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DGIF – Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Hurt & Proffitt provided surveying for six miles of boundary line located in Rockbridge County in the Goshen area. Research included going back to original Commonwealth of Virginia Land Patents (dated as far back as 1794) in order to establish current property lines. Project conditions dictated meeting with several adjoining land owners to arrange access to VDGIF property lines as well as meeting to discuss and resolve boundary lines that had come into question through years of confusion and conflict Final boundary lines were painted in accordance to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ requirements and a plat of the six miles was completed and recorded in Rockbridge County.

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DGIF – Short Hills Mountain

Hurt & Proffitt marked approximately thirty miles of boundary line along the length of Short Hills Mountain in Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties. The 4,200 acre parcel had been recently purchased by VDGIF based on a recent plat but the boundary lines of the parcel had not been marked in accordance with DGIF standards. Survey crews spent the better part of three months blazing, painting and signing the thirty miles of boundary line so that the parcel could be opened as a Wildlife Management Area.

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DGIF – Hardware River Bridge

Hurt & Proffitt continues to serve the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF) on various projects throughout the State. Recently, Hurt & Proffitt engineers and construction inspectors assisted VADGIF with the design and construction of the new precast concrete bridge over the Hardware River in Fluvanna County. The new bridge will replace the existing one lane bridge that was subject to being flooded quite often. The new two lane bridge will be approximately 10 feet above the rivers normal water level and will be built completely in concrete. The new bridge was given a high priority by past governor Tim Kaine as it provides boaters, canoeists, kayakers and fishermen direct access to the parking lot and boat ramp on the James River there in Fluvanna County.

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Virginia Museum of Natural History

Hurt & Proffitt joined up with a Winston-Salem, NC-based architectural firm for the design of a new Virginia Museum of Natural History, located in Martinsville, VA. This museum was estimated at $12 million and the building totals 89,000 SF. It is situated on approximately 3.1 acres in an urban setting. Hurt & Proffitt provided the civil, environmental, geotechnical engineering, site planning, and surveying for the project.

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Blue Ridge Regional Jails

Lynchburg is home to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. This is the main facility serving the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg and the counties of Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Halifax. Three other jails, which are a part of the Blue Ridge Regional Jails system, are located in Bedford, Campbell, and Halifax Counties. All four of the facilities were constructed/ renovated during the same period of time by the same A/E team and contractor for economy of scale.

The main 430-bed facility is in Lynchburg. In total, the Blue Ridge Regional Jails can be the “temporary home” to more than 900 people. The main facility in Lynchburg is situated between two downtown historical districts. The design reflects the community’s desire to see that it blends nicely with Lynchburg’s existing architecture. Hurt & Proffitt provided all civil engineering, surveying, site planning, environmental assessments, geotechnical investigations, and material testing. Capital costs for the four regional jails totaled more than $60 M.

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DGIF – Lawnes Creek Replacement Dock and Pier

Hurt & Proffitt provided work for Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) in the brackish water of Lawnes Creek in Surry County, Virginia, where the creek entered the James River. The site was subject to normal wear and tear, marine life attack, and periodic high wave action from northeasters, tropical storms, and occasional hurricanes.

The goal of the project was to provide a dock and pier that are made completely of man-made or composite materials. The piles to support the wave screen, dock, and pier are fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) by Pearson Pilings.

The project included replacing the 60’ long boarding dock and the addition of a 32’ long courtesy pier to improve loading and unloading times at the boat ramp. The project also included a new section of concrete pavement to connect the existing concrete ramp and the asphalt pavement turn-around at the top of the hill. The new pavement improves vehicle traction and reduces soil erosion and sediment runoff into the creek. Hurt & Proffitt provided complete Joint Permit Application development and follow-through to approval by all permitting agencies.

This project received a national award for design and construction through the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA). This dock was the 2010 recipient for outstanding project mid-size access.

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DGIF – Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station Renovation

HDR/FishPro, of Springfield, IL has designed improvements for the Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station for the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). The improvements include the demolition of the existing facilities and construction of new facilities. Hurt and Proffitt is providing sub-consultant services for HDR/FishPro at the project in Bath County, VA. The hatchery is fed by a natural spring that discharges to a tributary of the Cowpasture River. Improvements to the Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station include: 1,300 SF house for the VDGIF resident; single wide trailer; drainfield system; new water system, including a pumphouse, water storage tank, and 2,000 LF of water main; 5,600 SF storage building; headworks facility for directing flow through the hatchery; two rearing structures; modular spring floating cover for the Coursey Spring; and general site work, including demolition, roads, flood protection levee, and storm water drainage.

Hurt & Proffitt’s responsibilities included weekly site visits during the 18 month construction project, submitting weekly field observation reports, photo documentation, and testing of new facilities as requested.

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Portsmouth Marine Terminal

Hurt & Proffitt provided an existing condition survey of an area of the existing container storage that identified surface drainage problems. Final drawing allowed paving contractor to repave and eliminate standing water in container yard. Hurt & Proffitt also provided stakeout for a new security office and related site improvements. Included were all utility lines serving the new building and site drainage. Also included were an entrance plaza and a parking lot for containers leaving the terminal.

Hurt & Proffitt provided surveying and stakeout for the project.

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Newport News Marine Terminal

The Virginia Port Authority selected our Norfolk Office as part of the design build team for the Newport News Marine Terminal project. The project was the design and construction for a new bulk storage warehouse. The building is approximately 200,000 square feet in size and is at the Newport News Marine Terminal in Newport News, VA.

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. provided professional services to include an existing condition survey of the project site and civil engineering design. Design included site grading and storm water design, domestic water lines, fire protection lines, and sanitary sewer lines, which all serve the proposed building.

In addition, H&P has provided construction related survey layout to support both site improvements and the construction of the building.

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