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Statement of Qualifications for

Ohio River Trail - Oasis Corridor prepared for Hamilton County Park District May 2013

513-942-3141 www.mecompanies.com

Achieving Exceptional Results through Management and Engineering

Achieving Exceptional Results through Management and Engineering

May 3, 2013 Mr. Kevin J. Brill, P.E. Park Engineer Hamilton County Park District 10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231 RE: Ohio River Trail Oasis Corridor From Carrel Street to Montgomery Inn Boathouse

Dear Mr. Brill: Thank you for the opportunity to express our interest and prepare a submission for this project. We understand that Ohio River Way, Inc. is funding the design and construction of the project and that the Hamilton County Park District is serving as project representative. We have assembled a strong team of professionals from ME/IBI Group, Human Nature (trail conceptualization and neighborhood connections) and Thelen (geotechnical), that are ready to hit the ground running toward attaining your goals immediately upon notice to proceed. Key benefits our team offers the District include, but are not limited to: Our team is very familiar with this project. Human Nature conducted the trail alignment studies for CDOTE and ME/IBI Group prepared the survey for the Park District. We have extensive knowledge of trail design and regulations, having delivered the Armleder Trail (including the link to Lunken); portions of the Ohio River Trail; and three phases of the Mill Creek Greenway Trail. Past track record of success. In addition to the projects listed above, this team helped deliver projects such as Washington Park, Clark Montessori and Varsity Village at UC. We know the regulatory stakeholders. Mr Koehn and Mr. Wolnitzek have strong relationships with ODOT; CDOTE; SORTA and the IORY; and the Eastern Corridor Rail Team. These relationships will ensure quick and effective communications. Our team, will be able to provide you an integrated TOTAL PROJECT APPROACH including regulatory stakeholder buy-in; trail alignment conceptualization; complete project design from preliminary to detailed plans; as well as permitting, utility coordination, and construction administration and inspection services. Attached please find our technical submission and formal Scope and Price. The Scope and Price have been prepared as the attachments to the standard AIA B102-2007 contract (with any modifications that are mutually agreed upon). As a senior firm principal, I am able to dedicate any of ME/IBI Groups resources to ensure this project is completed on schedule and within budget. I will fully support the efforts of our Project Manager, Mr. Jeff Koehn. He has successfully managed similar improvements throughout his 20+ year career. If you have any questions about our submittal, or need more information, please contact me or Jeff Koehn (513-317-3331) Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely,

Timothy R. Foley Senior Firm Principal

614-818-4900 ext. 300 tfoley@mecompanies.com

635 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville, OH 43081 614-818-4900 Fax 614-818-4902 mailbox@mecompanies.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.....................................................................................................................................1 Firm Profile.........................................................................................................................1 Qualifications of Lead & Subconsultants.......................................................................2 Project Information.........................................................................................................................5 Project Approach. ............................................................................................................................5 Project Team.......................................................................................................................7 Experience........................................................................................................................................8 QA/QC Process. ............................................................................................................................19 References......................................................................................................................................20 Appendix A: Principals' Qualifications Appendix B: Team Resumes Appendix C: Subconsultant Experience

INTRODUCTION

FIRM PROFILE
ME/IBI Group, a management and engineering firm, assists clients with planning, design, and implementation of public and private infrastructure and building projects. We specialize in providing comprehensive management and design services from conception through completion, including: Transportation & Community Planning Transportation Design Site Development Water/Wastewater Survey & Right-of-Way Plan Development Construction Management Value-Added Services (e.g. environmental & utility coordination)

ME/IBI GROUP HISTORY


ME Building Consultants ... 1973 ME Civil Engineering. .......... 1985 ME Companies...................... 1995 ME/IBI Group. ...................... 2012

OFFICE LOCATIONS Cincinnati


Suite 2300 23 Triangle Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45246 513-942-3141

Columbus

230 West Street, Suite 175 Columbus, OH 43215 614-361-4996

ME/IBI Group is not a traditional engineering firm. We integrate both standard and value-added services in all of these areas to provide clients with a TOTAL PROJECT APPROACHone that focuses on all elements that may affect the success of a project, from funding to utilities to public involvement. This innovative approach, combined with our customary attention to quality, schedule, and budget, enables us to fulfill our corporate mission, to provide expert technical advice, high quality designs, innovative solutions, and superior service to help clients achieve exceptional results. Firm History & Ownership - Originally established in 1973 as ME Building Consultants, Ltd., ME Companies has recently been acquired by IBI Group, Inc. IBI is a multi-disciplinary global leader specializing in Urban Land Development, Facilities, Transportation, and Intelligent Systems with over 3,000 employees in 80 cities across the globe. Office Locations - ME/IBI Group has five offices in Ohio. The distribution of our offices enables us to provide immediate and responsive service to clients throughout the state. Staff Composition - ME/IBI Group has 89 professionals with proven capabilities who are assigned to projects according to their expertise and availability. ME/IBI Group employees arent just book-smart professionals. Among us are people who have operated city traffic systems, spent weeks on construction sites, run local governments, and developed statewide policies. They have knocked on residents doors and addressed public meetings. Their hands-on experience adds real-life insight to the decisions we make. Technology & Equipment - ME/IBI Group has 80 workstations averaging 2.6 GHz Core Duo with high speed internet access. Typical software used includes Microsoft products; Adobe desktop publishing software and presentation products; and Bentley and AutoDesk design and surveying products.

