C+S February 2021 Vol. 7 Issue 2

of different activities that both supported game-day activities as well as encouraging year-round tourism. The original development plans included space for things like a brewery, a luxury hotel, and a health clinic as well as a sledding hill and 10-acre park and plaza, all of which is featured at the final space. At the initial stages of development, there was a strong need to bring in a civil and structural engineering team with a strong background in working on mixed-use developments, and raSmith was brought on board. They were tasked with evolving the site. More specifically, they had to develop the plan in a way that provided access to the site, balanced parking with developable building area, and provided space for a public plaza. When raSmith joined the Titletown Design Team, the development space was not yet defined. Using public input sessions, the develop - ment team was able to determine how the space was being used through Phase I of development. After gathering input from the public, it was decided that Phase I would consist of buildings such as Hinterland Brewery, Lodge Kohler, Bellin Health, and Titletown Tech as well as a plaza that features a sledding hill, skating rink, playground, a full size football field, activity area, and a lot of open space. Additionally, according to Senior Project Manager Ryan J. Lancour, the project faced constraints based on scope when the project acquired land, eventually growing by approximately a third and incorporating the re-construction of two public roadways. Initial plans were also made for a second phase of development that would create a more pedestrian-friendly experience. Phase II was focused on increasing the number of townhomes and reconstructing a major public roadway; it also includes the construction of a podium that significantly increases the development’s parking capacity while keeping open space above. From a structural perspective, the team was able to overcome chal- lenges posed by varying soil bearing conditions underneath the site of the Bellin Clinic. In addition, the site was further complicated by the inclusion of a partial basement that would be constructed below Construction is underway for this multi-family apartment building.

Titletown Phase II under construction

the water table. To overcome this, raSmith constructed an augercast pile system to support the at-grade portion of the building in order to provide the best value while also minimizing construction impact for the residential building adjacent to the site. raSmith’s Titletown Teams (Phase I & II) CIVIL Ryan J. Lancour, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Client Manager for Titletown Jeremy Jeffery, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, Lead Design Engineer John Casucci, P.L.S., Senior Project Manager, Surveying Services Pat Hawley, P.E, PTOE, RSP, Assistant Director of Transportation Services Justin Schueler, P.E. Traffic Project Manager, Lead Traffic Engineer STRUCTURAL Phase I Steven Roloff, P.E., LEED AP, Structural Project Manager Robert Ray, Senior Structural Engineer Phase II Steven Roloff, P.E. LEED AP, Structural Project Engineer Jeff Derra, P.E. LEED AP, Senior Structural Engineer Michael Kren, P.E. Project Engineer




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