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

Doucet 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. Doucet 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 team 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. Doucet 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, Doucet 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. Doucet 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

Doucet was 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. Doucet 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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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. Doucet is 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

Doucet was 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. Doucet provided all site/civil engineering design, permitting, and construction administration services. In addition, Doucet 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. Our team 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. Doucet 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, Doucet 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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Brickston Municipal Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant

Travis County, TX

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. Doucet 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, Doucet permitted the site development plans through the City of Austin and provided construction administration services.

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Campus Additions for Round Rock ISD

Round Rock, TX

Doucet was responsible for designing this campus located on Austin Community College's (ACC) Round Rock location. Doucet 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. Doucet was 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, Doucet investigated the potential of using existing off-site water quality and storm water detention facilities. Because Doucet was 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. Doucet 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, Doucet was 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. Doucet 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

Doucet 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. Our team coordinated with utility entities and collected utility information from each entity. Afterwards, Doucet 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, Doucet coordinated with the City of Austin staff to determine the potential utility requirements for these areas. Doucet then identified potential future utility improvements to meet the TOD development requirements. At the end of this project, Doucet 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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Combined 911 Center

Austin, TX

Doucet 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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Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center

Dripping Springs, TX

Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center is located in a 95-acre City-owned park. The proposed project consists of an approximate 150,000 SF arena with associated parking, utility improvements and water quality pond. Primitive camping, hiking trails and a horse trail are included in the park amenities. The site is located in the environmentally-sensitive Little Barton Creek Watershed and is entirely in the Edwards Aquifer contributing zone. Portions of the site are within the FEMA 100-year floodplain. The earthwork will require cuts and fills of less than 6 feet. Most of the existing trees on the site are proposed to be saved. Retaining walls with the maximum height of 5 feet are proposed at two sides of the parking area to save the trees. On site excavated boulders are proposed to be used for the construction of the retaining walls. Water service to the proposed event center will be provided by the Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation. The site plan also includes extension of water service to RV sites. Wastewater service will be extended to the site from the City's existing service main. A 2,500-gallon tank dump station is proposed for the RV vehicles and trailers. Waste from the dump station will be conveyed to the event center's discharge line.

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Ernest Robles Way

Sunset Valley, TX

Doucet worked with the City of Sunset Valley to provide conceptual plans and design for the construction of an extended portion of Ernest Robles Way (ERW) between U.S. 290 and Jones Road. The project included excavation of substandard subgrade and base materials and reconstruction of curbs and gutters and repaving, plus installation of decorative medians for separating traffic, and creating unobstructed turning lanes for school bus traffic and commercial vehicles. The project also included injection grouting and repair of failed pavement areas; improving turning radii at U.S. 290 and Jones Road intersections; construction of raised boulevard section toward each end of roadway; placement of a 2-inch hot mix asphalt overlay on ERW from Jones Road to Hwy. 290 and pavement markings on the entire length of ERW from Brodie to Hwy. 290. Doucet performed the design work including repair details and drainage improvements, prepared the construction plans and specifications and coordinated with the Public Works Department.

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Expansion Project for Andrews Elementary

Austin, TX

This project involved library expansions and administrative office improvements on 8.18 acre site. Doucet was responsible for all civil engineering services to support the design, permitting, and construction phase of the project as it pertained to exterior improvements. Exterior improvements initially just included accessible pathways to building entrances/exits. Due to the Memorial Day 2015 storm event, the gymnasium was flooded. Doucet was tasked to provide design, permitting, and construction phase services for drainage mitigation to the courtyard/gymnasium areas of the campus. Additional drainage issues between building wings C and D, as well as areas to the south of the new library under construction, were identified due to that storm event and subsequent major storm. In addition, the wastewater line serving the school was inspected via camera and was found to be collapsing in several areas. Because the original wastewater line was the Orangeburg pipe installed in the 1950s, Doucet designed a new wastewater line to replace it.

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F.M. 1626

Hays County, TX

Construction observations and coordination between TxDOT and developer.

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Guerrero Thompson Elementary School

Austin, TX

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) was in need of opening a new elementary school to serve the north central region of Austin to relieve the overcrowding at McBee and Walnut Creek campuses. This site is located at 102 E. Rundberg Lane and sits on approximately 18 acres. After a prolonged site acquisition process, AISD scheduled a 40-classroom school opening by August 2013. Due in part to our efforts on this project, the two-story 98,000 SF school opened on time. Doucet was responsible for all civil engineering and development permitting for the site. Doucet designed the signalized intersection at Rundberg Lane, analyzed and reclaimed portions of the site out of the floodplain to make room for the school improvements, and designed the drives, parking, stormwater management and utilities for the site.

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HEB Leander

Waco, TX

Doucet has engineered HEB Leander since 1999 and has worked with HEB Grocery Company through various development scenarios, improvement plans, and the final plans including ongoing assistance on their plans to develop and sell excess property at this site (1999-present) as well as coordinating adjacent projects such as the Cap Metro Park-and-Ride/rail station and DR Horton Northside Meadows. The initial phase included extensive feasibility research with solutions to various hurdles for development including FEMA Floodplain, USACOE Jurisdictional Waters, TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone, three separate City Master Transportation Plan roadway improvements crossing through the site, utility relocations, and many jurisdictional personnel changes both at the elected and staff level.

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Hays Consolidated ISD Bus Parking

Kyle, TX

Additional parking was required for Hays County ISD bus purchases The overall site had a gently sloping terrain with a drainage area crossing in the middle of the proposed bus parking facility, thereby limiting any usable access to about four acres of the property without the installation of drainage structures. Topographic survey information was needed and required by the City in order to prepare hydraulic modeling of the drainage channel crossing and to obtain a permit for the construction in and adjacent to the drainage area and upstream from ongoing single-family property development. Doucet prepared one set of construction documents for permitting and construction. Doucet also submitted and processed the plans and applications to the City of Kyle and aided the Client in obtaining approval from City of Kyle for their planned improvements.

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