1991 - 2000

In August 1991, Stanley Consultants was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Government of Kuwait from over 1,300 other firms to prepare master plans and design facilities for two air bases heavily damaged during the Gulf War.  A 13-person team traveled to Kuwait for a three-week site visit to assess existing conditions at the air bases and collect information necessary to develop the master plans and future facility design.  In addition to master plan development, the company prepared designs to repair damaged facilities and plans and specifications for new facilities and support systems.

A significant factor in the selection of Stanley Consultants for this project (#11141) was the firm’s previous work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involving the design of facilities for three air bases in the Sultanate of Oman in 1981.

Following fierce competition for the win, in June 1991 the Arizona Department of Transportation selected Stanley Consultants to undertake a corridor study to improve a 9-mile section of I-17 (Black Canyon Freeway).

Various alternatives were studied and an environmental assessment was prepared to evaluate each of the alternatives, including the “no-build.”  A design concept report (Project #11205) was prepared which documented the results of the study as they related to alternative impacts, constructability, and cost.  The report included detailed conceptual design drawings to identify significant features of the selected concept.  The report also served as a basis for the subsequent final project design.

Project #11359 was a unique opportunity for the company to provide services to the Republic of Slovenia which had been in existence for six months before contract signing.  In December 1991, The World Bank and Slovenia selected Stanley Consultants to perform an environmental feasibility study and master plan for this country that had broken away from Yugoslavia. 

The project involved development of environmental protection plans in the areas of air quality, water and wastewater pollution, solid waste management, traffic decongestion, and development of a computerized geographic information system  for this country of two million.  Recommendations were made for a governmental structure to manage environmental affairs in the country.  Twelve reports were prepared during the study.  Much of the study work was accomplished in the company’s project office in Ljubljana.

11453-Muscatine-soccer-field-1.jpgWORLD CLASS SOCCER COMPLEX
Stanley Consultants provided complete engineering and architectural design and construction management for the Muscatine Soccer Complex.  The 31-acre complex includes six tournament fields, a maintenance building, administration/concession building, paved sidewalks, shade shelters and parking areas.  The $3.4 million privately funded complex includes two fields designed to international playing standards which are lit for evening use and flanked with bleachers for 1200 spectators.

Unique drainage and soil design aspects, though largely unseen, play an important role in maximizing use and minimizing maintenance of the facility.  The project, #11453, won a design award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa.

Project #11804 was the operation and maintenance of three water treatment plants in the Provincial Cities of Beni Suef, El Fayoum, and Minia, Egypt.  The 28-month operating agreement with the National Organization for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage also included the training of Egyptian plant personnel.  The contract followed Stanley Consultants successful start-up of three inactive facilities, producing a reliable source of potable water to one million people in the three communities.  The operation and maintenance services was a logical extension of the company’s first design-build design work for the three treatment plants.

Stanley Consultants provided construction management and inspection services to the Florida Department of Transportation for the widening of Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach.  The project, #12000, widened the thoroughfare from a rural four-lane section to an urban eight-lane section.  This heavily traveled section carried 45,000 vehicles per day and provided a major intersection to the entrance of Florida International University’s North Campus.

The United States Agency for International Development retained Stanley Consultants to perform an assessment of the water resources of the 12 countries of the southern African region (Project #12184).   The study ascertained what mechanisms could be implemented or strengthened for intra-regional sharing of water to mitigate the effects of future droughts. 

The project involved visitation to each of the 12 counties and a complete evaluation of potential involvement by USAID in the water sector in the region.  The study was performed over one year and required more than 500,000 miles of travel by members of the project team. 

12305--mn_Three-Rivers-Park-coon_rapids_rubber_dam.jpgNORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST RUBBER DAM
Stanley Consultants was responsible for design and on-site constructions services for North America’s largest rubber dam on the Mississippi River near Minneapolis, Minnesota (Project #12305).  The Suburban Hennepin Regional Park District retained the company to either have the Coon Rapids Dam removed or restored.  After study, the latter option was selected. 

The project included reconstruction of the gate system, rehabilitation of the spillway and earthen embankment dam and construction of a pedestrian/park maintenance vehicle bridge over the gates and operations building.  The finished dam consists of one steel gate (necessary for maintaining a continual pool upstream), and four inflatable rubber dam sections.  The rubber dams stand approximately eight feet tall when fully inflated and have a combined weigh over 40 tons.

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This multi-faceted four-year project (#12406) for Cleveland Public Power involved planning, engineering design, site and route selection services, support of the utility’s public involvement efforts, and construction inspection for transmission lines, transmission or distribution substations and urban distribution line components.  The company managed a major remediation program to bring existing distribution facilities into code compliance.  Major components of the expansion program included five substations, 14 miles of 138 kV transmission line, and 210 miles of 13.8 kV distribution line.