher
Pierre Fuller
John Goetgeluck
Donovan White
Faculty Advisor
Edmund Yuen
Sponsors
Kraft Engineering, Inc.
Midwestern Consulting, LLC

Project Description
Squire Wood Lake Village, designed by the team Oasis Consulting, is a 75-acre multi-use land development located in Genesee County. The design consists of single family home properties, multi-family condominiums, and a commercial plaza, with an emphasis on enhancing the existing natural features and integrating the development into the surrounding community. The individual components of the engineering design consist of transportation, water resources, environment, and construction.


 


2007 Steel Bridge


Members
Todd Edwards
Mike McNutt
Ben Miller
Alison Nykamp
Faculty Advisors
Kevin R. Collins
Chris Girard
Stefan Neuhauser

Sponsors
AEIV
American Society of Civil Engineers, Southeast Michigan Branch
GLFEA
HRC

NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Ruby Associates
Sheppard Engineering
Skanska
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Project Description
The steel bridge project is part of a competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers, which is designed to enable students to demonstrate their knowledge of steel and design principles in a group setting. Each team studies the problem statement and rules provided by the AISC and works together to design, test, fabricate, and build a bridge to be entered in the regional and possibly the national competition.

The challenge for the 2007 team: acting as the local Department of Transportation, they must replace a century-old bridge that spans a river. The rules require that a 1/10-scale model of the actual bridge be designed and built. There are strict guidelines that must be followed in order for the design to be accepted, such as the dimensions and choice of materials. This project incorporates design, fabrication, and construction, representing the culmination of the team’s educational career.

The team participated in the 2007 North Central Regional competition at Michigan Tech in March 2007 and came in first place in three categories and first place overall. Scoring criteria at the competition was based on display, construction speed
and economy, lightness, stiffness, and structural efficiency. At the competition the bridge was loaded with 2,600 pounds, which included a 100-pound pre-load.