QLH's construction services group is a cornerstone of the firm's ability to implement quality construction projects. No other firm in central Florida has the depth of qualified personnel offered by QLH. The construction services team includes inspectors, technicians and administrative staff who are capable of managing a wide variety of construction projects, no matter how large.
The firm's inspectors hold licenses in their respective areas of expertise and have at least five years of experience. Most of the firm's inspectors have more than 15 years of experience. The role of a project inspector is to improve the quality of the installed product and look after the client’s interest during all phases of construction.
Construction services offered by QLH include:
Minutemen Causeway is the main street corridor for the City of Cocoa Beach, located in Brevard County on Florida’s east central coast. The corridor runs east to west across the five-block stretch of the Atlantic coastal barrier island. The City of Cocoa Beach has designed and permitted a project with state-of-the-art stormwater treatment trains. The existing runoff discharges into the Banana River Lagoon, a waterbody that is part of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system, a designated “Estuary of National Significance.” The work located from the Atlantic dune line west two blocks along Minutemen Causeway to Cedar Avenue will have three major Low-Impact Design (LID) best management practices (BMPs) in its treatments trains. These include native landscape bioswales and tree filters, underground exfiltration and pervious pavers. The project will provide treatment for stormwater flowing from the B-1 through B-4 sub-basins for the entire 20.28-acres drainage basin of urban downtown, densely developed land.
Sorption media will be used to further reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution mass before entering the groundwater. This particular sorption media has proven effective e.i. Marion County (FDEP, 2011) for removing phosphorus and nitrogen before the stormwater infiltrated into the groundwater table. Biosorption Activated Media removes pollution using chemical sorption as well as biological removal.
QLH is providing construction phase services including construction, administration, and inspection for the project. The city has obtained grants from Florida Department of Environmental Protection, St. Johns River Water Management District and Florida Department of Transportation through Local Agency Program funds. QLH is assisting the city with grant requirement compliance.
QLH provided CEI services for intersection construction/improvements along Pioneer Trail and Turnbull Bay. The scope of work along Pioneer Trail included construction of two 12-foot lanes with 2-foot shoulder, guard rail and sidewalk. Work for Turnbull Bay Road included construction of two 18-foot lanes along with 5-foot shoulder and sidewalk. The project realigned a dangerous intersection. Also included were drainage structures, signage and guard rail installation. In addition, the scope included the excavation and construction of retention pond and utility relocation.
The project was jointly funded by Volusia County and the Florida Department of Transportation as a Local Agency Participation (LAP) project. QLH provided comprehensive construction engineering and inspection services that included pre-construction and monthly coordination meetings, monthly Quality Assurance Review meetings with FDOT, contract administration, inspection, material testing, LAP compliance and project close-out. The project was completed on time and under budget. All LAP data entry and compliance activities were deemed satisfactory by FDOT.
QLH performed the following tasks: