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Lynchburg Humane Society Animal Shelter

Hurt & Proffitt is responsible for delivering planning, surveying, and civil engineering services to the Lynchburg Humane Society (LHS) in their quest for a new home that supports their No-Kill mission. The LHS selected a 9.6 acre parcel on a partially wooded site on Graves Mill Road in Lynchburg, Virginia with an existing single family residence and barn. Services rendered to date include the development of a conceptual site plan that utilizes the two existing structures in addition to a new facility in addition to assistance with the rezoning. The goal of the site plan development is to utilize existing open areas and minimize the impact to the surrounding vegetation and critical areas, preserving the existing natural buffer.

Hurt & Proffitt is assisting LHS with the rezoning by filing the petition, attending meetings and public hearings, and providing other related services. The site design will feature parking areas for the new facility and the existing house, circulation for emergency vehicles, access to the proposed sally port, dumpster pad, stormwater management (quantity and quality) facilities, utilities, and landscaping to meet zoning ordinance requirements.

Professional services for the project include measurement and provision of adequate sight distance at the proposed entrance, environmental permitting, erosion and sediment control design, extension of public sewer to serve the development, topographic and boundary surveying, and preparation of a subdivision plat.

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City of Norfolk Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewer System

H&P provided the equipment, training and staff to accomplish smoke testing of the sanitary sewer in the Winona area of the City of Norfolk. At project completion our staff tested over 11,000 linear feet of sewer lines. H&P’s staff was also responsible for the distribution of door hangers to help notify property owners in the neighborhood of the schedule for smoke testing activity. Our scope of work also included taking pictures of each defect showing smoke venting and completion of a two page inspection report for each defect discovered. During the course of testing H&P provided traffic control as necessary to maintain a safe working environment. The specialty equipment available included safety equipment required for confined space entry as well as smoke blowers and those expendable supplies associated with the process of smoke testing.

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Town of Appomattox Greensand Filters for Well #39

Hurt & Proffitt designed the greensand filters for well #39 for the Town of Appomattox. The filters are rated at 60 GPM. They are backwashed once a week creating 2,800 gallons of backwash waste per filter. A total of 5,600 gallons of wastewater are generated from the backwashing operation. The well produces water that is high in iron and manganese, thus requiring the Town to install the greensand filters.

The greensand filters backwash is discharged to the Towns sanitary sewer system. The greensand filters are housed in a prefabricated concrete building with roof access to facilitate any work needed on the well pump.

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Danville Science Center – New Theater Addition

Hurt & Proffitt was responsible for all survey, civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering services for this Planetarium addition in Danville, Virginia. The proposed addition is connected to the existing museum building and is located between two parking areas that have been constructed by the City of Danville.  A separate plan set was generated for the preparation of the site prior to construction. Thus, the majority of necessary site demolition has been conducted, leaving only a portion of sidewalk to be demolished to allow for proposed construction. Underground utilities have been rerouted as necessary for proposed construction. Proposed site improvements include a building addition and associated walkways, retaining walls, driveways, and storm drainage. A theater maintenance/access drive will be constructed and sidewalks built to provide delivery vehicle and pedestrian access to the proposed addition. All walkways will provide accessibility for the disabled.  The work will also include assistance during the bidding phase as well as construction administration.

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Amherst County Service Authority General Civil Engineering Services

Hurt & Proffitt has been ACSA’s civil engineering consultant for 37 years, including renewal in 2011 for 5 more years..  In the last 10 years alone, we have successfully completed over a dozen major and minor water line extensions and numerous sanitary sewer extensions.  We have provided services for the water system pertaining to water source planning and treatment; safe yield analysis; reservoir storage, routing, and expansion; dam evaluation, certification, and design; water system modeling and mapping; water meter replacement; fire hydrant flow testing; water treatment plant evaluation, rehabilitation, and modification; pump stations; and water storage tank rehabilitation, mixing systems, and maintenance; and emergency drought response. For the sewer system, we have also restored the James River bank to protect ACSA’s intersystem sewer to and force main from the Williams Run pump station and upgraded that pump station.

