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City of Livonia Street Repair Program

Handwork - Concrete

Detailed handwork takes place on the streets of Livonia, MI.

mainline paving

Workers pour concrete into forms in City of Livonia Street Repair program.

Livonia, Michigan

G2 Consulting Group, LLC, works side-by-side with Anderson, Eckstein, and Westrick, Inc., on the City of Livonia Street Repair program. This is part of a 10-year renewal millage approved in 2012. The Department of Public Works evaluates the condition of the City’s roads based on a PASER rating and divides the work into three categories: reconstruction, rehabilitation, or maintenance. During construction season, G2 Consulting’s Construction Engineering team works on multiple streets everyday evaluating subgrade preparation, aggregate base placement, and concrete / asphalt paving operations. Each of our construction engineering technicians and staff engineers are fully qualified with appropriate certifications to perform required field and laboratory tests.

Fast Facts

Project Scope
Dozens of streets in the City of Livonia are being reconstructed, rehabilitated, or maintained under the Street Repair program. Multiple, concurrent monitoring and testing of sites occurs requiring coordination and communication among contractors, technicians, and the owner. 

Construction Observation Documentation and Testing Services:

• Provides field inspector to observe and document construction activities

• Evaluates subgrade preparation, aggregate base placement, and concrete / asphalt paving operations

• Monitors and documented the delivery of project materials

• Reviewes contractor payment submittals

Challenges/Solutions

G2 Consulting Group works on dozens of street projects operating concurrently every day. The challenge is to work efficiently, communicate well with owners and contractors, as well as, G2 project managers, and bring back accurate results quickly so that the project can succeed according to plans and specifications. G2 uses technology to its fullest capacity to communicate crucial data on site and at the laboratory. 

Smart. Results. Fast.

G2 Consulting Group provided cost-effective solutions,  constant communication and collaboration, and exceptional field and laboratory testing to this on-going project.

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“Build For Tomorrow” – Key Takeaways from Midwestern Infrastructure Summit

Mark Stapleton, P.E.

Businesses, workers, citizens, and elected leaders came together this week to participate in National Infrastructure Week, May 13-20, 2019. The message this year is: America’s future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today. #BuildForTomorrow

One of the many events that took place nationwide was the Midwestern Summit hosted by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) and the Michigan Municipal League (MML) held at the Lansing Brewing Company in Lansing, Michigan.  State and local leaders discussed a regional strategy for economic success, the future of funding and financing infrastructure, and enhancing connectivity. I was fortunate to attend this summit and have a few key takeaways from the event.

Leading the Urban Infrastructure Renaissance

“People attract businesses. Places attract people. Good infrastructure makes good places.”

~ The Honorable Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing, MI.

Takeaway #1: Quality infrastructure creates a quality lifestyle that attracts quality citizens. Investing in our towns and villages promotes economic success.

 

What’s next in Infrastructure Funding and Finance?

“Continuing to do things the way we have done them in the past is not working today regarding transportation. For instance, Michigan has 1,200+ bridges that are structurally deficient. The longer we wait to fix them, the more it will cost to repair them.”

~ Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President / Secretary, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Takeaway #2: The first step is educating community members on how infrastructure improvements are funded and financed. The next step is conversations with private and public entities to create and implement viable solutions.

 

Beyond Asphalt and Concrete: Infrastructure for Place Making

“Successful business is built on human capital and human intellectual property and place attracts people.”

~ Jared Fleisher, Vice President Quicken Loans Family of Companies

Takeaway #3: Private companies are investing in good infrastructure because it is good for business and their employees.

Final Takeaway: Infrastructure is built from the ground up. As geotechnical engineers, we have the opportunity to work with both private and public sectors to build sound, quality infrastructure for this generation and the next.

Mark Stapleton, P.E. is an Associate and Project Manager at G2 Consulting Group. His practice focuses on design and geotechnical instrumentation design and installation.

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