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Campground Design

Its nice to see the campgrounds filling up – some with vacationers and some with pipeline workers. SVA offers design services for campground permits and wastewater treatment design.

Monroe Achievement Center

The gymnasium at the Monroe Achievement Center has a significant echo and reverberation time. Phoenix Audioworks prepared a proposal to hang acoustical panels from the ceiling to address this issue. We can wait to hear the results!

Progress on Box Culvert Install for Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union

All the sections of the box culvert have been installed at the property along WV Route 2 in New Martinsville, WV.  The total length is 250′ and the size is 7′ high by 9′ wide.

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Mechanical Design for Holmes County Center for the Arts

SVA is finishing the Mechanical and Plumbing Design for the Center for the Arts building planned to be constructed in Berlin, Ohio.  The Holmes Center for the Arts will house a 208-seat theater, a visual arts and pottery studio, music rooms, two large dance studios, dressing rooms and homework space.

Wetzel County Schools is Bidding Projects

Wetzel County Schools is bidding two projects.  The first is a Waste Water Treatment Plant Replacement at Shortline Elementary.  The second is an addition to the Field House at Hundred High School.  There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid meeting on Tuesday, January, 14th, 2020 @ 2:30 PM (EDST) at the Wetzel County Board of Education. Specification and information packets will be available
by contacting Brian Jones at (304) 455-2441 Ex. 111.

Site Work in Dilles Bottom

Dan Williamson, spokesman for PTTGCA/Daelim, said Bechtel, Beaver Excavating and Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co. already are working at the site.

“They are leveling the project site for future construction work,” Williamson said via email.

He added that PTTGCA and Daelim are “focused” on reaching a final decision about whether the project will move forward.

It’s National Collection Week!

Shawnee Daniels, Administrative Assistant at SVA, is helping with the collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at the Hannibal Methodist Church.  The boxes are packed with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys.  They are processed and distributed world-wide to children in developing countries and areas where the gospel is restricted.  SVA employees will transport the boxes to Wheeling on Monday!

Welcome Clayton!

SVA welcomes Clayton Young to our team. Clayton will be assisting clients with Industrial Controls. He is graduating from West Virginia Northern Community College with a Chemical Operators Degree.

WV Route 2 and I-68 Authority

SVA is enthused to hear about the study and continued effort to explore and promote the construction of an interstate highway from Morgantown to Route 2.  This would provide excellent highway access to the area!

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Exterior Masonry Repair at Lincoln Theater – Sept. 23, 2019

Moran Construction began the masonry cleaning, repointing, and wall repair at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville, WV.  Part of the funding for the project is through the WV State Historic Preservation Office.  

SVA welcomes Clayton Young to our team. Clayton will be assisting clients with Industrial Controls. He is graduating from West Virginia Northern Community College with a Chemical Operators Degree.

Installation of WWTP at InSource Technologies

The WWTP install is nearly finished at InSource Technologies. The new package treatment plant is designed for 5,000 gallons per day and has provisions for operating at lower flows.

Installation and Start-up is complete for the WWTP at Long Drain Elementary School

Clarington’s New Water Tank  – July 30th, 2019

The new Water Tank for Clarington, Ohio is constructed.  Disinfection will begin soon and the tank will be placed in service!

Rotary Furnace Start-Up at Owls Head Alloys

The months of planning, design, and construction are rewarded by the testing of the equipment and starting the burner in the rotary furnace.


Retaining Wall at Living Water Baptist Church

Driving by the Living Water Baptist Church in Sardis, we are amazed by the appearance of the new retaining wall!  Swiss Valley Associates worked with Foster Supply on the design and Benchmark Construction built the wall. The retaining wall is a creative idea to develop additional space behind the building.  Thanks to all for a job well done!

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Philadelphia Apostolic Christian Church Addition

SVA enjoyed the opportunity to assist with the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Drawings for the Philadelphia Apostolic Christian Church.  Cornerstone Design Architects did a nice job with the plans and are submitting for permits.

