CIVIL / INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING


Michael A. North, PE, Senior Project Manager

Chad Chaffee, Civil Engineering Technician

Flood Control Structures | Storm Water Management | Watershed Studies (SWMM Modeling) | Urban Storm Water Drainage Systems | Sanitary Sewers | Bridge Hydraulics (HEC-RAS) | Easements | Parking Lots

 

Selected Project Experience Includes:

  • Combined Storm/Sanitary Sewer Separation project.
  • Kemper Arena Expansion, Relocation of Sanitary Sewer Force Main, Kansas City, MO.
  • Central Industrial District, Storm Water Masterplan, Kansas City, MO:
    TapanAm's responsibility included Hydrologic and Hydraulic studies of a 650-acre WATERSHED, using storm water model software "MIKE SWMM" and the City's GIS data bank. The results of the analysis helped to determine the quantity of the water contributing to the existing pump stations.
  • Waterway Requirement under Bridge in Howell County, MO:
    TapanAm's responsibility included Hydraulic Analysis of 44 sq. miles of watershed to determine the waterway requirement under the Bridge, using HEC-RAS modeling software.
  • Water way Requirement under Bridge in Jackson County, Kansas City, MO:
    TapanAm's responsibility included Hydraulic Analysis of 1.5 sq. miles of watershed to determine the waterway requirement under the Bridge using, HEC-RAS modeling software.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow Project, KCWSD
    Partnered with CH2M-Hill in developing Wet Weather solutions for Gooseneck Creek and Lower Blue River Basins. Included Data Analysis, Quality Control, Hydraulic Modeling, Cost Analysis, and GIS services.

     

 
Kansas City Flood Control Plan aims to reduce the frequency and volume of overflows from its combined and separate sanitary sewer systems. The Control Plan will be structured to help minimize loss of life & injury and reduce property damage due to flooding, and improve water quality while maximizing economic, social and environmental benefits. Green Solutions, Stormwater Best Management Practices and conventional source reduction techniques will all play significant roles to achieve these goals and meeting the regulatory requirements set by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Control Plan is expected to result in a capture of approximately 80% of the total wet weather flows in Kansas City's combined sewer systems. TapanAm functioned as the sub consultant to CH2M HILL on Gooseneck Creek and Lower Blue River basins on the combined sewer overflow plan. The two basins cover an area of around 8200 acres and has over 230 miles of sewer network. Tasks on the project included Data Collection, Quality Assurance, Rainfall Analysis, Hydraulic Modeling (XP-SWMM), Cost Analysis and GIS mapping.
The actual design of separated sewer system will begin before the end of 2008.

 

 

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