Each Civil and Environmental Engineering team is responsible for developing a design that addresses environmental, geotechnical, hydrological, pavement, transportation, and structural issues for the project. A student project manager coordinates each team. Design reports are judged by the faculty; progress reports and the oral presentations are judged by a board of practicing professionals.
The Spring 2020 project and teams were:
CE 495 SENIOR DESIGN IN CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Michigan State University Water Treatment & Storage
Michigan State University has proposed a massive improvement to the campus water distribution system, with the construction of a new water treatment plant and elevated storage tank on campus. The University is currently constructing a 2 million gallon water tower to replace the function of the water reservoir on campus. The water tower must be connected to a proposed water treatment plant located immediately south of Service Drive, west of Farm Lane. The students in CE 495 provided a preliminary design for the infrastructure improvements necessary to procure this project for construction.
This design project includes an 11,500 gross square foot water treatment plant which will include water treatment processes such as chlorination and fluoridation (in addition to iron removal), which are currently done at the reservoir. The old reservoir will be taken out of service when the new water treatment plant becomes operational. Total construction costs are estimated to be $18 million, with operational opening date in Spring 2020. This project will improve water quality and reliability throughout the campus and is designed to meet future needs projected in the next 40 years. https://ipf.msu.edu/construction/current-projects/campus-water-system-filtration-plant-and-storage-tower
Key to primary roles and responsibilities of each team member: E = Environmental, G = Geotechnical, H = Hydrology, P = Pavements, PM = Project Manager S = Structures, and T = Transportation