Project Profiles - Civil Engineering


Permit Applications - Zoning Permit for Food Truck

posted Nov 24, 2013, 9:10 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 4:58 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (PERMIT APPLICATIONS)
 - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Christos Koutavoulis, a food vendor based in Philadelphia, provided land surveying and zoning permit services for an expansion of food truck operations at a location on Philadelphia, PA. The vendor was looking to locate a new, larger, food truck at a location where they were presently doing business. 

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing land surveying and zoning permit services including but not limited:
  • Site Survey – Rodriguez survey crews utilized GPS and conventional survey equipment to perform a field survey of the existing intersection and the adjacent roadway.
  • 3D Rendering – Rodriguez utilized survey data, GIS data, and site photographs to develop a 3D rendering of the site using Trimble Sketchup.  Various views of the site were create to give the L&I permit reviewer a graphic representation of how the site would be impacted by the new food truck.
  • Site Plan–  Survey data was imported into AutoCAD Civil 3D and a 1”=20” scale site plan was prepared for the purpose of submission to Licenses & Inspections for a Zoning Permit. 
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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic PWD PA - Stormwater Design for Parking Lot

posted Oct 7, 2013, 4:27 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 4:58 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (PAVING/DRAINAGE DESIGN)
 - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Rome Management Associates, LLC. (ROME), provided civil engineering and site design services for the Building 567 Laydown Paving Area project, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA; the design and construction of a 25,000 SF asphalt paved laydown area for materials, equipment, and vehicle parking and related work for use by Building 567 Public Works Maintenance and Transportation Center at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA.

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing civil engineering and site design services including but not limited:
  • Topographic Survey Plan – Performed PA One Call, existing utilities, topographic survey, and creation of Existing Conditions Plan. 
  • Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) ERSA Submission– Project was above 15,000 SF of earth disturbance; therefore required a PWD Stormwater Permit and Existing Resources and Site Analysis submission for erosion and sedimentation control.
  • Site Development Plan – creation of site grading and drainage plan, utility plan, landscaping and lighting, and construction details.
  • PWD Stormwater Management Final Design – prepared a Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan and design of Stormwater Bioretention Basin.
  • Geotechnical  – Coordinated and reviewed geotechnical soil infiltration testing for compliance with PWD Standards.
  • Construction Related Services – Reviewed and approved shop drawings. Responded to information requests. Observed construction services during build. Prepared survey layout for Construction. 
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst - Roadway Construction

posted Sep 29, 2013, 4:59 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 4:59 PM ]

LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY (ROADWAY/DRAINAGE DESIGN)
- Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Rome Management Associates, LLC. (ROME), provided civil/site design and construction support services for a new 315' long paved interconnector roadway between Taxiway #4 and Access Drive at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Design was coordinated with the Department of Army Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers (USACOE).

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for providing civil engineering and site design services including but not limited:
  • Topographic Survey Plan – Utility coordination with USACOE and private utility companies, topographic survey of existing site conditions, and creation of Existing Conditions Plan including 1-foot contours.
  • Site Development Plan– creation of site grading and drainage plan, erosion control and sedimentation, utility plan including the design of a 40-foot proposed culvert beneath the proposed roadway, landscape and lighting plan, and construction details.
  • Construction Related Services – Reviewed and approved shop drawings, prepared as-built drawings of constructed roadway and associated site improvements, responded to information requests, and observed construction services during build.
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Berkley Street Homes

posted Jan 31, 2013, 11:42 AM by mspagnoli@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 8:26 AM by Louis Rodriguez ]

CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Nueva Vida, LLC provided professional engineering and land surveying services for the preparation of a Plan of Survey and Topography, civil design, and supporting documentation and agency processing.  The project involved subdividing (5) five existing parcels into (4) four parcels in the City of Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.  The subject property contains approximately 0.112 acres per Tax Map.  This project resulted in the development of 4 homes in the Cooper Plaza community as part of the Camden Redevelopment Agency's NSP2 program.  The purpose of this program is to stabilize neighborhoods compromised by the economic effects of property abandonment, vacancy, and foreclosure.

Rodriguez Contribution

Rodriguez was responsible for providing civil engineering, land surveying,  and site design services including but not limited to: 

  • Boundary and Topographic Survey of existing site
  • Conceptual Plan
  • Grading and Utility Plans
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Final Plat Preparations in AutoCAD Civil 3D
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PIDC Hornig Road

posted Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 PM by mspagnoli@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Jan 21, 2013, 12:56 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (RETROFIT DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), provided retrofit design to fix the existing conditions of 2198 Hornig Road to comply with Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) requirements and propose new best management practice (BMP) solutions in order to receive additional stormwater credits.

