PROJECT ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

Local Knowledge with National Experience

Following is a partial listing of relevant projects for which Mr. Goodheart has provided civil, environmental and/or geotechnical engineering services during his career.  Mr. Goodheart’s project experience includes industrial and manufacturing facilities, power plants and utilities, refineries and petrochemical plants, transportation facilities, commercial developments, municipal infrastructure, institutional facilities, and waste management projects.  Project locations include more than 30 states across the US and 10 countries, including locations in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

 

​​Regional Distribution Center, Hammond, Indiana

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for multiple geotechnical investigations and Engineer of Record for site civil design of potash loading/unloading and storage facility.  Developed foundation recommendations for an array of structures including a 100-foot-tall load out tower and a 674-foot-long by 216-foot-wide barrel storage building for potash storage (floor load of 5,000 psf).  Managed site civil design including access roads, stormwater management and site utilities. Project design included dewatering system and temporary shoring for 30-foot deep excavation in poor soils.

Ethanol Unloading Facility, Bedford Park, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for civil site engineering design and permitting of a new ethanol unloading facility.  Project included rail modifications, pavement design, grading and drainage design, stormwater management and implementation of stormwater best management practices.  The project was permitted in accordance with the newly adopted Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO) through the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC). 

Terminal A Stormwater Management Investigation, Jacksonville, Florida

Senior Consultant for stormwater management investigation at Fuel Terminal Loading Rack Area. Project work included cleaning and televising the storm sewer system under and around the loading rack to identify areas of blockage, pipe separation and/or deterioration.  Provided recommendations for next phase of investigation and evaluation of the existing sewer system and associated lift station.

NPA Sewer Line Replacement, Maywood, New Jersey

Senior Consultant for design of 350 linear feet of Fibercast™ mainline, eight laterals, four manholes, and 12 floor drains to replace existing wastewater sewer system at a chemical plant. Project work included evaluation of pipe material capable of handling boiling water temps, wide swings in pH and various aggressive chemicals. Project work also included topographic survey, GPR utility mapping, building interior sewer mapping, and developing design and construction drawings and specifications, an Opinion of Probable Project Cost.

River Outfall Restoration Project, Joliet, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for chemical plant outfall restoration project to the Des Plaines River.  Project work involved extending and restoring an existing permitted outfall including installation of 275 linear feet of underground pipe and four manholes, and descent from a 20-foot-high bluff. Project work also included wetland delineation, topographic survey, design of temporary and permanent access roads and a concrete revetment lined channel, developing an Opinion of Probable Project Cost, design and construction drawings and specifications, project permitting, and construction phase services. Permit support included preparing and submitting the Joint Permit Application to the USACE and permit applications to Will County and the local Soil and Water Conservation District.

Wastewater Surge Tank Replacement and Spill Containment, Peru, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for a design/build project to replace a 230,000-gallon wastewater surge tank and to add a concrete spill containment structure at a chemical plant. Project work included performing an options evaluation, preparing site grading and drainage plans and project specifications.

Engineered Spill Barriers and Containment, Stickney, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for preparing design and construction drawings for barrier walls and spill containment structures at a petroleum processing facility.  Project work included designing below grades concrete and steel secondary containment structure for three 376,000-gallon tanks containing creosote solution, spill containment pavement and curbing for a tar tank area, containment curbs and truck-mountable containment humps for pavement areas, and a removable spill containment gate for a railroad spur track serving the site.

Flare Gas Recovery Project, Whiting, Indiana

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface exploration program, geotechnical analysis and foundations design and construction recommendations for new structures associated with Flare Gas Recovery Project.

 

3UF Projects, Whiting, Indiana

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface exploration program, geotechnical analysis, development of foundation design, and construction recommendations, including review of temporary crane loading conditions during construction.

 

Firewater Systems Upgrade, Whiting, Indiana

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface exploration program, geotechnical analysis, foundations design and construction recommendations. Project included down-hole cross hole seismic survey to develop dynamic foundation design parameters.

 

POWER PLANTS AND UTILITIES

 

Material Handling and Rail Facilities, Homer City, Pennsylvania

Senior Geotechnical Consultant and Civil Engineer of Record for $14M design-build rail-unloading facility for pebble lime to be used in new coal-burning power plant emissions scrubber.  Project included design and installation of new lead track and storage tracks, conveyance equipment and structures (bottom dumper, transfer towers, silo distribution). Provided geotechnical design recommendations for cut and fill slopes, retaining walls, and deep foundations.  Project also included modifications to Site infrastructure, including retaining walls, land bridges, major fills, and modifications to site roads and drainage.

 

Brandon Road Lock & Dam, Des Plaines River, Will County, Illinois and Dresden Island Lock & Dam, Illinois River, Grundy County, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for development of two proposed new hydroelectric generating facilities. Proposed projects would require the demolition of a portion of each dam for construction of new hydroelectric facilities, and excavation of contaminated sediments and bedrock from locations upstream, beneath and downstream of the existing dams.  Project work included dredging studies to support Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit applications, drilling and sampling of soft sediments and bedrock coring, packer testing, physical and environmental sampling, and engineering analyses to develop geotechnical design criteria for coffer dams as well as turbine foundations and related equipment.

NAVFAC Naval Base Kitsap Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades, Washington

Geotechnical Consultant for design of electrical system upgrades at three military installations in State of Washington. Geotechnical scope of services included subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, and developing foundation design parameters and earthwork construction criteria.

​Wind Energy Project, Clinton County, Michigan

Geotechnical Consultant and Engineering Manager for development of proposed new wind energy generating facilities. Project requirements included design and construction of 28 wind turbines. Developed geotechnical design criteria for wind turbine foundations and related equipment, and site civil design of access roads, wind turbine and substation yards, and construction laydown areas.

Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station, Braidwood, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for design of cofferdam to support construction of diffuser pipe in Kankakee River.  Project included hydraulic modeling along over four miles of the Kankakee River in support of an Illinois Department of Natural Resources construction permit for the construction of a cofferdam.

South Texas Nuclear Power Plant, Bay City, Texas

Project Manager and geotechnical engineer for instrumentation associated with main cooling water reservoir, including installation of dozens of shallow and deep piezometers, slope inclinometers, settlement plates, and deep strain gauges. Conducted field exploration studies for liquefaction analyses beneath 12-foot-diameter circulating water system pipes leading from main cooling water reservoir to power block.

Rail Drainage Improvements, Waukegan, Illinois

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for investigation and engineering assessment of drainage problems associated with site rail spur and developing conceptual plans to remediate affected area.

Coal Pile Berm Repairs, Waukegan, Illinois

Project Manager and principal geotechnical consultant for engineering assessment of causes of berm failures along drainage ditches on north and east sides of coal pile. Developed repair scheme and provided construction oversight during repairs.

