The Genesis West Apartments project focused on a new residential development located on a 3.5 acre parcel. The development includes 10 separate wood frame structures on cast in place concrete foundations, private road, parking facilities, public sanitary sewer and water main extensions, stormwater management system. Comprehensive Engineering completed structural and site design services, site plan approval submittals, permitting and coordination with municipalities and utility companies. The project designed for LEED for Homes Certification.
Structural engineering services included design of wood framed superstructures and cast-in- place concrete foundation systems. The superstructure incorporated engineered wood members for wall and floor construction.
Civil engineering involvement consisted of a full residential housing development from the schematic phase through construction monitoring. The public utility extension required municipality approval and MDEQ permitting. The project was funded under the Michigan State Housing Development Authority therefore the site was designed to provide handicap accessibility to all buildings and facilities on site. The barrier free accessibility affected the layout of parking and sidewalks to provide access according to code requirements and the overall site grading.