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 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.

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: Between the Lakes Engineering

Back Row (l-r): Julian Quiroga (H), Zhongda Lu (P), Matthew Mandryk (PM) Front Row (l-r): Jared Heinze (S), Amber Brannick (E), Emily Mulrenin (T), Lukas Pulice (G)

Team 2: Fluid Design

Left to right: George Apwisch (P), Kendal Mcburrows (S), Paul Grisdela (E), Marisa Grassi (T), Justin Buck (G), Xian Li (H), Luke Keener (PM)

Team 3: Mitten Dynamic Engineering

Left to Right: Jordan Buck (G), Kayla VanPorfliet (T), Myriam Sarment (S), Logan Maser (E), John Conklin (H), Ashlynn Caviness (PM), Ryan Canna (P)

Team 4: GNEISS Engineering

Back Row (l-r): Faisal Shahin (WR), Patrick Hoedeman (S), Ethan Nordstrom (E), Scott Merk (T) Front Row (l-r): Weiying Chen (P), Mckenzie Kolp (G), Summer Haught (PM)

Team 5: Michigan Liquid Solutions

Left to Right: Carlie delePaz (P), Taylor Warstler (H), Victoria Wellings (S), Shane Pauw (G), Erin DiNunzio (PM), Donnie Blackman (T), Dana Schultz (E)

Team 6: Spartan Engineering, Inc.

Left to Right: Nate Whitting (G), lane Perry (P), Keaton LeFevre (E), Ryan Cope (H), Cameron Brantz (S), Nick Garver (PM), Travis Holpuch (T)

Team 7: Spark Engineering

Left to Right: Phillip Meffert (S), Joey LaVoie (T), Jack Domeier (E), Evan Hanes (G), Dylan Smith (PM), Matthew Bergeron (P), Jianfeng Wang (H)

Team 8: Superior Engineering

Left to Right: Tyler Pozan (E), Hao Ye (G), Milo Taylor (PM), Brendan Bresser (P), Molly Everly (H), Al Michels (S), Tyler Rogers (T)

Team 9: Advanced Engineering Group

Left to Right: Andrew Voyd (S), Jacob Henning (E), Michael Licata (PM), Georgia Brattin (G), Gabrijel Baric (H), Alex Schultz (P), Drew Thelen (T)

Team 10: MiSt Engineering

Left to Right: Brianna Adams (H), Divya Iyer (PM), Nick Lamberjack (P), Oonagh McKenna (S), Matthew Mastromatteo (G), Megan Connelly (E), Jordan Hankin (T)