Philadelphia Church

Civil Engineering Services and Projects in West Virginia

Swiss Valley Associates, located along the Ohio River north of Hannibal, Ohio has completed 65 Engineering and 60 Construction projects in West Virginia. A portfolio of services and highlighted projects is available for download from the link below.

Civil Engineering Services

Fabrication of Molten Metal Troughs for Owls Head Alloys

A picture of the troughs loaded for shipment is below


New Martinsville Water and Sewer – Williams Run Force Main

Design and drawings for a force main to connect the sanitary sewer along Route 2 to the force main pumping to the WWTP were completed by Swiss Valley Associates.  The construction for the project is scheduled to start in August, and will alleviate some of the overflow conditions during large rain events.

Hannibal Pool and Tennis Complex Upgrades

The Monroe County Park District hired Swiss Valley Associates to design improvements for the Hannibal Swimming Pool Complex.  A schematic design and cost estimate will be completed to review with the Park Board.

 Clarington’s New Water Tank

Drawings are being prepared for permit application to the Ohio EPA for a new water tank on Sykes Ridge Road that will serve the south end of the Village of Clarington.  Precision Excavating is beginning the site work to prepare for the construction of the water tank.

Owls Head begins installation of Rotary Furnace

Construction is about to begin for the installation of another rotary furnace at Owls Head in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Swiss Valley Associates was selected as the design engineer and has been working with Joe Lambert, P.E. on the foundation and structural drawings.  SVA is designing the utilities, electrical, and control system for the furnace.

Clarington Water and Waste Water SCADA System Replacement

Larry Bailey, water / waste water operator at the Village of Clarington, Ohio is pleased with the new SCADA system SVA, BEC Systems, and Bee Electric installed.  They recently had a slip on Sykes Ridge Road which broke the water line.  The abnormal water use from the water line showed up on the SCADA screen showing over 40,000 gallons of water pumped instead of the normal 3,000 gallons.   This information allowed them to stop the water flow before emptying the water tank.

Barnesville St. Vincent Thrift Store

The St. Vincent of Barnesville Thrift Store is nearly finished. We appreciated the opportunity to design the building and provide construction management working with their group. The project incorporated several efficient building systems including extra insulation and min-split heat pumps with an energy recovery unit. LED lights were installed throughout the building.  Large windows were installed in the display area and smaller windows in the storage and work areas to provide natural light in the building.  2/2018

St. Vincent Thrift Store

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New Martinsville 4-H Water Tank Update

The construction of the Water Tank on the 4-H property is nearly complete!  Construction of the fence around the water tank is being finished this week and next. Feb 20, 2018

Noble County Courthouse Open House

The Noble County Courthouse had an open house to display the new HVAC system.


Village of Butler, Ohio Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvements

The Village of Bulter, Ohio is planning for significant upgrades to their waste water treatement plant.  K.E. McCartney is their engineering consultant and hired Swiss Valley Associates, Inc. for structural, MEP, and controls design.

Tank under construction for Wetzel County Public Service District #1

The site work is finished and the construction is started on new water tank for the Wetzel County Public Service District #1.  The tank site is accessed from WV Route 7 and is adjacent to the existing Veto Water Tank.

Plat Maps and Well Pad Design

Swiss Valley Associates and Cathedral sponsored the spring project designed by the Energy Business Alliance at Marietta College.  The project for the spring semester of 2017 covered the design of a horizontal Utica/Point Pleasant well with the aid of local practicing engineers. The students have poured extensive time and research into this project and it will serve as part of their portfolios as they venture into the working industry. This information will be shared with many in the Oil & Gas industry through presentations, the students’ interviews, and employment applications. The students have received great feedback, enthusiasm, and praise on a “job well done” on the project from members of the Petroleum Engineering faculty and staff of Marietta College, leaders in the Oil & Gas industry, and the community.

Swiss Valley Associates drew the production unit plat maps for the proposed well. The production unit boundary for the south unit and 38H lateral were drawn using basemap CAD data provided by CESO.  The grading plan was drawn using aerial photography and LIDAR elevation data from the Ohio State Imagery Program.

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