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Municipal-UtilitieCentral Blvd. – Palm Beach County

Location: Palm BeachCounty

Client: Palm Beach County Roadway Division

Project Description: Construction of two (2) buildings with a total of 350 rental apartments and 1,280 square feet of office space.

The Palm Beach County Roadway Division was proposing to expand Central Boulevard for approximately 1.5 miles to a 5-lane/4-lane roadway.  The scope of work included bridge widening, milling and resurfacing.  HSQ Group prepared construction plans and specifications for the county.  An environmental impact evaluation, permitting, signing and pavement markings and a right-of-way study report was also required.

As part of the proposed roadway improvements, Palm Beach County agreed with the Loxahatchee River District to replace the existing 10″ sewage force main and 16″ reclaimed water main aerial/bridge crossings.  The existing mains were each located on opposite sides of the bridge crossing over the South Florida Water Management District C-18 Canal.  To avoid having the existing 16″ reclaimed water main out of service for an extended period of time, it was decided to design both new aerial bridge crossings on the same side of the bridge.  The sewage flows within the existing force main were able to be re-routed temporarily.  Therefore, a new 12″ D.I.P. force main and 16″ D.I.P. reclaimed water main were designed to be installed under the new bridge slab widening.  Outside of the bridge limits, a portion of the new force main installation required a directional bore process under the existing roadway.

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Municipal-UtilitieHomestead Downtown Drainage Master Design Plan

Location: Palm Beach County

Client: City of Homestead

Project Description: Construction of two (2) buildings with a total of 350 rental apartments and 1,280 square feet of office space.

HSQ Group, Inc. provided drainage design services to the City of Homestead for their downtown area.  The scope of work includes analysis of the existing drainage systems within an 83-acre boundary, which included evaluating over 140 existing drainage structures.  Based on the drainage study, which includes numerous field inspections and major utility coordination, recommendations were made to the city regarding potential drainage improvements throughout the project area.  Engineering construction plans were prepared based on approved recommendations.  The project was permitted through Miami Dade County D.E.R.M. – Water Control Section.  Utility Coordination with AT&T, Homestead Energy and Comcast Cable was conducted throughout the different project phases (35%, 65% and 100% Submittals).  Total Construction Cost is $500,000.

Municipal-UtilitieUtility Design

Location: Broward County

Client: Broward County

Project Description: Construction of two (2) buildings with a total of 350 rental apartments and 1,280 square feet of office space.

HSQ has extensive design experience with sanitary sewage lift stations and force mains. HSQ has designed water main sizes from 2” to 24” pipe sizes.  HSQ has designed reclaimed water mains.  HSQ design team has over 20 years of design, permitting, inspections and certification for water, sewer and drainage systems in Broward County to include soil contamination areas, well field area considerations, dewatering and water use permits.  HSQ has recent and ongoing civil design projects for public and private sectors in Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Davie, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, Margate, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Coconut Creek.

Municipal-UtilitieEmergency Design Services

Location: City of Lauderhill

Client: City of Lauderhill

Project Description: Construction of two (2) buildings with a total of 350 rental apartments and 1,280 square feet of office space.

HSQ has the immediate capacity to address damage to the City’s infrastructure due to extreme weather events.  As an example, HSQ has the City of Lauderhill continuing services which had a 72” CMP collapse under NW 50thStreet during a major storm event.

The culvert needed to be removed and replaced with a larger pipe to accommodate the drainage in the area. twin 4’x6’ box culverts was designed to replace the damaged pipe due to other conflicts with utilities and limited space to work.  HSQ quickly modeled the area to determine the minimum pipe size needed and prepared an ICPR drainage design used to expedite the permitting thru the County for a drainage permit.  HSQ prepared the specifications and bid documents and assisted the city with public bidding and contractor selection.  HSQ continued to oversee the construction of the culvert to expedite the construction improvement so the road can be opened to the public.  HSQ also prepare a engineers report the city used to obtain grant money from FEMA to pay for the drainage improvements. This type of experience is needed during crisis times to protect the health and welfare of the public and return the city facilities back to working conditions.