2nd Quarter 2021 Newsletter

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2nd Quarter 2021 Newsletter


CDG has licensed experts on staff that specialize in performing structural inspections of buildings, parking facilities, foundations, platforms, retaining walls and other structures?

If you have any concerns about the integrity of your structure, allow one of our engineers to alleviate your concerns by evaluating the soundness of your building or structure with the performance of a structural inspection.


The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Harlem Baden Relief Phase IV (Hebert) Project has nine construction packages proposed to relieve wet weather-related overflows in the Bissell Watershed. The Harlem Baden sub-watershed encompasses approximately 300 acres within the Bissell Point Service Area and has a long history of street flooding, yard flooding and basement back-ups which have extremely negative impacts on the lives of area residents. The overall goal of the project is to alleviate the flooding by soft separating the stormwater from the combined sewer flows that emanate from the residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the watershed. The watershed and project area are located within the boundaries of the City of St. Louis, the Village of Hillsdale and the City of Wellston. The District anticipates completion of the soft separation of the combined sewers in the watershed within 10 to 15 years.

CDG is the prime consultant under contract with the District to provide the design on Package 5, (Darver to 69th) and Package 6, (Hodiamont to Cherry Trunk Sewer B). Both projects will separate the storm flow from the combined sewer to reduce the sanitary backups, increase capacity and alleviate flooding. A new “storm only” sewer will be constructed that will tie into a downstream storm sewer that has previously been constructed in a prior package. The storm sewer trunk leads to a regional detention basin, near the intersection of Clara Avenue and Hebert Avenue, which was constructed around 2012. Package 5 runs through a completely built out residential neighborhood with a small amount of industrial development and has approximately 8,000 linear feet of new storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 48-inches in diameter. Package 5 is in the Design Completion Phase and will hopefully be constructed in 2022-2023.

Package 6 crosses several industrial properties, as well as a salvage yard and a manufacturing facility. A section of the Terminal Railroad will also be crossed. Package 6 has approximately 6,500 linear feet of new storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 84-inches in diameter with over 1,000 linear feet of pipe in tunnel. Package 6 is currently in the Plan Review (60%) stage and will be entering into Design Completion Phase soon, with the design period ending in late 2021.

Preliminary Construction Cost Estimates for Packages 5 and 6 are approximately $5 Million and $11 Million respectively.

CDG assembled a highly qualified team for this effort that includes Engineering Design Source, Inc.Civil Design, Inc.TSi Geotechnical, Inc.Gresham Smith, Inc.Geotechnology, Inc.Precision Daylighting, Inc., and Vector Communications. Almost all of the subconsultant partners have worked on previous packages of the Harlem-Baden Relief Project making our team intimately familiar with project details and site conditions.


By now you know our employees and their happiness mean a lot to us. What you may not know is that we asked them to come back to the office full-time beginning June 1. As a token of our appreciation for their hard work and flexibility over a tremendously difficult year,
CDG’s Employee Relations Committee organized a welcome back party for each office. In St. Louis we enjoyed a night in the courtyard catered by The Gramophone. We sipped local brews from 2nd Shift Brewing, 4 Hands, Schlafly, Perennial and more.

In Sheridan, Mark Ree, Maggie Morneau, Tyler Reed and Ron Destefano played a round at Hidden Hills Golf Club. Afterward, they grabbed dinner and drinks at Mydland Market, Sheridan’s newest neighborhood restaurant.

In Charlotte, Scott Terry, Seth Inhofer and Steve Simpson spent the afternoon hitting golf balls at Topgolf. As you can see from the photo below, there were plenty of drinks and food to go around.
Mark Ree of our Sheridan office teeing off in front of the Big Horn Mountains.
Steve Simpson of our Charlotte office enjoying an afternoon at Topgolf.


As you may remember from the 1st Quarter Newsletter, CDG has launched a video series!

Videos are released at the end of each month on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages (be sure to like and follow us). You can also view them on our website where they will be archived. Below is the video release from May. If you want to check out June’s video, visit our website. We hope you enjoy!


We are currently seeking top talent for full-time positions in our St. Louis and Charlotte offices. Positions to be filled:
Becoming part of the CDG team has its perks. Not only does our company offer a competitive salary and 401K savings, but maternity/paternity leave are also offered among other great benefits.
For more information on our current career opportunities, visit our website here.


We’re happy to announce we’ve added additional employees to our team! Please join us is welcoming Patrick Fahrner, Delaney Craig and Alex Hart to our St. Louis office.

Patrick is an electrical engineer with 6 years of experience. He is a specialist in controls engineering who graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Patrick is skilled in the following software: Schneider Electric; Allen Bradley; Siemens; Bentley’s MicroStation; AutoCAD. He also is experienced in Java and C++ programming.

Delaney is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where she studied Electrical Engineering. She participated in the Mizzou Computing Association and Women in Engineering Club.

Alex spent 4 years in the Marine Corps where she was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California and obtained the rank of Corporal. After her years of active duty, she studied civil engineering at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville where she graduated with a BS in civil engineering in 2021. Alex completed an internship with CDG’s structural department in 2020-2021 before being hired full time as a structural engineer in the summer of 2021.

We are very excited to continue to bring new team members onboard and strengthen our growing staff.
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