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Doucet offers civil engineering design and consulting, entitlement procurement services and geospatial expertise for a full range of projects large and small, private and public.
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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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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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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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Dripping Springs ISD Tennis Complex

Dripping Springs, TX

Doucet provided the conceptual plan and engineering design for a nine-court tennis complex. Work included preparing construction documents and construction administration.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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University of Texas at Austin, Texas Union Building Renovation

Austin, TX

The scope of civil and site work consisted of extending a fire water supply line to feed the proposed building sprinkler system being installed with the building renovation. The fire line water source is the University's fire water distribution system, which has an existing 12-inch diameter dedicated fire line along Whitis Avenue and Inner Loop Drive, on the north side of the Peter Flawn Academic Center.

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University of Texas at Austin, Thermal Energy Storage Facility Addition

Austin, TX

The project site was located off the southeast corner of Dean Keaton Blvd. and San Jacinto Street, behind the Simkins Dormitory. The site plan included a pump station located within a portion of the ground floor of the San Jacinto parking garage, a 105-foot diameter tank (by 70-foot high) water storage and cooling tank, and the associated parking, driveway, drainage and utility improvements. As the civil engineer of record for this project, we participated in the programming phase through final design phase and provided construction phase services. Our engineering services included assisting the prime consultant in final site plan development. Additional aspects of this project included relocating parking and driveways, protecting large heritage size live oak and elm trees, working with vehicle and pedestrian traffic during construction, adjusting existing utilities, alleviating existing drainage problems into parking garage, and presenting our project to UT staff. We developed the civil engineering design while ensuring safety for students and faculty and minimized the disruption of the day-to-day operations adjacent to the construction site.

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Winn Elementary School

Austin, TX

Doucet was engineer for a 5,000 SF library at Winn Elementary and conducted site work including a detention pond, drainage, and grading. An additional sidewalk was added as well as utility service lines extended to the library.

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