The Driggs Design Group, PA has been offered the opportunity to work for Fort Hays State University on a variety of campus related improvement projects. FHSU is a top four university in the State of Kansas and since 2015 they have invested over $50M in new projects to improve the Hays campus. Below is a list of projects that Driggs Design Group, PA has assisted on.
· Soils testing, concrete testing, and construction staking for the Institute of Applied Technology building parking lot
· Topographic survey for the track & field facility
· Concrete testing for steps at Gross Memorial Coliseum
· Soils testing, concrete testing, and construction staking for the track & field facility
· Construction staking for the Martin Allen Plaza improvements
· Soils testing, concrete testing, and construction staking for the Malloy Hall Building addition
· Soils testing, concrete testing, and construction staking for the Resident Life Maintenance building
· Concrete testing for campus lighting updates
· Topographic survey for the Art & Design Building
· Soils testing and concrete testing for the Institute of Applied Technology building
· Concrete testing for campus lighting updates
· Soils testing and concrete testing for Stadium Place parking lot
· Construction staking for the Victor E. Village & Tiger Village
· Topographic survey for the Center for Student Success
· Soils testing and concrete testing for Dwight Drive street replacements
· Construction staking for the Center for Student Success
· Concrete testing for sidewalk improvements
· Soils testing and concrete testing for Center of Student Success
This project involves the construction of approximately four miles of new county roadway that will serve as an extension of the existing US-183 bypass along the northwest side of the City of Hays. This $10.8 million dollar project was awarded federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration through the 2019 BUILD Grant Program. KDOT has also provided $1 million dollars in financial support for the construction of this project. This new roadway consists of horizontal and vertical improvements to an existing county roadway alignment and includes a continuous curve to ensure constant traffic flow from I-70 to US-183 highway. The roadway section consists of two 12 foot lanes with 8 foot aggregate shoulders. The new roadway will be designed to carry heavy loads that would otherwise travel through the commercialized areas of the City of Hays.
The City of Schoenchen selected the Driggs Design Group, PA to provide professional engineering services for improvements to their existing lagoon system and to design a new lift station to replace the existing aged lift station. The existing wastewater lagoon was seeping at a rate that exceeded the maximum seepage rate set by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The existing lagoon was constructed in the mid 1970’s and the existing clay liners had been damaged. In addition, the Driggs Design Group, PA provided the engineering design for a new lift station to pump the city’s wastewater from the city to the lagoon located approximately ½ mile south of town. All improvements were designed and approved by the KHDE and funding for the project was provided by the KDHE Revolving Loan Program. The estimated cost of construction for these improvements is approximately $300,000.
The City of Herington hired the Driggs Design Group, PA to provide a facilities masterplan of their existing water treatment facility. This masterplan provided an overall review of their existing plant infrastructure and concluded with a list of capital improvement projects that the City could utilize as part of their budgeting process. One of the immediate needs of the treatment facility was the replacement of the existing main office area that included the pumps and water filter system for the Herington Community. The Driggs Design Group, PA helped the City identify potential financing and grant funding opportunities to assist with the implementation of improvements to the existing facility. The improvements included a new building within the footprint of the existing facility and include the relocated pumps, new filter basins and an improved office area. This new building will house the new ozone conversation equipment to address the elevated levels of THM being detected in the Herington distribution system.
This project involved the design and construction of a multi-use building in the heart of downtown Emporia for Haag Management, Inc. of Emporia, Kansas. This downtown development project included transforming an unoccupied site in downtown Emporia into a three-story commercial building and expanded parking area. The lower portion of the new building is occupied by commercial businesses, while the top two floors are residential. The Driggs Design Group, PA provided the civil engineering design services for the project as well materials testing service before and after construction.
Driggs Design Group, PA as a subconsultant to Hanney & Associate Architects of Wichita, provided the civil engineering designs for improvements to the Rock Creek Junior/Senior Campus located on Flush Road in Pottawatomie County. The improvements included the construction of a new 5th-8th school addition, industrial arts building expansion, a new district office and storage building. The estimated project cost was $31M.
This project involved the demolition of an old dilapidated Long John Silvers Building that was un-occupied and the construction of a new Wendy’s Restaurant in Emporia, Kansas. This new Wendy’s Restaurant site showcased their newest building footprint and parking lot layouts for the Franchise. The Driggs Design Group, PA provided the civil design and stormwater analysis for the project.
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