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 Fall 2015 project and teams were:
CE 495 SENIOR DESIGN IN CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Michigan State University Mixed-Shaw Lane Power Plant Renovation
Michigan State University is in the process of implementing components of its campus master plan. As a part of the 2020 Vision: Campus Master Plan Report, a new academic building was envisioned at the location of the now decomissioned Shaw Lane Power Plant. A recent update to the campus master plan suggested the option to renovate the existing building and add a substantial expansion to the building footprint. In conjunction with this project, the segment of Shaw Lane between Chestnut Rd and Red Cedar Rd will be reconstructed. Both the street reconstruction and the academic building expansion must be congruent with the overall campus master plan.
The project emphasizes implementation of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure refers to systems and practices that use or mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or harvest stormwater at its source. The projects were prepared for submission in the Demonstration Project category of the EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge. The EPA competition requires proof-of-concept level designs that examine how green infrastructure could be integrated into an on campus site to meet multiple environmental, educational, and economic objectives.
Key: E = Environmental, G = Geotechnical, H = Hydrology, P = Pavements, PM = Project Manager S = Structures, T = Transportation and WR = Water Resources
TEAM 1: ENTOURAGE ENGINEERING
Left to Right: Chris Rothhaar (S), Alex Zuker (P), Alex Wangeman (WR), Tom Bonney (PM), Kaleb Sondgerath (T), Steven McConnell (E), Tony Brehmer (G)
TEAM 2: CHASE & COMPANY CONSULTING
Left to Right: Yuchen Zhang (G), Muhammad Alabduljabbar: (P), Kailyn Gerzich (WR), Dennis Chase (PM), Kathryn Capeneka (E), Joe Eberle (S), Layton Korson (T)
TEAM 3: RIPARIAN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Left to Right: Guida Chen (G), Jose Ramirez (P), Timothy Honick (T), Rachel Wandmacher (PM), Sophia Borroni-Bird (WR), Jesus Sanchez (G), Joshua Garvin (E), Samantha VanVlerah (S)
TEAM 4: 360 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
Left to Right: Jad Elkhazeim (S), Oliver Cameron (S), Armaan Sakhrani (P), Laura Peterson (WR), David Hayden (PM), Eric Kamps (G), Jon Nichols (T), Josh Moore (E)
TEAM 5: THE BRADY BUNCH
Left to Right: Benjamin Thoune (G), Nicholas Mcdonald (P), Brian Hebden (S), Sarah Remington (E), John Brady (PM), Nicholas Wojno (T), Robert Atkinson (WR)