Design, planning, permitting, construction management

Public Works

Our Public Works team provides engineering and design services for a variety of public works projects for cities and municipalities including schools, parks and recreational facilities, libraries and museums, fire and EMS stations, correctional facilities, electric cooperatives, streets and bridges, and many more.
  • Bridge and Culvert Expansion & Replacement
  • Erosion Assessments
  • Roadway & Bridge Design
  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • Utility Adjustments & Upgrades
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Erosion Control and Stream Bank Stabilization
  • Roadway Reconstruction & Rehabilitation
  • Site Grading and ADA Accessible Routes
  • Wastewater Interceptor Design
  • Environmental Constraints and Alternative Analysis
  • Major Water Transmission Main Design
  • Sidewalks/Bikeways/Great Street Improvements
  • Transportation System Management

Public Works

Projects

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24 Water Line Relocation and Roadway Lane Additions

Austin, TX

Doucet provided comprehensive civil engineering design and construction documents; specifically, water utility plan & profile, horizontal dimensioning and roadway design, grading plan and erosion and sedimentation control plan to allow for the relocation of approximately 900 LF of a 24 City of Austin-owned water line and additional turning lanes to enhance access and increase overall safety of the Rock Harbor Drive & FM 620 intersection. The design of the relocated water line was per City of Austin specifications, and as such, close communication and coordination with the City of Austin's Water Utility Department was needed. Permitting through the City of Austin was also required.

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ACC Riverside Improvements

Austin, TX

We completed various improvements for the ACC Riverside campus. These services involved the renovation of the Construction Technology Department which included dumpster pad improvements, storage building driveway modifications, drainage improvements along the southwest and south sides of the building, sidewalk improvements, and drainage improvements around the proposed elevated lumber storage pavilion.We also completed electrical improvements to the outside of Buildings D and G that included electrical conduits (1-in diameter) constructed through the existing parking lot and a concrete pad (approximately 6'x3") installed at the south side of the parking lot in addition to ADA parking and accessible route improvements.In addition, our staff provided construction phase services, prepared construction documents, and processed the required site plan corrections to support them.

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AISD Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility

Austin, TX

The AISD Bus Terminal is located at 7222 Bluff Springs Road near the intersection of Bluff Springs Road and Tranquillo Trail and consists of approximately 22 acres. Proposed site improvements consisted of a 1-story 7,390 SF administration building, 1-story 12,965 SF maintenance building, 1-story 1,546 SF bus wash facility and 229 parking spaces, a fueling station including ancillary improvements such as drives, on-site utilities, and stormwater management facilities. We prepared a feasibility study to determine the suitability of the subject tract for the proposed improvements and identified governmental regulations and available infrastructure that would control and support the proposed use. In addition, we participated in the programming phase through construction phase of the project and prepared construction documents for all the civil/site improvements including grading, drainage, detention pond, water quality pond, water and wastewater improvements. We also developed the signalized intersection at Bluff Springs Road at Tranquillo Trail and the main drive.

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AISD Overton Elementary School Colony Loop Extension

Austin, TX

We were responsible for the design of a new elementary school (2 story with total 102,241 SF building, 105 parking spaces) and a new recreation center (1 story with total 18,644 SF building, 50 parking spaces) and associated improvements. The project also included extending the existing Colony Loop Drive and utilities by approximately 1,800 LF. The elementary school, recreation center and the roadway project was permitted as one Site Development Permit. Stormwater management facilities for the road extension were combined with drainage from the site improvements and handled for water quality and detention purposes. The Elementary School achieved the United States Green Building Council Balcones Chapter 2009 Green School Award as well as the Austin Energy Green Building Program 3 Star Rating. We prepared the necessary construction plans (site development plan and the roadway extension plan) for the grading, drainage, water quality basins, detention ponds, water and wastewater improvements for the elementary school, recreation center, and roadway extension. Engineering services included coordinating with the City of Austin Watershed Protection and Development Review Department (WPDRD) for the acquisition of a Site Development Permit as well as assisting the architects in bidding and performing construction administration of the project.

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American International College

Springfield, MA

We provided full-service professional civil engineering, survey, permitting and construction administration services to American International College (AIC) for their new Dining Commons Project. This multi-million dollar building expansion now provides a state of the art facility for the undergraduates on their historic campus. The project commenced with preliminary design investigation services to evaluate the feasibility of the project to include the preparation of a conceptual site plan for AIC's project team approval.We also coordinated meeting with City Officials and utility providers to discuss development issues and concerns. Site improvements included removal of underground storage tanks, new water, sewer and electrical services, re-routing the campus' fiber optic connections, design of subsurface stormwater management systems, loading area, sidewalks, outdoor seating area and landscaping. Construction-related services included coordination of survey layout, construction material submittal reviews, periotic site visits to observe the progress of construction.