Canton

Suite 104 4150 Belden Village Street Canton, OH 44718 330-491-9000

New Lexington

5085 Tile Plant Road New Lexington, OH 43764 740-342-6695

Westerville

635 Brooksedge Boulevard Westerville, OH 43081 614-818-4900

STAFF BREAKDOWN
Engineering & Surveying. ..........69 Including: P.E... ...........................................21 E.I.................................................4 P.S................................................3 LEED AP. ....................................4 BCEE...........................................2 AICP............................................1 GISP. ............................................1 CPESC.........................................1 Architecture...................................3 Administrative. ............................17

TOTAL

89

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Qualifications of Lead & Subconsultant

Lead Consultant: ME/IBI Group


ME/IBI Group is a single-source provider for public and private project development needs. ME/IBI Group offers clients a comprehensive set of competencies, including value-added services beyond the traditional engineering and management disciplines. ME/IBI Group uses a TOTAL PROJECT APPROACH to assist clients with the project development process from planning through design and construction. ME/IBI Groups TOTAL PROJECT APPROACH focuses on elements affecting the critical path of the project, such as environmental permitting and governmental coordination, utility issues and right-of-way acquisition. We have consistently found that these areas can dramatically impact the schedule and budget of most projects; therefore we have developed additional core competencies in these areas in addition to our traditional project skills. On this project, for example, ME/IBI Group has the capacity to complete project design from preliminary to detailed plans, while also providing railroad, utility coordination, and construction and administration and observation services. We recently completed the design of the Kennedy Connector, which required extensive utility coordination and relocation; construction of a new roadway bridge over a SORTA/IORY rail line; and provided construction services. The project team was constant throughout the duration of the project, and Project Manager Jeff Joehn performed the railroad and utility coordination work. Key to our TOTAL PROJECT APPROACH for this project will also be coordination with all stakeholders associated with the project. We believe efficient and coordinated involvement of all agencies with a stake on this project will be the crucial element to advance or hinder the critical path. In addition to the regulatory stakeholders, there are other stakeholders that may include (but are not limited to): neighborhood councils, elected officials, residents, businesses, property owners and bike advocacy/trail group. Our team is experienced in working with these groups to develop effective solutions to projects with complex issues. If requested, we can assist in public information campaigns, public meetings and presentations. Civil Engineering Expertise ME/IBI Group has provided civil engineering design to private and public clients for 40 years. Our staff develops plans and specifications for new and existing infrastructure based on such feasibility considerations as initial, operational and maintenance costs; current and future area needs and development plans; and public safety maintenance and enhancement. Successful designs must transfer from plan sheets to constructed reality.

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Qualifications of Lead & Subconsultant ME/IBI Group gives clients continuity of service from the initial planning and design stages through construction and beyond. Through client-focused resource management, we scale our multi-disciplinary, in-house capabilities to complete feasible designs on time and within established budgets. ME/IBI Group's transportation design services include: Bikeway/Trail Design Street & Highway Design Interchange & Intersection Design Bridge Design, Review & Inspection Retaining Wall Design, Review & Inspection Hydraulic/Drainage Analysis & Design Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signals and Maintenance of Traffic Railroad Spurs, Crossing and Signal Interconnection Boundary and Topographic Surveys

Subconsultants

1780 Carillon Boulevard , Cincinnati, OH 45240 513-825-4350 THELEN was established in 1971 to provide a local service to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and a regional service to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. They specialize in geotechnical engineering and testing, and construction materials testing. THELEN has provided engineering, testing and construction review services for over 31,000 projects. They have created a computer database of past project surface and subsurface information, which is readily retrievable for use on this project. This database, combined with the extensive experience staff, gives THELEN an extensive knowledge of the soil and bedrock conditions in Southwestern Ohio. THELEN has received certifications of accreditation from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for soil, portland cement concrete, portland cement concrete aggregate and hot mix asphalt aggregates. THELEN maintains a local fleet of subsurface exploration equipment. The fleet includes four truck-mounted drilling rigs, one skid-mounted drilling rig for remote access, and three track-mounted (all-terrain) drilling rigs. The drilling rigs are equipped with the necessary augers, rock coring equipment and sampling equipment to complete test borings more than 250 feet deep and rock coring more than 750 feet deep. Support equipment for the drilling rigs include a dozer, an 18 long enclosed supply trailer, water tanks, grout pumps and pickup trucks.