Hurt & Proffitt created and regularly updates the ACSA Facilities Plan and the ACSA Master Specifications and Standard Details, performs review of site development plans submitted to ACSA for review and approval, inspects construction that ACSA will accept into its water and sewer systems, assists with ACSA water and sewer master planning, and administrates an annual water and sewer construction contract for ACSA.  We are currently completing a water line extension to serve the new Blue Ridge Regional Jail and future development at the Rte. 29 Bypass/Rte. 210 interchange for April, 2009 construction bid advertisement, design of a technical upgrade of the Henry L. Lanum, Jr. Water Filtration Plant, evaluation of the Graham Creek Reservoir dam for conformance to the new dam safety regulations, permitting of a new water withdrawal pump station on James River, two water storage tank rehabilitation and maintenance projects, and preliminary planning of a future reservoir on Buffalo River.  Later this year, we will begin water and sewer master planning for two Route 29 Bypass interchanges, update the ACSA Facilities Plan, begin design of the James River pump station, and begin work on the replacement of the impoundment weir at the Lanum plant with a new concrete flow monitoring weir.

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City of Virginia Beach Landfill 2

Hurt & Proffitt provided topographic survey of 118 acre active landfill site. Work included flight line and control layout to support aerial photography. We also arranged for aerial photography and triangulation and provided digital imagery, prints and color enlargements for the City. Mapping ground control was set by Hurt & Proffitt’s in-house survey crews. Our staff compiled planimetrics, created the DTM, performed editing and a final QA/ QC. Final deliverables included signed hard copies, digital drawings and files, point files and surface data.

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Commander Shepard Boulevard Extension

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. provided construction surveying services to Branscome, Inc. for Phase 1 of the Commander Sheppard Boulevard extension project in Hampton, Virginia. The extension of Commander Sheppard Boulevard provides a new east-west corridor serving Langley Air Force Base and other new residential and commercial developments including the proposed 470 acre Hampton Roads Center North Business Park. This new corridor runs from Magruder Boulevard to Big Bethel Road. The first phase of this project included the new interchange between Commander Sheppard Boulevard and Magruder Boulevard including a new bridge as well as four new ramps and two new loops. Phase 1 also included the extension of Commander Sheppard from Magruder Boulevard to North Campus Parkway. Hurt & Proffitt was responsible for establishing the horizontal control lines and benchmarks for the bridge contractor as well as the roadway construction.

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Stafford Public Safety Building

Hurt and Proffitt, Inc teamed up with NARDI to design and construct a 121,835 SF public safety buildings, including all associated walks, access road, and drainage for Stafford County.  The site is 11.616 acres and located in Stafford County off Courthouse Road (Route 630).  

The property the building was built on was originally wooded.  There is a stream that runs around the property creating a horseshoe effect.  Wetlands were located along the stream at the rear of the property; wetlands were also located to the east side and the front of the property. 

The main challenge with the development was grading the site for the large building and parking while staying out of the stream and wetlands which were located on three sides of the property. A retaining wall was required for the east and rear of the site.  The other challenges included were the water detention facility, the required water quality measures, and the parking layout which included restricted access.  Raintanks which are a form of underground detention was used for the detention requirement.  Bio-retention facilities were used for the water quality measure.  These facilities allowed the storm runoff to filter through them and then drain to the detention facility.  The parking had to be layout to achieve the required spaces which proved to be difficult due to the limited space available.

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Amherst County General Civil Engineering Services

Hurt & Proffitt (H&P) has had a general civil engineering services term contract with Amherst County since 1989.  During these 21 years, H&P provided services pertaining to dam inspections, improvements, and safety certification renewals; transportation improvements; recreational facilities; industrial park infrastructure development; solid waste disposal; site development,; stormwater system improvements; pedestrian access improvements; emergency communications; economic development; and much more.  Responsibilities have included project management, planning, studies and reports, environmental services and permitting, survey services, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, construction plans and specifications, public bid assistance, and construction inspection and materials testing.

H&P has planned, designed, and managed the construction of County projects ranging from major work, like the infrastructure at the Amelon Commerce Center, to projects of a much small lesser magnitude, like a boat dock replacement at Monacan Park.  We have assisted the County with litigation prevention and resolution, pedestrian access in Madison Heights, solid waste management (both at the old and new landfills and in the installation of disposal convenience center sites throughout the County), site plans for economic development at Amelon CC, and much more.

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Appomattox Heritage Recreational Trail

Hurt & Proffitt along with Land Planning & Design Associates have worked together on the Appomattox Heritage Recreational Trail. Hurt & Proffitt was responsible for the stormwater and erosion and sediment control design and calculations for the recreational trail. This 8’ paved trail is approximately 1.9 miles and will connect the existing trail system that starts at the Appomattox Recreational Park and continues to Route 26 behind the Appomattox Wal-Mart. Future phases of the trail would potentially connect to the proposed Museum of the Confederacy and into the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Other services provided by H&P included Survey, Geotechnical Engineering, and Environmental Wetland Delineation and Permitting.

