Our construction professionals are experienced with projects for municipal, county, and state clients that include bridges, roads and highways; storm and sanitary sewers; water distribution systems; water treatment facilities; wells, and storage facilities; pumps and lift stations; and wastewater facilities.
Our team of construction professionals provide the oversight and daily documentation necessary to verify compliance with our clients’ plans and specifications. Our project accounting, material tracking, and coordination services monitor the construction process and compile detailed records of work performance and payments.More
At HR Green, construction services are not an afterthought provided by personnel whose true specialty is design. Helping our clients through the critical construction phase is so important, that we established an entire practice area within our company to provide these services. A long-lasting, low maintenance facility is the ultimate goal of any project and our construction personnel is able to manage clients’ investment throughout the project’s lifespan. We provide documentation and final records necessary for full reimbursement from funding authorities.
Moreover, we do not wait until plans are finished before we involve the trained eye of a construction professional. We perform constructability reviews early in the design process so that plans can be developed in a manner that allows efficient construction and lower bid prices, without costly overruns that result from field changes.
CB&I Progressive Waste Landfill Gas to Energy Facility
St. Cloud, FL
HR Green is the design builder and provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services which included design, equipment selection/acquisition and general contracting for construction.
Bridge Inspection Program
HR Green has been performing Biennial Bridge safety inspections for the City of Rockford since 2003 for more than 100 structures ranging from culverts to Rock River Crossings.
Anderson Road Extension
The Anderson Road Extension is a two-lane (expandable to four-lanes in the future) roadway that will link Illinois Route 38 to Keslinger Road.
Marion Road Widening
Sioux Falls, SD
The Marion Road Improvement project was a roadway widening and reconstruction project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Marion Road, from approximately Berkshire Boulevard to 39th Street, had deteriorated and was handling more traffic than it was designed to handle.
I-29 Sioux City Corridor Reconstruction
Sioux City, IA
The I-29 reconstruction project will improve safety, traffic operations and infrastructure conditions, and provide for enhanced driver expectancy.
Route 109 Widening and Roundabout
HR Green designed this federally funded project that widened Route 109 from 2-lanes to 4-lanes, added two multi-lane roundabouts, and two trail grade separation structures.
East and West Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
HR Green provided bidding and construction phase services to the City of Cleveland, Texas for their East and West Wastewater Treatment Plant modifications project.
Detention Basin Retrofits
St. Peters, MO
In 2012, the City of St. Peters began a comprehensive citywide stormwater management program (SMP) aimed at preserving natural habitat, flood mitigation, creek bank stabilization and detention basin rehabilitation/retrofit, all with the goal of reducing property losses and pollution, and increasing water quality.
Grade Separation Projects
HR Green was contracted by the City of Placentia to serve as Owner’s Representative and provide plan checking for the design and construction of five grade separation projects, worth more than $400 million.
2nd Street SE Reconstruction
Cedar Rapids, IA
Following a major flood event there was severe damage to the roadways, the sanitary sewer was filled with flood debris, and numerous depressions and sinkholes began to appear on 2nd Street SE over the sewer; indicating soil migration into the pipeline.
Johnsburg Road Widening and Reconstruction
The project consisted of the construction of the first roundabout in McHenry County in the Downtown area of the Village of Johnsburg along with widening the road from Spring Grove Road to Fairview Avenue.
Jane Addams I-90 Bridge Widening
HR Green was hired to provide Phase III construction management services for the widening and reconstruction of the I-90 Eastbound and Westbound bridges over Mosquito Creek, Coon Creek and US Route 20.
Aquifer Testing and Well Field Development
Fort Madison, Iowa
The City of Fort Madison desired improvements and expansion of its existing water supply and treatment facilities. Groundwater from the Mississippi River alluvial aquifer was the preferred option to supply 6.0 MGD, which could increase ultimately to 9.0 MGD. HR Green conducted preliminary research of the geology and hydrogeology of a 23 square mile area
Elevated Water Storage Tank
By spreading the towers further apart and reducing line velocities, less pressure loss should be seen on the outlying areas of the distribution network in the City of Keokuk.
