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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Hays County Precinct 2

Hays County, TX

This county project, which was completed under a Design-Build delivery method led by Broaddus & Associates and GSC Architects, consisted of two phases. The first phase was a temporary facility to house the Hays County Precinct 2 Offices during the completion of the permanent facility structure. Both facilities are located on the same parcel of land, approximately 3.5 acres, along FM 2770. Doucet provided site layout design, access driveways and pavement design, extension of both water and wastewater because utilities were not available onsite, dry utilities relocation and service extensions to the new facility, and design of the detention facilities. Doucet also coordinated with Hays County ISD and a local Homeowners Association for easements.

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Health Center Project for Manor ISD

Manor, TX

Manor ISD desired to construct a 2,700 SF health and student services center on their Technology High School Campus. The civil design included acquisition of survey, building and improvement planning layout, grading, walkways, water, wastewater, and storm drainage design, along with restoring an existing asphalt area to provide a small parking area with ADA parking and accessible route to the health center. Doucet was responsible for site design, permitting, and construction administration services.

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IDEA Charter School (Rundberg)

Austin, TX

Doucet is engineer for IDEA Charter School at Rundberg, along the IH-35 southbound frontage road. Phase Two includes construction of the primary school building, completion of the ring road and ancillary parking, extension of the ring road north to Brownie Drive, and related drainage and utility improvements. This project also includes approximately 500 City of Austin street improvements to connect Brownie Drive to E. Longspur Blvd.

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Jaime D. Padron Elementary School

Austin, TX

Doucet was responsible for a complete renovation and addition to existing industrial buildings in order to create a two-story elementary school in a highly developed area. This 115,967 SF school includes 112 parking spaces. Due to the large amount of apartments in the area, it was anticipated that 75% of the student population would walk or bike to school. To facilitate pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic, a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) was designed into the project to cross West Rundberg Lane, an arterial road adjacent to the site. We completed all civil engineering and development permitting for the site to include designing a left turn lane on the existing arterial road for access into the site and adjusted internal circulation and existing driveways to create one way traffic flow in and out of the site. We also utilized existing regional water quality and detention facilities to avoid additional on-site stormwater management requirements. In addition, the existing pavement condition was assessed to determine what pavement areas required rehabilitation or replacement.

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Kyle Marketplace

Kyle, TX

Kyle Marketplace is a 300-acre retail, commercial and residential project that is designed as a transit-oriented development based along IH-35 and a planned commuter rail stop on the proposed Austin-to-San Antonio line. Kyle Marketplace, developed by Rick Sheldon of Rick Sheldon Real Estate, was pleased with the level of Doucet's performance. Due to the talents of Doucet & Associates we were able to execute a joint County, City, TxDOT and private developer project in record time. Services performed included feasibility study, entitlements, TIF, title survey, zoning, metes and bounds descriptions, design surveys, easements, site plan, drainage studies, grading design, permitting, platting, construction documents, off-site improvements, SWPPP, aerial imagery, construction administration and observation, coordination with TxDOT, City and Hays County.

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Live Oak Trails

Austin, TX

Live Oak Trails is an affordable and environmentally-friendly multi-family apartment complex located near the "Y" in Oak Hill, just west along Hwy. 71. The project includes 58 apartment units, along with common facilities including the office/gym and water quality pond. It also includes a learning center, playground, hiking trails. The site is located in the Barton Springs Zone (waterway setbacks) and includes a 10 foot escarpment; these and other encumbrances made site layout a unique challenge, but the design team was able to create a workable land plan that exceeded the client's original expectations for unit capacity. As part of the City of Austin entitlement process, Doucet was the lead in a complex "Planned Unit Development" (PUD) zoning case, including negotiation with city staff and neighborhood representatives, preparation of the PUD land plan, and multiple presentations at public hearings. In addition to the design/entitlements process with the local governing authority (City of Austin), Doucet successfully obtained multiple permits from state agencies (Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).Environmentally-friendly Learning center, playground, and hiking trails 58 Units

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Lone Star Circle of Care

Bastrop, TX

Lone Star Circle of Care is located on the northwest corner of the Old Austin Highway and Hasler Shores Drive in Bastrop, Texas. The development includes the construction of an approximate 25,000 SF Community Health Clinic building and associated paving, water, wastewater, storm sewer and other required site infrastructure on a 3.45 acres property.