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Qualifications of Lead & Subconsultant

990 St. Paul Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45206 513-281-2211 Human Nature was created to focus upon the planning/design of public open spaces and open space systems (parks, preserves, trails, greenways, streetscapes, neighborhoods, plazas and public art). These places offer the best opportunities for communities to express themselves through a celebration of cultural and natural resources. They have enjoyed 18 years of tremendous opportunities with wonderful clients in creating and building great places for people to connect with nature and enjoy. Part of the philosophy that has lead to their success is the belief that each client, each site, and each community is unique and deserves a tailored approach and interpretation. They feel strongly that the inspiration for design lies within the special qualities of the site, the potential users of the facilities, and the people that build them. They call this approach place-specific design. Their list of inspired projects is extensive and so are the collaborative resources that we can put to work. ME/IBI Group has collaborated extensively with Human Nature on park and trail design. Our work together has provided solutions to Ohio River Trails, Armleder Park, Mill Creek Greenway Trail, among others. Many of the representative projects located in Appendix C are a demonstration of this collective experience.

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PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT APPROACH Introduction


This project consists of the planning and subsequent design of a roughly 4.5mile connection between the Montgomery Inn Boathouse and Carrel Street. Three proposed trail alignments have been developed: using the north track alignment for most of the length (referred to as the Rail with Trail approach), a non rail alignment for most of the length (referred to as the north alignment) and a hybrid approach. At this time, it has been determined that the Rail with Trail approach has the highest likelihood of success, and we are proceeding with that route. Through our past experience with the project, our field walks and our review of the past work, we know that non-ideal trail conditions will be required, such as narrowed trail areas, shared alley / trail sections, and possible new trail crossings of the railroad. Our team is used to working on trails in urban areas and will use that experience along with sound engineering practices and judgement to deliver the project. ME/IBI Group will be cognizant of the impact to utilities. Potential utility impacts and/or relocations are one of the key drivers in alternative refinements during the planning stages of a project. Emergency vehicle access in the event of an incident on the trail is another item that will be carefully considered during planning and design of the portions of the project that are not immediately adjacent to a public roadway.

The ME Team Advantage


The team selected for this project is comprised of a very talented group of people who are experienced in all disciplines to successfully conceptualize the alignment, design the project, and provide construction administration and inspection services, including: planning/alternatives of trail alignments, bikeway and roadway design, regulatory stakeholder coordination, utility coordination, railroad coordination, geotechnical engineering, retaining wall and structure design, boundary and topographic surveys, and construction services, including material testing . Our sub-consultant partners are HUMAN NATURE for trail conceptualization and the design of the neighborhood connections and THELEN for geotechnical investigations. These are both firms with which ME/IBI Group frequently partners.

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PROJECT INFORMATION The design team for this project is comprised of talented professionals who are also avid bicyclists. Our QA/QC manager and one of our design engineers for this project are bicycle commuters. Project Manager Jeff Koehn works regularly with ODOT, CDOTE and SORTA, which will help get the project moving quickly into the regulatory stakeholder coordination.

Value Added - "Complete Streets" Involvement


Complete Streets (a term coined by the America Bikes Board) accommodate the need for an integrated, connected street network that serves all of its users, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. ME is a proud Bronze Partner of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of more than 50 organizations that support complete street policies across the country, including the Senate Bill S. 2696, The Complete Streets Act of 2008, promoting street design that is safe for all users. ME/IBI Group has long been incorporating "Complete Streets" principals to our designs, frequently before the term existed as such (one example being the U.S. 50 Corridor Study for OKI). Since becoming a partner of the coalition, ME/IBI Group was asked by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to present on the topic of "Complete Streets" at a brown bag lunch during Ohio Planning Conference (Columbus Chapter), which speaks to our expertise and commitment to improving safety for motorists and non-motorists alike. The Operation SAFEWALKS project for the City of Columbus/MORPC is another excellent example of our team's ability to inform our clients and the public on the value of "Complete Streets" features as well as their implementation. Our team will incorporate key principles of "Complete Streets" during development of alternatives for this project at the eastern and western termini and wherever there is vehicle / bike interaction, the most fundamental of which is the assurance of safe accessibility to all users.

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PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT TEAM Organizational Chart


Below is our proposed project organization chart, including staff assigned to important disciplines of ME/IBI Group (Lead Consultant) and subconsultants. Our proposed Project Manager and the majority of team members have worked on projects immediately following this page. Detailed personnel resumes are included in Appendix A.

