Built to be "the first One Water school in Texas", Wimberley Independent School District’s newest campus—Blue Hole Primary—was designed and constructed with strong support from Texas State’s Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association, and a community of stakeholders, educators, architects and engineers. One Water is an intentionally integrated approach to water that promotes the management of all water—drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, greywater—as a single resource. In an area where water supplies are limited and drought-prone, Blue Hole Primary serves the growing Hill Country communities of Wimberley and Woodcreek with one of the most water efficient and cost-effective approaches ever envisioned for a school campus in Texas. This case study documents the need for innovative water solutions, bond and investment decisions, incorporated design elements, construction, and first year performance of Blue Hole Primary to serve as a reference, inspiration, and guidance for future projects.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.