 

NPDES Permit Applications, Joliet, Illinois

Consultant for National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit renewal application for Will County Station and new NPDES permit application for Joliet 9 and 29 Generating Stations to allow discharges from proposed fire suppression system along the coal conveyor crossing the Des Plaines River.

600 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant, Aqaba, Jordan

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for geotechnical investigation of new coal-fired power plant site in southern Jordan. Conducted field investigation and laboratory testing program to evaluate subsurface soil and groundwater conditions. Developed geotechnical design criteria for shallow foundation system supported on dense native soils and earthwork construction criteria for Site development.

 

Cogeneration Project, Pasadena, Texas

Project Manager for final geotechnical investigation at cogeneration project. Developed geotechnical design criteria for plant foundations and site earthwork.

Coal-Fired 750-MW Electric Generating Station, Adams County, Ohio

Conducted geotechnical investigation for new power plant foundations, wet ash disposal facilities, and riverfront structures.  Geotechnical design of up to 90-foot tall, 17,500-foot long perimeter and intermediate embankments, including cross-section and foundation design, slope stability analyses, seepage analysis and clay liner, and earthwork construction criteria.  Developed geotechnical design criteria and provided construction recommendations for power plant foundations and riverfront structures.

Waterford Nuclear Power Plant Unit No. 3, Hahnville, Louisiana

Site Geotechnical Engineer during construction, responsible for geotechnical engineering issues and technical quality control of 1,200-foot square excavation adjacent to Mississippi River, ejector dewatering system and pumped relief wells, and backfill and earthwork construction. Implemented site soil QA/QC program, established acceptability criteria for soils‑related work, and reviewed and analyzed quality control data and site instrumentation.

​​10-Acre Retention Pond, Electric Generating Station, Sioux City, Iowa

Project Manager for geotechnical investigation, design and earthwork construction of 10‑acre clarifier pond. Conducted site studies to identify site borrow area(s). Designed compacted clay liner using site materials.​

 

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING SERVICES

RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

Amtrak Station Improvements and ADA Upgrades, Montana, Idaho and Washington

Project Director and Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, and developing foundation design parameters and earthwork construction criteria for various non-track station improvements and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Upgrades at 19 Amtrak Stations in Montana, Idaho and Washington including five new station platforms.

63rd Street Terminal, Chicago, Illinois

Geotechnical Consultant for inbound and outbound Automated Gate System, soldier pile retaining wall, lighting, paving and storm water improvements. Project geotechnical work included subsurface investigation and development of foundation design parameters and earthwork construction criteria.

47th Street Terminal, Chicago, Illinois

Geotechnical Consultant for proposed new T-wall retaining system and parking lot improvements. Project geotechnical work included subsurface investigation and development of foundation design parameters and earthwork construction criteria.

Railroad Embankment, Geneva, Illinois

Project Consultant for geotechnical analyses of failed slopes along both sides of 650-foot-long, 30-foot-high earth embankment. Developed conceptual design of embankment repairs (internal and external drainage), installation of toe drain and stabilization, slope repairs and stabilization.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, Georgia

Project engineer for geotechnical investigation of various segments of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) rapid rail system. Performed site investigations and developed geotechnical criteria for design of various tunnel, at‑grade, aerial and station structures.

ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Elgin O’Hare Western Bypass from Lively Boulevard to Supreme Drive, DuPage County, Illinois

Senior Consultant for geotechnical investigation, drainage design, and Phase II Contract Plan Preparation for the proposed construction of the Elgin O’Hare Western Bypass from Lively Boulevard to Supreme Drive.  Project included design of new six-lane mainline toll facility with adjacent frontage roads, widening and reconstruction of Illinois Route 83, eight new overhead mainline bridge structures, retaining walls, lighting design, and six new signalized intersections.  Geotechnical investigation included over 150 soil borings for design of multiple structural components (embankments, retaining walls, culverts, light poles, and bridge foundations), bearing capacity and settlement analyses, slope stability analyses, and deep foundation design, and preparation of Structural Geotechnical Reports and Roadway Geotechnical Reports.  Drainage design includes several BMP detention facilities and bio swales.

Grade Separation and Roadway Improvements, Lake County, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Geotechnical Engineer of Record for grade separation structure at the crossing of Washington Street and the Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) and widening of Washington Street from a two-lane to a five-lane cross-section from Hainesville Road to Lake Street.  Geotechnical investigation conducted in two phases, and included developing deep foundation recommendations for railroad bridge and multiple retaining wall structures varying from 5- to almost 30-feet high on one side of street, 30-foot high cut slopes opposite retaining wall structure, pavement design, and miscellaneous structures associated with project.  Site civil scope included designing and preparing drawings and specifications for two lift stations to drain stormwater from the grade separation underpass, designing a new sanitary lift station to replace an existing lift station which was removed to make room for the widening, and permit support.

Waubonsee Drive Reconstruction, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for Phase I subsurface exploration program and laboratory analysis in accordance with IDOT requirements, geotechnical analysis, and preparation of recommendations for the construction of new roadway and intersection of Waubonsee Drive and Illinois Route 47.

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​​​BRIDGES

Geotechnical Design for 14 Rail Bridges, Tuscola, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for 14 open-deck timber bridges in Central Illinois.  Aggressive fast-track project included replacing 14 open-deck timber bridges with spans ranging from approximately 30 to 80 feet, with new precast concrete bridge structures.  conducted subsurface investigations at seven bridge locations, performed deep foundation analyses and developed site-specific design criteria for each structure.  Each bridge span was supported on 30-inch-diameter steel pipe piles.

Replacement Rail Bridge, Columbus, Indiana

Senior Consultant and Geotechnical Engineer of Record for design and construction of a replacement rail bridge and approach embankments. The track elevation was raised several feet and the bridge was being replaced.  Geotechnical engineering included field exploration program, analysis of proposed embankment slopes, deep foundation analyses and developing site specific design criteria, and developing foundation design drawings, specifications, and estimated material quantities.  Drainage design included advanced scour investigation.

 

Replacement of Two Railroad Bridges, Lewisport and Louisville, Kentucky

Senior Consultant  for geotechnical investigation and drainage design for 8-span, 100-foot long timber trestle bridge replacement over South Yellow Creek Fork east of Lewisport, Kentucky and 12-span, 200-foot long partial bridge replacement over Pond Creek in Louisville, Kentucky.  New bridge spans were supported on 30-inch diameter steel pipe piles.  Geotechnical investigations included subsurface investigations for each bridge; performing deep foundation analyses and developing site specific design criteria.  Drainage analyses and design included evaluation of existing and proposed conditions.  Provided engineering review of foundation design drawings, erosion and sediment control drawings, specifications, and estimated material quantities.

Electric Generating Station, Pekin, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for design and construction of a 3-mile rail loop, including new rail and embankment construction, drainage pond modifications, identification and excavation of gravel borrow source, lighting and electrical improvements, and construction of two new bridges to carry the trains across a creek and the existing power plant intake channel.  Bridge across intake canal consisted of a new ten-span precast pre-stressed concrete box beam bridge on a 9°00’ curve; bridge supported on 60-inch-diameter concrete caissons socketed into bedrock.