Jeff Koehn, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC

Jeff Hackenbracht, P.E.


PROJECT MANAGER

QA/QC

Michael S. Murray, P.E., LEED AP

CONSTRUCTABILITY

Jeff Koehn, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC

Mike Murray, P.E., LEED AP

BIKEWAY DESIGN

Jeff Glowka, P.E. Dan Barnhart, P.E.

Scott Lindgren, P.S. Patrick S. Finn, PS


ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATION

SURVEY/RW PLAN

RETAINING WALLS AND STRUCTURES

Steve Butler, P.E. Sage Flannagan, P.E.

Kitty Butterworth

Gary R. Wolnitzek, ASLA (Human Nature) Joey Hood (Human Nature)


NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION / TRAILHEAD

TRAIL CONCEPTUALIZATION

Jeff Koehn, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC


STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION

RAILROAD COORDINATION

Jeff Hackenbracht, P.E.

Gary R. Wolnitzek, ASLA (Human Nature) Joey Hood (Human Nature)

Jeff Koehn, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC Gary R. Wolnitzek, ASLA (Human Nature)
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Craig M. Davis, P.E. (THELEN)

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ME/IBI GROUP OHIO RIVER TRAIL - CITY OF CINCINNATI

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Ohio River Trail


ME/IBI Group was selected to perform environmental, preliminary engineering, design services and construction documents for a 1 mile portion of the Ohio River Trail from Carrel to Wilmer. Features of the project including converting the abandoned railroad corridor into a 10 wide accessible multi-use trail; trailheads; urban design elements; drainage; landscaping, decorative fencing, pavers and artwork; way finding signage; modifying City streets including a traffic signal at Kellogg Avenue and Carrel across from the Lunken Airport terminal, modifications to an existing flood levee and log stop gates; removal of freight railroad tracks; building demolition; and right-of-way plans. The project included the restoration of an existing abandoned freight transfer rail terminal into an iconic gateway shelter which provided historical elements and tells the story of the rail line. The transfer terminal improvements included refurbishing the rail bumper post, rehabilitation and painting of the terminal, the development of a plaza and observation deck and the development of graphic panels and interpretive signage detailing the history of the rail line and the neighborhood. An alternate stormwater design was completed using green design principles to take advantage of a low depression as a rain garden/water quality basin to eliminate approximately $50,000 of drainage elements. Additionally over 1,000 l.f. of steel railroad track was recycled and used as fencing around the project. Construction on the project was completed in May of 2011.

MAY, 2013

ME/IBI GROUP OHIO RIVER TRAIL - CITY OF CINCINNATI

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Otto Armleder Park


ME/IBI Group prepared the design of a 5,000 foot long ADA compliant trail that connects the Lunken Loop trail to the Armleder Park Trail system. The trail starts in the northeast corner of the Lunken airport property, runs along the top of the flood control levee, drops down to the toe of the levee, passes under the Beechmont Avenue Bridge over the Little Miami River, crosses over the Duck Creek on a 150 long truss bridge and connects to the Armleder Trail system. The design includes an 800 long SierraScape retaining wall (average height of 8) that will be fully vegetated; a truss bridge designed to be submerged under 20 of water (Ohio River 100 year flood) and to withstand regular flooding (Duck Creek and Little Miami floods) and sustainable designed stream bank stabilization and channel re-direction. The project required a National Scenic Rivers Permit; USACE and OEPA permits for the streambank stabilization; flood plain approval from the local floodplain administrator, approvals from both CDOTE and ODOT for work under Beechmont Avenue, coordination with NIOSH with their facilities in the area.

MAY, 2013

ME/IBI GROUP OHIO RIVER TRAIL - CITY OF CINCINNATI

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Mill Creek Greenway


ME/IBI Group worked with the Mill Creek Restoration project to deliver approximately two miles of trail in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 construction seasons. We provided surveying, preliminary engineering, cost estimating, final design, bidding and construction management services. The trail runs between the Mill Creek Road Bridge over the Mill Creek, to the north end of Salway Park. The project includes a trailhead, with a 20 space parking lot, with three bio-retention areas. The trail is 10 wide and is designed to AASHTO and local standards. ME/IBI Group worked closely with CDOTE on the portions of the trail that abut the ROW and with Parks Board and CRC for the portion of the trail that runs through Salway Park.

