Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (F-RIB)
Student-teams developed preliminary designs for elements of MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (F-RIB) – the S550 million cutting-edge research facility to advance understanding of rare nuclear isotopes and the evolution of the cosmos. As envisioned in this planning exercise, construction of the facility would include the design of a new building and the deep excavation for the 1000 foot long linac tunnels, permanent removal of Bogue St. between Shaw and Wilson, and development of a storm-water runoff plan to reduce impacts of the urbanized campus on the Red Cedar River. The feasibility of providing an upgraded waster water treatment plant is being investigated. Teams developed preliminary plans for the following civil engineering issues: temporary excavation shoring and utility bridging required to construct the linac tunnels; maintenance of campus vehicular and pedestrian traffic; post construction storm water management.
Team 1: Creative Solutions Engineering
Team 2: Collaborative Industries
Team 3: Great Lakes Consulting
Team 4: GreenWay Engineering
Team 5: Stonehenge Engineering Inc.