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Arboretum Crossing

Austin, TX

The project consisted of comprehensive civil engineering, construction documents and construction administration for a 16-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Highway 183 and MoPac in North Austin. Doucet's civil engineering design consisted grading, paving, drainage, water quality ponds, water, and sewer. As the prime consultant for the mixed-use development project, Doucet was involved through the entire life-cycle of the project, and provided planning, surveying, re-zoning, platting, coordination of joint-use utility services, and drainage facilities for the various users and construction administration. The overall development contains hotels, a restaurant, a retail center, Gateway Cinema Complex and two nine-story office buildings with a parking garage.

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Arrowhead Ranch

Dripping Springs, TX

Arrowhead Ranch is a master-planned community for approximately 360 homes on 362 acres in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas. The property has a large amount of frontage along Onion Creek and beautiful views over the high bluffs overlooking Creek Road and Onion Creek. Arrowhead’s plan works to preserve the hill country charm and feel by developing a community with a majority of lots that will back to greenbelt or will be greater than ½ acre in size. Wide natural buffers will surround the property south and east side of the development and with natural hiking trails that traverse the development. This project will be a mixed development with three pad sites along the 290 frontage, totaling about 10 acres of commercial development. This project has also dedicated approximately 13 acres as parkland to the City. Doucet has been responsible for all infrastructure planning and design. We are utilizing swales and vegetative strips instead of traditional storm sewers that will have financial and aesthetic implications to the project.

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Austin Energy New System Control Center

Austin, TX

We were responsible for renovating the former Tokyo Electron site into Austin Energy's new operation control center. Improvements included a 36,000 SF building expansion, a new 11,000 SF vehicle service building, new service drives, an additional 150 vehicle parking lot, and restoration to existing parking areas. We provided all site/civil engineering design, permitting, and construction administration services. In addition, we successfully coordinated with the City's development review staff in order to retrofit the existing site to meet the Subchapter E Commercial Design Standards and worked with the project team through programming options. We also completed construction documents for all site/civil improvements such as ADA accessible sidewalks, parking and service drives, site grading, storm drains, water, wastewater, and the retrofit and expansion of an existing sand filter pond into a biofiltration water quality pond. The project included several pavement designs, restoration, and construction strategies to provide value and function to Austin Energy. We designed and implemented new concrete pavement for Austin Energy service vehicle areas, medium and light duty asphaltic pavement design sections for drive and new parking areas, mill and overly restoration on major existing parking and drives. To finish it off, we restriped all pavement that was in good condition for preventative maintenance and to give it a polished look.

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Austin Independent School District (AISD)

Austin, TX

Doucet provided civil engineering and consulting services for multiple repair and improvement projects at 15 existing campuses for AISD, including more than 30 individual projects under 4 separate contracts. The projects included drainage and grading improvements, sidewalk additions and improvements, accessibility compliance, pavement repairs and restoration, tennis court resurfacing and recreation improvements. Doucet was responsible for visiting the school sites to identify limits and extent of the repair and improvement items, preparing bid documents including construction plans and specs for the improvements, assisting in the bidding process and providing construction phase services. Some of the campuses include but are not limited to: Anderson High School Barton Hills Elementary School Becker Elementary School Bedicheck Middle School Boone Elementary School Bowie High School Cook Elementary School Hart Elementary School Kocurek Elementary School Langford Elementary School LBJ High School Martin Junior High School O.Henry Middle School Ortega Elementary School Overton Elementary School Pease Elementary School Summit Elementary School Webb Middle School Winn Elementary School Wooten Elementary School

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Greenfield, MA

We worked closely with Baystate Health (Western Massachusetts' largest health care provider) to provide full service Professional Civil Engineering, Master Planning, Permitting and Construction Administration services at their various campus locations. The Surgery Modernization Project was a $23 Million investment to upgrade existing facilities that are nearly 40 years old.The project included construction of a 55,000 square foot addition and was essential for Baystate Franklin to continue to fulfill its role as the sole acute care provider for Franklin County and the surrounding areas. It replaced aging operating rooms, recovery bays, endoscopy rooms, bronchoscopy space, and surgical support services.Site improvements included modifications to the parking lot, utility improvements, stormwater management, site traffic and signage, pedestrian access, handicapped accessibility, permitting, construction documents, out to bid assistance and construction administration. Construction commenced in September, 2014. We are proud to support Baystate Health and their commitment to the advancement of the patient experience with this investment in their Franklin Campus.

