3rd Quarter Newsletter 2018

//3rd Quarter Newsletter 2018

3rd Quarter Newsletter 2018

Did you know…

CDG is a Gold Standard Pledge Partner of MoDOT‘s “Buckle Up Phone Down” movement? This program challenges drivers to stay off their cellphones when behind the wheel. We are doing our part to Arrive Alive, are you?

PARKING STRUCTURE SERVICES

The structural department at CDG includes personnel that specialize in structural evaluations and design experience related to parking structure analysis and facility design. Our full range of services (including MEP and architectural work) includes conditional and deficiency analysis, concrete deck evaluation, design of repair and restoration work, and on-site construction inspection and testing.

CDG can help you identify preventative maintenance measures, warning signs, and what you should do when there is a problem with your parking facility.

If you would like to learn more about CDG’s parking facility service offerings, you can reach out to Glenn Smith .

VR CONFERENCING

As engineers, we are always looking for better tools to enable a more efficient design process to create a better product. Through the use ofvirtual reality (VR), we allow immersive explorations of designs and instant conceptualizations of drawing. In fact, our use of VR technology, 3D modeling and Revit allows us to present a design to the client and walk them through the project site in real time. In doing this, we have seen nearly 30% of the project completed in just 1 day.

For more information on our Design Technology services, including VR, AR, 3D modeling and more, reach out to Lyle Hardin.

TEAM CDG RUNS THE BOZEMAN MARATHON

On September 9th, two of CDG’s department managers, Kevin Cox ( electrical) and Jim Newcomer ( structural), traveled to scenic Bozeman, Montana to compete in the City’s annual marathon. The 26.2 mile course meandered through the Gallatin Valley, crossing over rivers and passing by farms with the Bridger Mountain Range towering in the background.

There were 300 runners who participated in the race, and Kevin (pictured – lead runner in photo) finished 23rd overall. Jim finished in the 2nd in his age group. Congrats to both runners on this awesome feat!

PROJECT PROFILE: I-44 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

In September of 2017, CDG was contracted by MoDOT to design a bridge replacement along eastbound I-44 over Pickerel Creek, just west of Springfield, Missouri. MoDOT estimated that the 50+ year old westbound bridge still had 10 years of remaining service life, and consequently, this bridge would be used for one-lane head-to-head traffic during construction of the new eastbound bridge. However, through the use of traffic models, it was determined detouring traffic this way could result in daily traffic delays of up to 20 miles, or 18,000+ vehicles backed up in each direction!

CDG worked closely with MoDOT to design an alternative staged construction solution for the eastbound bridge replacement so that the two lanes of the westbound I-44 bridge could remain in use for westbound traffic only.

CDG designed a wider replacement for the eastbound bridge to be constructed in two phases so that at least one 13-foot lane would be open to traffic at all times during construction. The first construction phase began in August of 2018 with both stages scheduled to be completed in December of this year. This design solution has caused minimal daily traffic delays to the traveling public.

New Employees

Daniel Roach joined CDG’s mechanical department as an intern for the fall semester. Join us in welcoming Daniel to the team.
By | October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on 3rd Quarter Newsletter 2018

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