MAY, 2013

ME/IBI GROUP OHIO RIVER TRAIL - CITY OF CINCINNATI

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Beckett Road Improvements


ME/IBI Group completed construction plans for the proposed intersection improvements for the Beckett Ridge Boulevard and Beckett Road to address a safety and congestion issue at the intersection of Beckett Ridge Boulevard and Beckett Road. The project included the development of a three-lane section and left turn at Beckett Ridge Boulevard and the Beckett Park entrances as well as corrected the substandard horizontal alignment. Other design elements included construction of a 0.50 mile multiuse bike trail, drainage improvements including two culvert replacements, retaining walls and coordination with the improvements at the proposed park being developed by West Chester Township. ME/IBI Group completed the survey and engineering tasks and used S&ME (formerly BBC&M) to assist with the geotechnical engineering. The construction cost was $1.3 million, and work was completed in the fall of 2009. The project was completed on time and under budget.

MAY, 2013

ME/IBI GROUP OHIO RIVER TRAIL - CITY OF CINCINNATI

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Blacklick Creek Greenway


ME/IBI Group designed an eight-span pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge over U.S. 33 and Blacklick Creek and a one-mile trail segment. ME/ IBI Group also provided roadway/trail design; bridge engineering; FEMA hydraulics; signage and pavement markings; maintenance of traffic; drainage/storm sewer design at selected locations; erosion and sediment control; utility coordination; land surveying and cost estimates for the project. ODOT District administered construction of the $2.1 million project.

MAY, 2013

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PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Langram Bikeway Improvements


This project added a four-foot bikeway lane to each side of South Bass Islands Langram Road to better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians and improve safety conditions for residents and tourists traveling between Miller Ferry Landing and Perry Monument. ME/IBI Group completed survey, roadway and drainage design, right-of-way detail sheets, and public involvement assistance for this 2.0-mile project. The project was constructed at a bid cost of $400,000.

MAY, 2013

EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE


Red Bank Road Widening Phase 2A - City of Cincinnati ME/IBI Group was selected to perform preliminary engineering, design services, and construction documents for a portion of Red Bank Road from Brotherton Road to Fair Lane Avenue. The work included roadway construction plans, including Red Bank Road, Rags Drive/New Erie Drive, and the addition of a service drive near the existing residential houses; signing; construction of a bike/hike trail along the project; surveying; removal of freight railroad tracks; structures demolition; and traffic signal warrants/design and right-ofway plans. ME/IBI Group coordinated environmental issues with ATC, the Citys selected consultant. U.S. 50 Connector - Ross County Engineer ME/IBI Group completed plans for the construction of more than 11,000 l.f. of a new limited access highway through difficult terrain. The connector serves as a bypass of Clinton Road, linking U.S. 50 and Pleasant Valley Road. Using intricate geometrics, ME/IBI Group created a safe and faster route for the traveling public. The project includes one signal at Pleasant Valley Road, widening of U.S. 50 at the connector, a 1,000 l.f. extension of Clinton Road, a modification to Anderson Station Road, and seven box culverts or large pre-cast structures. ME/IBI Group provided all engineering and surveying services for this fast-track project, including right-of-way plans. The project is funded with local dollars. The project included a parallel bikeway, designed in accordance with the AASHTO manual, "Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities, 3rd Edition." The bikeway included five stream crossings and an underpass. The earthwork and crossings will be constructed as part of the roadway project. The asphalt will be constructed as funds are available. Three Creeks Park ME/IBI Group performed design work on this 86-acre park site that included a bikeway, paved automobile parking areas with lighting, a shelter house, and water and sanitary service for the park. Sanitary work included a 4,500 l.f. force main with lift station, including specialty aerial sewer on foot bridge, and 3,500 l.f. of waterline. Survey Task Order Contract 2003 renewed in 2004, 2005 & 2006 ME/IBI Group has conducted boundary surveys in several Metro Parks in order to re-establish property boundaries to evaluate the impact of existing encumbrances upon the parks. Also, due to land acquisition efforts by Metro Parks, ME/IBI Group prepared plats and legal descriptions to aid the acquisition process. As part of this contract, ME/IBI Group provided topographic survey (Phase 7) and construction staking (Phase 8) for the Blacklick Creek Bikeway. We also coordinated survey work with the adjacent