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Blue Ridge Regional Jail – Amherst Detention Center

This project is described as a new 380 Bed Adult Detention Center in Amherst County, Virginia.  It will become the sixth facility owned and operated by the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Halifax, and the City of Lynchburg. The site is approximately 7 miles from downtown Lynchburg, Virginia off the 210 Bypass.

The facility will include sustainable, high performance features to reduce energy use, water use, and impact on the land while providing a secure and comfortable environment for the building occupants. The project has been registered to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process. The project’s goal is a LEED rating that will require achievement of seven prerequisites and additional optional credits. A LEED scorecard identifying the points that the Design Team is working to implement in this project follows. The scorecard is not finalized, as we are still in the design phase.

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc., worked in conjunction with Moseley Architects to prepare Construction documents for the proposed facility. Our services included engineering, a topographic survey, geotechnical, and environmental investigations. We recently completed the design of 14,000 LF of water line to service the new facility. Construction began spring 2009, with Hurt & Proffitt providing construction administration and inspection services.

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Bedford County Humane Society Animal Shelter

Hurt & Proffitt has been assisting Bedford Humane Society for over two years with a project for a new shelter. Work has included planning assistance, evaluation of several potential sites, preparation of a preliminary site plan for the selected site, fundraising, and attendance at interviews of selected architects. We expect to perform services pertaining to site and utilities design, permitting, and construction administration when the architect is selected and authorization to proceed is given, which is anticipated in summer, 2010.

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Appomattox County Animal Shelter

Hurt & Proffitt provided surveying, civil engineering and construction administration services to Appomattox County for the construction of the County’s new $500K plus animal shelter. The architect for the project was Dominion 7 Architects. Our services included preparing the site plan, grading and erosion control plan including stormwater management and utility plan. The utility plan was unique in that we designed a drainfield for domestic use and a separate drainfield for animal waste. The animal waste drainfield included special filters to remove animal hair from the waste stream. Animal hair is a common cause of failing drainfields for animal shelters. All plans were prepared to the standards of Appomattox County, DCR and the local Health Department.

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Amherst County Animal Shelter

Hurt & Proffitt along with Dominion Seven Architects teamed up to complete a brand new animal shelter in Amherst County. Hurt & Proffitt provided civil engineering services for the 12,000 SF building, which included drainfield design, site and grading plans, stormwater management plan, and an erosion and sediment control plan. Our firm also prepared the topographic survey of the site. During the construction of the facility, Hurt & Proffitt provided construction administration and materials testing and inspection. The project was funded by Rural Development.

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Stafford County Public Safety Building

In 2005, Hurt and Proffitt, Inc teamed up with NARDI to design and construct a 121,835 SF public safety building, including all associated walks, access road, and drainage for Stafford County. The site is 11.616 acres and located in Stafford County off Courthouse Road (Route 630).  

The property the building was built on was originally wooded. There is a stream that runs around the property creating a horseshoe effect. Wetlands were located along the stream at the rear of the property; wetlands were also located to the east side and the front of the property. 

The main challenge with the development was grading the site for the large building and parking while staying out of the stream and wetlands which were located on three sides of the property. A retaining wall was required for the east and rear of the site. The other challenges included were the water detention facility, the required water quality measures, and the parking layout which included restricted access. Raintanks which are a form of underground detention was used for the detention requirement.  Bio-retention facilities were used for the water quality measure. These facilities allowed the storm runoff to filter through them and then drain to the detention facility. The parking had to be layout to achieve the required spaces which proved to be difficult due to the limited space available. In 2006 the project was complete and the building was put in use.

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Lynchburg Juvenile & Domestic Courthouse (LEED)

Hurt & Proffitt was responsible for all civil design for the new Lynchburg Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courthouse located in downtown Lynchburg. The $13M project will be 46,000 SF courthouse. The courthouse has a 12,400 SF roof, about half of which is green. Hurt & Proffitt teamed with DMJM Design (now AECOM) in Arlington, VA and Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners of Lynchburg, VA.

Hurt & Proffitt was also responsible in incorporating LEED design principles into the project and completion of applicable LEED credit templates for the United States Green Building Council submittal. The building is a Gold Level LEED® Certified Building with a “green roof” (first certified gold building in Central Virginia).