Fullerton Avenue Bridge Reconstruction, Addison, Illinois

Geotechnical Consultant for bridge replacement and roadway improvements.  Project geotechnical work included deep foundation design and developing recommendations for design and construction of new bridge substructure. 

Bicycle Path and Campground Improvements, Rend Lake, Benton, Illinois

Project Manager and Principal Geotechnical Consultant for design of approximately 14 miles of concrete bicycle trail including four pedestrian/bicycle bridges totaling over 1,600 linear feet. Design included site grading and tie in of bike trail at the bridge approaches, and design of deep foundation systems and bridge abutments.

 

Lake Carlyle Pedestrian Bridge, Carlyle, Illinois

Project Consultant and Engineer of Record for 180-foot-long pedestrian bridge. Services included: design of site grading and bike trail at the bridge approaches, and design of deep foundation system and bridge abutments.

AIRPORTS

 

Pedestrian Corridor 2C, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois

Project Director and Geotechnical Consultant to provide recommendations to reduce or eliminate water infiltration into Corridor 2C connecting Elevated Parking Structure to lower level of the O’Hare Hilton Hotel. Subsurface exploration activities included drilling soil borings and geoprobes, installing pumping test well and piezometers, and performing pumping test to evaluate site geotechnical conditions and hydrogeology of area.

B/C Tunnel Leak Investigation and Repair, Chicago, Illinois

Project Director for study to evaluate existing conditions, provide recommendations, and design repairs to reduce or eliminate water infiltration into the underground tunnel connecting Concourse B to Concourse C at O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1. Investigation activities included drilling soil borings and installing monitoring wells to evaluate site geotechnical conditions and hydrogeology of area, performing an investigation of the interior of the tunnel structure, site survey of the existing surface conditions above the tunnel, cleaning and CCTV inspection of storm sewers, and review of existing record drawings. Future tasks include a report of findings and recommendations, and design of short term and long-term repairs.

 

Bessie Coleman Water Main, Chicago, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for design of approximately 1-mile of new water main along Bessie Coleman Drive, Schlitz Road, through the Airport Transit System (ATS) and parking lot areas, and in the area east of the Signature Fixed Base Operation (FBO) building.

Tank Farm Road and Utilities Relocation, Chicago, Illinois

Senior Consultant and quality control design reviewer for geotechnical investigation performed in conjunction with the relocation of 2.5 miles of Tank Farm Road and the adjacent utility corridor at O’Hare International Airport. The roadway and utility corridor were relocated to the undeveloped space along western perimeter of the airport.  Work including soil borings to evaluate soil conditions and need for undercut, horizontal alignment design, vertical alignment design. Senior Consultant for stormwater management and erosion control design for the relocation of Tank Farm Road and the adjacent utility corridor at O’Hare International Airport.  This project is an enabling project for the Construction of Runway 9C-27C and the extension of Runway 9R-27C. Relocated utilities include ComEd, AT&T, natural gas, watermain, Common Electric Duct (FAA and non-FAA), and fuel lines.

PIPELINES

 

Pipeline Crossing Site Inspection and Design, Vandalia, Illinois

Senior Consultant for Site Inspection and Evaluation of a recently constructed pipeline crossing at Overcup Creek near Vandalia. Project included developing recommendations for design of bank repairs.

Pipeline Geotechnical Investigations, Various Locations, Northern Illinois

Senior Consultant for multiple natural gas pipeline geotechnical investigations to determine soil and bedrock types present at proposed road and waterway crossings and to provide geotechnical data and design recommendations for horizontal directional drilling and open cut installations of gas pipeline.

 

Pipeline Geotechnical Investigations, Joliet, Illinois

Senior Consultant for geotechnical investigations for ONEOK pipeline near ExxonMobil’s Joliet Refinery.  Pipeline was relocated 75 feet east, across a man-made pond and the main entrance to the refinery, due to construction along Interstate 55. New pipeline construction included a combination of open cut trench and horizontal directional drilling to install the pipeline under the refinery entrance and pond.

 

Aux Sable Land Bridge, Channahon, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface exploration program and laboratory analysis for development of a land bridge for a new rail yard. Project geotechnical work included analysis of deep foundations (drilled piers and auger cast piles) to support live rail car loads over existing pipelines.

 

Arsenal Road Pipeline Relocation, Joliet, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for pipeline relocation within the Exxon Mobil Joliet refinery.  Provided recommendations for design and construction of relocated natural gas pipeline.

Various Pipeline Projects, Northeast Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for multiple subsurface exploration programs for new pipelines and facilities at locations throughout northeast Illinois.  Provided construction recommendations for directional drilling of new pipelines and foundation design recommendations for new facilities.

 

Cal Sag Pipeline Bridge, Blue Island, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for subsurface exploration program to investigate failure of existing bridge foundation and provide recommendations for remediation.

EARTH DAMS, EMBANKMENTS AND LEVEES

South Texas Nuclear Power Plant, Bay City, Texas

Project Manager and geotechnical engineer for geotechnical instrumentation associated with main cooling water reservoir, including installation of dozens of shallow and deep piezometers, slope inclinometers, settlement plates, and deep strain gauges. Conducted field exploration studies for liquefaction analyses beneath 12-foot-diameter circulating water system pipes leading from main cooling water reservoir to power block.

​Flood Control Levee Design and Dam Improvements, City of Lake Station, Indiana

Senior Geotechnical Consultant and Project Manager for site investigations and design of a new 3,000-foot long, 10-foot high flood control levee adjacent to the Little Calumet River.  Conducted supplemental geotechnical investigation, prepared preliminary cross-section and seepage cut-off design, and performed borrow area studies.

Dam Inspections, Boston Metropolitan Area, Massachusetts

Senior Consultant for inspections of two dams owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). One dam was classified as an Intermediate size dam with a significant hazard potential and the other was classified as a Small size dam with a low hazard potential. Dams were Inspected for indications of slope instability, erosion problems, vegetation condition, and seepage. Project included documenting findings, preparing required forms and submitting reports to appropriate State agencies.

Levee Evaluation, City of Harrisburg, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for technical review and evaluations of an existing levee, including damaged toe drain system.  Project work included review of the geotechnical report prepared by others, conducting seepage analysis of the levee, and preparing technical document for City to present to US Army Corps of Engineers concluding toe drain was no longer required.

Levee Certification, Village of New Athens, Illinois

Senior Consultant for technical review and evaluations of the hydrogeologic characteristics of an existing levee protecting the Village of New Athens, including review of the geotechnical report prepared by others and analyzing the seepage potential of the levee using modeling programs.

Lake Beulah Dam Spillway Replacement, Lake Beulah, Wisconsin

Senior Consultant for the Lake Beulah Dam Spillway Replacement. Work included a Failure Analysis Report Addendum, temporary spillway design, drawdown structure design, plan preparation assistance, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Chapter 31 permitting assistance, as well as design of a drawdown structure.