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EXPERIENCE property owners. Most recently, Metro Parks called for assistant on two projects (Shannon Road Bikeway and Whittier Peninsula) needing immediate completion. Pomeroy Walkway - Village of Pomeroy ME/IBI Group designed approximately 1.6 miles of concrete or asphalt walkway for the Village of Pomeroy from east of the Village Amphitheater to the Pomeroy Municipal Park. The path was built over an old railroad bed and parallels the Ohio River. Due to the closeness of the Ohio River and the associated steep banks and drop offs, the project also involved steel pipe railing and lighting for the majority of the path to protect pedestrian traffic. East Orange Road Improvements - Delaware County Engineer ME/IBI Group designed improvements to East Orange Road, currently a two-lane road, from South Old State Road east to Bale-Kenyon Road (8,200 l.f.), including four intersections, a one-mile bike path, and a bridge. ME completed a traffic study to examine the need for roadway widening throughout the project limits and to analyze any traffic and/or safety concerns associated with the existing and proposed schools; location of the proposed bike path, and possible drive locations for the proposed high school. Based on this study, ME/IBI Group evaluated the use of roundabouts at three locations where the County originally proposed signals. The County decided to construct the roundabouts, saving approximately $300,000 as compared to signals. ME/IBI Group has prepared final design plans and currently is in the process of acquiring right-of-way (over 30 parcels) for the project construction. Construction is anticipated to commence in Spring of 2009 and the estimated construction cost is $3,800,000 (excluding right-of-way). Henderson Road Reconstruction - City of Columbus ME/IBI Group designed improvements to a 2,900-foot section of this city arterial. The project included replacement of curbs, gutters, water service taps, and sidewalks; widening the bridge over Olentangy River to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians; modifications and upgrades to existing traffic signals; design of Best Management Practices, storm sewer design, design of a new parallel 8 waterline, signal design at High Street and Olentangy Boulevard, maintenance of traffic plans, traffic control plans and detailed design of 29 ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps. ME/IBI Group also provided survey, right-of-way plans and public involvement services. Alum Creek Park South - Westerville Parks & Recreation Department ME/IBI Group and design teammate Suburban Rails worked with the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department, City of Westerville Planning Commission and City Council, National Bicycle League, American Bicycle Association, and the Ohio EPA on the design and construction of this outdoor bicycle and skateboard facility. The park was built on a 30-acre former landfill

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EXPERIENCE site in accordance with Ohio EPA guidelines. ME/IBI Groups work included boundary and topography surveys, conceptual studies, site design, preparation of construction documents, attendance at a series of public meetings and participation in the bidding process. The project received a 2004 Excellence in Concrete award from the Ohio Concrete Construction Association for the Best use of concrete in a public park or recreational setting. Sippo Connector Trail - Stark County Park District ME/IBI Group assisted the District with a preliminary study for trail layout and alignment, bridge crossing locations and probable land acquisition costs. The trail will connect Furnass Park in the City of Massillon, to Sippo Lake Park, and continue to the Stark County Fairgrounds. The approximately fivemile trail will provide needed access through residential neighborhoods and will link parks, schools and commercial use areas. Campus Trail at Stark State and Kent Campus - Stark County Park District ME/IBI Group completed the engineering plans for 9,100 l.f. of crushed limestone trail for the Campus Trail at Stark State and Kent Campus. Worthington Road - City of Westerville ME/IBI Group designed the widening of Worthington Road between Lori Lane and County Line Road West (approximately 2,000). The widening improvements included type two curb and gutter, lane widths of 12, culvert improvements, 10 bike path and extensive coordination between the City of Westerville, City of Columbus and Franklin County. Heritage Park - City of Westerville ME/IBI Group conducted a development feasibility study for the park. This study included a utility inventory for existing storm and sanitary lines near and through the park site and evaluated the impact of the existing utilities on the proposed park layout. Modifications were made to the concept plan based upon the location of the utilities. ME/IBI Group prepared a grading and storm drainage plans for the park, and designed a bikeway from the northern Cleveland Avenue connector to Main Street. Emerald Parkway Phase II Bike Path - Edwards Land Company ME/IBI Group completed design work for the construction of a 2,400 l.f. bike path along landscape buffer between a proposed commercial development and the existing residential development in the City of Dublin. The bike path connected to an existing access tunnel crossing Woerner-Temple Road. Hidaka Bike Path Study - City of Dublin ME/IBI Group prepared a feasibility study to identify the optimum location of a future bike path along Shier Rings Road between Avery Road and Shamrock Court.

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EXPERIENCE

Olentangy Bikeway - City of Columbus - ME/IBI Group designed this 1.1-mile project (between Tuttle and Clinton/Como parks), which included preparation of an Environmental Assessment Summary (ESA), 404 permits, bikeway plans and quantities. Before preparation of the ESA, Mr. Hackenbracht was directly involved in discussions with the City of Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation to choose a preferred alignment. Plans involved vertical and horizontal alignments, typical sections, cross sections, drainage, quantities and necessary hydraulics for the two bridge crossings over the Olentangy River. The project has been constructed and is currently in use. Alum Creek Bikeway - City of Columbus - ME/IBI Group was directly responsible for the design and establishment of the alignment along the existing levee paralleling Alum Creek and Saint Charles High School in the City of Columbus. The bikeway extended between Clifton and Broad Street. Design included horizontal and vertical alignment, typical sections, drainage provisions, quantities, cost estimate preparation and cross sections. Easement establishment was determined and prepared under Mr. Hackenbracht's direction. The project has been constructed and is currently in use. Alum Creek Bikeway Broad Street Underpass - City of Columbus - ME/IBI Group was directly responsible for designing a bikeway underpass (350 l.f.) under the Broad Street Bridge to allow connection of the existing bikeway in Wolfe Park with the proposed Alum Creek bikeway. Design included vertical and horizontal alignment, typical sections, drainage provisions, quantities, cost estimate preparation and cross sections. Easement establishment was determined and prepared under ME/IBI Group's direction. The project has been constructed and is currently in use.

