MDS utilizes industry leading best practices to develop engineering SOLUTIONS for each and every project we are involved in. Our belief is that there is never just "one" answer to each problem or challenge presented. Every project is unique and it is imperative to look outside the box to come up with both timely, and aesthetically pleasing, cost effective SOLUTIONS. Our success in this area is why froward looking developers rely on us to bring them the very best answers to their problems.
Lowry Redevelopment was creating too much rubble and crushing was outpacing uses for recycles materials, resulting in stockpiles in excess of what could be sold in the marketplace. Crushing operations were stopped and the situation was being re-evaluated.
John Ewing worked with the Army Corps of Engineers to gain approval to use broken concrete and asphalt slabs within the fill for two large embankements to be built on the downstream faces of Westerly Creek Dam, a Corp-built flood control dam at the Lowry Redevelopment Project. Army Corps of Engineers approval was received and the Dam embankments were built as first envisioned.
Soils Engineers were cautious about construction of several large condominium buildings at the Society Hill at Jersey City site. Unconsolidated fills atop an abandoned municipal landfill were unsuitable for construction without serious effort and cost to remediate.
Soils experts on reconsolidation were consulted and static loading was chosen for the project. While this was not a timely solution, the cost was minimal and existing materials were utilized to create the soil mounds that loaded the site while early phases of the project were under construction. Geotechnical studies showed the results of the static loading to be delivered more quickly than first anticipated, resulting in less delay to the overall schedule than first anticipated. The project was delivered ahead of the schedule first discussed when the soils issues were first discovered.
City of Denver officials refused to allow continued reliance upon the original approved temporary Regional Storm Water Quality Management plan until groundwater clean-up was completed and a permanent solution could be provided for in the Lowry master planned community.
URS engineers created a second temporary plan that could be constructed prior to groundwater clean-up completion. This SOLUTION allowed on-site development to occur without the need for land intensive water quality features on individual project sites, creating both cost savings and astheitc bonuses for the individual projects, The final solution was not approved until 8 years later. This second temporary plan was instrumental in keeping the project on track from both a schedule and budget standpoint.