Brandon Road Lock & Dam, Des Plaines River, Will County, Illinois and Dresden Island Lock & Dam, Illinois River, Grundy County, Illinois

Project Director and Senior Geotechnical Consultant for geotechnical and environmental investigations for development of proposed new hydroelectric generating facilities. Project will require the excavation of contaminated sediments as well as bedrock from locations upstream, beneath and downstream of the existing dam. Project included dredging study to support Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit, and involved drilling and sampling soft sediments and bedrock coring, packer testing, physical and environmental sampling, and engineering analyses. Developed geotechnical design criteria for coffer dams as well as turbine foundation and related equipment.

​​​Periodic Dam Inspections, Various Local Government Agencies, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for inspection of Class 2 and Class 3 dams, including inspections to check for indications of slope instability, erosion problems, vegetation condition, and seepage, and documenting findings, preparing required forms, and submitting reports to appropriate State agencies.

 

Wonder Lake Sediment Storage, Wonder Lake, Illinois

Senior consultant for subsurface exploration program, laboratory testing program, and geotechnical engineering analysis for permitting, design and construction of sediment storage facility.

Yorkville Dam Canoe Bypass, Yorkville, Illinois

Senior Consultant for the development and implementation of full-scale hydraulic testing program of a completed canoe bypass structure at the Yorkville Dam on the Fox River.  Hydraulic testing was conducted under various flow rates up to 750 cubic feet per second to determine if the rapids produced by the “feature boulders”, meanders, and cascading pools provided the desired experience for canoers. 

 

Centennial Beach, Naperville, Illinois

Senior Consultant for ongoing evaluation of groundwater/surface water infiltration into abandoned rock quarry converted to natural swimming pool, and development of recommendations for short-term maintenance repair and long-term remedial alternatives to reduce the amount of groundwater/surface water infiltration and improve rock integrity and water quality of the pool.

 

Reinforced Earth Retaining Wall, Houston, Texas

Project Manager and Consultant for stability investigation of Reinforced Earth retaining wall along Buffalo Bayou. Wall experienced significant horizontal and vertical movement. Designed long‑term monitoring program and remedial measures to ensure safety of property and tenants.

​Lake Houston Dam and Spillway Reparations [1983-1984], Ebasco Services Inc. and City of Houston, Houston, Texas

Project Manager for geotechnical (soil borings, geotechnical instrumentation) and geophysical investigations (resistivity and ground penetrating radar) to evaluate existing condition of spillway system at Lake Houston Dam. Consultant for redesign of spillway system.

Flood Retarding Structure [1980], US Soil Conservation Service, Artesia, New Mexico

Project Manager for geotechnical investigation and design of a 60‑foot-high, 2‑mile-long floodwater retarding structure (earth dam). Designed earth embankment and appurtenant structures, including primary and secondary spillway systems.

Wet Ash Disposal Facility, Electric Generating Station, Adams County, Ohio

Project Manager for geotechnical investigation, design and permitting of 300‑acre wet ash disposal facility located in Ohio River floodplain. Project included construction of perimeter embankment ranging from 45 to over 90 feet high and approximately 3 miles in length. Zoned embankment consisted of clay core with random fill on upstream and downstream slopes. Interior floor of reservoir covered with compacted clay blanket ranging from 6 feet thick at toe to 3 feet thick in center. Provided geotechnical consulting during earthwork construction.

10-Acre Pond, Electric Generating Station, Sioux City, Iowa

Project Manager for geotechnical investigation, design and earthwork construction of 10‑acre clarifier pond. Conducted site studies to identify site borrow area(s). Designed compacted clay liner using site materials.

Falcon Dam and Reservoir, Zapata County, Texas

Project Manager and consultant on geotechnical matters relative to obtaining deep oil and gas drilling permit in the immediate vicinity of Falcon Dam and Reservoir, located on the Rio Grande River. Assessed possibility of ground surface subsidence due to deep natural gas production operations.

SITE CIVIL ENGINEERING AND WATER RESOURCES

SITE CIVIL ENGINEERING

Gabion Basket Retaining System, McCook, Illinois

Project Manager for geotechnical evaluation and civil design of 650-foot-long gabion basket retaining system ranging from 15 to 27 feet in height. Retaining system installed to maintain safe distance between toe of steep cut slope and edge of reservoir/active mining face.

Nordic Park Route 53 Sanitary Sewer Relocation, Itasca, Illinois

Senior Consultant for engineering design of a sanitary sewer relocation project to accommodate Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Route 53 improvements. Design included two bore and jack crossings (under Route 53 and Spring Brook Creek) and coordination with planned highway improvements to accommodate both existing infrastructure (two water mains, sanitary sewer force main, two gas mains, storm sewers, and electrical lines) and proposed infrastructure (bridge superstructure, temporary shoring, pre-loading and wick drains, new roadway, and drainage improvements).  

Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Closure, Chicago, Illinois

Senior Project Consultant and Engineer of Record for a variety of projects related to the closure of WWTPs at both the Fisk and Crawford Generating Stations. The stations were decommissioned and closed.

Remedial Drainage Construction, Ho-Chunk Nation, Lynwood, Illinois

Senior Project Consultant for construction of drainage improvements intended to correct drainage problems due to poor construction by previous owner and subsequent citations from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).  Project work included  obtaining required permits from the Village of Lynwood and MWRD, preparing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and obtaining the NPDES permit for construction from the IEPA, shop drawing review, monitoring the construction and administering the construction contract, coordination with permitting authorities for inspections and construction close out, and preparation of record drawings.

Site Pavement Rehabilitation and Improvements, Batavia and Crestwood, Illinois

Senior Project Consultant for site civil design and permitting for the rehabilitation of employee and Nicor Gas vehicle parking, and for material storage areas at two Nicor Gas facilities.  Project work included performing topographic survey, and preparing design documents for grading and drainage, erosion control, storm sewer extension, storm water detention, and driveway and parking lot design, lighting design, aboveground storage tank relocation, design of concrete material storage bins, and permitting.

Bessie Coleman Water Main, Chicago, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for design of approximately 1-mile of new water main along Bessie Coleman Drive, Schlitz Road, through the Airport Transit System (ATS) and parking lot areas, and in the area east of the Signature Fixed Base Operation (FBO) building.

Demolition Specifications, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

QA/QC Manager for the development of a specification for the demolition of a former Milwaukee Transit Center.  Oversaw development of specifications which included sections on investigating and remediating the presence of hazardous materials, lead-based paint, asbestos, and underground storage tanks.

Demolition Plans and Specifications, Elgin, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for the development of plans and specifications for the demolition of a former paper mill.  Oversaw development of plans and specifications which included asbestos removal, and abandoned equipment, buildings, above grade structure, walls and foundations, buried utilities, and grading and drainage.

WATER RESOURCES

 

Stormwater Management Facility, Northbrook, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for a stormwater improvement project to relieve flooding in Northbrook East subdivision. Project work included design of a 4.5-acre detention basin, storm sewers, ditch improvements, utility relocations and landscaping. Services included performing topographic survey, stormwater calculations, developing design drawings for bidding and construction, preparing drainage permit applications, and developing an Opinion of Project Construction Costs for the improvements.

Sterlingworth Bay Leakage Investigation, LaGrange, Wisconsin

Senior Consultant for evaluation of an embankment seepage problem in Sterlingworth Bay (part of the Lauderdale Lakes chain of lakes).  Lauderdale Lakes Management District (LLMD) retained Patrick to evaluate causes and risks associated with vortex observed in lake and possible effects on embankment located adjacent to the Lauderdale Lakes dam and outfall and multiple homes. Project required coordination with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin DNR) regarding dam categorization and evaluation/repair approach.  Evaluated potential solutions for LLMD to mitigate future risks associated with embankment seepage. 

Naperbrook Golf Course Clubhouse Well, Will County, IL

Project Director for design and construction of a new water supply well at the Naperbrook Golf Course in unincorporated Will County.  The existing well to be replaced experienced diminishing water quality stemming from an apparent breach in formational integrity.  Patrick provided professional engineering services to evaluate various options for installing a new separate water supply well and final design for the installation of the new well.  Work included options evaluation (for both siting and pump options), pump design, site improvement plan development, and bidding and construction phase services.

71st Street Ditch Erosion Control, Bedford Park, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for erosion repairs to the north bank of the 71st Street Ditch adjacent to truck docking area. Discharge from a 30-inch diameter storm sewer flowing at 90° angle to ditch was causing erosion to slope and infringing on pavement and truck traffic. Project work involved feasibility study of repair options, geotechnical investigation, topographical surveying, civil and structural design, and permitting.  Feasibility study was conducted to evaluate potential repair options to bank and paving, and to increase paved area for truck safety.  Design included 215 linear feet of new sheetpile wall and additional pavements.   Permit submittals included U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the Village of Bedford Park.

 

Stream Relocation, Chillicothe, Illinois

Senior Consultant for preliminary design to relocate of Hallock Creek at a surface gravel mining facility to allow for the expansion of mining activities. Project work included wetland delineation, environmental degradation report, a hydrology and hydraulics analysis, preparation of design drawings and submittal of a Joint Permit Application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Lake Michigan Shoreline Stabilization, Lake County, Illinois

Senior Consultant for design of a shoreline protection system as an extension to an existing revetment with a submerged reef to protect the shoreline at Illinois Beach State Park.  Project work included developing project drawings and specifications, bidding phases services, and construction phase services.  Project scope also included dredging and repairs to a swimming beach.

 

Burlington Road and Silver Glen Culvert Improvements, Kane County, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for Hydraulics and Hydrology work associated with removing and replacing  three culverts under Burlington Road and Silver Glen Road.  Project work included performing topographic and boundary surveys, culvert structure survey, parcel plats for easement acquisition, Phase I Drainage Study and Hydraulic Report, Phase II Drainage and Erosion & Sediment Control Plans, and permitting.  Project was performed in accordance with IDOT criteria for culvert crossings.  Permit support included assistance in obtaining USACE regional permits, IDNR-OWR Floodway Construction Permit, Kane County Stormwater permits, and Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District plan approval.

 

Springbrook Watershed Projects, DuPage County, Illinois

Senior Consultant for the design of modifications to an existing overflow weir from Springbrook Creek to an existing stormwater detention basin. Project work included designing two precast reinforced concrete box culverts to replace an existing bridge and replacing two corrugated metal pipe culverts with one 14-foot-wide concrete box culvert at another location, developing a demolition plan, traffic control plan, installation plan, site restoration plan, and geotechnical exploration with analysis and recommendations.

Solid Waste Management

 

Solid Waste Landfill Permit Application Review, LaSalle County, Illinois

Senior Consultant for geotechnical review of landfill permit modification application, including review of global slope stability analyses, material parameters, and landfill cover stability.

 

Supplemental Landfill Permit and Groundwater Assessment Plan, City of Galva, Illinois

Project Director and Senior Consultant for supplemental landfill permit to support formal closure of municipal landfill. Permit application included groundwater reporting and updated groundwater assessment plan.

 

Due Diligence Studies, Bourne, Massachusetts

Senior Environmental Lead for operational analysis, technical support on waste strategies, and cost/benefit analysis of various operational structures and contractual options for the proposed Public Private Partnership.  Project lead on a variety of environmental services required to assess the current condition of the landfill and the surrounding area, reviewing Federal and MA State permitting requirements and regulations related to the Federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA), and performing due-diligence research on past performance and violation history. 

 

Landfill Siting Application and Engineering Design, Kendall County, Illinois

Project Director and Senior Consultant for landfill Siting application and preliminary engineering design of new 540-acre solid waste disposal facility. Siting studies included geologic/hydrogeologic investigation, traffic studies, archeological assessment, needs analyses, and surface water hydrology/drainage evaluation. Preliminary engineering design included facility layout, construction drawings, material specifications, erosion control and vegetation plan, construction QA manual, and operations and maintenance plan.

 

Redevelopment of 800-acre Landfill, Meadowlands, New Jersey

Project Manager and Senior Geotechnical Consultant for due diligence and independent review of geotechnical issues associated with acquisition and redevelopment of 800+ contiguous acres of closed landfills. Site is being redeveloped with plans for comprehensive commercial and residential village, and 27-hole golf course. Work included monitoring ongoing site remediation activities, conducting periodic site visits, and monthly reporting to apprise client of issues pertinent to planned development.

Redevelopment of 120-acre Landfill, Houston, Texas

Project Manager and Lead Geotechnical Engineer for planned redevelopment of 120-acre closed landfill. The former sand and aggregate quarry was filled with construction and demolition debris in late 1970s and 1980s. Site was redeveloped as a golf course in the 1990s with the addition of 2 million yards of clean fill. Preliminary geotechnical investigation evaluated landfill cover thickness and materials, thickness and character of waste materials, and Site geotechnical properties to calculate bearing capacity and estimated settlement for planned single- and multi-family residences.

 

Solid Waste Rail Transfer Station, Newark, New Jersey

Project Director, Senior Consultant and Geotechnical Engineer for design and construction of a 1,600-ton-per-day solid waste truck-to-rail construction and demolition debris transfer station. Conducted geotechnical investigation for building foundations and site civil engineering features, including overall site grading, drainage, and relocation of over 1½ miles of live rail, truck and rail scales, and utilities.

