Professional Engineering and Consulting Company, Geotechnical, Environmental - Case Studies - McDowell & Associates


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Case Studies

McDowell and Associates have successfully completed over 13,000 projects. Here is a summary of 13 of those projects:

Cal Energy Co. - Design, preparation of specifications and drawings, bid evaluation, selection of general and QA/QC contractors, construction management and interaction with agency representatives for $2.7 million Landfill project.

Forbes Management, Inc. - Gem Theatre Relocation project. McDowell & Associates completed a Phase I ESA, a Phase II Subsurface Investigation (integrated with the site Geotechnical Investigation to provide cost savings to the client), and a category "A" BEA with Section 7a Compliance Analysis. Affirmative Determination received from MDEQ. See Detail.

The Dow Chemical Co. - Conceived and designed a 4 mile-long hydrodynamic groundwater control system using fully and partially penetrating drain tile, including single and multiple pumping wells. This system is one of the largest and most intricate groundwater containment systems in Michigan.

Toll Brothers, Inc. - Premier residential subdivision with Arnold Palmer Golf Course, including demolition, remediation and re-development of former government complex with multiple UST's, former structures, and coal cinder fill area. Geotechnical investigations, Phase I & II ESA and Closure Reports, Geotechnical Consulting, and Construction Testing Services for engineered fill and construction, for residential homes, streets, utilities, and retaining walls.

Elton Engineering - Geotechnical Investigations and Consulting on 250 County Bridges in Lapeer, St. Clair & Sanilac Counties for Retaining Walls, Structure Foundations, Earth Retention Systems, Cofferdam Design, Excavation Stability, Settlement Analysis, Dewatering, Ground Improvements and Mechanically Stabilized Earth Slopes.

Petro Chemical Dow, Chile - Site Assessment, Feasibility Study, Closure Design, Conceptual Treatment Design, Construction Management for a Landfill Closure that included a Slurry Wall, HDPE & Soil Cap, Monitoring Wells and Groundwater Stripping Treatment Plant.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Claremont Project Site - Construction Management of Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project by Thermo-Destruction of Soil Organics, Physical/Chemical Treatment of Groundwater and Groundwater Re-injection.

Frankel Associates - Hydrogeological Study including Groundwater Modeling, predictive evaluations and analysis to design/construct an Interpretive Wetlands at Chippewa Nature Center. Work won MAPA Award in 1993 for innovative approach and project.

Ric-Man Construction - Geotechnical Consulting and Design of Earth Retention Systems, including Mechanically Stabilized Earth, Sheet Piling, Soldier Piling and Lagging, Tunneling, Excavation Stability, Grouting and Dewatering for the Western Townships Utilities Authority Wastewater Transportation System.

Toebe Construction - Geotechnical Instrumentation and Vibration Monitoring of construction activities near of an existing sanitary sewer interceptor during construction of the Davison Freeway.

The Dow Chemical Co. - Air Sparge and Vapor Extraction Well Design and Installation (100+ wells) and Project Management Oversight for remediation system at Beaver Creek Site, Grayling, Michigan.

Waste Management Inc. - Monitoring Well Installation for Eagle Valley Landfill, Orion, Michigan. Drilling project total was $60,000.

City of Midland - Development and negotiation of Hydrogeologic Monitoring Plan for expansion of City of Midland Landfill, Midland, Michigan. Project included determination of bedrock using geophysical techniques, evaluation of aquifer chemical characteristics, geotechnical evaluation of natural clay subgrade, monitoring well abandonment and installation.

Professional Engineering and Consulting Company, Geotechnical, Environmental - Case Studies - McDowell & Associates

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