Monthly Archives: March 2018

Northeast Center Parking Deck

In Featured Projects, On the Board // on March 23rd, 2018 // by // No comment

Atlanta, GA
American Engineering was contracted by Mainstreet Real Estate Services, Inc. to perform Civil Engineering design services for a proposed parking deck structure at one of their newly acquired properties. Northeast Center is a 52,000-sf office building with an expansive surface parking lot located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The proposed 3-level, 500-space deck will be located within a portion of the existing surface lot. With the increased parking capacity supplied by the deck, the client will have an opportunity to attract tenants who require higher parking ratios to the property.

American is the prime consultant to Mainstreet, performing Civil Engineering as well as managing the Survey, Geotechnical, Architectural, and Structural subconsultants on the project. In addition to design services, American is also performing Construction Administration services, including contractor pre-qualification, bid management, client/contractor liaison, etc.

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Concord Avenue Sidewalk

In Featured Projects, On the Board // on March 22nd, 2018 // by // No comment

Sidewalk Improvement Project:

The City of Monroe selected American Engineering to provide planning and design services for the construction of approximately 1400 linear feet of sidewalk Charlotte Avenue to Lomax Street.  The project was approved for funding under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The scope of services include sidewalk design, storm drainage analysis/design and traffic control plans.  In addition, American Engineering staff will provide community engagement services for community meeting which are a requirement for CDBG projects.

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Eastway/Shamrock Connector

In Featured Projects // on March 22nd, 2018 // by // No comment

Intersection Improvements:

This project will improve improvements to the Eastway/Shamrock intersection to increase the traffic operations as well improve access and safety for pedestrians.  The improvements will include additional vehicular lanes, bicycle facilities, pedestrian refuge islands, new sidewalks, and other various potential improvements.  As a subconsultant to Calyx Engineers, American Engineering staff will provide services for community engagement, alternative analysis, traffic control plans and will manage the project schedule.  The project will include NCDOT funds, therefore close coordination with NCDOT staff will be required.

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NCDOT Projects

In Featured Projects, On the Board // on March 7th, 2018 // by // No comment

NCDOT DIVISION PROJECTS

American Engineering has provided engineering design and other professional services to the NCDOT for several years, with a particular focus on NCDOT’s Western Divisions.

Our team’s experience includes NCDOT sponsored projects as well as municipal projects that included improvements to NCDOT maintained facilities.

We are a certified Small Professional Services Firm under NDCOT’s SPSF program.

Our NCDOT transportation projects include:

Division 14:
Bridge Replacement (17BP.14.R.50)

American Engineering is providing engineering services for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for eight low-impact bridge replacement projects in Henderson and Polk counties for  NCDOT Division 14 staff. Our project team prepared construction documents for these projects that included roadway plans, storm drainage, erosion control, utility relocations, and structure plans. Traffic management plans for the projects includes offsite detours and staged construction.

Division 12:
Williamson Road Widening

Provided roadway planning and design services for the Town of Mooresville to expand the capacity of Williamson Road. The project limits, which extends north of Brawley School Road,  included roadway widening, sidewalk construction and storm drainage improvements. This infrastructure project was designed to  improved traffic movement in a fast-growing part of Mooresville, which is lined with popular retail establishments. American Engineering staff provided roadway planning and design services as well as coordination with NCDOT Division 12 staff.  The construction phase for the project is on hold pending an NCDOT project which planned for the area.

Division 12:
NC 16/Hagers Ferry Road Realignment (W-5601Q)

American Engineering has been contracted by Gannett Fleming, Inc. to prepared traffic maintenance plans for this NCDOT Division 12 intersection improvement project.  This intersection realignment project, located in Lincoln County, will improve traffic flow and safety.

Division 11:
NC 105/Bodenheimer Drive Connector

American Engineering staff completed a planning study and right-of-way plans for a new access road for Appalachian State University (ASU) campus, specifically between NC 105 (a major thoroughfare with off-campus housing) and Bodenheimer Drive (the Central edge of the campus).  Three alignment alternatives were analyzed. Scope of services included Public Involvement, Environmental Analysis, Planning Report (NEPA Documentation), Preliminary Design, Drainage Design, Right-of-Way Plans and Geotechnical Investigations.

Division 10:
US 29/NC 49 Intersection

Undertaken by the City of Charlotte in order to alleviate congestion and mitigate safety concerns, the US 29/NC 49 Intersection project called for the reconstruction of the existing partial grade-separated split of NC 49 and US 29. The project included the construction of a wide median to accommodate the future Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Blue Line Extension. The new intersection will connect to the proposed interchange at I-85, as part of the NC 49/ Graham St. project.

American Engineering’s project deliverables included a planning report, environmental assessment, roadway and bridge construction plans, right-of-way plans and plats, and an extensive public involvement process. The project connects to an interstate highway interchange and required considerable coordination and communication with NCDOT staff.

Division 10:
Freedom Drive (NC 49) Widening

The City of Charlotte implemented this transportation project to address safety and congestion issues along this state route heavily traveled by tanker trucks. The project called for the widening of Freedom Drive from two lanes to a four-lane, median- divided roadway. Our design included adding bike lanes and improvements to two major intersections as well as the construction of a double 8’x12’ box culvert. The final construction package included roadway and culvert plans, traffic control plans, pavement marking and signing plans, and utility relocation plans. As an NCDOT maintained facility, the project scope included extensive coordination with NCDOT staff.

Division 10:
Bridge Replacements (17BP.10.R.13)

American Engineering provided engineering services for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for eight low-impact bridge replacement projects in Union County for  NCDOT Division 10 staff. Our project team prepared construction documents for these projects that included roadway plans, storm drainage, erosion control, utility relocations, and structure plans.

Division 10:
Land Acquisitions & Street Connections

American Engineering are tasked with providing planning and design services for the City of Charlotte’s Southeast Land Acquisition and Street Connections project. The purpose of the project is to implement the vision of the Independence Boulevard Area Plan (IBAP) in support of economic development and revitalization along the Independence Boulevard Corridor. A market study was completed for the corridor that identified trends and anchors that could serve as catalysts for revitalization along the corridor. The projects include the design of several new street connections to improve access to properties along the corridor. The project includes coordination with Charlotte Area Transit to accommodate their planned light rail line. Community engagement activities for the project has included 30 stakeholder interviews and two public meetings. The scope of services includes public involvement, roadway planning/design, sidewalk design, multi-use trail design, interchange design, traffic control, pavement markings and traffic analysis.

Division 9:
Rail Crossing Safety Improvements (P-4405A & P-4405EC)
(Ethel Lane/Juke Box Road & Pat Sloop Road)

We provided services to implement rail crossing safety improvements for over 14 projects in High Point, Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis, Conover, Salisbury, Charlotte and Cary based on the recommendations of various traffic separation studies.  The projects included crossing safety improvements such as gates and flashers, roadway improvements and new connector roads associated with the closing of existing crossings.  The projects all required extensive coordination with NCDOT staff, the affected municipality and the railroad. The scope of services included concept development, public meetings, preliminary design, final design, utility coordination and preparation of construction documents.

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