Best Places to Work in Indiana

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting is in the Winner’s Circle once again for the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-150 employees) category.  Winners were officially recognized during an awards ceremony May 3rd at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana nine times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

 

ACEC Indiana Grand Project Award Winner!

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on the honor of being selected as the Grand Project Award Winner in the 30th Annual ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards Competition for the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project! The interchange is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

Last November, the project was selected among a handful of Honor Award recipients who were in the running to be crowned as the Grand Project of the Year. Despite stiff competition, the interchange was announced during the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on March 15th as taking top honors for this year’s event.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

Click here to see complete project details.

 

Check Out UNITED at Purdue Road School

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the challenges and triumphs of designing one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

United Consulting’s Jeromy Richardson, PE and Bill Curtis, PE will present a session showcasing “The New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street” during Purdue’s 104th Annual Road School.

The oval configuration concept initially sparked extensive scrutiny and review.  INDOT, FHWA, and other industry experts examined the design and traffic analysis. Their analysis and meetings resulted in a collaboration for designing an oval interchange with exceptional geometrics and well thought-out design elements.  Ultimately, the process resulted in verifying the oval interchange as a valid solution for the new interchange.


ALSO . . .

Stop by our booth on the same day (March 6th) in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms during “Coffee with Exhibitors” from 7:00 am – 8:45 am and lunch from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 


Spring Mill Road Grand Opening

Despite cold temperatures and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the city of Carmel hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony on December 15th as an official acknowledgement of the newly improved Spring Mill Road between 111th Street and Main Street in the city of Carmel.

The $8.6 million project included the construction of a boulevard section with a sidewalk and multi-use path for 1.81 miles of Spring Mill Road in conjunction with a roundabout at 111th Street in Carmel. Beginning at the south approach of a proposed roundabout at 111th Street, the project was extended north to the existing roundabout at Main Street. No modifications  were made to the 116th Street, Dorset Boulevard, and Main Street roundabouts.

A multi-use path was extended south from the new roundabout at 111th Street to the existing roundabout at 106th Street along the east side of Spring Mill Road.

Finally, modifications to separate vehicular and pedestrian trac were made to Hamilton County Bridges No. 31 and 32 over Williams Creek.

Project team members included United Consulting; Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.; Roudebush Grading, Inc.; Morphey Construction; and Indiana Sign & Barricade.

ACEC Indiana Honor Award Recipient

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on another successful project!

The New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the only one built over an interstate. In addition, ACEC Indiana just announced the project has been selected as the recipient of an Honor Award in the Engineering Excellence Awards 2018 competition.

The new interchange provides unique access into the city of Fishers while alleviating traffic congestion and encouraging economic development in the area.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

Click here to see complete project details.

Safe Pedestrian Access along Churchman Avenue

 

L to R: Mayor Dennis Buckley (Beech Grove), Brett Schnurpel (United), Brian Pierson (United), Bill Hall (United), Sean Northup (Indianapolis MPO)

 

The Churchman Avenue Sidewalk Project in the city of Beech Grove was delivered one year ahead of schedule thanks to the early availability of funds by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The new sidewalk provides safe pedestrian access to Churchman Avenue between Emerson Avenue and Arlington Avenue in Beech Grove, connecting nearly one mile of homes, businesses, schools, churches, and assisted living facilities.  Handrails and safety fence along the steeper drop-offs adjacent to the sidewalk were also constructed.  Prior to the project, pedestrians along Churchman Avenue were forced to share the street alongside busy vehicular traffic without any safety provisions for walkers.

In addition to the much-needed safety features for pedestrians, the project also improved drainage in the area through new curb and gutter, storm water infrastructure, extended drainage culverts, rebuilt driveways, and street approaches.

The project was partially subsidized using Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding administered through the Indianapolis MPO along with oversight from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).