Meet G2’s New Business Development Representative

Mr. Liam Sundling, an environmental engineering consultant, has joined G2 Consulting Group’s (G2) Chicagoland office as a Business Development Representative. In this newly created role, Liam will be working closely with G2’s Illinois-based project managers to develop leads and opportunities, assist with proposals and presentations, and coordinate promotional efforts.

Liam graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Upon graduation, he relocated to Chicago, first working in engineering sales and then more recently serving as an environmental consultant. During that time, Liam gained a strong understanding of the A/E/C industry, including client needs and account acquisition. He will be a resource for our G2 team and clients.

“I’m excited to be a part of the G2 family,” Sundling said. “G2 has an excellent reputation and client service track record. I look forward to working with the team and helping the company continue to grow and expand its services.”

Liam is hitting the ground running with plans to attend several events in the A/E/C industry over the next month including the upcoming Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Networking Extravaganza, BIACG (Building Industry Association of Greater Chicago) Annual Women in Construction Panel, and the SMPS Southeast Michigan Markitect event.

Outside of the office, Liam volunteers with One Tail at a Time, a non-profit animal rescue and shelter in Chicago. He previously competed nationally in speed climbing (timed rock climbing) and has more recently taken up sand volleyball and golfing.

We are thrilled to have Liam join the G2 team!

Michigan Municipalities: Spring Runoff Causes Slope Stabilization Concern

As Michigan’s winter turns to early spring rains, municipalities need to keep a watchful eye on erosion control and slope destabilization possibilities around rivers, roadways, commercial sites and any site where excess water and loose soil conditions could trigger unwanted soil movements.

G2 Consulting Group, a Troy-based leader in geotechnical, environmental, and construction engineering services, works with communities, state agencies, commercial property owners and homeowners on preventative slope stabilization designs, and, when necessary, remediation efforts to repair failures.

“Snowmelt and spring rains are the two most common causes of soil erosion on Michigan slopes,” said Mark Smolinski, P.E., G2 principal. “Since slopes are common around important natural and made-made environments, it’s important to monitor and plan for a potential destabilization event, where soil can easily spill into waterways, onto roads, or even impact commercial and residential structures.”

G2 Consulting Group works with clients across all stages of slope management, often beginning with a risk assessment and analysis to help property owners identify problem areas. Slope stabilization efforts run the gamut, from easy and low cost to more complex engineering projects:

  • Slope geometry: When there’s available land nearby, one of the most cost effective solutions is simply to remove soil from the slope, thereby lessening the severity of the slope and the likelihood of a slide.
  • Water drainage: Since water is a primary trigger of destabilization events, drains and culverts can be installed to improve soil conditions.
  • Soil improvement: Soil conditions can also be improved mechanically through compaction, mixing and other remedies or chemically by adding cement or other aggregates.
  • Natural slope support: Plants, bushes, and trees can be planted, with their root structures significantly aiding stabilization while also enhancing natural beauty.
  • Engineered slope support: Ranging from simple netting and geosynthetic reinforcements to more complex implementation of anchors, piles, and retention walls, G2 offers solutions for even the most severe and perilous terrain.

“It’s impossible to reinforce all slopes in the state, and we know many city managers will wake up to news of a slope failure in their area,” Smolinski said. “In those cases, we’re able to respond quickly, assess the problem and identify remedies that make the most sense at the particular site.”

G2 Consulting Group has more than 30 years working on Michigan slopes, from investigating subsurface conditions, performing visual surveys of slopes, and providing design solutions to prevent and remediate slope erosion or global slope failure. Please contact G2 to learn more.

Michigan’s Top Engineering and Surveying Projects Recognized at Annual ACEC/M Excellence Awards Gala

LANSING, MI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the association’s annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards Gala. On March 19, design professionals and guests gathered at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth to recognize outstanding Michigan engineering and surveying projects from the past year, as well as engineering professionals who have significantly contributed to the profession. The ACEC/M Awards Program recognizes outstanding efforts of professional design firms to solve clients’ needs through exceptional projects and offers the opportunity to showcase the year’s best engineering and surveying achievements to an audience of peers, clients and decision makers at all levels.

“The knowledge and expertise that filled the room on Saturday was astounding! The projects engineered by private sector firms have a profound effect on the quality of life for all Michigan residents. Their efforts result in quality roads and bridges, safe drinking water, and a clean environment for people to live, work and play,” said Ronald Brenke, PE, ACEC/M Executive Director.

This year’s most prestigious award – the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award – went to OHM Advisors (Livonia) for the Brandenburg Park Shoreline Restoration Project in Chesterfield Township, which addressed a failing seawall while increasing the diversity of the shoreline habitat. The result provides community members with increased recreational and educational opportunities and renewed connections to an improved, diverse ecosystem.

Six firms were honored with an Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award for their work on the following:

  • HNTB Michigan, Inc. (Detroit) – I-375 Reconstruction Study Project in Detroit for the Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (Bloomfield Hills) – Recreating Conventional project in Sterling Heights for the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner’s Office
  • OHM Advisors (Livonia) – Baldwin Road Reconstruction in Orion Township for the Road Commission of Oakland County and Orion Township
  • Prein&Newhof (Grand Rapids) – Walker Avenue Bridge Removal for the City of Walker
  • SME (Shelby Township) – Beekman on Broadway in Ann Arbor for Morningside Group
  • The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (Detroit) – Robert C. Valade Park in Detroit for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Engineering Merit Awards were presented to:

  • Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. (Benton Harbor) – Asset Management Leads to Community Sustainability project for the City of Benton Harbor
  • AECOM (Grand Rapids) – Whites Bridge Road over the Flat River in Keene Township for the Whites Bridge Historical Society and Ionia County Road Department
  • C2AE (Gaylord) – Railroad Square Revitalization Project for the Village of Kalkaska
  • Fleis & VandenBrink (Grand Rapids) – Taking Water Sampling to New Heights in Ann Arbor for Gelman Sciences, Inc.
  • Fleis & VandenBrink (Grand Rapids) – Transforming Old Runway into a New Roadway in Summit Township for the Jackson County Department of Transportation
  • G2 Consulting Group (Ann Arbor) – Revere Dock Seawall Design in Troy for Revere Dock, LLC
  • HDR (Ann Arbor) – Thompson State Fish Hatchery Renovation in Manistique for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Matteo Engineering & Consulting, LLC (Washington Township) – Frankenmuth Levee Improvements for the City of Frankenmuth
  • NTH Consultants, Ltd. (Northville) – Landfill Leachate PFOA and PFOS Statewide Study for the Michigan Waste and Recycling Association
  • Wightman (Allegan) – Cassopolis Transformation Project for the Village of Cassopolis

This year’s Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award went to Surveying Solutions, Inc. (Standish) and Fishbeck (Grand Rapids) for their Blue Water Bridge: Lighting up the Bridge with LiDAR project for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Surveying Solutions and Fishbeck completed data collection for the resurfacing and electrical improvements of the Eastbound Bluewater Bridge. Multiple LiDAR collection methods were used including a Terrestrial 3D Tripod Scanner and Mobile LiDAR scanners on both an SUV and a boat to capture the entire bridge simultaneously.

A Surveying Honorable Conceptor Award was presented to Spicer Group, Inc. (Saginaw) for the Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Supports Dam Restoration project for the Four Lakes Task Force.

Surveying Merit Awards were presented to:

  • ROWE Professional Services Company (Flint) – I-196 Grand River Bridges project in Walker for the Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Spalding DeDecker (Rochester Hills) – Detroit Zoo Survey for the Detroit Zoological Society

The Board Design Award went to AECOM (Grand Rapids) for their board designed to tell the story of the Whites Bridge Road over the Flat River project.
This year’s ACEC/M Vernon B. Spalding Leadership Award was presented to Amy L. Trahey, PE, of Great Lakes Engineering Group to honor her outstanding leadership roles in ACEC and several community organizations. The ACEC/M Felix A. Anderson Image Award was presented to Paul C. Ajegba, PE, of the Michigan Department of Transportation for his actions and contributions to enhance the image of the profession.

