EDUCATION

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2005, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

Registered Professional Engineer: Missouri, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL AFFILITATIONS

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Fizette joined Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc. (QTE) as a Geotechnical Engineer in April 2016.  He has over 10 years of experience in the geotechnical consulting field. His responsibilities include preparation of geotechnical reports and proposals for subsurface explorations, providing foundation and site development recommendations.  As part of his responsibilities, he performs global stability, liquefaction analysis, settlement analysis, pile capacity, pavement design, coordinates the drilling and testing, and attends project meetings.

His previous experience includes creating and implementing extensive quality control programs for large industrial projects.  He has also managed multiple small to large field crews and coordinated work with various owners and clients.  Additionally, Mr. Fizette has performed design work in shoring, auger cast piles, drilled piers, ground improvement, and micropiles.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Emergency Services

Wentzville Fire Protection District – House No. 1, Wentzville, Missouri – Project consisted of a new single-story, Engine House with an overall footprint of approximately 20,000 square feet.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, settlement analyses, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included undocumented existing fill soils, shallow bedrock, and several retaining walls.  Due to the site conditions, the building was had to be re-positioned on the site and re-designed.

St. Louis County Fire Academy – Fire Training Tower, Wellston, Missouri – Project consisted of a new three-story, fire training tower with an overall footprint of approximately 3,000 square feet.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, drilled pier recommendations, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included undocumented existing fill soils and high plastic clays.

Swansea Engine House No. 2 – Fire Training Tower; Swansea, IL – Project consisted of a new three-story, fire training tower with an overall footprint of approximately 1,000 square feet.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, drilled pier recommendations, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included high plastic clays and soft soils.

Union Fire Protection District, Station No. 1 – Fire Training Tower; Union, Missouri – Project consisted of a new four-story, fire training tower with an overall footprint of approximately 900 square feet.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, drilled pier recommendations, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included undocumented existing fill soils, and shallow bedrock.

Metro West Fire Protection District – New Addition, Ballwin; Missouri – Project consisted of a new vehicle addition with an overall footprint of approximately 2,600 square feet to the existing fire station.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included undocumented existing fill soils, and soft near surface soils.

St. Francois County 911 Center; Park Hills, Missouri – The project consisted of Project consisted of a new call center addition with an overall footprint of approximately 5,400 square feet and a separate emergency shelter with an overall footprint of approximately 3,000 square feet.  Project manager over the geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, and geotechnical recommendations for the project.  Site challenges included undocumented existing fill soils, very shallow bedrock, and high plastic soils.

Commercial/Municipal

East Branch Cole Creek Permanent Shoring Wall; St. Charles, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for the installation of soldier piles for the new permanent earth retention wall to protect existing residential structures.  Challenges included difficult working conditions.

Memorial Hospital – O’Fallon, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Coordinated drilling efforts and laboratory testing.  Performed engineering analyses as related to deep foundation design, ground improvement recommendations, settlement, and co-authored the Geotechnical Report.  Oversaw installation of ground improvement (stone columns) including plate load tests and uplift tests.

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville – Art and Science Building; Edwardsville, Illinois. – Oversaw installation of ground improvement (stone columns) for a new building addition.  Also observed and reviewed the plate load tests and uplift tests.

Prairie Du Pont Levee Certification Project; St. Clair and Monroe Counties, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Coordinated fieldwork and performed CPT Borings for levee pre-certification efforts for the Prairie Du Pont Levee System.

Mascoutah CUSD #19 Middle School Addition – Project consisted of an addition to the existing middle school.  Coordinated the drilling efforts, laboratory testing, settlement analyses, and recommendations for foundation design and construction considerations. Challenges for the project included coordinating the work around the school activities.

Mascoutah CUSD #19 District Office – Project consisted of a new District Office Building on the site of the existing middle school.  Coordinated the drilling efforts, laboratory testing, settlement analyses, and recommendations for foundation design and construction considerations. Challenges for the project included coordinating the work around the school activities, high plastic clays, and undocumented fill.