An existing stormwater detention basin was located on the property which the Client desired to obtain stormwater credit from the Philadelphia Water Department for the amount of stormwater managed through it.  In addition, the Client wanted to determine if the basin could manage additional stormwater from the roof of the existing building or from the eastern parking lot.

Rodriguez collected and reviewed existing information on the site to identify existing credit opportunities and made recommendations for retrofits to the stormwater basin for it to obtain stormwater credits based on PWD's criteria.

Examples of information collected are existing  site data including topography, utility locations, storm drain system locations (plus size, slope, and material), existing AutoCAD files, existing paper copies of site plans or development plans, and site photos.

This information was reviewed to determine the current capacity of the existing stormwater basin.  Further analysis at the site including identification of drainage areas, available open space and green space, location of discharge/overflow points and maintenance access issues were completed.

Based on the analysis performed, Rodriguez made recommendations to the Client on best options for obtaining stormwater credit from the PWD for the stormwater basin.  An existing Resources and Site Analysis (ERSA) was prepared and submitted to the PWD to initiate the credit process.

PROJECT FACTS

  • Site Area: 5.62 Acres
  • Technologies Used: AutoCAD Civil 3D, ADAPX Pen, ArcGIS, HydroCAD


Strawberry Mansion ADA Ramp Design

posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:59 AM by mspagnoli@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Jan 17, 2013, 9:00 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (ADA RAMP DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Pennoni Associates, provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the Strawberry Mansion Green Streets Project.  The purpose of these projects are to help the Philadelphia Water Department achieve its goals of reducing localized flooding, reducing combined sewer overflows, and improving water quality while also improving the quality of life of residents.  Rodriguez provided existing ADA ramp surveying and design services to ninety (90) ramps throughout an area where these PWD improvements were being done in order to further improve the neighborhood.

Rodriguez was responsible for providing civil engineering and site design services including but not limited:

  • Field Survey – Rodriguez performed detailed field surveys of the ramp locations in accordance to the PennDOT District 6-0 ADA Reference Guide.  This included obtaining location and elevation of curbs, traffic signals, signs, crosswalks, utilities, sidewalks, and anything else in the project area necessary for design.
  • ADA Ramp Design – Design of ramps was done in accordance with the PennDOT Publication 72 RC-67M standards dated June 1, 2010 and PennDOT publication 13M, last revised September 16th, 2009.  Designs were prepared in an AutoCAD environment.

PROJECT FACTS

  • 90 ramps surveyed and designed throughout the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood
  • Rodriguez utilized GPS data collection & AutoCAD Civil 3D


St. Bonafice Residential Development

posted Dec 4, 2011, 6:48 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 8:26 AM by mspagnoli@rodriguezconsulting.biz ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) under contract with PZS Architects, LLC (PZS) is providing Professional Engineering & Land Surveying services for the design of site improvements at the former St. Boniface Church Site at 142-174 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA.   The project owner, the Norris Square Civic Association, intends to redevelop the site in phases with the first phase involving the demolition of the church and convent and the construction of fifteen (15) low income housing unit and adjacent site improvements.  The approximate area of earth disturbance is 25,000 SF and will require a Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) stormwater permit.

Rodriguez is responsible for the providing civil engineering and site design services including: 
  • Stormwater Management & Permitting— conceptual stormwater management plan, drainage calculations and final stormwater design.  Project requires PWD Stormwater Permit approval.
  • PA Act 537 Permit— Submission of application and documents.
  • City Planning & Zoning - Zoning plans, subdivision plan, preliminary and final plat
  • Geotechnical—Coordinated with subconsultant for soil borings and soil infiltration testing for stormwater permit
  • Construction Drawings—existing conditions, site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plan, lot layout/subdivision plan, construction details


TECHNOLOGIES

  • Underground Stormwater Detention Facility (15,000 gallon capacity)

SITE FACTS



Diamond Green Student Housing

posted Oct 31, 2011, 8:51 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 9:37 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Orens Brothers Real Estate Inc. and Mosaic Development, provided civil engineering and site design services for the Diamond Green student housing complex.  This $20M project, involved the construction of 92 units and 12,000 SF of ground floor retail space, on approximately one (1) acre adjacent to the Temple University regional rail station in Philadelphia.  The proposed building will be five (5) stories high.  The project broke ground on October 28, 2011.  

