AIR BASE FACILITIES in OMAN
Early in 1981, the Middle East Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Stanley Consultants to develop plans and specifications for improvements to air base facilities on Masirah Island in Oman. Specific improvements included runway and taxiway modifications, aircraft fueling and base utility systems, and buildings for personnel support and cargo handling, and all infrastructure systems.
The project, #8005, required the development of 330 drawings and 1,200 pages of specifications all within a three-month period. Outstanding company performance on this assignment has led to numerous projects for the U.S. Army Corps in the Middle East.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK MASTER PLAN
Stanley Consultants developed a master plan for the Iowa State University Research Park, Project #8861. The master planning effort included a resource inventory and analysis; a review of land use and zoning; and preparation of a phased development plan. Covenants were developed to produce a high quality and aesthetically pleasing research park complementing the site's natural resources. Close coordination was maintained with the City of Ames during plan development and the approval process.
GROUND WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT PLAN
In 1987, the company was selected by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District to undertake hazardous waste remedial investigations at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa. The project included evaluating effects of past hazardous waste management and disposal practices at the landfill and a production line. The project, #9703, is thought to be the first work done by the company in the environmental/hazardous waste field.
PROVINICIAL CITIES WATER/WASTEWATER FACILITIES in EGYPT
Project #9959 was the company's first design-build project. The assignment consisted of designing, building, and rehabilitating water and wastewater facilities for three population centers in Egypt. The company, as a member of the design-build team, provided design services, prepared operation and maintenance manuals, and construction quality monitoring services.
ABU RAWASH WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY in CAIRO
Stanley Consultants worked with the contractor client, ABB SUSA, Inc., having design responsibility for construction of a 105 mgd wastewater treatment plant for the West Bank of Cairo. The project was particularly challenging because part of it was previously designed by engineers from another country.
Stanley Consultants worked with the contractor client on this design/build project (#10180) through the two-step tendering process, final design, and construction including design and coordination of wastewater treatment facilities, administration and control buildings, and an intermediate pump station. This successful three-year project was completed on schedule. Stanley Consultants provided ongoing technical assistance during the two-year operation, maintenance, and training period.
FIRST COMPANY SERVICES to CHINA
In late summer 1989, after more than two years of negotiations with officials of the People's Republic of China and the World Bank, the company contracted to provide technical assistance to China's International Engineer Consulting Corporation. Three company members traveled to Beijing to present a series of seminars on project management at a nearby university (Project #10263). The team also visited government ministers and city officials to discuss power plant design and construction management services. The company continues to serve the Chinese well into the 21st Century.
SUPERSTITION FREEWAY TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTIION
Growth in the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area led to increased traffic along the I-10 corridor. To relieve congestion, a concept was developed adding lanes to I-10, incorporating high-occupancy vehicle lanes and the use of collector-distributor roads, and reconstructing interchanges. Stanley Consultants was selected as the prime consultant for design concept studies, an environmental assessment (Project #9957), and final plans, specifications, and cost estimates (Project #10591) for the reconstruction. This successful early project for the Arizona Department of Transportation led to many other projects for this valued client.
PHOENIX's OUTER LOOP HIGHWAY
The Outer Loop Highway is a 52-mile-long multilane urban freeway encircling the northern portion of Phoenix and serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. Stanley Consultants was selected by the Arizona Department of Transportation (Project #10521) for design and preparation of contract plans for a three-mile segment.
Stanley Consultants was responsible for detailed design for roadway, interchanges, structures, drainage, signalization, continuous roadway lighting, signing, construction sequencing and traffic control. The 1987 cost of construction was approximately $35 million. This project, awarded to Mettee-McGill-Murphy after its 1984 purchase by Stanley Consultants, was one of the company's first highway design projects in Phoenix. This successful project led to many engagements with the ADOT over the years.
CENTRAL HEATING PLANT RENNOVATION at BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
The Minnesota State University System retained Stanley Consultants to renovate its existing heating central plant at Bemidji State University, Project #10523. Two poorly functioning wood-fired boilers were replaced with two gas-/oil-fired 25,000-lb/hr boilers. The project also replaced a number existing facilities including control room, boiler feed pumps, water treatment equipment, lighting, and fire protection system. The plant remained in operation while all modifications were being done. Stanley Consultants provided study, permitting assistance, design, specifications, full-time construction inspection, and start-up assistance for the renovation. This successful engagement was one of more than 17 projects for the Minnesota State University System.
TRI-STATE WIDENING STUDY AND DESIGN CONCEPT
Stanley Consultants participated in this massive area-wide improvement program of the Tri-State Tollway. Conceptual engineering design concepts were developed for the expressway between Ogden Avenue and Interstate 88. Detailed studies included addition of one lane in each direction plus auxiliary lanes required for ramp movements
Items studied were summarized in a report and exhibits prepared for easy decision making by the client, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA). This project, #10719, undertaken in 1990, was Stanley Consultants first work for ISTHA, which remains a valued client today.