QLH provides planning, design, and construction engineering and inspection services for public facilities such as parks, pavilions, gymnasiums, skateboard parks, fire stations, ballfields and vehicle maintenance and storage buildings.
QLH provided survey, planning, bidding and design services for this project which was funded by the City of New Beach and their CRA.
The project consisted of the demolition of selected utilities, old restrooms and storage buildings. A new parking lot was designed with native landscaping, sidewalks and new utilities.
An entirely new restroom and shower facility was included in the project along with a total rehabilitation of the boardwalk and pavilion. The seawall was upgraded with new tie-backs and a cast-in-place concrete seawall cap.
Flagler Avenue is the social center of New Smyrna Beach and the beachfront pavilion and parking area is a focal point for the entire area.
Architectural consultant Williamson, Dacar & Associates assisted with developing an architectural theme for the pavilion, restrooms and parking area. Blue tile roofs and matching tile mosaics created a fresh look to the time worn facility. Decorative pavers, stainless steel cable railing and native vegetation combined to provide a useable, low maintenance facility that can accommodate hundreds of visitors each day.
QLH provided planning, design, permitting and bidding services. The project consists of constructing a new boat ramp, parking and restroom facility at an existing city site that currently is shared by Volusia County and UCNSB. The items to be constructed include a 40 feet wide boat ramp with floating docks, a two stall restroom building with solar power, drainage system – 11 structures and 950 LF of storm pipe with retention area, grinder lift station with 2,300 LF of 1½-inch force main, 9,000 SY of asphalt pavement and 5,500 SY of shell parking area, and numerous site improvements such as sidewalk, benches, railings, etc.
QLH assisted the city in applying for grant funding through Florida Inland Navigation District, which they were successful in being awarded $500,000 toward the construction.
QLH obtained the services of J. Pendergast, Architect, to provide the restroom building design and construction documents. The restroom building is completely solar powered using photovoltaic panels and a standby battery system. DMC provided waterward design and permitting efforts for the boat ramp and docks.
The city of New Smyrna Beach obtained a F.I.N.D. Grant to fund improvements to an existing heavily used boat ramp park on North Causeway. The city selected QLH to provide engineering, design, bidding and construction phase services for the project.
The project consisted of seawall and sidewalk replacement, wood dock rehabilitation, sidewalk improvements, replacement of the restroom building and parking lot pavement with stormwater improvements.
The project was bid in October 2014 and awarded in December 2014. Construction was completed under budget in May 2015.
The city of Flagler Beach desired to construct utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements in their CRA. They also desired to pursue stormwater improvements in the CRA. The basis of design for subject improvements was the city’s adopted Downtown Master Plan and Stormwater Master Plan.
QLH provided survey, design, permitting, bidding and construction phase services for this project. Design drawings and specifications were prepared for utility (FP&L, Brighthouse, and AT&T) conduits and structures, electrical service conversions for commercial properties, on-street parking improvements, stormwater improvements, road resurfacing, sidewalk improvements, right-of-way landscaping, irrigation and conduit for future street lighting.
The project consisted of reconstruction of asphalt roadways with the addition of concrete curb and gutter, open paver pervious parking spaces, concrete sidewalk and related work. It also included the installation of 15-inch to 36-inch diameter storm pipe and exfiltration trench, storm structures and related work. The undergrounding and streetscape included the installation of FPL provided electrical conduit, structures, equipment pads and other miscellaneous streetscape features. One phase of this project entailed converting 78 existing electrical services from overhead FPL facilities to new underground FPL facilities.
The stormwater improvements included the construction of approximately 4,200 LF of primarily 36-inch exfiltration pipe and trench to treat runoff from an approximate 32 acre urban watershed. LID techniques were incorporated including approximately 9,900 SF of open and pervious paver parking areas. The stormwater improvements were retrofit in nature serving a developed urban watershed that previously had little to no stormwater collection, conveyance or treatment facilities.
Funding assistance was provided for grants from Florida Department of Transportation and SJRWMD. QLH and selected sub-consultants were responsible for grant applications, disbursement requests, and compliance documentation.
The project involved the installation of approximately 94,000 linear feet of 6-inch, 4-inch, 3-inch, 2-inch and 1½-inch conduit for the undergrounding of existing aerial utilities along Ridgewood Avenue (US1) between Beville Road (SR400) and Big Tree Road. The installation of approximately 4,300 linear feet of 10-inch, 6-inch and 4-inch reclaimed water mains along with the installation of various appurtenances for the conduit and reclaimed water main were also included.
The service conversion and median lighting portion of this project consisted of the installation of approximately 40 underground utility services for conversion from existing overhead utilities to new underground facilities. Installation of a roadway median lighting system for accent and up-lighting of existing landscaping is also included.
The streetscape improvements to the existing roadway includes replacement of existing 5-foot wide sidewalks with 6-foot wide decorative sidewalks, removal of on-street parking, addition of bicycle lane, replacement of curbing, ADA improvements, resurfacing, restriping, creation of utility and green strip behind sidewalk for landscaping, signalization improvements, and other related improvements.
QLH is providing design, permitting, bidding assistance, along with construction contract administration and inspection on this utility undergrounding project along approximately 1.7 miles of U.S.1. The first phase includes the design, permitting and construction of individual electrical and communication services to all of the properties fronting US1. Construction completion is expected in September 2016.
This secondaries phase required individual building permits for all properties. The second, primaries phase design includes coordination with FPL, Brighthouse Networks, AT&T and other existing communication providers such as Level 3 Communications, Volusia County and Florida Department of Transportation ITS for their design of their underground facilities, followed by the QLH design of the necessary conduits for all of the facilities into one set of construction documents. Permitting includes FDOT Utility permits, St. Johns River Water Management District USACE Environmental Resource Permitting for LPGA Canal crossing and building permits for the electrical service conversions. Also included in the design was the addition of FPL streetlighting to current FDOT requirements and additional underground conduit for the city’s future communication uses. The construction cost of the second phase is yet to be determined. Construction completion is expected in October 2017.
QLH provided planning, design, permitting and construction phase services for the City of Edgewater Fire Station #55 project. QLH sub-contracted Schweizer Waldroff Architects, Inc. for architectural services. The project was constructed using a combination of City and FEMA grant funds. This grant was authorized under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and compliance with ‘Buy American’ and ‘Davis-Bacon Wage Rates’ was a requirement of the grant. QLH provided all grant administration and compliance services.
The project consisted of a 11,000+/- square foot fire station with living areas, administration, dormitories, dining facilities, and apparatus bay and utility areas. Site improvements included parking and driveway areas, landscaping and signage. The project is located on US Highway #1 (Ridgewood Avenue) in Southeast Edgewater.