Final Landfill Cover Design for 11-Acre Landfill, North Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager and Senior Consultant for review and analyses of existing landfill cover system and design of new final cover system to bring landfill into regulatory compliance. Site studies include geotechnical analysis, cover thickness evaluation, leachate head evaluation, surface water/drainage evaluation, and groundwater monitoring system evaluation. Final design includes construction drawings, material specifications, erosion control and vegetation plan, construction quality assurance manual, and operations and maintenance plan, taking into account appropriate end use requirements for NTCGL.

 

Site Review and Evaluation, Multiple Locations In Midwest US

Project Manager and lead consultant for review landfill plans and evaluation of future landfill cell development costs and closure costs to support annual financial audits of solid waste disposal company.

 

Solid Waste Disposal Facility, Greenville, Tennessee

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for site geophysical investigation, and development and implementation of Groundwater Monitoring Plan at solid waste disposal facility in Greenville, Tennessee.

 

Sanitary Landfill, Houston, Texas

Senior geotechnical engineering consultant landfill closure incorporating asphalt and slurry wall barrier cutoff wall around toe of 60-foot-high Type I sanitary landfill adjacent to Greens Bayou. Designed soil instrumentation program to monitor slope stability during the construction of cutoff wall.

 

Proposed Solid Waste Landfill, Conroe, Texas

Project Manager for site geotechnical investigation at proposed Type I sanitary landfill. Geotechnical investigation conducted as part of landfill siting study.

 

Proposed Solid Waste Landfill, Houston, Texas

Project Manager for site geotechnical investigation for proposed Type I sanitary landfill siting study, including soil borings, piezometer installation, and geophysical surveys.

 

 

MINING

 

Greenfield Mine - Frack Process Sand, Ottawa, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for site civil engineering design for a new aggregate mine.  Project work included designing site access roads, grading and drainage facilities, and site utilities, developing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for Construction Activities, and providing permit support for numerous state and local permits.

Stormwater Permitting, Marengo, Illinois

Senior Consultant for plan development, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater permitting and coordination of wetland and drain tile investigations. Client had an immediate need to obtain a stormwater permit (a term of the conditional use permit) in order to begin aggregate mining to provide materials for a large roadway construction contract. Due to County’s stormwater management ordinance and the effective dates of the site’s conditional use permits, three different site conditions had to be analyzed, modeled, and included in the permit submittal.

Southside Wastewater Treatment Project [1986], City of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Project Manager for comprehensive geophysical and geotechnical investigation to evaluate mineral resources on 600‑acre site in Dallas County. Used seismic refraction and reflection geophysical methods coupled with conventional soil sampling and classification testing to evaluate lateral and vertical extent and quality of sand and gravel deposits. Provided expert witness litigation support for Right-of-Eminent-Domain Hearings.

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Landfill Site Development, Houston, Texas

Principal Geotechnical Consultant for Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation and Supplemental Geotechnical Report for redevelopment of 136-acre Site as a residential community with associated amenities.  Property was originally operated as a sand mine and, as sand reserves were depleted, was filled with construction and demolition waste, capped and used as an 18-hole golf course.  Project involved evaluation of subsurface conditions, and development of geotechnical recommendations for mass grading and general Site development, preliminary residential foundation design (stiffened slab on grade), evaluation of post-construction settlements, and excavation of trenches and underground utility construction.

LBNE Geotechnical Investigation, Batavia, Illinois

Senior Project Consultant for geotechnical investigation for planned Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) facilities to be constructed at FermiLab.  Project included drilling borings ranging from 110 to 650 feet deep, sampling of unconsolidated soils and bedrock coring, installation of multi-level vibrating wire piezometer, and packer testing to evaluate hydraulic characteristics of bedrock formations.

 

PIP-II Geotechnical Investigation, Batavia, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II), a high-intensity proton facility to support the FermiLab neutrino program. Conducted comprehensive geotechnical investigation for extensive underground facilities for accelerator components and support equipment.

Southeast Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Project Consultant for preliminary geotechnical investigation of proposed new elementary school. Developed preliminary foundation design parameters and earthwork construction criteria.

West Portal, Williamsville, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Consultant for geotechnical design of new west portal to large underground coal mine in central Illinois. Excavation covers approximately 11 acres and extends 40 feet below ground surface. Evaluated various methods to control groundwater conditions during excavation and long-term conditions. Groundwater control achieved through installation of slurry wall and interior dewatering.

1,000,000-Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank, Edwardsville, Illinois

Senior Geotechnical Engineer for geotechnical investigation for 1,000,000-gallon elevated water tank. Recommended deep foundation system consisting of end-bearing driven piles.

Shopping Center, San Antonio, Texas

Geotechnical consultant for investigation of foundation failure mechanism(s) and repairs of 40-acre upscale shopping center. Buildings supported on combination of shallow spread footings and drilled piers founded in highly expansive clay soils.

 

Redevelopment of 800-acre Landfill, Meadowlands, New Jersey

 

Project Manager and Senior Geotechnical Consultant for due diligence and independent review of geotechnical issues associated with acquisition and redevelopment of 800+ contiguous acres of closed landfills.  Site improvement and remediation activities include landfill capping and closure activities and ground improvement program, which included installation of over 10,000 wick drains and associated blanket drains, deep dynamic compaction, surcharging.

 

Parking Garage, Downers Grove, Illinois

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for geotechnical investigation for 750-car, five-level, cast-in-place concrete parking deck with 5 acre-feet of storm water detention under structure. Project required deep foundations (auger cast piles) and braced earth retention system.

 

Pre-Engineered Buildings, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for geotechnical investigation for two 36,000-square-foot pre-engineered buildings for City of Chicago storage of heavy trucks and snow removal equipment. Developed recommendations for design and construction of conventional spread footings and soil design criteria for Site development.

Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas

Project Manager for geotechnical investigation of Site for replacement Critical Lifeline Hospital in Houston Medical Center.  Conducted field exploration program, developed geotechnical design criteria for building foundations and braced earth retention system and earthwork and foundation construction recommendations.

MARINE

Collins Station Dock Wall Evaluation & Repair Design, Morris, Illinois

Senior Consultant and Engineer of Record for repairs to an existing 1,400-foot-long concrete dock wall along the south side of a barge slip located just south of the Illinois River. Approximately 200 – 250 feet of the existing dock wall failed, resulting in concrete, soil, and other debris being deposited in the barge slip. Provided oversight of failure investigation; evaluation of various concepts to repair the damaged area and stabilize the remainder of the dock wall; design development of plans and specifications to repair failed section and stabilize remainder of wall; and monitoring program for the remainder of the wall. 

North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Senior Consultant for design and construction of second phase of submerged reef and revetment extension approximately 80 feet offshore and a stone revetment extension along shoreline to protect beach and parking lot of North Point marina from wave damage. 

Dredging Investigation at Active Port Facility, Portage, Indiana

Senior Consultant for an environmental and geotechnical investigation of a portion of the Ports of Indiana Facility at Burns Harbor.  Project involved sediment sampling and analyses to support dredging permit applications submitted to state and federal agencies.

