New Smyrna Beach Fire Station

Project Description

This project entailed civil engineering design and permitting for a 7,100 square foot fire station on a 6 acre site within the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport limits on the south side by Industrial Park Avenue. Close coordination was carried out with the Airport Authority to ensure that the project is in compliance with the FAA requirements in terms of the site and building designs. Special access design was performed to allow a dedicated fire engine serving the airport by using autoturn software to properly design the access road to the airport from the fire station.

The project included parking and a stand alone fueling facility, and the fire station contained two drive‐through bays. Tasks included design, permitting, bid document preparation, and initial construction support for the new facility. The project was permitted through the City of New Smyrna Beach, the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Utilities Commission of the City of New Smyrna Beach, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Volusia County Health Department.

New Smyrna Beach Police Department

Project Description

This project entailed civil engineering design and permitting for a 28,000 square foot police station on a 6 acre site within the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport limits on the south side by Industrial Park Avenue. Close coordination was carried out with the Airport Authority to ensure that the project is in compliance with the FAA requirements in terms of site and building designs. Gated access was also designed and coordinated for the police station with provisions for access to the airport.

The project included a new stormwater management system, potable water and fire protection systems, sanitary sewer mains, and parking areas.

Tasks included design, permitting, bid document preparation, and initial construction support for the new facility.

The project was permitted through the City of New Smyrna Beach, the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Utilities Commission of the City of New Smyrna Beach, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Volusia County Health Department.

Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center

Project Description

This project is a 21,129 square foot building addition to an existing 11,500 square foot correctional facility building on a 5‐ acre project site located in Sanford, Florida.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of demolition and phasing plans for retrofit of existing parking and drainage facilities.
  • Preparation of site design documents for new parking, drainage, and utility improvements. The design had to take into consideration the operation of the existing facility, site size constraints, and challenging groundwater table conditions.
  • Evaluation of an existing master drainage detention pond, which discharges to the Florida Department of Transportation drainage system and retrofit of its existing outfall structure to allow additional discharge to the existing pond without the need for its expansion.
  • Extensive drainage modeling was made to provide a solution utilizing existing facilities, since limited space was available for new pond construction. The modeling resulted in alteration of existing drainage structures in lieu of new pond areas or significant existing pond expansion.
  • Evaluation of an existing lift station for capacity to receive additional flow from the building addition and permitting of the additional wastewater discharge to the lift station.
  • Permitting and coordination of the new facility expansion was required by various agencies including the City of Sanford, Seminole County, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Taft Vineland Road Extension

Project Description

Taft Vineland Road Extension project entailed the construction of a four‐lane divided urban highway extending from John Young Parkway to Central Florida Parkway in Orange County, Florida. The project consisted of 0.798 mile of new roadway construction and milling and resurfacing an existing 1,100 foot long section of Taft‐Vineland Road.

Responsibilities

  • Designing a new stormwater pond and retrofitting of two existing ponds that were deficient in handling the roadway drainage.
  • Preparing a Stormwater Pollution Plan.
  • Master planning and preparation of a two‐phase Development Plan.
  • Preparing Right‐of‐Way Maps.
  • Preparing construction plans, typical section package, technical specifications, bid documents and a Computation Book per FDOT Basis of Estimate. Superelevations were required as part of the design, since several curves characterized the roadway alignment.
  • Designing 2,600 feet of 8‐inch water line and 6‐inch reclaimed water line along the new roadway alignment to serve the water and the irrigation needs of Darden Restaurant Headquarters.
  • Traffic Signal Design at the intersection of Central Florida Parkway and Taft Vineland Road.
  • Permitting through Orange County, South Florida Water Management District, Valencia Water Control District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • A Water Use Permit for dewatering associated with a box culvert construction at a canal crossing, which required preparation of a dewatering plan for the construction of the box culvert at the canal crossing.

As part of the design for the roadway project, the typical section was varied to avoid impact to existing wetlands. In order to avoid impacts to wetlands, retaining walls and guardrails were established along most of the roadway corridor due to limited right-of-way width. The roadway crosses a major Valencia Drainage District Canal and required construction of four 10 foot by 12 foot box culverts. Retaining walls and sheet piles were also required along the existing canal berms adjacent to the box culverts.

Narcoossee Road Widening

Project Description

This project entailed roadway widening associated with turn lane improvements at Narcoossee Road and 10th. Street in Osceola County, Florida. Responsibilities included the design, permitting, and construction administration of the project.

The design for the roadway widening and turn lane improvements required close coordination between a private developer and Osceola County, since the work limits overlapped between a planned County Roadway widening project and a proposed subdivision entrance.

Given time constraints, FEG worked with the County and developer to facilitate a reimbursement agreement and perform the design functions as part of a reimbursement agreement between the County and the developer, which helped reduce costs to the County and the private developer.