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Administrative Assistant – Ann Arbor Office

G2 Consulting Groups is looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks in our Ann Arbor office. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our project managers and staff, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities.

Administrative Assistant responsibilities include making meeting arrangements, preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using tools, like Word, Excel, and office equipment. If you also have previous experience as a Secretary or Executive Administrative Assistant and familiarity within the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, a successful Administrative Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our Ann Arbor office.

Responsibilities
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Order office supplies
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Organize occasional employee and client social events
Requirements
  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant, virtual assistant, or office admin assistant. Experience in the A/E/C industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers, and fax machines
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PDF editors.
  • Experience writing, editing, and preparing final documents.
  • Provide administrative support to the department, including scheduling and coordinating meetings and projects.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • High School degree
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Staff Engineer – Construction Engineering

G2 Consulting Group is looking for full-time staff engineers with three months to four years of demonstrated experience for its Construction Engineering Department. Staff engineers perform and coordinate field inspections and investigations under the supervision of a project engineer or project manager. Principal duties will consist of construction observation and testing, laboratory testing, and report preparation. Testing duties will include earthwork, foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, and paving inspection at job sites.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, or related degree;
  • Preferred: Engineer in Training (EIT);
  • Three months to four years of demonstrated experience in construction engineering;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.

Benefits

Company-paid health insurance

Dental and Vision Plans

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Profit Sharing

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Staff Engineer – Geotechnical

G2 Consulting Group is looking for full-time staff engineers with three months to four years of demonstrated experience for its Geotechnical Engineering Department. Staff engineers perform and coordinate field inspections and investigations under the supervision of a project engineer or project manager. Principal duties will consist of geotechnical design project coordination, laboratory testing, construction observation, and report preparation.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with coursework emphasis in geo-sciences, or related degree;
  • Preferred: Engineer in Training (EIT);
  • Three months to four years of demonstrated experience in geotechnical engineering;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.

Benefits

Company-paid health insurance

Dental and Vision Plans

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Profit Sharing

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Senior Staff Engineer – Geotechnical

G2 Consulting Group is looking for full-time senior staff engineers with two to five years of demonstrated experience for its Geotechnical Engineering Department. Senior staff engineers perform geotechnical analysis and coordinate field inspections and investigations under supervision of a project engineer project manager, including on-site direction of geotechnical drilling activities. Principal duties will consist of monitoring construction operations, including earthwork, dewatering, and excavation support installations and preparing engineering field reports.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with coursework emphasis in geo-sciences, or related degree;
  • Preferred: Engineer in Training (EIT);
  • Two to five years of demonstrated experience in geotechnical engineering;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Inspect test borings, test pits, monitoring wells, and install and read geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Perform a variety of engineering analyses and calculations, with and without the use of engineering software.
  • Preparation of technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications, and reports.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.

Benefits

Company-paid health insurance

Dental and Vision Plans

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Profit Sharing

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Project Engineering – Geotechnical

G2 Consulting Group is looking for full-time project engineers with five to eight years of demonstrated experience for its Geotechnical Engineering Department. Project engineers coordinate field inspections and investigations including on-site direction of geotechnical drilling activities, as needed.

Principal duties will consist of:

  • Inspecting test borings, test pits, monitoring wells, and installing and reading geotechnical instrumentation;
  • Conducting laboratory and field testing of soils;
  • Performing a variety of engineering analyses and calculations, with and without the use of engineering software;
  • Preparing technical proposals, cost estimates, plans technical specifications, and reports, including day-to-day correspondence;
  • Developing and presenting project-specific or technical presentations to clients, technical organizations, and in-house staff;
  • Coordinating construction quality control services; conducting periodic site visits, and reviewing daily field reports prepared by others.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with coursework emphasis in geo-sciences, or related degree;
  • Preferred: Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • Five to eight years of demonstrated experience in geotechnical engineering;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner.
  • Organize technical material into comprehensive reports, as well as, perform QA/QC reviews on work product.
  • Project planning, budgeting, task delegation and management to ensure project is completed according to work plans.
  • Project Administration, including invoicing and collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek and establish new clients and build good business relationship with both new and current clients.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in mentoring and leading junior staff.