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Baystate Health

Western, MA

Doucet works closely with Baystate Health (Western Massachusetts' largest health care provider) to provide full service Professional Civil Engineering, Master Planning, Permitting and Construction Administration services at their various campus locations. We recently provided Construction Administration services for Baystate Medical Center Site Improvements at the Daly Parking Lot, Daly Garage and Daly Building Lobby Entrance. Site improvements include modifications to the layout of the Daly Garage, Parking Lot and Main Entrance, utility improvements, storm water management, site traffic and signage, pedestrian access, handicapped accessibility, permitting, construction documents, out to bid assistance and construction administration. Doucet is proud to support Baystate Health and their Commitment to the Advancement of the Patient Experience with this investment in their Main Campus.

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Baystate Medical Center Parking Transition Project

Springfield, MA

We worked closely with Baystate Health (Western Massachusetts' largest health care provider) to provide full service Professional Civil Engineering, Master Planning, Permitting and Construction Administration services at their various campus locations. This Parking Transition and Traffic Mitigation Project included a complete reimagining of existing traffic flow in front of the Daly Building Lobby Entrance, Baystate Medical Center's gateway to their $300 million Hospital of the Future addition. Patient and visitor parking was transitioned from the Daly Garage to the Daly Parking Lot, while staff parking was transitioned to the garage. The main drive aisle was converted to a landscaped pedestrian feature, requiring expert way finding assistance for visitors throughout construction. Traffic mitigation was required at all times as the hospital never closes. Site improvements included modifications to the layout of the Daly Garage, Parking Lot and Main Entrance, utility improvements, storm water management, site traffic and signage, pedestrian access, handicapped accessibility, permitting, construction documents, out to bid assistance and construction administration. We are proud to support Baystate Health and their commitment to the advancement of the patient experience with this investment in their main campus.

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Brickston Municipal Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant

The TCEQ Discharge Permit Application for public viewing can be found here: Brickston - Final Permit Application Brickston - NORI Amended Notice Brickston - Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision

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Building Additions for Austin ISD

Austin, TX

Austin Independent School District needed to construct additional science classrooms to the existing Austin High School. The school site is along Lady Bird Lake. We provided floodplain analysis verification, fire flow modeling of the existing system with identification and design of waterline improvements (which was created inclusive of a secondary dry hydrant from Lady Bird Lake), and a wastewater line design including site grading and drainage.In addition, we permitted the site development plans through the City of Austin and provided construction administration services.

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CVS Pharmacy

Chicopee, MA

Doucet provided planning, design, permitting, and construction administration services for a new 13,225 square foot CVS Pharmacy with associated off-street parking, site utility connections, and landscaping. The project commenced with the preparation of Conceptual Site Plans based on a boundary and topographic survey, as well as a thorough review of the City of Chicopee Zoning Bylaws. Following the client’s approval of a preferred conceptual design, we proceeded with the preparation of full design and engineering plans. Required permits/approvals for the project included Site Plan Review and Design Review through the Chicopee Planning Board, local stormwater and wastewater discharge permits through the Chicopee Department of Public Works, as well as MassDOT permitting to access a State Highway for curb cuts and drainage connections. We also prepared and submitted the required Notice of Intent for Storm Water Discharge associated with Construction Activity under a NPDES General Permit.

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Campus Additions for Round Rock ISD

Round Rock, TX

We were responsible for designing this campus located on Austin Community College's (ACC) Round Rock location. We developed 10 new portable classroom buildings, along with large walkways for pedestrians, utilities, bus drop-off, accessible routes, and connectivity with surrounding areas.The site/civil plans included designing a pedestrian traffic control plan to safely accommodate ACC students while construction was taking place. This campus is considered a temporary early college facility until a more permanent facility can be planned, budgeted, and constructed. The project was on an extremely tight timeframe as the planning, design, permitting, and construction duration was completed in less than six months.