The Eminent and Honorable Conceptor award winners are eligible to compete at the National ACEC engineering competition in Washington, DC. For more information on the projects and award winners, please contact ACEC/M at 517.332.2066 or visit their web site at

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan is the voice of Michigan’s engineering industry. Council members – numbering over 100 firms throughout the state – are engaged in a wide range of engineering/architectural/surveying works that propel the state’s economy and enhance and safeguard Michigan’s quality of life. These works allow people to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council’s mission is to contribute to Michigan’s prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

2022 Construction Outlook

There’s been a lot of talk – and it’s been a long time coming – but at long last infrastructure seems to be the name of the game for 2022, both here in Michigan and throughout the U.S.  With President Biden’s on again/off again “Build Back Better” program and Governor Whitmer’s continuing but unfilled pledge to “fix the damn roads,” infrastructure is now squarely in everybody’s sights.

“One way or another, the President is going to get a major infrastructure program passed and with the Gov. Whitmer’s creation of a Michigan Infrastructure Office, long overdue attention on roads, bridges, ports and water systems is really going to happen in Michigan and throughout the country,” said Mark Smolinski P.E., principal at G2 Consulting Group in Troy.  “All this suggests that 2022 should be a record year for the construction industry. Collectively, the industry’s biggest challenge may be finding the people needed to do the work.”

Smolinski joined other construction executives in predicting as much as a 30 percent increase in construction work in 2022. “The focus will be on improving our communities, both what’s seen and unseen – streets, parks, transportation as well as underground water and sewage systems. Ultimately, all this work creates a better quality of life and brings the country back to the standards it needs to achieve to be competitive and successful.”

Jon Kramer P.E., president of OHM Advisors, concurs with the optimistic outlook. “We expect to see improvements in virtually every area,” Kramer says, “from new construction to long overdue deferred maintenance. A lot of work will be started this year but will take years to complete. With the new technologies and construction materials available these projects should all be stronger, better and longer lasting than anything that’s come before. It won’t happen overnight but we expect to see a strong start in 2022 and continuing for the next several years as projects are prioritized and resources deployed.”

Scott LaSalle, senior project engineer at Q Cells, sees sunny days ahead for the solar industry. “Solar continues to win customers in the alternative energy space. Efficiency has plateaued over the past few years, but costs have been reduced – although COVID’s supply chain disruption presented a blimp. Solar’s easy integration, cost / efficiency and environmentally friendliness continues to help it lure customers from traditional and other renewable sources. In the coming years, we might also see more suppliers re-shore to North America to improve the supply chain cadence.”

Smolinski, Kramer and LaSalle mentioned the impact of COVID on the industry. New employees at all levels have been hard to find and many experienced and knowledgeable “baby-boomers” are retiring. Raw material costs have been particularly high and difficult to secure causing some projects to be delayed or canceled altogether. Still, the industry insiders expressed cautious optimism that the worst of COVID is behind us and that with the new federal and state money, and the renewed spotlight on rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, an increased level of work will get underway aggressively.

“We see 2022 as the start of a long-term program to rebuild, repair and replace the nation’s older infrastructure and create new and vastly superior systems in their place. That’s what “Build Back Better” is all about. The construction industry is poised and ready to meet the challenge.  It’s time, and it’s needed. The country simply can’t afford to delay any longer.”

G2 Ranked Among Top National Engineering Firms

G2 Consulting Group, a Troy-based leader in geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering services, was ranked in Building Design + Construction’s “Giants 400” report as one of the Top 75 engineering firm nationally.

