Projects: Construction Management
Allen Market Place Program Management
Berghorn Group was contracted by the Allen Neighborhood Center to manage a LEED certification program for the renovation of an abandoned 5,200 square-foot warehouse. The warehouse was being renovated to become the new Allen Market Place (AMP), a unique food-based space that offered a year-round farmers market, commercial incubator kitchen and bakery, food-based educational spaces, and meeting rooms. The project had significant budget constraints and a decision was made to follow LEED principles rather than seek certification for the project. Berghorn Group provided coordination with the architect, mechanical contractor, and general contractor to ensure these principles were well-communicated, understood by all parties, and tracked appropriately. The project opened successfully in 2013 and has received a great deal of attention from public officials to include Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, due to its unique design, mission, and location in an urban area with few fresh food options.
Restoration Works in Lansing Program Management
Berghorn Group founder and Principal George Berghorn co-founded this unique initiative with the Allen Neighborhood Center and the Ingham County Land Bank. The project's purpose was to reduce neighborhood blight through the renovation and ultimate re-sale of two tax-foreclosed homes on Lansing's east side. Community college students and high school construction and HVAC students renovated the first home as part of class activities. College faculty provided regular community workshops on home improvement subjects. The Allen Neighborhood Center provided outreach and media for the program and the Ingham County Land Bank leveraged financial resources to assist with the renovation of the first home. Dr. Berghorn provided overall program management for the education and renovation activities and coordinated activities with the other key partners.
Former Municipal Landfill Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Project Management Oversight
Berghorn Group founder and Principal George Berghorn managed the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at the site of a former municipal landfill in New York. The remedial strategy involved conversion of three downgradient wells into pumping wells and the conversion of 12 upgradient wells into injection wells. Over one mile of pipe was installed at the toe of the former landfill, connecting the network of wells, leading to a fully automated, telemetry-controlled wastewater treatment plant. A molasses solution was dosed in the plant and pumped to the injection wells; treated water was recovered from the downgradient boundary wells and pumped back into the upgradient zone.
Environmental Investigation and Remedial Construction Owner's Representation
Berghorn Group founder and Principal George Berghorn managed the complete remediation of a light industrial site located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Work began with a Phase I Environmental Assessment completed as part of a corporate merger and acquisition. After uncovering potential contamination, Dr. Berghorn managed a Phase II site investigation, which led to the discovery of soil and groundwater that were contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons at levels above state standards. Complicating the investigation was the possible presence of a dense non-aqueous phase liquid and adjacent land uses that included a residential neighborhood and a farm. A final remedial solution was designed and installed that involved protection of adjacent water supplies and construction of an onsite pump and treat system.
*Note: Some projects depicted on these pages were completed by the Berghorn Group team during previous employment with other organizations, but represent the capabilities and experience of Berghorn Group in each service area.