Benefits

Company-paid health insurance

Dental and Vision Plans

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Profit Sharing

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Geotechnical Engineering Intern / Co-op

G2 Consulting Group is looking for geotechnical engineering interns primarily during the summer construction season and/or during the school year. Geotechnical engineering interns perform laboratory testing, construction observation and testing, and report preparation within the geotechnical engineering services group.  Testing duties include earthwork, foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, paving, and other construction materials at construction sites and in our labs. Interns work closely with project managers and other staff members to ensure timely, quality work. #smartresultsfast

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be working toward a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field;
  • Preferred Certifications: Nuclear Density, ACI, ICC, MDOT;
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications;
  • Understanding of basic engineering concepts;
  • Basic computer skills and a solid knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Observe construction activities to ensure conformance with project specifications.
  • Complete and submit daily field reports.
  • Perform routine tasks, tests, and computations associated with construction materials testing and field observations under the supervision of the project engineer or project manager.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.
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Construction Engineering Technician

G2 Consulting Group is looking for full-time construction engineering technicians to join our team. Construction engineering technicians perform construction observation and testing, laboratory testing, and report preparation within the construction engineering services group.  Testing duties include earthwork, foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, paving, and other construction materials at construction sites and in our labs. Technicians work closely with project managers and other staff members to ensure timely, quality work. #smartresultsfast

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum High School diploma, or equivalent;
  • Preferred: Associates Degree in Concrete Technology, or Civil Technology, or a minimum of three years related experience;
  • Preferred Certifications: Nuclear Density, ACI, ICC, MDOT;
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications;
  • Understanding of basic engineering concepts;
  • Basic computer skills and a solid knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Observe construction activities to ensure conformance with project specifications.
  • Complete and submit daily field reports.
  • Perform routine tasks, tests, and computations associated with construction materials testing and field observations under the supervision of the project engineer or project manager.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.

Benefits

Company-paid health insurance

Dental and Vision Plans

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Profit Sharing

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Construction Engineering Intern

G2 Consulting Group is looking for construction engineering interns primarily during the summer construction season and/or during the school year. Construction engineering interns perform construction observation and testing, laboratory testing, and report preparation within the construction engineering services group.  Testing duties include earthwork, foundation, concrete, steel, masonry, paving, and other construction materials at construction sites and in our labs. Interns work closely with project managers and other staff members to ensure timely, quality work. #smartresultsfast

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be working toward a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field;
  • Preferred Certifications: Nuclear Density, ACI, ICC, MDOT;
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications;
  • Understanding of basic engineering concepts;
  • Basic computer skills and a solid knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and have an excellent driving record;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and travel requiring out of town, overnight stays.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Represent G2 in a professional manner on assigned construction sites.
  • Observe construction activities to ensure conformance with project specifications.
  • Complete and submit daily field reports.
  • Perform routine tasks, tests, and computations associated with construction materials testing and field observations under the supervision of the project engineer or project manager.
  • Independently operate relevant equipment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects for multiple project managers within budgets and deadlines.
  • Assist and perform laboratory testing work under the direction of a senior engineer/technician.
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CAD Technician

G2 Consulting Group is looking for a CAD Technician to work in its Troy, Michigan office. A new position for G2, the candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to develop drafting standards for the company moving forward. The candidate must work well in a fast-paced, high-demand environment. Potential to work remotely will be considered after an initial period of one year. #smartresultsfast

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate’s Degree in AutoCAD Drafting, or a minimum of three years of AutoCAD experience;
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Civil 3D, and Microstation, and have the ability to learn to software programs;
  • AutoCAD competence is a must;
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications;
  • Understanding of basic engineering concepts;
  • Understanding of drafting standards;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, and Excel is required;
  • Basic computer skills and a solid knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Strong prioritization, coordination and matrix management skills, self-directed and self-motivated;
  • Good administrative and time management skills with keen attention to detail.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Draft and produce clear, complete, and accurate site plans, engineered drawings, and amendments.
  • Create company drafting standards.
  • Meet with project managers and design engineers to obtain required information for layout of drawings.
  • Meet project objectives, requirements, and manage constraints.
  • Contribute to quality and integrity of product.
  • Maintain accuracy and pay close attention to detail.