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Capital Metro North Operations and Maintenance Facility

Austin, TX

The Capital Metro North Operations and Maintenance Facility is a 110,000 square foot bus and van transit operations center. The site is located on an 18-acre site just north of Hwy. 183 and east of Burnet Road (F.M. 1325). This fast-paced project required programming, design, permitting and construction to be completed in less than 20 months. Several major elements of the project included demolition of existing industrial facilities, solving the public water system's limitations in the area, permitting the site without on-site water quality and detention facilities, re-routing drainage conveyance, and off-site roadway improvements. We were the on-site civil engineer for the project and designed the grading, drainage, parking and drive, and the water and wastewater facilities. During the programming phase, we investigated the potential of using existing off-site water quality and storm water detention facilities. Because we were successful in documenting that the detention and water quality ponds already met City of Austin requirements, we did not have to build any new water quality and storm water detention facilities. This ended up being critical to facilitate the development needs of Capital Metro on the limited site. We also led a detailed study of the City's water distribution system to solve poor fire flow capabilities in the area. Upon systematically breaking down the water distribution system for analysis, we were successful in finding a broken valve on the major transmission main feeding this pressure zone. With the replacement of the broken valve, on-site fire pumps were not required and existing fire pumps and tank storage (supporting existing buildings) could be removed, providing additional use of the area and a tremendous saving on the construction cost. We designed all on-site water, wastewater, storm drainage, and parking and drive facilities and permitted the site through the City of Austin within the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CMTA) required time frame.

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City of Austin, Transit Oriented District (TOD) Planning

Austin, TX

We identified the existing utilities to determine whether the existing utility infrastructure had the capacity to serve the future TOD development in the three study areas. The utility information included water, wastewater, storm drain, electric and gas. We coordinated with utility entities and collected utility information from each entity. Afterwards, we delineated the utility information on the City of Austin GIS base map. Upon receiving future land use concepts for each of the three station areas, we coordinated with the City of Austin staff to determine the potential utility requirements for these areas. We then identified potential future utility improvements to meet the TOD development requirements. At the end of this project, we prepared an engineering report and exhibits (which was incorporated into the overall master plan) that documented the results of our findings.

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Clarke School for the Deaf

Northampton, MA

We provided master planning, civil engineering, design, permitting, and construction administration services to the OPAL Real Estate Group for the Mixed-Reuse and rehabilitation of the former Clarke School for the Deaf Campus in Northampton. The project serves mixed office, educational, and residential uses. We began by preparing a detailed Zoning and Permitting Analysis to determine possible options for the reuse and rehabilitation of the historic campus. Following the completion of this analysis, we worked closely with the Client to provide master planning and site design services in an effort to determine a preferred approach to building reuse, parking and drive aisles, stormwater management, traffic concerns, and historic preservation. We then proceeded with the preparation of full design and engineering plans. Required permits/approvals for the project included Major Site Plan Approval/Special Permit through the Northampton Planning Board. Subdivision Approval Not Required (ANR) plans were also required by the Northampton Planning Board. We assisted OPAL through the Out-to-Bid process, assisted with contractor selection and is currently providing Construction Administration services for this project which is currently in progress. Extensive coordination with the Clarke School for the Deaf (who has retained a very small portion of the campus), the City of Northampton, and the Round Hill Neighborhood was required throughout the project to ensure the preservation of historic structures at the campus.

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Combined 911 Center

Austin, TX

We participated in the programming phase and schematic phase for this new Combined Emergency Communications & Transportation Management Center in Austin, TX. This regional 911 Center houses sophisticated electronic equipment and highly trained emergency communications personnel for the various City of Austin departments and Travis County agencies. The project site is approximately 13 acres consisting of a 72,500 square foot building, a parking lot that can hold 230 cars, and all drainage, water and wastewater improvements. Services included site selection, utility analysis, grading, drainage, detention pond, and water & wastewater improvements. Our role in the project's construction included obtaining the construction permit, performing construction phase services, and preparing construction documents for all the civil and site improvements. Our work required extensive coordination with various governmental agencies' staff. This project achieved the Silver Rating in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

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Country Club Centre Retail Building

Sacramento, CA

The project consisted of the construction of a 7,200 SF retail building and associated parking at the Country Club Centre in the City of Sacramento. The site was an existing parking lot and was modified to create parking and circulation for the new building. The design made use of existing infrastructure and minimized demolition. Doucet provided topographic mapping and produced the construction documents that included a demolition plan, horizontal control and paving plans, grading and drainage plans, sewer and water plans, SWPPP and erosion control, and specifications. Doucet submitted the plans to Sacramento County LDSIR and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department to aid in obtaining approval and assisted with the construction administration of the project

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