Projects Involving Civil Engineering

2018-19 Projects

For more information on any project, please contact Toni Boggan or email the project's Faculty Advisor.

ENSC 01 2D Seepage Model

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Team: Collin Connelley, Christina Languell, Ryan Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Mark Muszynski email
Sponsor: CEDE

At the end of this project, we will create a working 2D Seepage Model to be used by Gonzaga University for the SEAS department.

ENSC 05 Hold That Cup of Joe

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Team: Breyana George, Ivan Jimenez, Kendall Monson, Payton Rothlin
Faculty Advisor: Noel Bormann email
Sponsor: CEDE

This project will be using wasted coffee grounds, turned into activated carbon by the process of pyrolysis, to filter water from the Spokane River -- specifically to remove heavy metals from the water to make it more drinkable.

ENSC 10 Wind Design of Tall Building

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Team: Logan Cayton, Kyle Lerch, Alex Pihl, Jonathan Teman
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Schultz email
Sponsor: CEDE

Our project will design eight tall buildings that will be investigated based on performance metrics such as peak inner-story drifts and floor accelerations, and the probability of failure between the prototype buildings, ultimately determining which benefit the most from PBWD.

ENSC 15 Spokane Bicycle Network

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Team: Patrick Benjamin, Jay Pullen, William Thompson
Faculty Advisor: Rhonda Young email
Sponsor: City of Spokane

Analysis of Spokane’s Bicycle Network to improve connectivity and to increase safety for all road users.

ENSC 16 Wyoming Connected Vehicle: Phase III

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Team: Ian Rypkema, Andrew Segren, Dominic Vernon, Megan Zollars
Faculty Advisor: Rhonda Young email
Sponsor: McFarland Management

Connected Vehicle technology is expected to have tremendous impact on the operation and safety of transportation systems but has significant challenges in terms of data integration, visualization, and quantities of data produced.

ENSC 17 Spokane Greehouse Gas Emissions Inventory

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Team: Wesley Davis, Jena Jadallah, Daniel Rosales, Luke Schumm
Faculty Advisor: Alex Maxwell email
Sponsor: CEDE

It is the purpose of this project to work with the City to fulfill the mandates of Ordinance C35519 by completing a GHG emissions inventory for the City of Spokane operations, including all City facilities, buildings, equipment and activities.

ENSC 18 Spokane Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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Team: Chelsey Hand, Austin Kaesemeyer, Dawson Matthews, Frederick Winter
Faculty Advisor: Alex Maxwell email
Sponsor: CEDE

It is the purpose of this project to work with the City to fulfill the mandates of Ordinance C35519 by completing a GHG emissions inventory for the City of Spokane operations, including all City facilities, buildings, equipment and activities.

ENSC 19 Design of Beaver Dam Analogs

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Team: Dominic Barashkoff, Corey Johnson, Trenton Nett, Brian Wise
Faculty Advisor: Sue Niezgoda email
Sponsor: The Lands Council

The focus of this senior design investigation will be on continuing a long-term research investigation that was begun by a Civil Senior Design Team in AY2016-2017 and will continue to examine the effectiveness of Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs, simulated beaver dams) at trapping sediment in California Creek and other tributaries of Latah Creek. The project team will continue to monitor the effectiveness of BDAs at trapping sediment in California Creek by using on-the-ground survey techniques and aerial photogrammetry techniques using an unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e., drone) and structure from motion analysis. In addition, the project team will look to expand the current study and develop a systematic before-after-control-impact monitoring plan for BDAs to be designed and implemented in a new tributary of Latah Creek. The results of this project will document the effectiveness of BDAs at reducing downstream sediment loads in Latah Creek and thus improve water quality in both Latah Creek and the Spokane River.

ENSC 20 Putting Food Waste to Work

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Team: Philip Dantas Whitney, Christopher Klahr, Drew Mosman, Miles Sustad
Faculty Advisor: John Cleary email
Sponsor: WA Dept of Ecology

Investigate the technical and economic feasibility of a campus-scale, two-stage food waste digester. Compare the proposed with the current municipal-size wastewater treatment to composting handling of food waste in terms of energy yield/use, nutrient capture and carbon cycling.

ENSC 21 Wenatchee Housing Complex

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Team: Nichole Brannan, Karla La Torre Alvarez, Courtney Maciolek, Alexander Schneller
Faculty Advisor: Tony Stenlund email
Sponsor: TD&H Engineering

Structural design of a four story, 70,000 square foot multi-family building. Design to include calculations to resist all necessary loads. A set of construction plans for the main structural elements shall be completed as well.

ENSC 22 Stormwater Treatment Monitoring

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Team: Isabella Burzynski, Nicole Chen, Leland O'Hanlon
Faculty Advisor: Aimee Navickis-Brasch email
Sponsor: Spokane County

This project will evaluate the stormwater treatment performance on of a bioretention pond located on Gonzaga's campus during cold climate conditions. Students will design and conduct an experiment as well as conduct a literature search, collect and analyze water quality data, and summarize their findings in a final report.

ENSC 23 Multi Story Steel Frame Design

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Team: Ariana Felix, William Hietter, Lindsey Peterson
Faculty Advisor: Joshua Schultz email
Sponsor: CEDE

Design and analysis of a multi-story steel frame (braced or moment-resisting) using current codes (ASCE7-16, AISC etc.). Students will then redesign using the system using historical code provisions. The resulting designs will be compared for lateral and gravity performance. Design hours will be tracked and compared to obtain a relative ROI for increasing code complexity.

ENSC 24 Underground Vault for Spokane

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Team: John Cary, Adam Hallerman, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Jacob Schmidt
Faculty Advisor: Doug Forkner email
Sponsor: Avista

The goal of this project is to design and build an underground concrete transformer vault. This project will include three sections, field inspection and analysis, design and construction management.

ENSC 25 Super Bridge Girder Design

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Team: Ryan Collins, Nicholas Corigliano, Matthew Govig, Risa Gutierrez
Faculty Advisor: Sushil Shenoy email
Sponsor: Oldcastle Precast

Turnkey analysis and design of new super girder casting system to support the construction of Inland Northwest infrastructure. The system will support over 7 million pounds of force used in the manufacturing process.

ENSC 26 Fiber-Based Construction Materials

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Team: Anthony Adamek, Erik Allen, Cassidy Lomas, Coral Ng
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Heine email
Sponsor: Northwest Green Chemistry and ZILA Works

Students will evaluate and optimize formulations of processed industrial hemp hurd with lime binder to create 'hempcrete' for building walls for a 10' x 10' shed.

ENSC 27 SCC Building 15 Expansion

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Team: Sebastian Ferraro, Steven Nickolas, Ian Smith
Faculty Advisor: Aaron Zwanzig email
Sponsor: Civil Engineering

Students will evaluate and optimize formulations of processed industrial hemp hurd with lime binder to create 'hempcrete' for building walls for a 10' x 10' shed.

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