Dredging Feasibility Study for Hydroelectric Power Plants at Existing Dam Sites (Brandon Road Lock & Dam, Des Plaines River, Will County, Illinois and Dresden Island Lock & Dam, Illinois River, Grundy County, Illinois)

Senior Consultant for a feasibility study for dredging work related to the design of hydroelectric turbine installations at two existing lock and dam structures in Illinois. Environmental investigation included drilling a total of 16 borings from a barge in the rivers. Managed development of investigation program, work plans and a site health and safety plans for review by regulatory agencies. Co-authored dredging study to support Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS

HYDROGEOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Northeast Illinois

Senior Environmental Consultant and/or Project Manager for numerous Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments at various Commercial Clients/Properties in the Chicago area.

 

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, Joliet, Illinois

Senior Environmental Consultant and Project Manager for Phase II Environmental Site Assessment for commercial property.  Phase II field exploration studies included conducting soil vapor sampling and analyses in accordance with IEPA guidelines.

 

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Big Sky Windfarm, Dixon, Illinois

Senior Consultant for Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of the Big Sky Wind Farm.  The Phase I ESA included 114 wind turbine sites and associated access roads, the Operations and Maintenance Building, two electric substations, and construction laydown area.

 

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, England and Scotland

Senior Environmental Consultant and Project Manager for numerous Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESAs) at various industrial/light manufacturing facilities in United States, Europe, and Australia.  Performed Phase I ESAs at industrial facilities near Birmingham, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Florida, Georgia and Other States

Project Manager for a multi-site commercial real estate transaction involving over 90 properties in six states. Work scope included the oversight of detailed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) in accordance with ASTM Standard E-1527 and NationsBank Phase I protocols for each property. Seventeen sites required implementation of Phase II ESA recommendations.

 

Site Assessments, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager and Senior Consultant for detailed site characterization studies and development of soil and groundwater remediation objectives at numerous city-owned sites in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) voluntary Site Restoration Program and Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives regulations. Site encompassed entire city block, and included two former gasoline service stations, an automotive repair shop, a wet wash laundry, a drycleaner, and other commercial businesses. Chemicals of concern  included chlorinated solvents and breakdown products from former dry cleaning operations, petroleum hydrocarbon compounds (gasoline constituents, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) and RCRA metals.

 

Site Assessment, 50-Acre Former Steel Rod and Wire Mill, Joliet, Illinois

Project Director and Senior Consultant for site characterization studies and development of soil and groundwater remediation objectives in accordance with the IEPA voluntary Site Restoration Program and Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives regulations. Site encompasses 50-acre former wire and steel mill with history dating back to the mid 1800s. Chemicals of interest included chlorinated solvents and breakdown products, petroleum hydrocarbon compounds, and RCRA metals.

 

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Downers Grove, Illinois

Project Manager and Senior Consultant for Phase II environmental site assessment activities of numerous commercial and residential properties acquired by Village for construction of 750-car, 5-level parking garage. Conducted soil and groundwater sampling and analytical testing, and evaluated results in accordance with IEPA Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives. Chemicals of Concern include petroleum hydrocarbons (fuel oil), chlorinated solvents (used by drycleaners and printers) and RCRA metals. Managed excavation and off-site disposal of over 2000 tons of impacted soils from former heating oil underground storage tank release.

 

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, Munster, Indiana

Project Manager and Senior Consultant for Phase II environmental assessment activities in support of client’s acquisition of 100-acre commercial business park (former industrial facility). Conducted soil and groundwater sampling and analytical testing, and evaluated results in accordance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management soil and groundwater cleanup standards. Chemicals of concern include chlorinated and non-chlorinated solvents and RCRA metals.

 

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Charlotte, North Carolina

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for multi-site commercial real estate transaction for commercial business park located at site of former Charlotte Naval Ammunition Depot. Performed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. Phase II ESA performed using soil gas investigative techniques to evaluate potential presence of volatile organics (chlorinated solvents) in soil.

 

Environmental Site Assessments, Texas

Project Manager for environmental site assessments at over 30 retail tire distribution facilities throughout Texas. Project included subsurface evaluation using environmental drilling, soil and ground water sampling and analyses, and soil gas sampling and analyses.

 

Hydrogeological Site Assessments, Houston, Texas

Project Manager for complex hydrogeological and environmental site assessments at numerous pipeline compressor stations in Arizona and New Mexico. Contaminants of concern included U.S.EPA “F-listed” chlorinated solvents (1,1,1-TCA and 1,1,2-TCA and breakdown products. Investigative techniques included soil gas technology as well as conventional methods of soil and groundwater sampling and analysis to detect VOCs and RCRA metals.

 

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments-Dry-cleaning Facilities, Multiple Sites, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager for Phase II soil and groundwater assessments at several active dry-cleaning facilities under Illinois Drycleaner Environmental Trust Fund Program.

 

Site Screening, Northeast Florida

Project Manager for the preparation of applications for over 20 dry-cleaning facilities into the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Dry Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program. Conducted preliminary site screening, including sampling and analysis to determine extent of solvent contamination, and prepared site screening reports and program applications.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS

Comprehensive Environmental Site Assessment, Downers Grove, Illinois

Project Director and Senior Environmental Consultant for comprehensive environmental site assessment of manufacturing facility located in a state superfund site in a large  industrial park.  Evaluated soil and groundwater analytical data collected by others to determine soil and groundwater impacts on clients site and contributions to widespread contaminate plumes.  Chemicals of Concern included chlorinated solvents and RCRA metals. Provided technical input and support to cost allocation process.

 

Brownfield Site Assessment and Remediation, Downers Grove, Illinois

Project Manager for site assessment, remedial planning activities, and regulatory reporting on former automobile dealership in downtown area. Prepared Brownfields Redevelopment Grant Program Application for Village, which resulted in receipt of approximately $100,000 in grant monies from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to conduct detailed site characterization studies, develop remediation objectives, prepare remedial action plan, and provide engineering oversight during implementation of plan. Chemicals of Concern included petroleum hydrocarbons (vehicular fuel, lubricating oils and fuel oil), chlorinated solvents (tetrachloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride) and arsenic. Site entered into IEPA voluntary Site Restoration Program. Tiered risk assessment evaluated soil inhalation, soil ingestion and groundwater ingestion exposure pathways in accordance with IEPA’s Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives. Remedial Action Plan based on limited source removal and off-site disposal, engineered barriers and institutional controls. IEPA issued No Further Remediation letter issued upon completion of site remediation activities.

 

Brownfield Site Assessment, Downers Grove, Illinois

Project Manager for site assessment activities on former automobile salvage yard. Prepared Brownfields Redevelopment Grant Program Application for Village, which resulted in receipt of $70,000 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to conduct site characterization activities and develop remediation objectives. Site entered into IEPA voluntary Site Remediation Program. Chemicals of Concern include petroleum hydrocarbons (vehicular fuel, lubricating oils) and lead in the shallow soils. Conducted tiered risk assessment to evaluate soil ingestion, inhalation and groundwater ingestion exposure pathways in accordance with IEPA Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives.