HR Green was hired by Montauk Energy as EPC contractor to design, procure and construct a two Caterpillar 3520 Gas Fired low BTU Engine Genset powered plant.
US Highway 30/67 (Camanche Avenue) Construction Services
HR Green provided resident engineering and construction observation services for the rehabilitation of almost 2 miles of roadway while maintain access to immediate businesses and property owners.
Landfill Gas to Energy Facility
Lake Mills, IA
The facility houses state-of-the-art technology that promotes cost-effective, innovative alternatives in the areas of energy and waste management.
County of Orange, CA
HR Green is the Design Builder for the Landfill Gas To Energy Facility being constructed at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, California.
Sam Houston Tollway
Harris County, Texas
For 25 years HR Green has been a part of the design, construction and reconstruction of the Beltway 8 / Sam Houston Tollway system.
Downer Place Bridge Reconstruction
HR Green provided the Phase One, Two, and Three services for two bridge superstructure replacements over the Fox River in the downtown area of Aurora, Illinois, the state’s second largest City.
Renewable Energy Center
Maryland Heights, MO
The Maryland Heights Renewable Energy Center (MHREC) is a new electrical power generation facility using waste methane gas from a nearby landfill.
Interceptor Improvements Incorporate “Complete Streets”
Richfield, MN, Edina, MN
The Edina-Richfield Interceptor Improvements project constructed a regional sanitary sewer across Richfield to accommodate redevelopment in Edina. Standard MCES practice is to repair streets in a fashion similar to their original condition. However, HR Green used a Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) approach to engage the public in the design of 75th and 76th Streets in Richfield. The result is Richfield’s first “Complete Street” system, which encourages walking, bicycling and mass transit use. This method was also less costly for MCES, resulting in a win-win outcome for Richfield and MCES.
Burlington’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
The City of Burlington had been propositioned by a major industry in the mid-2000s but they were not able to offer the sewer treatment capacity desired of the industry. Losing the potential development opportunity resulted in the City’s decision to move forward with a major upgrade to their Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) to prepare for future economic development opportunities.
Nontraditional BMP in Narrow ROW
Maryland Heights, MO
Essex Avenue was one of the first roadway projects in St. Louis to satisfy the water quality stormwater requirements of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD). These requirements center on the treatment of stormwater runoff before discharge into natural waters.
Golden Acres Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
Golden Acres consists of a contact-stabilization WWTP operating in parallel with an extended aeration carousel WWTP.
Integrated Utility Improvement Project Gas-to-Energy Plant
HR Green provided design, equipment procurement, construction management support and facility commissioning services for a 3.2 MW power plant for the City of Midland, Michigan.
Quaker Oats Flood Protection
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Quaker Oats production facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is situated just north of downtown Cedar Rapids on the east bank of the Cedar River. Like many other businesses in the City of Cedar Rapids Quaker Oats was directly impacted by the Flood of 2008. Rising flood waters overtopped the existing flood protection and inundated the entire property causing significant damage and halting production.
First Avenue Corridor Redevelopment
First Avenue is a regionally significant corridor, connecting I-80 with Coralville and Iowa City. Motorists and pedestrians use First Avenue to access the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Veterans Hospital, UI Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, UI’s west campus facilities and activities, western Iowa City and the many hospitality facilities along First Avenue and Highway 6 in Coralville.
Sullivan Road Bridge over the Fox River
The Sullivan Road Bridge is only the second new bridge built in Kane County since the early 1970s. The bridge is a major crossing over the Fox River, connecting Illinois Route 25 on the east side of the river to Illinois Route 31 on the west side of the river.
Sioux City Outer Drive Extension
Sioux City, IA
The Outer Drive Extension Project has been called Sioux City’s most complex transportation project to date. HR Green was selected by the City of Sioux City to assist the City in planning, fund procurement, NEPA environmental documentation, design, construction and observation for this $30+ million project.
