2021 Senior Projects Conference

Civil Engineering

Room 124 Session: Join us on Zoom.

1:00 p.m.

New Office and Warehouse for Tech Industries, Bossier City, Louisiana

Team Members: Garrett Anders, Guy Bretches, PJ Hasten, Jared Headrick

Sponsor: Aillet Fenner Jolly McClelland, Inc.

Advisor: Dr. Jay Xingran Wang

Our team was tasked with the design of a site including an office, a warehouse, and a covered parking area. This project required structural design, as well as the design of the foundations, parking lot, drainage, and grading. These designs were made to fit within the client’s desired architectural layout drawings, and we considered the provided soil report of the site when creating them. The office and warehouse require secondary drainage in order to prevent water pooling from heavy rainfall. Drainage design was performed with requirements per Bossier City. The main priority of this design is to deliver a safe, cost-efficient, and overall satisfactory design. The design process follows ASCE 7-10, IBC 2015, and ACI 330R-08.

1:30 p.m.

Bridge Replacement on Linwood Ave. in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Team Members: Jeffery Aycock, Victoria Christian, Julianna Demaree, Chase Menendez

Sponsor: Public Works/Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Shawn Sun

The Linwood Ave. bridge is a 250-ft. concrete slab bridge made up of thirteen spans. It was built in 1977 and is located just south of the Linwood Ave. intersection with Southern Loop in Shreveport, Louisiana, within Caddo Parish. The decaying of its wooden piles presents the need to replace the bridge with better withstanding piles and to perform any other possible improvements. It is also noted that backwater from Wallace keeps flooding Linwood so a hydraulics analysis of the area is needed as well to make sure the design is performed according to sustainable measures. The goal of this project is to design a replacement bridge in a manner that would address the existing issues and adhere to the client’s needs. The parameters of this project include designing the superstructure, substructure, and foundations for the new bridge, performing hydraulic analysis of the area, determining watershed boundary and drainage area characteristics, and preparing preliminary construction plans. The calculations and decisions of the design must be according to all codes that are applicable, such as AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

2:00 p.m.

Intersection Improvement of US 165 and Lonewa Road, Monroe, Louisiana

Team Members: John Barthol, Chandler Davidson, Zachary Laborde, Dylan Miller

Sponsors: Natalie Sistrunk, P.E., PTOE; Bridgett Skinner, P.E., PTOE

Advisor: Dr. Nazimuddin Wasiuddin

The Hwy165/Lonewa intersection is approximately ten miles north of I-20 in a fast-growing area of Sterlington, Louisiana. With new development comes issues with capacity and intersection safety. The State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recommended performing a traffic study, reviewing the crash data, trip generation, and sight distance, and designing alternatives that will improve the intersection. Design alternatives for this intersection included new traffic lights or j turns. With overall safety the main goal in mind, all possible design alternatives were carefully considered.

2:30 p.m.

Shiftail Canal Flood Control Culverts Rehabilitation/Replacement

Team Members: Terral Davis, Wallace Mills, Colton Schriver, Zihao Song

Sponsor: Administrator at Caddo Levee District, City of Shreveport, with Mr. Ali Mustapha, PE

Advisor: Dr. Shaurav Alam

The Shiftail Canal Flood Control Structure is located approximately 500 feet north of Louisiana Highway 169 (LA 169) crossing under the Twelve Mile Bayou Levee System. The scope of the project consists of the assessment of the existing Shiftail flood control structure that includes 4-72” corrugated metal pipes penetrating the Twelve Mile Bayou Levee Segment. We are required to investigate the best and most feasible design option for the replacement or rehabilitation of the flood control structure. Also, the assessment must include cost estimates for the different design options with recommended specifications and justifications for the selection of the recommended design.

3:00 p.m.

Kinsey Scout Reservation Dam

Team Members: Brandon Bolen, Sydney Bratton, Daniel Hill, Noah Perkins, Alec Reddoch

Sponsor: Nixon Engineering Solutions with Mr. Kurt Nixon, P.E., P.L.S.

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Matthews

The Boy Scouts of America have a tract of land in DeSoto Parish with a pond that is used for water-based merit badges. They are in need of another pond that will supply water to be sold for fracking, which will help fund the local chapter. That pond is to be held in place by an earthen embankment dam. Both the pond and the dam must be designed. The scope of work includes determining the watershed area, a hydrologic analysis and a hydraulic analysis, a dam profile, seepage and slope stability analyses, consolidation settlement calculations, and a spillway design. The team is partnered with Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology students to create a cost estimate and sequence of construction.