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    Monday
    Aug012011

    USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetlands Reserve Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Natural Resources Conservation Service

    Colchester, Vermont


    Cross Consulting Engineers was retained to perform a five year indefinite quantity contract for boundary surveys for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) located in Colchester, VT.  NRCS was acquiring easements to wetlands from various landowners located throughout Vermont.  CCE is one of only two firms selected in Vermont to perform these surveys.  A total of twenty-eight surveys totaling more than 1400 acres were surveyed and mapped during the first twenty-four months of this project.

    Monday
    Aug012011

    Bakersfield/Fairfield Town Line Survey

    Office of the Secretary of State
    State of Vermont

     

    Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by the State of Vermont Office of Secretary of State to perform a boundary survey of the town line between the towns of Bakersfield and Fairfield.  This line exceeded five miles in length and required extensive research to determine its location.  Both towns were unsure of the location of a perpendicular jog in the boundary, which could affect taxes, attendance at school systems and other important town matters.  Cross Consulting Engineers performed the necessary deed research, compiled a photo map of lands adjacent to the town line and performed the field survey.  Ancient fence lines were discovered and the Town boundary was determined, including the location of the jog that was described in the charters for each town.

    Upon completion of the research and survey work, monumentation was set along the town line and survey plats were prepared.  Upon completion of the plats, all property owners abutting the town line, as well as the Selectboards of each town, were notified and a public hearing was held.  Both towns accepted the survey and the Vermont Legislature formally adopted the survey as the official town line in the following legislative session.

    Monday
    Aug012011

    Burke Mountain, East Burke, VT

    Stantec Engineering CompanyBurke Mountain

     

     

    Cross Consulting Engineers was retained to survey and map 40 parcels containing over 1500 acres for the Burke Mountain Ski Area in East Burke, VT.  Requirements of this project included research and measurements of over 60 parcels totaling more than 3000 acres.  This work involved surveys of Town and County lines, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation property and numerous individual parcels ranging from less than one acre to more than 400 acres.  Over 850 deeds were compiled, scanned and indexed.  The end result was 28 survey plats all tied to the Vermont State Plane Coordinate System. 

    In addition to the boundary survey work described above, we also located more than 7000 wetland flags placed by the wetland scientists.  The flags were located using our survey grade GPS system and downloaded into Autocad Land Development Desktop software for use by the project planners.

    Cross Consulting Engineers was also retained to provide topographic information for more than 10,000 acres of land surrounding the ski area.  More than 50 ground control points were established using GPS and aerial photos were taken to provide photogrammetry of the area.  LIDAR was also used to develop existing conditions base plans of the area.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Price Chopper Supermarkets

    Murphy Realty, Inc./Redstone InvestmentsPrice Chopper Plaza, Derby, VT

    Peter Murphy, Developer

    (802) 748-1241

     

    This project involved the construction of a Price Chopper Supermarket with four attached retail stores in Derby, Vermont.  This project  occupies a 20.74 acre lot that has frontage on Quarry Road and on a new Frontage Road that was constructed between Quarry Road and Shattuck Hill Road.  The building construction was primarily split face concrete block with metal mansard roofs over the entry and flat roof over the basic structure.  A loading dock facility was constructed on the back side towards Quarry Road. 

    The parking lot included 424 spaces, complete with yard lighting, stormwater collection and treatment system and landscape design.

    A similar facility was designed by CCE and constructed in St. Albans, Vermont.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Village at Franklin Park

    GSD Development, LLCVillage Townhomes, St. Albans, VT

    J. Philip Gerbode, Developer

    (802) 524-9526 ext. 319

     

    The Village at Franklin Park is a high end senior housing facility consisting of 96 units in the Town of St. Albans. This project is located on an abandoned farm adjacent to Interstate 89 and presented some unique permitting issues. Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by GSD Development to design and permit this project. The design is unique and consists of a village like layout with compact urban design, park like atmosphere in the center, small setbacks to buildings and boundaries and short driveways. Over thirty of the units have been constructed and more are being constructed each year.

