MAMMOTH CAVE TRAIL

Location: 
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

AMI supported VHB with providing structural engineering specifically in the design of elevated platforms, stairs, railing and ramps. AMI utilized its mine experience regarding the logistics associated with the movement and delivery of materials within confined spaces and areas with limited access, especially along the Kentucky Avenue section of the project. The existing dirt cave trail will be reconstructed using suitable/sustainable materials. The new trail width will vary depending upon cave conditions and handrails, stairs and ramps will be installed along the trail where appropriate.

AMI developed Schematic Design (SD) alternatives that met all project program and sustainability requirements, that also did not exceed available construction funding, as well as participated in SD Value Based Decision Making (VBDM) over the course of two days. AMI fully developed all SD alternatives based on the two-day SD VBDM learnings.

AMI prepared Basis of Design Reports (BRD) for each SD alternative preferred by VHB and the NPS. AMI assisted VHB in the preparation of Class B Construction Cost Estimates after preferred alternatives were selected, submitted 100% Draft SD documents to VHB, and assisted VHB in addressing and resolving NPS draft SD review comments, as well as initiated NPS Constructability Checklist.

AMI followed the construction details used in MACA 150067 for this project. All work performed complied with applicable laws, regulations and NPS policies and guidelines.

AMI supported VHB with providing structural engineering specifically in the design of elevated platforms, stairs, railing and ramps. AMI utilized its mine experience regarding the logistics associated with the movement and delivery of materials within confined spaces and areas with limited access, especially along the Kentucky Avenue section of the project. The existing dirt cave trail will be reconstructed using suitable/sustainable materials. The new trail width will vary depending upon cave conditions and handrails, stairs and ramps will be installed along the trail where appropriate.

AMI developed Schematic Design (SD) alternatives that met all project program and sustainability requirements, that also did not exceed available construction funding, as well as participated in SD Value Based Decision Making (VBDM) over the course of two days. AMI fully developed all SD alternatives based on the two-day SD VBDM learnings.

AMI prepared Basis of Design Reports (BRD) for each SD alternative preferred by VHB and the NPS. AMI assisted VHB in the preparation of Class B Construction Cost Estimates after preferred alternatives were selected, submitted 100% Draft SD documents to VHB, and assisted VHB in addressing and resolving NPS draft SD review comments, as well as initiated NPS Constructability Checklist.

AMI followed the construction details used in MACA 150067 for this project. All work performed complied with applicable laws, regulations and NPS policies and guidelines.