Benefits

  • Company-paid health insurance
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off
  • Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs
  • Profit Sharing
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Conference Call: Mark Smolinski

Mark Smolinski
Principal
G2 Consulting Group

As long as the clients are pleased and the revenues and profits are good, we don’t watch the clock of our staff,” Smolinski says.

Read the conversation between G2 Consulting Group Principal Mark Smolinski and Liisa Andreassen, correspondent for The Zweig Letter. G2 Consulting was a listed as a Hot Firm (#67) by Zweig Group in 2016.

CONFERENCE CALL: MARK SMOLINSKI

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Superpave Gyratory Compactor expands Hot Mix Asphalt testing capabilities

G2 Project Manager James Berry

James Berry, P.E. Project Manager

G2 Consulting Group is expanding its Hot-Mix-Asphalt (HMA) testing capabilities at its Troy laboratory with the addition of a new Superpave Gyratory Compactor (SGC).  The new machine is a Model AFG2 manufactured by Pine Test Equipment, Inc. The SGC will allow G2 Consulting to test and determine the volumetric properties of the newer Superpave HMA mixtures (MDOT E series mixes) that are being used more and more by our local and regional agency clients.

What is Superpave?

Superpave stands for Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements. It is a mixed-design method that makes the best use of asphalt paving technology and enhances asphalt pavements’ ability to balance the high-temperature rutting and low-temperature cracking characteristics of asphalt concrete. Superpave replaces the Hveem and Marshall methods.

Why is it important?

Harvey Hurwitz, Senior Engineering Technician demonstrates compaction sampling.

Determining volumetric properties of compacted HMA samples is an important component of mix design development and project quality control and quality assurance testing. With the older Marshall designed mixes, this was relatively easy with simple mechanical compaction equipment. Superpave mixes require the much more sophisticated SGC to compact the laboratory samples for testing. The SGC allows us to produce samples in our laboratory representing a variety of different projected traffic loadings using compaction methods that more closely simulate mix compaction under repeated vehicle wheel passes rather than compaction with a smooth drum roller. Many regional agencies are requiring volumetric properties tests as part of standard QA/QC testing, and it is anticipated that MDOT Local Agency Projects will require QA volumetric testing for Marshall and Superpave HMA mixtures in the near future.

Superpave Gyratory Compactor

G2’s new Superpave Gyratory Compactor will be used to test newer Superpave Hot Mix Asphalt mixtures.

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Transformers: Dominick’s Grocery to Emagine Theatre

 

You know it as a movie, but G2 Consulting Group became “Transformers” when it helped convert a former Dominick’s Grocery Store into a 10-screen Emagine Theatre – the first in the state of Illinois. The fast-tracked project consisted of a 70,000 square foot slab-on-grade building that required the removal of portions of floor slab and grade cuts of up to 10 feet to construct the individual theaters. Building columns were relocated as needed and the roof beams were reinforced to carry additional loads.

Fast Facts

Project Owner
Emagine Theatre

Project Scope
G2 Consulting Group worked collaboratively with Tower Construction (GC) during all phases of the project to construct the first Emagine Theatre in Illinois.

Services Provided
Geotechnical Investigation
Environmental Engineering Services (Phase I, Asbestos Survey)
Quality Assurance / Materials Testing / Steel Inspection
Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD) Services

Challenges / Solutions
G2 Consulting Group found that existing fill soils were present below the floor slab and allowed for new foundations to wear on existing soils provided they were observed and properly documented during construction.

The project moved at a very fast pace and G2 was available to cover inspections on short notice – sometimes within two hours of being called. This allowed the project to move forward without delays.

How did we accomplish “Smart. Results. Fast”?