    Our services included civil engineering design, boundary surveys, stormwater management, street design, landscaping, erosion control and street lighting. This project included an involved Act 250 Land Use Permit process and extensive work to comply with the Vermont  Common Interest Ownership Act through the use of footprint lots.

    This attractive project is highly visible from Interstate 89 but is set back significantly from the highway to provide a positive viewing experience by travelers along the Interstate. This project is arguably the most attractive residential housing project in Franklin County.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    State of Vermont Public Safety Buildings

    Arnold & Scangas Architects, Colchester, VTPublic Safety Building, St. Albans, VT

    Laz Scangas, AIA

    (802) 655-1061

     

    The State of Vermont has recently constructed four public safety buildings in St. Albans, Derby, New Haven and Bethel, Vermont and retained the services of Arnold and Scangas Architects to perform the project design. CCE was retained by Arnold and Scangas to perform civil engineering site design and permitting on two of the projects and structural engineering design on all four projects. These projects currently house the Vermont State Police barracks and the Department of Fish and Wildlife and are the principal law enforcement offices for these portions of the State. CCE’s services for these projects included design of access off State highways, parking lots, security fencing, drainage systems, utilities, foundation design, yard lighting design and roof framing design. We obtained all necessary site permits, working with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. These modern facilities are great additions to the communities and vast improvements in office space for the Department of Public Safety.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Willard Mill Apartments

    Willard Mill Apartments, St. Albans, VTArnold & Scangas Architects

    Colchester, VT

    Laz Scangas, AIA

    (802) 655-1061

     

    The Willard Mill project is an historic rehabilitation project that converted an old mill building into residential housing. The project is located on Stowell Street in the City of St. Albans and was vacant at the time Housing Vermont decided to pursue this rehabilitation project. Arnold and Scangas Architects was retained as the project architect. They retained the services of Cross Consulting Engineers to perform the structural design and modifications to this building. CCE performed as-built measurements of the structural systems in the building, performed necessary calculations and designed modifications to comply with all current Codes for residential occupancy. This is a good example of over 20 residential and commercial historic rehabilitation projects that CCE has completed with Arnold and Scangas Architects.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Franklin County Rehab Center and Hawk’s Nest Senior Housing

    Phil Condon, Owner

    Jim Dousevicz, Owner/Developer/Contractor

    Phil Condon                   Jim Dousevicz
    (802) 752-1600           (802) 860-7315

     

    The Franklin County Rehab Center is located across Fairfax Road from the offices of Cross Consulting Engineers. The owners are long time clients of CCE and previously owned a nursing home on VT Route 105 in St. Albans. They desired to construct a more modern facility and retained CCE to assist them with site design and permitting. We worked closely with the project architect and the construction manager to construct one of the most modern nursing home facilities in the State of Vermont. Our services included civil engineering design, including parking lots, access drive, stormwater collection and detention system, municipal sewer and water main extensions and erosion control. We also applied for and obtained all necessary permits including local permits from the Town, Act 250 permit, Stormwater Discharge permit and other permits. We also performed the structural design of the building.

    The project was designed to provide shared access to the adjacent senior housing project known as Hawk’s Nest. Both projects shared infrastructure including access, stormwater management system and utilities, all designed by CCE. CCE also performed all the necessary boundary and topographic survey work, including required ALTA surveys.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Peerless Clothing, USA

    Peerless Clothing Distribution Center, St. Albans, VTFranklin County Industrial Development Corporation

    Tim Smith, Executive Director
    (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

     

    Peerless Clothing manufactures mens suits in Montreal, Quebec and overseas. They have their sole US distribution facility in the St. Albans Town Industrial Park. CCE has been involved with their facility since 1996. Two major buildings have been constructed along with associated parking lots, utilities and other site improvements. Peerless Clothing now has over 300 employees located at the St. Albans distribution center.

