G2 Consulting Group, a nationally recognized Troy, Michigan-based geotechnical environmental and construction engineering services firm, is part of the construction team that earned two separate industry awards for the Downtown Fenton Streetscape and Road Reconstruction project.
Downtown Fenton retains much of its historical charm while offering modern shopping, dining and lifestyle experiences. The city was looking to improve portions of its streetscape and hired Champagne & Marx as general contractor and OHM Advisors as project engineer.
G2 Consulting managed all aspects of geotechnical exploration during the design phase of the project and provided quality assurance materials testing during project construction. Eastlund Concrete Construction performed the site concrete work and Modern Concrete provided the concrete materials.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) SE Michigan branch named the project the “James F. Bliskey, P.E. Quality of Life Project of the Year” winner at its annual meeting. Also, the Michigan Concrete Association recognized the team in its “Municipal Flatwork” category with an award during its annual meeting.
In both cases, the significant enhancements to the downtown area, including work on the water mains, sanitary and storm sewer, roadway pavement and sidewalks, now fully ADA compliant, were noted as exceptional. As a result, there is an improved quality of life for residents and visitors to Fenton. It’s hoped that the improvements will encourage more development in adjacent neighborhoods.
“At G2 Consulting Group, our mantra is Smart. Results. Fast.,” said Jim Berry, project manager. “These two awards are a nice tribute to the collaborative nature of the project and our ability to help the City of Fenton continue to enhance its vibrant downtown area.” Berry noted that G2 Consulting has been involved in several urban redevelopment projects for local municipal clients, including the cities of Birmingham, Auburn Hills and Southfield.