Rodriguez worked with the developer to implement environmentally beneficial building practices that will improve urban livability within this community.  A green roof was designed to reduce the site's impervious area and prevent approximately 9,000 gallons of rainwater from discharging into the combined sewer system during a typical 1" rain event.  Additional stormwater runoff from the site is managed using an underground detention system that consists of two (2) 96-inch corrugated metal pipes.  The system has a total capacity of 75,000 gallons.  

Additional services provided:

  • Water system design: Domestic  and fire service 
  • Sanitary sewer design
  • PA Act 537 permit 
  • Stormwater Management—PWD Stormwater Permit
  • Construction Drawings: site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plans, and construction details.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Green Roof
  • Underground Stormwater Detention Facility (75,000 gallon capacity; two (2) 96" diameter pipes)

SITE FACTS

  • Site Area (sq ft): 42,920 (0.985 acres)
  • Earth Disturbance area (sq ft): 42,920 SF (0.985 acres)
  • Proposed Green Roof (sq ft) 14,500
  • Proposed Temple University student housing located at 10th & Diamond Streets 

West Village Condominiums

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:40 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 8:16 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with B&T Home Builders,  provided civil engineering and site design services for the West Village Condominiums Development.  This $17M project, involved the construction of 86 stacked condominium units, on approximately two (2) acres in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia.  The condominium units are four (4) stories high with a one-car garage for each unit and privately managed water, sewer, and stormwater.  The project broke ground in January 2010.  

Rodriguez worked with the developer to implement environmentally beneficial building practices that will improve urban livability within this community.  A green roof was designed to reduce the site's impervious area and prevent approximately 27,000 gallons of rainwater from discharging into the combined sewer system during a typical 1" rain event.  Additional stormwater runoff from the site is controlled using porous pavement and landscaped areas.  The  green roof also provides additional green space and enhances the outdoor terrace for building occupants.

  • Water system design: Domestic  and fire service 
  • Sanitary sewer design
  • PA Act 537 permit 
  • NPDES application and permit
  • Stormwater Management—PWD Stormwater Permit
  • Construction Drawings: site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plans, and construction details.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Green Roof
  • Porous Pavement
  • Private Cost Water & Sewer Design

SITE FACTS

  • Site Area (sq ft): 85,517 
  • Earth Disturbance area (sq ft): 85,517 
  • Post Construction Impervious Area (sq ft):  8,063
  • Proposed Green Roof (sq ft) 43,275
  • Proposed Porous Paving (sq ft): 15,511

Lawrence Court Homeownership Development

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:17 PM by Louis Rodriguez

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Kise Straw & Kolodner Inc. (KSK), provided civil engineering and site design services for the Lawrence Court Homeownership Development, a 50-unit residential development located on a former industrial site.  The developer of the site is the Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises (HACE) a community economic development corporation, founded in 1982 to save a crucial neighborhood mall in the heart of Philadelphia's Latino community.  This $13M project broke ground in October 2009.

Rodriguez was responsible for the providing civil engineering and site design services including: 
  • City Plan Change—Addition of new streets (4th Street & Westmoreland St) to the Philadelphia City Plan.  
  • Stormwater Management & Permitting— conceptual stormwater management plan, drainage calculations and final stormwater design.  Project received PWD Stormwater Permit approval.
  • Water & Sewer Design— creation of private cost water/ sewer design drawings and applicable approval.  
  • Deed Preparation—prepared legal descriptions for 54 parcels.
  • PA Act 537 Permit— Submission of application and documents.
  • Roadway Design—Roadway, paving, sign/striping, and ADA-ramp designs.
  • NPDES Permit — Created erosion and sedimentation plans and application for PADEP review and approval.
  • City Planning & Zoning - Zoning plans, subdivision plan, preliminary and final plat
  • Geotechnical—Coordinated with subconsultant for soil borings and soil infiltration testing for stormwater permit
  • Construction Drawings—existing conditions, site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plan, lot layout/subdivision plan, construction details

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Porous Pavement
  • Stormwater infiltration system

SITE FACTS

  • Site Area (sq ft): 78,760 
  • Earth Disturbance area (sq ft): 64,164 
  • Post Construction Impervious Area (sq ft):  64,662
  • Proposed Porous Paving (sq ft): 10,342

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