BD+C, the nation’s leading diversified media, marketing and data company serving the design and construction markets, issued its annual survey results identifying the nation’s largest and most prominent architecture, engineering, and construction firms using 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories. G2 Consulting was ranked as “Top” on the following lists:

  • #67 in Engineering Firms
  • #54 in Industrial Facility Engineering and Engineering Architecture (EA) Firms
  • #90 in Office Sector Engineering and EA Firms
  • #74 in Office Building/Core+Shell Engineering and EA Firms
  • #84 in Healthcare Sector Engineering and EA Firms
  • #85 in Hospital Facility Engineering and EA Firms
  • #48 in Medical Office Building Engineering and EA Firms
  • #46 in Outpatient Facility Engineering and EA Firms
  • #59 in Multifamily Sector Engineering and EA Firms
  • #34 in Parking Structure Engineering and EA Firms
  • #53 in Retail Sector Engineering and EA Firms
  • #68 in K-12 School Sector Engineering and EA Firms

G2 Consulting has experienced business growth averaging over 10% respectively over the past three years. During that period, the company’s employment grew from 70 to 95 across its three office locations. G2 has completed a variety of major projects in its home state of Michigan as well as 30+ other states. Marquee projects include the Cadillac Stamping industrial site, several portions of the I-75 reconstruction in Michigan, and new construction projects builds for Amazon and a variety of manufacturing organizations and telecommunication companies throughout the country.

“We feel fortunate to have great partners, clients and employees who have all helped us be successful over the past several years despite the challenges brought by the pandemic and disruptions to the supply chain,” said Mark Smolinski, P.E., G2 principal. “It was hardly business as usual, and that makes us especially proud of what we accomplished. Our challenge now is to new staff to handle new business and complete it on time and on budget for our clients so we can accelerate our current trend.”

G2 Completes I-75/M-46 Work in Saginaw County

G2 Consulting provided geotechnical investigations, vibration monitoring, geotechnical instrumentation services, and pile dynamic analysis for the project which will reconstruct and widen a segment of I-75. In fact, the last segment between Flint and Saginaw to be expanded to four lanes in each direction. The project also replaces the aging M-46 interchange and renovates bridge structures in the area.

“Every project has its own unique characteristics,” said Christopher Nicol, P.E., G2’s Project Manager. “One interesting aspect of this project was the need to fill in a ‘dip’ in I-75 that previously allowed the highway to pass underneath a railroad bridge, a bridge that has long since been removed.”

“Highway dips and other low-points are natural gathering spots for storm water therefore require pump stations to keep the roads open to safe travel,” Nicol said. “Since the railroad overpass is no longer there, bringing I-75 back to grade was an important improvement to avoid impediments to travel and the costs associated with pumping.”

Under MDOT’s guidance, G2’s activities were managed by Grand Rapids-based Fishbeck and Commerce-based C.A. Hull in the design-build effort.

“The Michigan road industry has learned a lot of valuable lessons over the recent ‘lean’ years where underfunding was the norm. There has been constant innovation in road evaluation, construction processes and material technologies. Now that infrastructure needs are top of mind and meaningful funding is on the way, Michigan has both the public and private engineering and construction capabilities to get the jobs done efficiently and effectively,” Nicol said.

G2’s geotechnical work focused on analyzing and evaluating below-the-road factors — soil and pavement conditions, drainage, and the level of deterioration a road has experienced over a time period — to determine the best approach to reconstruction within the specific environment. This information is key to prudent decision making and often impacts final design. Considerations include the amount of traffic using the road and predictive models for future deterioration. With the huge amount of work that needs to be done across Michigan communities, construction partners need to work intelligently to get the most out of every dollar spent.

Although G2’s portion of the project is nearly complete, the overall project is expected to last into July 2022. The team has largely held to its schedule, despite the summer’s heavy rains which, at times, hampered progress. G2 lives by its mantra of “Smart. Results. Fast.”

G2 Consulting Group adds 20 employees

Troy, Michigan-based G2 Consulting Group, a national company specializing in geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering services, has added 20 employees across its footprint.

G2’s new employees include recent full time hires, plus a dozen summer interns who will be divided primarily between the firm’s Troy headquarters and its Ann Arbor, Michigan, office… READ MORE.

G2 Places Top 10 in Drone Video Contest

In a heated competition for Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine’s annual drone video contest, G2’s video was voted in the top 10 out of 68 submissions taking the 9th place position. G2 provided drone services for longtime client Cunningham-Limp as they constructed the Cooper Standard World Headquarters in Northville, Michigan. Starting in December of 2018 and ending in February 2020, G2 team member Nathan Zaporski flew the drone a total of 22 times on the project site capturing the ground breaking all the way to the building’s completion.

