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Acquiring data with
IF YOU (RE)BUILD IT… Survey Practice Lead
Jeff Miller
Bush Stadium was a classic brick ballpark the stadium. CEC provided survey, civil
built in 1931 in downtown Indianapolis as engineering and landscape architecture Q What is unique about CEC’s
the home of the Indians minor league team. services, as well as construction survey practice?
Following a storied tenure, the park went administration and sustainable A There’s added value with CEC. We
dark in 1996. After spending a few years development assistance. have an edge: our team of registered
as a dirt track for auto racing, the stadium professionals and experienced survey
fell into disrepair with no apparent future, The 138-unit Stadium Lofts opened in
even winding up as a “Cash for Clunkers” August 2013 in the repurposed ballpark, staff who we count on every day to determine
storage site. and the 144-unit Stadium Flats, a new
construction project on the south end of the best technologies and procedures, or
The city planned to put a large drop the Bush Stadium site, opened in August
connection to its combined sewer system 2014. The project is fully occupied, and combination of them, to apply to a job based on
(a remnant of Indianapolis’s earliest future phases of development may contain
days) on site at the stadium, but Core office, light industrial, residential or project and client needs. We have smart people
Redevelopment entered the picture in 2011, other commercial uses. The $25 million
proposing plans to accommodate new redevelopment is the only one of its kind who are always coming up with better ways to
infill development and build apartments, in the country.
while leaving the stadium’s historic façade, complete our work.
steel superstructure and light towers “The Stadium Lofts project is a once in
intact. Even though the city had already a lifetime reuse,” said Collins. “I don’t Q What makes the CEC
spent notable resources on due diligence, know that there will ever be a better reuse approach di erent?
officials believed fully in the value of the of any building.” A It didn’t take long after I started
redevelopment. here to see that CEC truly embraces
Stadium Lofts at Bush Stadium was technology, whereas some other
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and his recognized four times at the 2014
staff pushed the project with assistance Indianapolis Chamber’s Monumental companies may wait for technologies to be
from public and private entities. CEC was Awards: Achievement in Construction;
engaged early in the feasibility phases, Achievement in Engineering; a Merit Award more mainstream or widely implemented
assisting with the city’s plan to reroute for Landscape Architecture; and an Honor
a deep stormwater tunnel away from Award for Innovative Reuse. n first. CEC wants to be on the cutting edge.

We continuously upgrade our technology and

equipment to meet changing needs. If you’re

out in the lead, you have the experience before

everyone else; you have a distinct advantage.

Only a shell of the once-lively 15,000-seat Bush The original structure of the stadium was saved and What kinds of equipment
Stadium remained before redevelopment. the landmark has begun its new life. does CEC have at the ready

Q for projects?
CEC maintains a full complement of
equipment including RTK and static

A GPS, robotic and conventional Total

Stations, automatic and digital levels, data
collectors, and 3D laser scanners that use
terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging)
scanning to create spatial imaging.

IN PRINT CEC experts are sharing their knowledge on the pages of CSeormvinmguOnuirties
some of the most respected industry and trade publications.

“From Quarry to Lake to Quarry Again “What miners tend to miss in choosing CEC Charlotte participated in a stream
mine water treatment solutions” cleanup of Coffey Creek, an urban stream
Following Historic Flood” Ivan Cooper (Charlotte), author, that flows through the office park where the
Steven Casey (Nashville), co-author, Mining Engineering, July 2014 Charlotte office is located. The cleanup was
Land & Water, May/June 2014 part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm
“Bank erosion hazard index as an indicator Water Services Adopt-A-Stream Program.
“Why Landfills Will Lead the Way” of near-bank aquatic habitat and community The office will hold another cleanup of the
Ron Mills (Columbus), co-author, structure in a southeastern Piedmont stream” creek in the spring.
MSW Management, June 2014 Ian Turner (Bridgeport), author, Ecological
Indicators, August 2014
“Managing Environmental Risk
“Building a Secure Future for a Growing Revenue
with Mitigation Banks” Source” Ivan Cooper (Charlotte), author,
Waste Advantage, December 2014 n
Ray Ewing and Dan Maltese (Pittsburgh),

co-authors, Engineering & Mining Journal,
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June 2014
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