The $54 million Convocation Center for California University of Pennsylvania
will be a state-of-the-art facility with a 5,000-seat arena to accommodate
community, athletic, and university-related events. The structure went through
several design options in order to minimize the impact on costs.
L.R. Kimball relied on the fully integrated engineering software, RAM Structural
System, to perform complete building analysis, design, and drafting. The firm
was able to quickly modify and analyze the structure, promptly fulfill design
changes, and complete the construction documents.
M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
Lake Champlain Ferry Slip Reconstruction
Plattsburgh, New York, United States
Ferryboat commuting gained renewed importance after the emergency closing
of the Crown Point Bridge across Lake Champlain. Commuters between Vermont
and New York will benefit from the rehabilitation of the bulkhead for an existing
ferry slip and the construction of a new ferry slip for the Lake Champlain
Transportation Company. The capital cost of the project totaled $4 million.
MicroStation and InRoads were essential tools used to design, evaluate,
and produce a fine-tuned set of value-engineered construction plans for
the project. Project Wise allowed the team to share design drawings and
documents throughout the entire process. M. J. Engineering and Land Surveying
also obtained necessary permits, kept two ferry slips open as required, and
protected several endangered species.