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Monroe Marketplace

Advantage Engineers provided both environmental and geotechnical engineering support for a retail shopping center located on an approximately 125-acre property. In addition, hydrogeologic and construction phase services were also provided. 

Environmental services included the preparation and submission of a Joint Permit Application for a Pennsylvania Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit.  This application included a dual submission for both the client, PR Monroe Limited Partnership, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).  Advantage staff also provided oversight and consultation during the construction of the wetland mitigation site.  

Geotechnical engineering design phase services for this retail shopping center with approximately 700,000 square feet of retail space, has included:

  • Detailed field investigations, including test borings, test pits, groundwater analysis, and infiltration testing 
  • Geotechnical analysis included the completion of value engineering analyses for foundation alternatives and development of soil bearing capacities, settlement estimates, and lateral earth pressures.

During the construction phase of the project, Advantage is providing oversight services through the presence of two (2) full time on site engineers.  Advantage Engineers are responsible for the testing and documentation of all aspects of the construction including:

  • The placement of engineered control fill
  • Installation of surface and subsurface stormwater detention facilities 
  • Installation of onsite and offsite utilities
  • Construction of retaining walls
  • Highway improvements
  • Concrete, masonry and asphalt testing

Advantage’s Hydrogeologists also assisted in the installation of onsite supply wells for the onsite irrigation system. Advantage located, drilled and tested the supply wells. Following the well installation and testing Advantage prepared and submitted all documentation and report required for the permitting of these wells through PA DEP and SRBC (Susquehanna River Basin Commission).


Monroe Township, Synder County, PA