Soil borings within the interior of existing buildings can be challenging due to height and width restrictions of drilling equipment. G2 used its contacts with local drillers to determine the best equipment to allow for access and drilling within the building and work was completed in two days. G2 also coordinated environmental surveys at the same time as drilling to minimize delays to the project and minimize interruptions to the building.

G2 fast-tracked CCDD testing on short notice to allow for offsite disposal of soils and allow the contractor to stay on schedule with soil removal. There was no place to stockpile soils and any delays with soil removal would have hindered the project timeline.

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Huron Academy expands operations in Macomb County

Huron Academy, a tuition-free public charter school for 3rd through 7th grade students, expanded its operations in 2015 by purchasing a 19-acre parcel along Utica Road in Clinton Township.

Fun Facts

Scope

The new, $8.4 million, 32,000 square foot, single-story building features 22 classrooms, computer labs; a gymnasium; special spaces for music and art; a science lab; and a state-of-the-art media center. The site was once home to Bishop Gallagher’s athletic fields. Some of the existing athletic fields are preserved for use today.

G2 Services Provided:  G2 Consulting Group worked with Partners in Architecture of Mt. Clemens and provided geotechnical engineering services. G2 also provided special inspections and materials testing services for general contractor Cunningham-Limp Company of Novi.

In addition to special inspections and materials testing, G2 evaluated earthwork operation and utility backfill, foundation construction, masonry evaluation, structural steel evaluation, and interior floor slab and site concrete evaluation.

Challenges / Solutions

G2 Consulting is used to working on tight construction schedules, especially knowing that the school bell will ring for new students in the fall. G2 overcame several challenges with the site which included building pad earthwork with high moisture clay soils that occurred in October and challenging subgrade conditions in the Spring for support of floor slabs and pavements.

Smart. Results. Fast.

G2 Consulting Group provided cost-effective solutions to keep the project moving forward during a tight construction schedule and ensured that school began on time.

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Science and Engineering Center Opens at UDJHSA

The Science and Engineering Center opened its doors to students in 2016 and is the largest addition to the campus since the main school building was constructed in 1931. The center represents the largest dollar investment in science and technology at any Michigan high school in recent years and positions U of D Jesuit as a leader in STEM education in Southeast Michigan.

Fast Facts

Scope

The new $16 million, four-story, 40,000 square foot addition artfully blends historic features of the original structure with artwork and iconography. Located between the main school building and Jesuit residence, the state-of-the-art facility doubles the classroom and laboratory space for biology, chemistry, and physics; adds laboratory space for eco-car and robotics programs, engineering activities; and it includes dedicated classrooms and laboratories for seventh and eighth grade students.

G2 Services

Working with Wold Architects and McCarthy and Smith, Inc., G2 Consulting Group provided geotechnical engineering services and performed special inspections and materials testing during construction.

Challenges / Solutions

Challenged with upper weak or loose sands with more competent clay soils deeper, G2 performed extensive analysis to provide improved support for the building foundations..

Smart. Results. Fast.

G2’s value engineering helped optimize foundation sizes and reduce overall construction costs.

 

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Holiday Inn Express opens its doors

Plymouth Township, Michigan

A new Holiday Inn Express was constructed along the east side of Beck Road, north of M14, in Plymouth Township, Michigan and completed in the Spring of 2016..

Fast Facts

Scope

The four-story, 67,366 square foot structure, with a walk-out basement, services the local business parks and adjacent USA hockey arena. The hotel has 107 rooms, a conference room, pool, and exercise facilities.

G2 Services Provided

Working with Emmett Contracting, G2 Consulting Group provided special inspections / materials testing during construction including evaluation of earthwork operation and utility backfill, foundation construction, masonry evaluation, structural steel evaluation, and interior floor slab evaluation. Test methods included compaction control of fill soils, bearing capacity of supporting soils, compressive strength testing, and slump and trained air content evaluation of concrete, and mortar proportions, and grout specimen strength testing for masonry materials.

Challenges / Solutions

Challenged by upper weak fill soils with more competent clay soils deeper, G2 worked closely with the foundation contractor to ensure that foundations were supported on suitable bearing soils per the recommendations of the geotechnical report.

Smart. Results. Fast.