Kimco Development; North Illinois Avenue and Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, Illinois – Project consisted of demolition of an existing K-Mart store and attached commercial strip mall and replacement with several new large box retailers, including Sports Authority, Fresh Thyme, Office Max, and Hobby Lobby.  Coordinated the drilling efforts, laboratory testing, settlement analyses, and recommendations for foundation design and construction considerations.  Challenges on the project included performing work while the stores were still open, challenging soils (organic silts), and extended project construction times (phased project).

Scott Air Force Base Visitors Quarters – Project consisted of a new 5-story hotel style structure on Scott Air Force Base.  The proposed site was partially occupied by an existing dormitory.  Coordinated the drilling efforts, laboratory testing, settlement analyses, and recommendations for deep foundation design and construction considerations.  Challenges on the project included large foundation loads and multiple building design changes.

Barnes Jewish Hospital – New 11-Story Building – Project was part of the Campus Renewal Project at Barnes Jewish Hospital and included construction of a new 11-story structure with an underground parking garage.  Performed on-site observation of critical shear wall drilled shafts and long term monitoring of a 32-foot deep secant pile wall around the site.  Long term monitoring included inclinometer readings.  Challenges on the project included extremely tight working conditions and an accelerated design-build timeline.

Transportation

Fairgrounds Road and Interstate I-70 Interchange; St. Charles, Missouri. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase.  Project consisted of new MSE walls, new interchange ramps, and a replacement 2-span bridge over Interstate I-70.  Coordinated drilling efforts for over 80 borings and coordinated extensive laboratory testing.  Additionally, performed slope stability analyses, pile capacity analyses, developed drilled pier recommendations, performed settlement analyses, and co-authored the Structure Geotechnical Report.

Martin Luther King Bridge Connector Ramp; East St. Louis, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase.  Project consisted of a massive MSE wall, an elevated connector ramp, and a land bridge.  Coordinated drilling efforts for over 60 borings, coordinated laboratory testing, performed extensive slope stability, settlement analyses, and pile design.  Design included accelerated bridge construction methods including large diameter pipe piles for the main pier foundations for the new structure in conjunction with conventional deep foundations for the abutments and adjacent structure widening.  The design also included evaluation of ground improvement and lightweight fill.

Lebanon Road Realignment; Madison County, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase.  Project consisted of a complete realignment of Lebanon Road from Longhi Road to Blackjack Road.  Coordinated drilling efforts for over 80 borings, coordinated laboratory testing, performed slope stability analyses, settlement analyses, and prepared a preliminary Roadway Geotechnical Report.

Elmhurst Road and Interstate 90 Interchange, Cook County, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project for over 80 borings.  Project consisted of a new interchange at Elmhurst Road as part of the improvements along Interstate 90.  Duties included managing field crews, field logging, and preparation of preliminary geotechnical reports.  Challenges included difficult working conditions and coordination with over 30 utility members.

Illinois 97 over Spoon River; Maquon, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Project consisted of construction of a replacement multi-span bridge.  Performed field logging, coordinated drilling efforts on an active state highway, and laboratory testing.  Performed pile capacity analyses, slope stability analyses, and co-authored the structure geotechnical report.  The project delivery schedule required expedited exploration and testing.

Illinois 127 over Kaskaskia River; Carlyle, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project. Project consisted of construction of a replacement multi-span bridge.  Performed field logging, coordinated drilling efforts on an active state highway, and laboratory testing.  The project delivery schedule required expedited exploration and testing.

US 34 Roadway Improvements, Biggsville to Monmouth, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Project consisted of converting the 2 lane highway to a divided 4 lane highway.  Duties included coordinated field drilling crews, laboratory testing, and engineering analyses as related to settlement and slope stability analyses and assisted with the Roadway Geotechnical Report Preparation.

IL 29 Roadway Improvements, Cedar Hills Drive to Illinois 6; Peoria County, Illinois. – Project manager for the laboratory testing and boring log preparation for over 100 borings.

