Cross Consulting Engineers

Retail Projects

Louis Garneau USA

Louis Garneau USA
Josée Ferland, VP and General Manager (802) 334-5885

Warehouse and Manufacturing Building, Derby, VT

Louis Garneau manufactures high end bicycle clothing and accessories, including bicycles.  Cross Consulting Engineers was selected to design their United States headquarters in Derby.  This $6.5 million facility is located on 17 acres of land on Interstate 91.

The building has a footprint of 43,400 square feet, and a gross floor area of 60,040 square feet, and houses their manufacturing and warehousing operations, as     well as executive office space.  A retail outlet is located at the front of the building.  The office space is on the second floor.  The project has a parking lot for 151 vehicles.  Five loading docks provide for the movement of products and materials from their main facility in Quebec City.

This building has a structural steel frame, insulated sandwich panel wall system, slab-on-grade and membrane roof.  The building was completed in 2014 by DEW Construction.

Cross Consulting Engineers was the project manager and performed all site design and permitting, architectural design and structural design.  Pearson and Associates and R.N. Culver Consulting were subconsultants and designed the mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems.


Downtown Core Redevelopment

City of St. Albans, VT
Dominic Cloud,  City Manager (802) 524-1500

Downtown Core Redevelopment

Site planning for urban areas is challenging due to the lack of space, the intensity of development, and limited options for stormwater treatment, parking, and landscaping. This project, designed for the City of St. Albans included three major new structures, a five story hotel, a five level parking garage, and a four-story State office building.

Cross Consulting Engineers was the project manager for the City, as well as the civil engineer for all three projects. We designed all of the site features, obtained all site permits, and performed geotechnical studies for each building. This project replaced a deteriorating parking lot, and three dilapidated commercial buildings and, played a major role in the revitalization of the City's downtown.

Barry Callebaut USA
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Barry Callebaut USA, LLC.
Jerry Dukas, General Manager (802) 524-9711

Building Expansion - 2017, St. Albans, VT

Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa, chocolate, and confectionery products- from the cocoa bean to the finished product on the store shelf.

This 33,000 SF manufacturing expansion was designed and fully permitted by Cross Consulting Engineers in five months and will be occupied in June 2018.  The building addition will contain manufacturing equipment, bulk storage tanks, mezzanine and a maintenance shop.  A two-bay tanker unloading structure is part of this project.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing design is by Pearson and Associates.

CCE performed all of the civil engineering, architectural and structural engineering design associated with this project and acted as Project Manager. Our services included permit acquisition and surveying.  

Jolly Associates Convenience Store
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Jolley Associates
Steve Smith, General Manager, (802) 527-0116

Convenience Store, Alburgh, VT

Many development projects located on or close to State highways require improvements to the highway system to mitigate the impact of increased traffic. A good example is this convenience store and gas station located on US Route 2 in Alburgh, VT near the New York State line and the province of Quebec, Canada. During the State permitting process, a condition was placed to construct a left turn lane on this major State highway. Cross Consulting Engineers designed the turn lane, received approval from the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and observed construction. These highway improvements often include traffic signals, which we also design.

Georgia Regional Industrial Park
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Georgia Industrial Development Corporation
Tim Smith, Director (802) 524-2194

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Georgia, VT

The Georgia Industrial Development Corporation owns and operates a water treatment plant in Georgia, VT that was originally constructed in the 1980s. This water plant required a major upgrade to provide quality potable water to the industries it serves. Cross Consulting Engineers, with assistance from Otter Creek Engineering, designed a major upgrade to the facility that was completed in 2016. The upgrade included three new Westec filters, new control pumping equipment, and a new raw water storage lagoon. The water treatment plant can produce up to 525 gallons per minute and serves three industries within the industrial park.

Peerless Clothing, USA
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Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation
Tim Smith, Executive Director  (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

Peerless Clothing Distribution Center, St. Albans, VT

Peerless Clothing manufactures men’s suits in Montreal, Quebec and overseas. They have their US distribution facility in the St. Albans Town Industrial Park. CCE has been involved with their facility since 1998. Four major buildings have been constructed along with associated parking lots, utilities and other site improvements. Peerless Clothing now has over 400 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 several 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. This 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.

In 2005, Peerless Clothing commissioned a third expansion consisting of a 72,000 square foot addition, fifty feet in height. In 2016, their latest expansion included a 90,000 square feet addition, sixty-five feet high. Currently, the distribution center is 282,000 square feet in size with 896,000 square feet of mezzanine space.

Peerless Clothing is currently in construction of their latest expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. CCE is the project manager, architect, civil engineer, and structural engineer for this project, and aquired all permits.

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetlands Reserve Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Multiple locations across 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.

This contract has been renewed twice and we are currently still performing these surveys. A total of 42 surveys have been performed for NRCS.

Bakersfield/Fairfield Town Line Survey

Office of the Secretary of State
State of Vermont

Town of Bakersfield, Town of Fairfield

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.

Burke Mountain, East Burke, VT

Stantec Engineering Company

Burke Mountain, Burke, VT

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.

Village at Franklin Park

GSD Development, LLC
J. Philip Gerbode, Developer  (802) 524-9526 ext. 319

Village Townhomes, St. Albans, VT

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.

State of Vermont Public Safety Buildings

Arnold & Scangas Architects
Rebecca Arnold, AIA  (802) 782-8241


Public Safety Buildings, Statewide

The State of Vermont has recently constructed five public safety buildings in St. Albans, Derby, New Haven, Bethel, and Westminster, 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 three of the projects and structural engineering design on all five 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.

Vermont Precision Tools
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Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation
Tim Smith, Executive Director  (802) 524-2194, ext. 13

Swanton, VT

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. A 17,000 square foot addition was constructed in 2017. The total facility is 107,000 square feet with over 15,000 SF of mezzanine space. One tenant space is provided in the back section of the building, which is 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.

Price Chopper Supermarkets

Murphy Realty, Inc. and Redstone Investments
Peter Murphy, Developer  (802) 748-1241

Price Chopper Plaza, Derby, VT

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.

Tractor Supply Company

Primax Properties, LLC
Frank Alexander  (704) 954-7223

Swanton, VT
Derby, VT

Montpelier, VT
Shelburne, VT

Middlebury, VT

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 their first store in Rutland, VT. CCE has performed all the civil engineering site design and permit related services in connection with five Tractor Supply stores in Swanton, Derby, Montpelier, Shelburne, and Middlebury, 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