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 2016 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: INGENIUM INTERNATIONAL LLC
Left to Right: Smerald Xhaferllari (T), Longhao Chen (S), Lu Guan (WR), Musana Nabil (PM), Nicholas Dembicki (E), Mama Traore (G), Caycee Hart (P)
TEAM 2: RIVER TRAIL ASSSOCIATES
Left to Right: Brad Kouchoukos (G), Xiang Xiao (T), Zach Hampton (P), Santiago Arrangoiz-Arriola (PM), Siyao Zhu (S), Paul Gibson (WR), Michael Clark (E)
TEAM 3: SUPERIOR ENGINEERING CONSULTING, INC.
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: THINKING GREEN ENGINEERING
Left to Right: Antonio Hamilton (T), Michael Day (P), Haibin Yu (G), Corey Turner (E), Ye Chen (H), James Elsey (PM), Shuonan Li (S)
TEAM 5: VERY GOOD ENGINEERING & CONSULTING CO.
Left to Right: Ben Cooper (E), Kurt Facknitz (PM), Eliseo Gutierrez Jr. (G), Qin Long (P), Ricardo Freshley (T), Lei Shi (S), Cole Gibson (H)
TEAM 6: B.I.L. ASSOCIATES
Left to Right: Michael Baker (G), Melanie Kasten (PM), Chris Powell (S), Coulton Pierce (E), Anuj Thaker (P), Veronica Crowley (T), Vivian Ruffolo (WR)
TEAM 7: SPARTAN DESIGN GROUP
Front: Yuqiang Chen (H), Gabryelle Giddens (P), Alexander Sherman (P) Middle: Dylan Sheridan (G), Parker Denton (T) Back: Jordan Russell (E), Kyle Thompson (S)
TEAM 8: EIGHTEEN55 SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Left to Right: Zemin Yan (WR), Mackenzie Johnson (E), Brian Gammon (G), Victor Ruiz (S), Danell Smith (PM), Kyle Piccard (T), Seirra Patrick (P)
TEAM 9: R&R BEST VALUE ENGINEERING
Left to Right: Tianyi Chen (P), Michael Kaminski (E), Maioyu Song (WR), Hangming Zhang (S), Xuanying Wu (PM), Zhe Zhang (G), John Mandryk (T)