Team Members: Daniel Delgado and Domenick Peragine
Faculty Advisor: Byungik Chang, Ph.D., P.E., M.B.A.
Industry Advisor: Christian Brown, P.E., Associate Vice President of HNTB
Industry Partner: HNTB
Goal: To design a new lift span for a movable bridge to replace the existing rim-bearing swing “Walk Bridge”. The bridge carries the Metro-North New Haven Line over the Norwalk River and must open for marine traffic. The issue is that this 121-year-old bridge has, on several occasions, gotten stuck in the open position, which suspends railroad traffic for hours. The new design will incorporate two independent through truss spans that are 250 feet long, and support Cooper E-80 live loads.
Team Members: Cassandra Champagne, Zoe Laird, Daniel Perrucci, and Antonella Vazquez
Faculty Advisor: Gregory Broderick, Ph.D.
Industry Advisor: Louis Annino, P.E., Associate Vice President, University of New Haven Facilities
Goal: To design a high-end hotel on campus for university visitors, while also providing: educational tasting rooms for Hospitality courses; experiential opportunities for Hospitality students to manage and operate the hotel; and a conference center large enough to host academic and professional conferences and commencements. The hotel will contribute to the university’s commitment to sustainability by achieving LEED Platinum green building certification.
Team Members: Andrew Thompson, Ivan Gomez, Mark Guidetti, and Abdullah Aljohani
Industry Advisor: Beth Ann Smith, P.E.
Industry Partner: GHD, Inc.
Goal: To improve the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic at The University of New Haven near the intersections of Ruden Street/Campbell Avenue, and First Avenue/Campbell Avenue. This will be achieved by including a tunnel to separate students from vehicle traffic and improve the flow of traffic near campus. This design will improve student safety.
Team Members: Samantha Santos, Quasem Alajjan, and Alyasser Nureldeen
Industry Partner: Pereira Engineering
Goal: To redevelop the University of New Haven's Charger Plaza by providing a newly constructed building which will house classrooms, a cafe, a wellness center, study spaces, and lounge areas. An improved outdoor space will include a casual recreational area, outdoor lounge spaces, and adequate parking. Site Development Plans will be completed and supported by calculations and design considerations.
Team Members: Faisal Alotaibi and Abdulaziz Bu Khamsen
Faculty Advisor: Marie Bartels
Industry Advisor: Brett Stoeffler
Industry Partner: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Goal: To create improved traffic flow on I-95 and I-84 in Connecticut. We will achieve this using electronic tolls to reduce the daily highway congestion for commuters. Gantries will be designed and congestion pricing differing during on-peak and off-peak traffic hours will be implemented.
Team Members: Jonathan Fischetto, Joshua Acaba, Elias Ghazal, and Jongsung Lee
Industry Advisor: Louis Annino – Executive Vice President of Facilities, University of New Haven
Industry Partner: Walsh Construction Company – Pete Schexnayder (Project Manager)
Goal: To design a new state of the art student center with parking garage, located on the southern edge of main campus. This building will also house a walk bridge spanning Ruden Street, that will act as a link between the main and south campuses. South campus will also feature a new green space, making more desirable and inviting. The team will perform structural, geotechnical, and architectural designs of the main building while considering environmental impacts and sustainability. EJ Construction Co. hopes to provide more efficient and convenient spaces for the students and faculty, alleviate parking problems, and enhance the “Green” image of the University of New Haven campus.