G2’s value engineering helped to optimize foundation construction and reduce overall construction costs.

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Beacon Square Senior Living Center

Orion Township, Michigan

Pomeroy Living is constructing its newest senior living facility, Beacon Square Senior Living Center in Orion Township, Michigan. Beacon Square Orion will be a senior living community that provides Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences. The new facility is designed with the latest in senior standards in resident care, life enrichment and wellness services for all generations and living situations. There will be a total of 161 residents within the state-of-the-art facility opening in September 2017. KIRCO MANIX is the general contractor.

Fast Facts

Project Owner

Pomeroy Senior Living

Scope

G2 Consulting Group performed a geotechnical investigation for earthwork operations, foundation design, and construction considerations and is performing special inspections and materials testing services during construction.

G2 professionals explored the site during the geotechnical investigation to determine and evaluate general subsurface conditions and developed related foundation recommendations for support of the proposed structure. This included pavement recommendations and construction considerations related to its development.

Our special inspections / materials testing scope of services includes evaluating earthwork operations, utility installation, retaining wall installation observation, performing foundation inspection and concrete inspection for foundations, flatwork, and site concrete, performing structural steel evaluation, masonry inspection, and bituminous paving.

G2 Services Provided

Geotechnical Investigation

Special Inspections and Materials Testing

Challenges / Solutions

This three-story, slab-on-grade building has a 69,585 square-foot footprint. It required significant earthwork and grade balancing across the site. Engineered fill was placed within the building pad and parking lot areas. In addition, there were pockets of organic soils that were removed and replaced with engineered fill prior to construction.

How did we accomplish “Smart. Results. Fast”?

G2 Consulting Group provided cost-effective solutions to keep the project moving forward during a tight construction schedule.

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Detroit Country Day School Black Box Theater Expansion

Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, MI., expanded its performing arts facility to enhance its nationally recognized program. The school provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education in academics, athletics, and the arts. The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Country Day School provides a comprehensive arts program to support the school’s commitment to superior education. Drama, theater, music, visual arts, and dance courses enable students to reach their full potential and encourage students to experiment with and develop creativity.

Fast Facts

Project Owner

Detroit Country Day School

Scope

The 6,300 square-foot, two-story addition features a full cat walk and tension grid with highly specialized mechanical and electrical systems. In addition, spaces include two offices and staging scene shop for performances.

Working with Cunningham-Limp, G2 Consulting Group provided geotechnical engineering and special inspection / material testing for the new Black Box Theater Expansion.

G2 provided special inspections and material testing during construction including evaluation of earthwork operation and utility backfill, foundation construction, masonry evaluation, pre-cast plank and structural steel evaluation, and interior floor slab and site concrete evaluation.

G2 Services Provided

Geotechnical Engineering
Special Inspection and Materials Testing

Challenges/Solutions

  • Tight timelines while working in an active school campus environment.

Smart. Results. Fast. Site conditions were less than ideal. G2 developed cost effective solutions and offered real time response to testing and inspection needs, maintaining an aggressive construction schedule.

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Telecommunication Sites In U.S. and Canada

 

“Can you hear me now?” “That’s powerful.”  For more than two decades, G2 Consulting Group has helped North America stay connected.  G2 engineers are registered in 30+ states and Canada. We perform geotechnical and tower foundation investigations for numerous companies on telecommunication sites. Oftentimes these sites are located in remote areas which require a significant amount of planning prior to site visits to ensure work is completed as efficiently as possible since return trips to sites would be cost prohibitive. G2 uses an extensive network of drillers and excavators across the country to complete such projects on time and on budget.

Fast Facts

Project Owner
Several major telecommunication companies

Project Scope
Geotechnical Investigation
Tower Foundation Investigation

Services Provided
Geotechnical Investigation
Tower Foundation Investigation

Challenges/Solutions

G2 Consulting Group often performs geotechnical and tower foundation investigations for telecommunication sites at remote locations. These sites require efficient use of time and resources to keep projects within schedule and on budget.