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Nan Clayton Elementary School

Austin, TX

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) was in dire need of opening a new elementary school to serve the southwest region of Austin, particularly the Circle C area. This area has been served by the Kiker Elementary School since 1991. With the population growth in the region, Kiker had doubled in occupancy through the use of portable classroom buildings and a higher student/teacher ratio. Through the November 2004 Bond election, voters authorized funds to build a new school in this area. AISD scheduled a 40 classroom school opening by August 2006. The selected site was within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone (Barton Springs Zone) and had no road or utilities adjacent to the site. We were responsible for all civil engineering and development permitting for the site and quickly identified that the land plan provided by the architect and AISD would not meet the environmental regulations for impervious cover limits within the Edwards Aquifer. To mitigate this, we worked with the design team in creating a new site plan that was more environmentally sound. Doucet designed the drives, parking, stormwater management and utilities for the site. Our design included a zero-discharge retention/re-irrigation system that met the non-degradation standards of the City of Austin. The irrigation facilities were placed within a native vegetation area with minimal disturbance to the ground. Where necessary, small cedar trees were hand-cut at ground level to provide an area for the irrigation heads to spray. The schedule required a construction groundbreaking by August 1, 2005 for a school opening for following year. Doucet prepared all site development permit application materials, the TCEQ Water Pollution Abatement Plan, construction documents, and permit acquisition. All permits were acquired by August 1st enabling construction to commence on schedule.

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North Central Community Healthcare Center

Austin, TX

Doucet developed a 51,070 SF health clinic building including the following site improvements for this 7 acre site: parking lots, drives, ADA-accessible sidewalks, crosswalks and ramps, water quality and detention ponds, and water and wastewater and landscaping. The project had a very quick design and permitting schedule, which consisted of three months for site development plan preparation and three months for acquiring the City of Austin Site Development Permit. Due to the aggressive project schedule, our staff held several meetings with City of Austin Development Review staff and resolved the major site issues such as the Subchapter E requirements, Heritage Trees and Protected Trees, and Fire Department ingress and egress. Several meetings with the residents in the nearby neighborhoods were held where the team presented the project and addressed any concerns the residents had. The final design plans had over 40 Civil Engineering sheets that included detailed grading plans (including ADA-accessible routes), water and wastewater plans, storm drain plans, water quality and detention ponds plans, erosion/sedimentation controls, tree protection plans, and traffic control plans. The project was designed and permitted within six months. Our staff performed periodic inspections, reviewed contractor's submittals, clarified drawings and answered Request-for-Information. This project was completed on schedule and within budget. In addition, this healthcare center achieved the Silver Rating in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

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Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital

Gonzales, TX

Doucet was the engineer for the replacement facility and wellness center for the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital. The hospital provides healthcare to Karnes County and is expected to attract numerous physicians and will be two-stories complete with in-patient and out-patient surgery, a Level IV trauma center, physical therapy, imaging department, post-anesthesia and secondary recovery along with a new endoscopy suite, central sterile supply and 25 private rooms on the second floor.

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Peer Review Services

Various Locations

Doucet has an extensive, reputable history of providing peer review services and construction observation services for municipalities and private sector clients throughout New England. For example, we have been assisting the Town of Hadley, Massachusetts Planning Board in this capacity for several years. Our extensive expertise with development of various scales is called upon for the purpose of reviewing and evaluating similar commercial and residential development proposals. Additional municipalities and businesses that have benefitted from our peer review and/or construction observation services include but are not limited to the Towns of Granby and Whately, MA, Country Nissan, Yankee Candle, and Gator Pearson. Our peer reviews have included zoning analyses, site plan review, and stormwater evaluation and design for a broad range of land uses. The final product is typically a detailed report which verifies compliance with applicable regulations and identifies any project constraints. The report may be used by the client as a guide through the remainder of the permitting process.

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SMSC Surgery Center

Stephenville, TX

Doucet performed civil engineering services for the new 11,000 SF outpatient surgery center. The center included conditioned space for two operating rooms and one treatment room with design for an additional 1,700 SF of future expansion including one additional operating room, two treatment rooms and required support areas. The new building has a complete storm water system utilizing cast iron roof drains, interior rainwater leaders and underground storm water mains which will discharge to exterior storm water systems.

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San Marcos High School Softball Field

San Marcos, TX

Doucet worked closely with the Architect and school district to select a site for the San Marcos High School softball field. Once selected, we coordinated with subconsultants and prepared construction documents and assisted with the construction bidding and administration. Amenities included restroom, concession, and storage building.