Hurt & Proffitt provided all civil aspects of the project which included, but not limited to, site plan, grading plan with erosion and sediment control, utility plan, stormwater management plan, landscape plan, site details, and specifications. Hurt & Proffitt was also responsible for all construction testing services including monitoring the fill placement, compaction testing, inspections of foundations, reinforcing steel, masonry construction, fire proof testing, and structural steel.

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Appomattox Main Street Improvements

The Main Street Improvement Project in Appomattox was an ISTEA Project. Included in the project was the redesign of the road, the traffic pattern, overhead utilities were buried, irrigation was installed and amenities added. Hurt & Proffitt designed landscape plan with street tree planting and island plantings, signed sidewalk renovations with brick patterns and tree grates and assisted in the selection of period lighting, waste receptacles and benches.

Hurt & Proffitt’s services included civil engineering, surveying, site planning, utility plan, roadway design, curb and gutter, and landscaping.

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Gordonsville Streetscape Improvement Project

Hurt & Proffitt has teamed with Land Planning and Design Associates Inc. to develop a Streetscape Improvement project for the Town of Gordonsville Virginia. The project is funded with enhancement grant money and is being closely coordinated with Town administrative and public works staff. The intent of the project is to improve the streetscape in ways that enhance the overall visibility, accessibility, functionality and economic vitality of the downtown historic district, while preserving the unique character of the Town. The project will include crosswalk safety and aesthetic improvements, installation of pedestrian scaled street lighting and trees, drainage enhancement, development of a corridor directional signage plan, and aesthetic improvements to an existing railway overpass and retaining walls. Hurt & Proffitt is an integral part of the team and is providing surveying and engineering services for the project. The survey and engineering services are critically important to insure that existing topography, drainage; roadway and utility features are mapped accurately and considered carefully in the design process.  Survey work began in December with final plans will be developed over the next few months. The project will be designed per VDOT standards with the input from the Town of Gordonsville staff and members of the Streetscape advisory committee.

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Rotary Centennial Skate Park

Hurt & Proffitt provided civil engineering, surveying, geotechnical and environmental services to the Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skatepark, located in Historic Downtown Lynchburg. We worked as a part of the team with Coleman Adams Construction Company and Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners to design and construct a 14,000 SF hybrid design complex with a skater capacity of 100. The complex includes a Street Course consisting of a 9,000 SF pad with multiple flat bars, a bench, a pyramid with Hubba, two quarter pipes, loading dock with a kicker ramp, and two and four set stairs. The concrete Bowl features a shallow 5′ section, 2 hips, and a deep 8′ section.

Hurt & Proffitt’s responsibly included consultation with Amazement Square on concrete specifications, addressing the City of Lynchburg comments pertaining to drainage and erosion control, subsurface geotechnical investigations, and survey stake-out services. A Virginia Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and permit were also part of the services provided for the project.

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Norfolk Scope Arena Rigging Grid

Hurt & Proffitt prepared an existing condition survey of key structural elements on the pond side of existing Scope Arena. The data gathered was needed to support the installation of a new rigging system being installed by contractors. The survey required that control baselines be established inside as well as outside the building. The surveyors established locations on the roof structure for the contractor to drill holes through the concrete structure for the installation of anchor bolts.

Hurt & Proffitt provided control baselines, existing condition surveys, and construction layout.

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Norfolk International Terminal POV Parking Lot

This project was part of the major renovation of approximately 48 acres of container terminal yard at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT). This project provided a 9-acre parking lot addition devoted to Personal Occupied Vehicles serving the longshoreman and other on-site employees of the marine terminal. In addition to parking this lot also provided a new secured pedestrian entry into the terminal.

During construction, Hurt & Proffitt provided project control, construction layout for utility improvements, storm drainage systems, electrical duct banks, pavement sub-grade and finish grade as well as a new 2-lane access road. Our staff also completed an as-built survey at the time the facility was turned over to the owner.

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Diamond Hill Community Center

Project for proposed offsite parking area, sidewalks, playground equipment, and associated park accessory improvements for the existing community building and park area. The park area and community building are located on the north corner at the intersection of Monroe and 17th Street. The offsite parking area is proposed across 17th Street in a vacant lot currently owned by the City of Lynchburg. There is currently no existing parking or points of ingress/egress into or for the community building site. The total area to be disturbed for all improvements proposed for this project is approximately 0.45 acres.

Hurt & Proffitt provided civil engineering design services as the lead consultant. LPDA assisted H&P with the development of the master plan.

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