Doucet provided planning and civil engineering services for this state-of-the-art rehabilitation and health care center (125 beds) located on a 10.42-acre site on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in Southwest Austin. Doucet represented the Client at neighborhood and City meetings and prepared a zoning application and supporting materials to get the property re-zoned.
After the zoning approval, Doucet worked closely with the Architect, Landscape Architect and other sub-consultants to prepare and process a conditional use consolidated site plan, a floodplain study and a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan through the City of Austin. Doucet used an innovative water quality system that combined a sedimentation/filtration pond with a vegetative filter strip so that storm water received an additional measure of treatment on this low impact site in a sensitive environmental area. A Water Pollution Abatement Plan from TCEQ was obtained. Doucet was successful in getting City approval and provided construction phase services where required and requested by City and Client.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.