IL 336 NW Section of Macomb Bypass; Macomb, Illinois. – Field Manager; coordinated drilling efforts, performed field logging, and synchronized laboratory testing.  Performed engineering analyses as related to settlement and slope stability and co-authored the Roadway Geotechnical Report.

Interstate 64 Interchange at Rieder Road; St. Clair County, Illinois. – Field Manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Project consisted of a new 2-span bridge over Interstate 64 and construction of new access ramps.  Coordinated the drilling efforts and laboratory testing, performed settlement and slope stability analyses, pile capacity analyses, and co-authored the Structure and Roadway Geotechnical Reports.  Challenges consisted of soft soil conditions and working on an active interstate.

CSX Railroad Bridge Replacement and Track Alignment; St. Clair County, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Project consisted of a replacement bridge over Rieder Road and a temporary bypass track with large cuts and fills.  Coordinated drilling efforts and laboratory testing, performed settlement and slope stability analyses, and co-authored the Geotechnical Reports.

Staunton Roadway Expansion – Madison County, Illinois. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase of the project.  Coordinated drilling efforts for over 100 borings, coordinated laboratory testing, and prepared the preliminary Roadway Geotechnical Report.

New Mississippi River Bridge; St. Louis, Missouri. – Field manager during the construction phase for deep foundation construction of the Missouri land bents.  Duties included creating and implementing a quality control program, managing and coordinating drilled pier field crews with other on site subcontractors, coordinating of concrete pours, and help coordinating a joint venture partner.  Supervised the implementation and testing of Cross-hole sonic logging on the completed piers.  Challenges included difficult drilling conditions and working adjacent to an active rail line.

Route 34 Bridge Replacements; Jackson, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for three replacement bridges on Missouri State Route 34 as part of the Missouri Safe and Sound Bridge Replacement Program.  Duties included coordinated multiple deep foundation field crews to meet client and owner expectations.  Challenges included a very short work time frame, and difficult drilling conditions.

U.S. 67 Bridge Replacement; Old Appleton, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for a replacement bridge on Missouri State Route 67 as part of the Missouri Safe and Sound Bridge Replacement Program.  Duties including coordinating a deep foundation field crew to meet client and owner expectations.  Challenges included a very short work time frame, and difficult drilling conditions.

BNSF RR Bridge Replacement; Blodgett, Illinois. – Field manager during the construction phase for a replacement RR bridge.  Duties included coordinating a deep foundation field crew to meet client and owner expectations.  Challenges included a short installation time frame, and working adjacent to an active rail line.

Great Rivers Greenways Al Foster Bikeway Bridge; Wildwood, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for a new pedestrian/bikeway bridge over a creek immediately adjacent to the Missouri River.  Duties included coordinating a deep foundation field crew.  Challenges included design changes during construction and difficult site working conditions.

Industrial

Proctor and Gamble Sahara Project; St. Louis, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for a new industrial pipe rack system.  Challenges included unknown obstructions during drilling, tight working conditions, and a short work time frame.

Proctor and Gamble Infinity Project; St. Louis, Missouri. – Project manager during the construction phase for a new industrial pipe rack system.  Challenges included unknown obstructions during drilling, tight working conditions, and a short work time frame.

Conoco Phillips Wood River Refinery Coker Expansion; Wood River, Illinois. – Field Manager during the construction phase for several hundred drilled piers and auger cast piles, and ground improvement (stone columns) as part of a massive refinery expansion project.  Duties included developing and implementing an extension quality control program, developing and implementing an extensive safety program, and coordination of multiple large field crews across many parts of the refinery.  Challenges included multiple design changes, numerous undocumented below grade obstructions, environmental hazards, extensive safety protocols, and changes in project specifications during construction.

Enbridge Pipelines – Madison, Wisconsin to Patoka, Illinois New Pipeline. – Field manager during the subsurface exploration phase for a new oil sand crude oil pipeline.  Project included several hundred borings.  Duties included managing field crews, field logging, and preparation of preliminary geotechnical reports.  Challenges included difficult working conditions and change in scope of work.