Drone and UAV services play a vital role in today’s construction projects. G2 uses drones to survey large areas of land capturing every detail in high definition ensuring that our client’s project is surveyed quickly and accurately. G2’s fleet of drones also provide mapping services, aerial overviews of completed projects for client presentations and approval, inspection of towers and difficult structures, and more. G2 engineers have accurate, real-time data when decisions or modifications need to be made.


G2 Leading the Way in PFAS Testing

The state of Michigan is setting some of the nation’s toughest standards for measuring and controlling the widely used set of PFAS chemicals that do not break down readily in the environment and bio-accumulate within an ecosystem. G2 Consulting Group has become a leading national PFAS investigator conducting dozens of projects in Michigan and other states.

Michigan’s fight against these pervasive and persistent “forever chemicals” requires PFAS identification and remediation at levels in the parts per trillion. Consider that one part per trillion is equivalent to a single drop of water in 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, or one drop of water in 660 rail tank cars (that would be a train six miles long!), which begins to define the complexity of accurate PFAS investigations.

When looking for trace materials, the key, according to G2 Consulting Project Manager Thomas McDonald, is absolute vigilance in testing protocols.

“As experts in environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering services, G2 understands the enormous sensitivity required for accurate PFAS results,” says McDonald. “PFAS chemicals can affect the health of individuals or even entire communities. Therefore, we’ve developed a comprehensive checklist of PFAS investigation do’s and don’ts to ensure our clients understand their potential exposure and liability,” he said.

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) is a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a wide variety of industries since the 1940’s. Because of this, PFAS was omnipresent in household and industrial items prior to 2015, including in chemicals associated with manufacturing facilities, paper mills, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, military bases, electroplating plants, aerospace industry, tanneries, Teflon related facilities, and numerous other innocuous properties.

Therefore, G2’s PFAS protocol checklist includes the following recommendations:

Field staff

  • No Gore-Tex products
  • No cloths laundered with fabric softeners
  • No unauthorized cosmetics, moisturizers, hand creams, or sunscreen
  • No waterproof or resistant rain gear
  • Field staff should wear safety boots made from PVC and polyurethane

Field equipment

  • No Teflon or LDPE materials
  • No waterproof books on-site
  • No plastic clipboards, binder, or spiral notebooks.
  • All sample materials made from stainless steel, HDPE, acetate, silicon, or polypropylene.
  • These are just a handful of the many PFAS investigation best practices that G2 employs for its clients.

Experts have only recently begun to understand the prevalence of PFAS as well as the potential adverse health effects of exposure. G2’s expertise is helping clients understand their potential exposure and offering solutions in instances where PFAS is present. The recognition and proper evaluation of a property for the presence of PFAS is a critical part of any environmental due diligence process.

G2 Consulting Connecting America’s 5G Network

G2 Consulting Group is experiencing robust activity in its core cellular tower services as a result of this summer’s Federal Communications Commission actions to facilitate the faster deployment of 5G networks nationwide.

Stating that “next generation networks are critical to expanding economic opportunities and supporting public health and safety in American communities,” the FCC directed that “state or local government shall approve within 60 days any request for modification of an existing structure that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of that structure.”

G2 Consulting supports the FCC action to help the industry meet booming demand for mobile data at greater speeds and bandwidth. The firm is working with its telecomm clients to assess new and existing cellular towers to ensure they meet all local, state and federal regulations required to achieve the accelerated rollout.

“Although the industry agrees that 5G is the future, it won’t immediately replace other networks or their small cell and distributed antennae system counterparts,” said  Anthony Poisson, P.E., from G2’s Chicago office.  “Adding or replacing tower technologies and building new small cell sites requires careful due diligence, an area where G2 Consulting is uniquely qualified to help.”

Poisson suggests the following as due diligence best practice:

1.) Ground conditions: Understanding the geotechnical and geoenvironmental conditions on-site is critical for cellular towers. Not only do you have to ensure the tower foundation structure is stable, operators also have to understand if adding or subtracting weight will impact its posture.  Meanwhile, the National Environmental Policy Act has strict rules in place to govern cell tower ecological impact that need to be followed.

