CE Projects – Fall 2020

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:


Michigan State University 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 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 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

Team 1: G & W Engineering

Owen Brenneman: (S)
Benjamin Cady: (PM)
Joey Decristofaro: (T)
Tianze (Jerry) Ga: (P)
Collin High: (E)
Haylee Lewis: (H)
Zherui (Jared) Xu: (E)

Team 2: Hockle Engineering

Joshua Cole: (T)
Alexis Edge: (PM)
Erik Hicken: (P)
Alexander Kepreos: (S) Xilai Lin: (E)
Evan Offerle: (H)

Team 3: JEQS Tech

Joshua Benson: (T)
Jacob Cairl: (P)
Qiyuan Lan: (H)
Sam Morgan: (S)
Emily Renn: (E)
Edward Weng: (PM)

Team 4: Mitten Made Consultants, Inc.

Daniel Freeman: (H)
Gus Heinrich: (T)
David Mickevich: (P)
Maria Milan: (E)
Phuong Ton: (PM)
Brady West: (S)

Team 5: Mitten Made Infrastructure

David (Liam) Armstrong: (S)
Dobromir (Dobe) Bonev: (E)
Emma Davis: (E)
Lauren Foyteck: (PM)
Marta Gappy: (E)
Anna Keller: (H)
Zuodong (Tracy) Niu: (T)

Team 6: Spartan Builders

Yiru Bao: (E)
Robert Caldwell: (S)
Noah Droste: (P)
Ryan Eisley: (H)
Alexis Ly: (PM)
Sam Malatesta: (E)
Josh Meyers: (T)

Team 7: Superior Spartan Engineering

Tommy Grahf: (T)
Ben Guertin: (S)
Morgan Hutchins: (PM)
Tyler Koch: (E)
Jillian Pelzer: (P)
Hannah Watts: (H)