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Seguin High School Girls Softball Field

Seguin, TX

Doucet provided engineering services including plans and specs for bidding and construction. Work included design and specifications for grading, earthwork, planting, irrigation and dugouts with slabs to allow for future CMA walls, scoreboard, lighting, power and water and sewer, slabs for press box and bleachers, fencing, and review for compliance with accessibility codes.

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St. Edwards University

Austin, TX

Doucet is the on-call engineer for St. Edwards University, providing civil engineering and surveying services for the university since 2014. Currently under construction is the new Residence Hall with a commercial food service space and a new Operations building. The St. Edward's University Residence Hall site is 5.0 acres, and is located within Tract 3 of the overall campus, which is comprised of 4 total tracts at 3001 S. Congress Ave., in the full purpose jurisdiction of the City of Austin. The $40 Million Residence Hall, at 450 beds and 124 units, totals at 185,500 SF and will allow approximately half of the student body to reside on campus. This provides significant housing options to the University as it attracts more out-of-state and international students who often can not afford the rising housing costs in Austin. The site development permit also includes construction of the driveway, parking spaces, grading/drainage, utility, water quality measures and landscape improvements. Construction will be underway in August 2016.

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Taylor High School

Taylor, TX

Doucet provided comprehensive civil engineering design, permitting, and construction phase services for this $30 Million new high school for Taylor ISD. The project included 180,000 SF of educational and office space on 50 acres of land at the southeast corner of Highway 79 and FM 973. The project also included the high school parking lot, vehicle driveways and pedestrian access, sport fields and all the utility and drainage infrastructures.

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Texas NeuroRehab Center

Austin,TX

This 67.54-acre site is located on the north side of Ditmar Lane approximately 2500 feet east of its intersection with Manchaca Road, east of the Union Pacific Railroad, within the full purpose city limits of the City of Austin. The site is developed with the Texas Neuro-Rehab Center, which includes a hospital, administrative and medical offices, living and educational facilities for short and long-term patients, and support services for those uses. The project, which includes approximately 16,670 SF of Hospital expansion and 29,045 SF of Convalescent Services, required Planning Commission approval of a new Conditional Use Permit. The new site plan was phased and also included construction of parking areas, detention facilities, vegetative filter strips for water quality controls, and utility relocations and construction to serve the new buildings, as well as accounting for the unpermitted development that was previously constructed.

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Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX

Doucet is serving as design engineer under the project architect for this campus renovation project. The scope includes the prioritization and identification of the school's most urgent issues that includes but is not limited to fire alarm panels, fire suppression systems, reconditioning or replacement of boilers and chillers in TSD's central plant, foundation repairs, security upgrades, campus electrical distribution system repairs, and water and gas line repairs.

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Texas School for the Deaf, Phase II

Austin, TX

The Phase II Improvements consisted of the construction of four (4) new buildings, renovation of seven (7) existing buildings, associated with the utilities, paving, parking and drainage improvements. Doucet upgraded the entire water and wastewater system within the approximately 80 acres campus, added new parking lots and modified existing driveways and circulation drives. The improvements included the construction of approximately 1,400 linear feet of new sidewalk to meet ADA requirements as well as adding a serpentine segmental retaining wall, a bus stop, tree planting, curb / gutter and the associated utility adjustments. Doucet developed construction plans and specification for site grading, storm sewers, sidewalks, driveways, water and wastewater improvements, retrofitted existing drainage problem areas around the campus, and performed construction phase services. Due to the old age of the campus, many underground utilities were not documented. Doucet worked closely with the contractor and school officials and resolved all the utility conflicts. Doucet also obtained approval from the City of Austin and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and prepared the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Special design considerations included construction in a campus setting that has tremendous amount of pedestrian traffic.

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Travis County Correctional Facility

Austin, TX

This $48 Million county project consisted of adding a new two-story building to the existing and functioning Travis County Correction Facility along with demolition of existing facilities and the relocation of infrastructure and utilities. The new building was approximately 260,000 SF and housed 1,336 inmates. Doucet provided site layout design, access driveways and pavement design, water, wastewater and dry utilities relocation and service extensions to the new facility. Doucet also provided a topographic design survey for improvements, the location of above and underground utilities, and the establishment of the site boundary. Doucet also coordinated with Austin Energy for an onsite Electric Easement, and prepared the easement dedications.

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