 

Brownfield Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan, Plano, Illinois

Senior Consultant for site assessment and remedial planning activities on former foundry site. Prepared Brownfields Redevelopment Grant Program Application for City which resulted in receipt of $90,000 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to conduct site characterization activities, develop remediation objectives, and remedial action plan. Site entered into the IEPA voluntary Site Remediation Program. Chemicals of Concern include chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons and RCRA metals. Tiered risk assessment evaluated soil ingestion, inhalation and groundwater ingestion exposure pathways in accordance with IEPA Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives.

 

Site Assessment and Environmental Consulting Services, Maywood, Illinois

Project Manager for supplemental site assessment activities and environmental consulting services at former industrial site. Prior environmental assessment and remediation activities involved 25 above-ground storage tanks, eight underground storage tanks, asbestos-containing building materials, petroleum-contaminated soils from leaking USTs, and PCB-contaminated concrete and water under Illinois State Superfund Program. Prepared Remedial Action Plan in support of client’s successful request for comprehensive No Further Remediation letter for site in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary Site Remediation Program.

 

Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan at Industrial Site, Client, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager for site assessment and remediation activities of light manufacturing facility. Site entered in IEPA voluntary Site Remediation Program. Conducted site characterization activities (soil and groundwater) and developed remedial objectives in accordance with IEPA Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives. Chemicals of Concern include chlorinated solvents (tetrachloroethylene and breakdown products). Developed and implemented Remedial Action Plan based on limited source removal (dry well and acute hazardous sludge and sediments), engineered barriers and institutional controls.

 

Site Assessment and Remediation at Former Wholesale Facility, Morton Grove, Illinois

Project Manager for a site assessment and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater at former wholesale hardware facility, in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary Site Remediation Program and Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives regulations. Contaminants of concern included petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. Prepared and implemented Remedial Action Plan.  Remedial technologies included excavation and removal of special wastes, and the design and installation of a multi-phase extraction system and groundwater treatment system.

 

Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan for Dry-cleaning Facility, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager for soil and groundwater assessment, preparation of Comprehensive Site Investigation and Remediation Objectives Report at contaminated former dry-cleaning facility. Chemicals of concern included chlorinated solvents and breakdown products from dry cleaning operations. Remedial Action Plan prepared to comply with requirements of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary Site Remediation Program, based on the use of engineered barriers and institutional controls.

 

Site Remediation Activities, Chicago Heights, Illinois

Project Manager for evaluation of appropriate remedial technologies and implementation of voluntary soil remediation program. Contaminants of concern included toluene and other petroleum hydrocarbon-based solvents.  Remedial technology included soil vapor extraction and air sparging.

 

Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager for detailed site characterization studies and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary Site Restoration Program and Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives regulations. Chemicals of concern included chlorinated solvents and breakdown products from former dry-cleaning operations and petroleum hydrocarbon compounds (fuel oil). Conducted tiered risk assessment of soil inhalation, soil ingestion and groundwater ingestion exposure pathways. Prepared Remedial Action Plan proposing excavation and treatment of impacted soil with indirect heat volatilization (steam stripping) and treatment of impacted groundwater using bioremediation (hydrogen releasing compounds and oxygen releasing compounds).

 

Site Assessment and Remedial Cleanup, Chicago, Illinois

Project Manager for Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, UST removal and environmental cleanup activities at 17-acre industrial site (former Manufacturing Facility) near downtown. Conducted soil sampling and analytical testing, removal of 550-gallon heating oil UST, and cleanup and removal of 300 tons of impacted soil from various locations at site. Obtained regulatory closure on historical leaking UST incident.

 

Site Characterization and Remedial Action Plan, Jacksonville, Florida

Project Manager for the preliminary contamination assessment and the development of a remedial action plan for a wholesale distributor of equipment and supplies to the liquid food processing and laundry/dry cleaning industries. Contaminants of concern included perchloroethylene and breakdown products. Developed innovative PCE contaminated soil treatment method using a solar heater as an interim remedial action.

 

Contamination Assessment, Jacksonville, Florida

Project Manager for a site investigation at Printing Ink Manufacturing Facility.  Site chemicals of concern included chlorinated solvents, semi-volatiles, petroleum hydrocarbons and RCRA heavy metals. Recommended a health-based risk assessment approach to establish soil cleanup objectives.

 

RCRA Closure, Jacksonville, Florida

Project Manager for RCRA facility closure at commercial industrial wastewater treatment facility and used oil recycling facility. Prepared RCRA Part B Permit Application and Closure Plan for various above ground receiving, treatment and storage tanks and associated piping. Field oversight of RCRA closure activities.

 

Site Assessment, Miami, Florida

Project Manager for Contamination Assessment of former chemical plant site in north Miami, Florida. Contaminants of concern included chlorinated solvents (Trichloroethylene and breakdown products) in shallow soils and in groundwater at depths in excess of 60 feet. Assessment entailed design and installation of nested, double- and triple-cased groundwater monitoring wells to depths of 85 feet.

 

Implementation and Monitoring of Site Remediation Activities, Zionsville, Indiana

Project Consultant for the implementation and performance monitoring of remedial activities at CERCLA site, including deepening of braced excavation and evaluation of soil vapor extraction system.

 

Remedial Design, Owensboro, Kentucky

Project Manager for the remedial design of a 14-acre industrial landfill. Remedial design for this CERCLA Landfill included a composite barrier cover and a leachate collection system, as well as extensive grading and drainage improvements.

 

ARARs Development, Southeast Georgia

Project Engineer for the development of a plan to identify and address Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs) associated with the planned Removal Action at a 500+ acre CERCLA site in southeastern Georgia. The site contains extensive wetlands, some of which were heavily contaminated with mercury, petroleum products, solvents, and various metals.

 

RCRA Facilities Investigation, Jacksonville, Florida

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for RCRA Facilities Investigation (RFI) at Naval Air Station Cecil Field. Investigated 14 potentially contaminated sites, including abandoned landfill/waste disposal areas, firefighting training areas, oil disposal areas, pesticide disposal areas, and hazardous material storage areas. Work performed included site reconnaissance, geophysical surveys, soil borings, groundwater monitoring well installations, and soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater sampling and analyses to characterize nature of hazardous constituents released from various Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at facility.

 

Comprehensive Environmental Assessment, Gulfport, Mississippi

Project Manager and Principal Consultant for comprehensive environmental assessment program at the Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) conducted under the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program. Investigated 9 potentially contaminated sites, including abandoned landfill/waste disposal areas, firefighting training area, former herbicide orange storage site, and PCB transformer spill area. Work performed included site reconnaissance, geophysical surveys, soil borings, groundwater monitoring well installations, and soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater sampling and analyses to characterize nature of hazardous constituents released at facility.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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