    A major warehouse addition was designed by Cross Consulting Engineers in 1998 and constructed in 1999. This 40,000 SF warehouse is 48 feet in height and contains four levels of racking systems, including a mechanized sorting machine for men’s suits. In 2005, Peerless Clothing had again outgrown their facility and commissioned the design of a new 80,000 SF warehouse facility. This $11 million facility is 50 feet high, contains four levels of racking systems, 20 loading docks and a major employee parking area and truck maneuvering area. The latter project included an overhead walkway 200 feet in length to connect buildings. CCE, in conjunction with mechanical and electrical subconsultants, performed all of the civil engineering, architectural and structural engineering design associated with both projects.

    Peerless Clothing is currently planning for a 3rd major expansion in 2012.  This project, currently in design, will include the demolition of a 29,000 sf building and the construction of a 72,000 sf addition to the 2005 building.  CCE is the project manager, civil engineer, and structural engineer for this project.  It is expected to be completed by December, 2012.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Vermont Precision Tools

    Franklin County Industrial Development CorporationSwanton, VT

    Tim Smith, Executive Director
    (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

    Vermont Precision Tools is one of the largest employers in Swanton. After they out­grew their original facility, they worked with Franklin County Industrial Development Corp. (FCIDC) to design and build a new manufacturing facility near Exit 21 off Interstate 89. FCIDC retained Cross Consulting Engineers as the project manager to design the manufacturing building, parking lots and associated site work.

    CCE retained mechanical and electrical engineers to assist with the building design. We performed all of the civil engineering design, architectural design and structural design for this building and site. The building has a 90,000 SF footprint with over 15,000 SF of mezzanine space. Tenant spaces were provided in the back section of the building which are currently leased by Franklin County Industrial Development Corp.

    CCE applied for and obtained all necessary permits, including Act 250, Stormwater Discharge, and others. We performed full construction administration services and construction observations as the project was being built.

    Thursday
    Jul222010

    Morrisville Plaza Shopping Center

    Murphy Realty, Inc.Morrisville, VT

    Peter Murphy, Developer
    (802) 748-1241


    This multi phase project included the construction of a new Kinney Drug Store, the construction of a new Chittenden Bank and reconstruction of the existing parking lot and drainage system. This 1960’s era shopping center has been completely renovated through the construction of new façades on the building, and a renovated parking area complete with new lighting and drainage system. Cross Consulting Engineers also designed the parking areas and performed structural design for the Kinney Drug Store and for the Chittenden Bank located in this shopping center. Services included drainage design, stormwater discharge permit, Act 250 Permit amendments, yard lighting design and landscape design. Work on this project started in 2002 and continued through 2009.

    Wednesday
    Jul142010

    Kinney Drugs

    Lyndonville, VTMurphy Realty, Inc.
    Peter Murphy, Developer
    (802) 748-1241

    Murphy Realty Company, a longstanding client of Cross Consulting Engineers, retained our services to assist with the development of Kinney Drug Stores located in Morrisville and Lyndonville, Vermont. The Lyndonville store was completed in 2009. These projects involved site design, including driveways and parking areas, turning lanes on State highways, landscaping, yard lighting and stormwater management. We also obtained all necessary site related permits including local permits and State permits and performed flood surveys and completed a Letter of Map Amendment under FEMA Flood Plain regulations for the Lyndonville project.

    Wednesday
    Jul142010

    Tractor Supply Company

    Primax Properties, LLCSwanton, VT
    Frank Alexander
    (704) 954-7223
    www.primaxproperties.com

    www.primaxconstruction.net

    Primax Properties is a retail/commercial developer located in North Carolina. They retained the services of Cross Consulting Engineers to assist them with the development of Tractor Supply Stores after completing the first store in Rutland, VT. CCE has performed all the civil engineering site design and permit related services in connection with four Tractor Supply stores in Swanton, Derby, Montpelier and Shelburne, Vermont. These projects involve a high level of permitting, including Act 250 permits in some locations, Stormwater Discharge permits at all sites and either municipal or onsite water and wastewater systems. The Swanton, VT store had no municipal services and included the design of a fire protection storage tank pumping system. Our services included the design of parking areas, access drives, utilities, landscaping and yard lighting.

    In addition to the civil engineering services, CCE has also performed land surveying services including ALTA surveys and as-built surveys of all facilities