Hartley Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility
The northwestern Iowa community of Hartley has historically derived municipal water from the Dakota Sandstone aquifer, which can produce mineral-rich water with an increased possibility of contamination from farm chemical leaching. Historically treated by aeration and filtration for iron removal, this groundwater source remained with extremely high hardness, sulfate, and total dissolved solids levels earning its reputation for some of the poorest drinking water quality in the State of Iowa.
Before the start of any project, HR Green construction professionals verify that the design will fit the existing field conditions. In some cases, as such with making sidewalks ADA compliant, the application of design standards is the responsibility of the construction engineer.
The challenges to transportation project designers are more difficult today than ever. Right-of-way (ROW), easements, utility adjustments, and the ability to efficiently stage construction while safely maintaining traffic are critical factors to keep projects on track, especially in constrained urban settings. Add to the mix are a broad range of regulatory clearances that must be obtained in a sequential manner during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to keep the project on schedule. These clearances are often based on conceptual and preliminary design that if not thoroughly developed during the location and route studies phase can lead to rework and schedule delays later in the project life cycle.
The use of 3-D Design tools aids engineers in evaluating designs and the conditions present that can create construction delays, cause expensive changes to the design or could affect long term maintenance costs if not adequately analyzed at key steps in the design process.
In the world of commercial development the name of the game is to accelerate the return on investment. However, in today’s highly competitive environment there is more to development than just getting plans approved, bids let and construction started. Branding is now a major consideration for businesses, creating a welcoming experience for customers with solutions that are functional and achieving these goals within a limited area while adhering to local ordinances is always a challenge.
According to the American Press Institute 70 percent of Americans use the internet to find the news that matters most to them. Whether it is a laptop, home computer or mobile device the delivery of news is rapidly changing. Those of us who have important news to deliver need to take note.
With the recent focus on the dire financial state of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), added interest has been seen across the land for longer-term measures that would stabilize the HTF. In August a short-term measure bumped the HTF with $10.9 billion which will keep projects active through April 2015.
Congress is wrestling to pass legislation to restore funding to the Highway Trust Fund so numerous proposals are being pushed, lobbying is at fever peak and dire warnings are being issued across the country. The concern in the states is valid; in the Iowa Transportation Commission’s 5-year transportation plan, approved earlier this year, the DOT warned in a “Dear Iowans” letter that without funding being reauthorized, improvement projects could come to a halt. Other states are issuing similar warnings.
All construction activities have the potential to cause soil erosion and many water experts believe the greatest water pollution threat from soil-disturbing activities is the introduction of sediment from the construction site into storm drain systems or natural receiving waters.
With an increased emphasis in the US on multi-modal transportation and awareness of public health, there is more funding available for projects that include sidewalks or multi-use trails. Not surprisingly, HR Green has designed a number of projects requiring pedestrian bridges to carry sidewalks and trails over roadways and creeks. As we gain experience with these types of projects, we have learned valuable lessons and identified common misconceptions regarding pedestrian bridges.
Looking to get the word out about your construction project? Receiving too many phone calls during your construction project? Consider using a construction project website. A construction project website allows you the ability to provide vast quantities of project information to stakeholders with little effort. The project information that you can provide is only limited by your imagination.
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Phyllis K. Walters, McHenry County Recorder, is pleased to announce the recovery of approximately 120 years of County Surveyor land records. These invaluable records of McHenry County date from the predominantly unsettled prairie to 1957, and contain surveying and geological information, as well as historical data on the development of McHenry County.
The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Heavy-Highway-Utilities Chapter has elected officers, including HR Green’s Craig Lauritzen, who was elected AGC Associate Division President.
HR Green has been named an ACEC-IA award winner for work performed for the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District (IGLSD) on the Van Steenburg Estates Sanitary Sewer Relocation. HR Green completed preliminary study, final design, and construction phase services for this project. The Van Steenburg Estates sanitary sewer serves 24 residential properties.
HR Green, Inc. has once again been included in the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) annual lists of top design and construction firms in the nation. HR Green climbed 25 spots in the annual ENR list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States coming in at 254. In addition, the Cedar Rapids based firm climbed two spots from its 2014 Construction firm ranking coming in at 92 for 2015.