Telecommunication companies are under increased pressures to provide quality cellular services to their customers quickly, whenever and wherever. G2’s expertise provides solutions to each situation at each site. Our vast network of drillers enables us to schedule field operations anywhere in the U.S. We know which methods to use and the proper equipment needed to map foundations accurately and avoid delays.

Smart. Results.Fast.G2 meets tight schedules for our telecommunications clients. We use our vast network of drillers to schedule field operations and expedite projects. We plan, evaluate, and act knowing which methods and equipment to use to avoid delays.

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Magna Seating of America, Inc.

Novi, Michigan

 

 

G2 Consulting Group performed a geotechnical investigation and provided special inspections/materials testing for the new $48 million, 180,000 square foot, three-story Magna Seating of America headquarters in Novi, MI.  Site paving, truck docks, site utilities, and a retaining wall were also constructed in association with the project. Magna Seating will consolidate activities into a single facility to house engineering, research and development, and sales and marketing teams.

Magna International is a leading global automotive supplier with 316 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries. The company has approximately 133,000 employees. Its product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, power train, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.

Fast Facts

Project Owner

Magna International, Inc.

Scope

G2 Consulting Group explored the site to determine and evaluate general subsurface conditions and developed related foundation recommendations for support of the proposed structure, pavement recommendations, and construction considerations related to the development.  Our special inspections / materials testing scope of our services included evaluating earthwork operations, utility installation, retaining wall installation observation, performing foundation inspection and concrete inspection for foundations, flatwork, and site concrete, performing structural steel evaluation, masonry inspection, and bituminous paving

G2 Services Provided

Geotechnical Investigation
Special Inspections and Materials Testing

Challenges / Solutions

Significant grade fills of up to 16 feet and grade cuts of up to five feet required close evaluation of engineered fill placement. Significant challenges with poor subsurface conditions required the removal and replacement of soft/loose fill soils with engineered fill to support the foundations and floor slab, as well as, the removal and replacement of unsuitable organic soils within the retaining wall development area. In addition, a variety of subgrade stabilization techniques were used to minimize removal of non-organic native soils for support of engineered fill.

Smart. Results. Fast. 

With any design/build project, turnaround time on project deliverables is critical to meeting construction milestones. G2 performed this significant geotechnical investigation in a short period of time and provided preliminary design recommendations shortly after completion of the field report to allow the design/build team to move forward with their design.

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Civil crew unearths archaeological remains at cell tower site

Ben Youra Project Manager G2 Chicagoland

Ben Youra
Project Manager
G2 Chicagoland

As reported this month in wirelessestimator.com, a civil crew unearthed what was determined to be human remains while excavating at an existing cell tower site. It is believed the remains were part of an unmarked portion of an adjacent historic cemetery. According to the post, the tower is not registered in the FCC’s database.

http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2016/civil-workers-unearth-a-skull-and-other-bones-at-s-c-cell-site/

While findings like this are extremely rare, this occurrence highlights the need to perform proper due diligence work on proposed tower sites during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review process.  In 2015, G2 Consulting oversaw a project associated with a proposed tower site near Lexington, KY. During the NEPA-related work, over 35 pre-historic and historic artifacts were discovered during a Phase I archaeological survey.  The contracted archaeologist determined an enhanced scope of work to ascertain if any intact archaeological resources were present in the project site.

G2 facilitated coordination for concurrence on the enhanced scope of work seeking input from the Kentucky Heritage Council (SHPO), the FCC’s Federal Preservation Officer, and the consulting tribal entities for that area.

G2 worked with the various entities to agree on an approach in a timely manner. The Enhanced Phase I Archaeological Investigation determined that historical agricultural activities within the parcel had resulted in previous disturbance. It was determined that the project should proceed as development of the proposed communications tower would not result in disturbance of any intact historical resources.

G2 was able to utilize its experience to convey fieldwork findings to State, Federal, and Tribal entities and ultimately get clearance for the project with relatively minimal project delays.

G2 advises its clients in every NEPA Report, that should archaeological materials or human remains be encountered prior to or during construction of their telecommunications facilities, construction activities should cease and the SHPO, the Native American tribal entities, and other consulting parties must be contacted for further evaluation.

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