At MKA, we are supporting the success of our clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We are an award-winning firm performing engineering, environmental, land survey, and construction inspection services. Our assignments represent a broad array of projects. We are rebuilding our nation’s transportation infrastructure, protecting water resources, developing new sources of oil and gas, and forming a sustainable future through low-emission power generation.
United States Gypsum completed a 620,000 square foot industrial complex which manufacturers wallboard from synthetic gypsum, the byproduct produced from PPL’s adjacent scrubber process. MKA provided land development services which included wetland delineation, erosion and sedimentation control plan, highway occupancy permits, zoning permits, wetland mitigation design, stormwater design, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, design, construction and as-built surveys and construction inspection.
- 17-mile natural gas pipeline
- Railroad spur
- Water and sanitary sewer systems
- NPDES permit
- Section 404/Chapter 105 Joint Permit
Owner's NameUSG Corporation
This is a MKA design/build project. Efforts resulted in the replacement of a narrow 2 lane, 4-span through truss structure over the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. MKA performed final bridge and roadway design, traffic control, permit revisions for alternate construction sequencing, and utility relocation.
- 10-span, 1400-foot prestressed concrete bridge
- Roadway improvements for the adjacent intersections
- Additional turning lanes
Bridge and Roadway
Owner's NamePennDOT District 4-0
McTish, Kunkel and Associates (MKA) provided construction and as-built surveying services for this extensive natural gas pipeline gathering system. MKA used five full-time survey crews working with four contractors during the construction of this pipeline gathering system consisting of 17.5 miles of 24-inch pipeline, 7.6 miles of 16-inch pipeline and 3 miles of 8-inch pipeline, built from July 2015 to February 2016. MKA survey crews were directly responsible for locating, tracking and chaining all of the pipe and materials used in the mainline portion of this pipeline system, excluding valve sites fabricated off site.
- The project involved environmentally sensitive areas that required detailed topographic surveys of four steep stream crossings. Site plans depicted the disturbances and helped facilitate the design of a stabilization plan for the steep slopes on each side of the sensitive stream crossings.
- MKA’s survey teams were on site for the duration of the project. MKA helped the contractor and client with additional staking in sensitive wetlands, marking property lines for reclamation and fence building, marking the pipeline for installation of pipeline markers, determining grades and elevations for fast set up of bore pits and obtaining grades and elevations for installing a wire line for one of the steep ravine crossing pipe installations.
- MKA prepared as-built pipeline profiles to aid in developing hydro-test plans, testing pressures, and test break points. MKA’s surveyors were instrumental in working with the integrity group. After a smart pig had been run, MKA was able to calculate the position of the anomalies (dig ups) and provide stakeout for the quick and efficient replacement of damaged portions.
Natural Gas Gathering System
Owner's NameEnergy Transfer Partners
MKA provided professional services that include preliminary and final design, construction inspection, and construction documentation. MKA assisted the Borough with advertising and bidding.
- Broad Street is Montoursville’s commercial district which was enhanced with decorative sidewalks, street trees, and period streetlights.
- Bennett and Pine Streets benefited from substantial reconstruction. This project involved milling and overlay of streets, sidewalk and curb ramp replacement, and tree removal.
Owner's NameBorough of Montoursville
McTish, Kunkel & Associates (MKA) continues to support the Wayne Township Landfill as they expand to fill the waste management and resource recovery needs of a multi-county region of North Central Pennsylvania. Wayne Township Landfill has taken a progressive and proactive approach by offering a broad array of services to its region, contiguous industrial neighbors, and community while streamlining for operational efficiencies. MKA projects in support of Wayne Township Landfill:
- Four-track Norfolk Southern railroad spur
- Compressed natural gas vehicle fueling station
- New administrative building land development and permitting
- New vehicle and equipment maintenance building design
- Conversion of landfill properties to the PA State Plane North Coordinate System
- Bridge construction & replacement
- Stormwater conveyance upgrades
- Roadway construction
- Industrial discharge pretreatment program
- Land development and zoning approvals
- Environmental permitting
- Land survey and construction layout
- Stormwater conveyance and management design
- Geotechnical investigation
- Foundation design
- Roadway and Pavement design
- Bridge Design
- Construction services
- Sanitary sewer and water utility relocations
- Assistance with leachate treatment and permitting
Resource Recovery and Landfill