2018 is off to a great start, and Spring is in the air! Here are some of the things that have been keeping CDG busy over the last few months.
Tower Analysis Services
Did you know that CDG’s diversified staff has the expertise to effectively design and evaluate communications and transmission towers? In fact, CDG has performed numerous tower and feasibility studies for a wide variety of clients, including those from the federal, utility and cellular carrier markets. Some of the services offered by CDG include: structural design of towers; structural review of towers; site surveying and analysis; site planning, including grading and drainage; standards compliance; electrical service and distribution; local, state and federal permitting; and grounding plans.
If you would like to learn more about CDG’s tower services, you can reach out to Paul Cardwell.
Bridge & Roadway Projects
During the last year the civil and structural departments at CDG have stayed busy working on a variety of different projects for the Missouri Department of Transportation . From intersection improvements to roadway reconstruction and bridges, CDG has had the opportunity to build a great working relationship withMoDOT . Over the last 12 months, CDG has either begun engineering, or completed engineering design work, for the following: Route 67 Intersections at Flucom Road, Montauk Road and Victoria Road; I-44 East Bound Lane Bridge over Pickerel Creek; Route N Bridge over the East Fork Little Tarkio Creek; Route NN Bridge over Kitts Coon Creek; Route BB Bridge Replacement over Finley Creek (pictured ); and Route 43 Bridge Replacement over Roark Creek.
Additionally, CDG has been working on projects for other Missouri government agencies. A sample listing of projects undertaken for these entities include: Longview Drive Bridge Replacement – St. Louis County ; Whitehead Road Bridge Replacement – Jefferson County ; Heads Creek Road Bridge Replacement – Jefferson County ; and Fiddle Creak Road Bridge Replacement – Franklin County
SIUE Student Mentorship
As you may or may not know, CDG staff members are frequently involved in community outreach programs. Most recently, Evan Wilson, a structural engineer, has volunteered to sponsor a senior design project for a group of 5 students from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville where he attended school.
Periodically, these students visit CDG’s office for guidance on the one story building they are designing for their senior project. Evan sets aside time to work through problems with them and offer his advice on how to interpret provisions in applicable building codes. The group has impressed Evan with their eagerness to learn and ability to work collaboratively. The final project is due at the end of April. Make sure to check out social media pages for updates on their grade!