"Complete Streets" Selected Projects


U.S. 50 Gateway Study - OKI ME/IBI Group completed this transportation and land use planning study for the OhioKentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments. The study included the areas surrounding U.S. 50 from S.R. 1 to S.R. 62 in Dearborn County, Indiana. Components of the study included coordinating the placement of proposed alternatives with adjacent land uses and addressing economic development opportunities to ensure that the corridor develops at the highest potential level. Public involvement played a key role in the studys ultimate acceptance and success. The U.S. 50 corridor area is already developed and plagued with access problems such as poorly located and/or closely spaced driveways/intersections, and access points that span the entire frontage of the property with little distinction between the business parking lot and the state highway. Known as the Main Street for Dearborn County, it was imperative that the study present solutions that would not only improve the congested traffic flow on U.S. 50, but also create an environment that would maintain community character and boast economic development. The preferred plan
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U.S. 50 Before

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EXPERIENCE for improvements included solutions for the roadway and community, as well. The proposed improvements included access management regulations, sidewalks, landscaping, and zoning recommendations. Operation SAFEWALKS - MORPC The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has joined efforts with City of Columbus for this project, including providing the necessary funds for preparation of this study. The City of Columbus intends to use the results of this study to identify and plan for future sidewalk construction projects within the study limits. The Operation SAFEWALKS Program was created in February 2007 with the goal of providing safer pedestrian routes along major arterial roadways within the older areas of the City of Columbus. In particular, the sidewalk improvements to be considered for this study were adjacent to roadways listed in the Columbus Thoroughfare Plan within the 1958 City Limit boundary. ME/IBI Group assisted the City of Columbus in identifying the missing sidewalks within this boundary and provided construction cost estimates. From this list of projects, plan view exhibits were developed utilizing existing GIS mapping. Briefly summarizing, the study prepared a total of 106 cost estimates throughout the four quadrants of the 1958 City Limit boundary. The total length of sidewalks studied was approximately 153 miles at an estimated cost of $96 million.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE & CONTROL PROGRAM


ME/IBI Group emphasizes state-of-the-art technical practices, coupled with efficient management to achieve a high level of service for our clients. At ME/IBI Group, Quality Assurance/Quality Control operates under a distinct QA/QC procedure, based on ME/IBI Groups and our clients established guidelines. Our People ME/IBI Group has high standards for employment qualifications, and jobs have been assigned in accordance with clearly demonstrated capabilities. Additionally, ongoing training ensures the project teams personnel are up-todate on the subject of the project, pertinent codes and standards, and on project QA/QC requirements. Our Structure ME/IBI Groups Senior Planning and Engineering Managers are responsible for ensuring the planning and design team personnel execute projects in accordance with all procedural and client requirements. At the beginning of each project, procedures are established that provide step-by-step instructions on completing specific tasks. The overall objective is to record how the work was conducted to ensure QA/QC PROCESS FLOW CHART data reliability. Our Procedures ME/IBI Group uses a team-approach QA/ QC process. In the first stage, the design team is responsible for accurate and efficient design. They review all of their work thoroughly as we prepare for a scheduled client submittal. Then, independent technical managers review the submittal to assure it has been thoroughly prepared and meets all technical standards. Finally, the QA/QC project team reviews the project while ensuring all items of the Scope of Services and industry standards are being met. This approach minimizes resubmittals and potential claims that may arise. All QA/ QC documentation is retained in the project files through final construction and punch lists. It is available for review and can be copied and sent to the client for reference. ME/IBI Groups QA/QC plan is designed to ensure quality performance and traceable results, and to ensure confidence in the documents prepared for all projects. The QA/QC Plan is comprehensive yet flexible, and can be modified to meet the specific needs of the project and client.

Proper electronic files shall be maintained as per MEs I.T. Procedures. All plots shall have date, time and filename signature in bottom left corner outside border.