2.) Regulatory environment: Although the FCC governs much of cellular tower regulation, the myriad of other local, state, federal and tribal authorities laws are equally important. G2 is certified in 35 states for cellular tower projects and can help clients understand the complex web of regulations.

3.) Macro towers: Some carriers are upgrading existing towers with 5G capabilities, effectively integrating new infrastructure into the current network. It’s important to note that these existing cell towers may also continue transmitting 4G signals and contain other hardware for respective service areas.  Integrating the new tech requires careful coordination.

4.) Small cell: In addition to towers, 5G coverage will require carriers to add at least 250,000 new small cell sites nationwide. However, though these small cell technologies perform similar functions, they’re not your typical cell tower. While most current cell towers are large, freestanding structures, the small cell “towers” required by 5G are much smaller devices that can be mounted on existing infrastructure like traffic lights, lampposts, rooftops or other appropriate spot in urban spaces where licensing and construction issues are particularly difficult.

5.) Securing older equipment: With all the talk of new technologies, it’s easy to forget that many towers have been around for 25 years or more.  Further, most of the tower equipment is located at or near the tower’s highest point.  This “pressure at the top” cause structural stress over time. Tower companies need to shore up these older sites both to bring them into current code and to ensure they can safely accommodate the new equipment.

“5G has been in the works for years, however the COVID pandemic has underscored the need to improve communications infrastructure.  The challenge now is to ensure a smooth, safe and efficient roll-out, which are areas where G2 can help,” Poisson said.

Jennifer Casey, P.E. Promoted to Project Manager

G2 Consulting Group is proud to announce the promotion of Jennifer M. Casey, P.E. from Senior Project Engineer to her new position as Project Manager. Jen joined G2’s geotechnical engineering team as a Staff Engineer in January 2000 after completing her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technical University. She continued her education while working at G2 and ultimately earned her master’s in Civil Engineering, also at Lawrence Tech. Later, Jen was promoted to a Project Engineer and subsequently to her most recent position as a Senior Project Engineer

During her time at G2, Jen has consistently demonstrated her engineering acumen through her efforts on more than 1,000 projects where she provided geotechnical engineering and quality control services. Her more recent projects include geotechnical investigations for the FCA paint shop additions at the Mack Avenue Plant and Warren Truck Assembly Plant, geotechnical designs for numerous MDOT bridge projects, and mass concrete temperature modeling and monitoring for the GLWA Lake Huron Water Treatment Plant raw sludge clarifiers.

In her new role, Jen will be reviewing geotechnical reports, training staff, overseeing projects at the highest-level of management, and serving as the main point of contact with many valued G2 clients. We are incredibly excited for Jen and know that she is going to knock it out of the park. Congratulations, Jen!

G2’s Mark Stapleton to Speak at 2020 MDOT-ACEC Event

Mark Stapleton P.E., project manager at G2 Consulting Group, will speak at the 2020 MDOT-ACEC Partnering Workshop on a panel discussion titled “Improve your design of Temporary Earth Retention Systems (TERS) & Bring your A-GAME to Subsurface Exploration.”

The annual MDOT-ACEC event typically attracts 600+ attendees from the Michigan Department of Transportation as well as other public and private entities actively involved in building and maintaining the state’s infrastructure. The event will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Lansing Center.

Stapleton brings his more than 30 years of geotechnical engineering experience to the conversation which will introduce  MDOT’s new manual for design of cofferdams, sheet pile walls and soldier pile walls. Stapleton’s comments are geared toward the highly technical audience and will include explanation of the manual’s key points as well as practical advice and industry best practices to meet the new criteria.  Joining Mark on stage are  MDOT representatives Dick Endres and Ryan Snook and Dr. Stan Vitton, a civil and environmental engineering professor from Michigan Tech University.

“As with any technical manual, the devil is in the details,” said Stapleton. “Through this panel, my colleagues and I hope to clearly communicate the most important aspects of the manual while offering practical suggestions for real-world implementations.”

For more information on the MDOT-ACEC Partnering Workshop, please visit