CALCULATIONS Consult appropriate design manuals. Follow procedures of the QA/QC program. WORK PRINTS CHECK PRINTS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES Follow Section 4 of QA/QC Tactical Plan and incorporate all previous review comments. Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to submittal date, a set of check prints shall be compiled, bound and stamped as such with the date and the initials of those who completed the check print set. Follow the procedures outlined in the QA/QC program. Consult and complete appropriate checklist. Check for compliance with design and quantity calculations. Alternatively, this set may be compiled in sections. The check is very extensive and is not complete until the engineer is satisfied and confident of its completeness and compliance with QA/QC procedures. COMPOSITION After check prints have been corrected and new plots have been made, a fresh blue line set shall be reviewed by project manager or designated QA/QC reviewer. This set shall be bound and stamped as review set with date and initials of reviewer. In addition, this set shall be back-checked against check prints to check for loss of information (i.e. levels on etc.). Only those sheets with corrections shall be sent to CAD. Final plots shall be compared to previous review prints to check to make sure proper levels are displayed. SUBMITTAL Check prints, plan and composition prints, tracings or print mylar as-submitted blue line, as-submitted working set blue FILES line, calculations, CD of files, etc. ** Final submittal tracings shall never be used as work prints for next submittal. CLIENT Required documents (plans and specifications, original comments with responses).

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CLIENT REFERENCES
For further information about the capabilities of ME/IBI Group and our staff, please feel free to contact the individuals listed below. Additional references are available upon request. Armleder Park Project Timothy S. Hendrixson Engineer Hamilton County Park District 10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 513-728-3551 Ohio River Trails Project Jim Coppock Senior Engineer City of Cincinnati 801 Plum Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-352-4506 Mill Creek Greenway Trail Robin Corathers Mill Creek Restoration Project 50 Channing Street Delaware, Ohio 43015-2050 740-833-2400

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APPENDIX A A APPENDIX EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE OF FIRM PRINCIPALS


NAME
Timothy R. Foley Senior Principal

EDUCATION
B.A., Accounting, Wittenberg University, 83 Executive M.B.A. Certificate, Harvard University, 01

CERTIFICATES
CPA, 1985 CFP, 1989

YRS. EXP.
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AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE
Strategic planning, management, finance. Corporate relations, private & public sector issues, financial assistance & project management.

Elizabeth Easterday Senior Principal

B.S., Organizational Communication, Ohio University, 89 M.P.A., Public Administration, The Ohio State University, 98

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B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University 93 Jeffrey B. Koehn Senior Principal Additional courses completed: Ohio Department of Transportation Basic Bridge Inspection Consultant Contract Administration

P.E. 63128 (OH) P.E. 050369-E (PA) P.E. 21653 (KY) P.E. 107659 (TN) P.E. 10200370 (IN) P.E. 16599 (WV) P.E. 25229 (CT) P.E. 53009 (MI) P.E. 084680 (NY) P.E. 062061434 (IL) P.E. 033533 (NC) P.E.. 36223 (MD) P.E. 20995 (KS) LEED AP CPESC P.E. 37218 P.S. 6052

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Project management, roadway & bridge design.

Richard A. LaRocco Principal

B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 68 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 74 Business Management courses, University of Akron, 79-83

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Management, roadway & bridge design.

Robert S. Wynd Principal

B.A., Photography, Ohio University, 70

P.S. 6872

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Survey management. Management, water & wastewater design. Management, roadway, bridge & drainage design.

Kevin E. Wood Principal Jeffrey D. Hackenbracht Principal

B.S., Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 86

P.E. 56426 BCEE (2010)

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B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 85

P.E. 56364 P.E. 65118 (OH) P.E. 10200416 (IN) P.E. 24933 (KY) P.E. 40844-006 (WI) P.E. 6201057067 (MI) P.E. 48095 (MN) LEED AP

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Michael S. Murray Principal

B.S., Civil Engineering, Ohio Northern University 95

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Management, roadway & bridge design.

Robert G. Graham Principal

B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University 91 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 96

P.E. 62370 (OH)

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Management, roadway, drainage, water & sanitary sewer design.

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TEAM RESUMES
Principals' Education & Experience Chart Project Team Resumes Jeff Koehn, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC. - Project Manager Jeff Hackenbracht. - QA/QC/ Mike Murray, P.E.. - Constructability Review Dan Barnhart, P.E. Steve Butler, P.E. Kitty Butterworth Craig M. Davis, P.E. Patrick Finn, P.S. Sage Flannagan, P.E. Jeff Glowka, P.E. Joey Hood Scott Lindgren, P.S. Gary Wolnitzek, ASLA

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APPENDIX C

GREAT CONNECTION BIKEWAY PL AN


CLIENT
Miami Conser vancy District

LOC ATION
Dayton to Hamilton, OH

PROJECT PHASE
Master Plan

DESCRIPTION
Human Nature was part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants led by Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon (BWSC) charged with the planning and design of a 28 mile stretch of new bikeway linking the Dayton system with the city of Hamilton along the Great Miami River. This is one of the largest bikeway projects ever in this region. Implementation has begun on several sections of this exciting new trail.

HUMAN N ATURE, INC.

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