West Winder Bypass

2013-02-19 14.46.41 WB Bankhead Hwy approaching RRXINGSEI is teaming with Precision Planning, Inc. providing traffic engineering services as part of the design team for the West Winder Bypass Project. The project will provide a bypass route on the west side of the City of Winder from SR 316 to SR 211 and proposes a grade-separated railroad crossing at the intersection of the West Winder Bypass and SR 8. As the project traffic engineer, SEI will be responsible for providing the design traffic projections and traffic control and operational requirements for all existing and newly designed intersections along the project length.

Specific project tasks include traffic data collection, regression analysis and traffic forecasting, operational analysis, roundabout design and analysis, TE study and concept report production, traffic-signal design, and interchange swap.

 

SEI Serenbe Office Breaks Ground!

November 3, 2014

SEI began laying the foundation for it’s new office located at Serenbe – a 1,000-acre, multi-use development located in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

“The architectural style is sleek and contemporary and was designed to complement Serenbe’s Phase 1 urban commercial district. Inspiration came from several recent urban re-developments within Atlanta’s Buckhead & midtown areas and experiencing the diversity of architecture within Serenbe,” said Jean Coutinho, Associate Architect with Michael Landry, LLC. “However, the developer’s home was the main inspiration; it had a clean and urban look. Our team – Michael P. Landry, Lead Architect; Smith Hanes, Interior Designer – collaborated and incorporated the Owner’s innovative ideas to make this project a true success.”

The building stands at 4,600 square feet and features three stories, the top of which is a roof-top deck equipped with a large, sloped canopy for a panoramic view of the community. Ideal for a retreat or casual business meetings, the roof is designed to offer protection from the elements while maintaining the rustic, natural atmosphere of Serenbe. Balconies adjoin three sides of the building, while storefront windows and doors allow further views of the outdoors while maintaining the contemporary style.

“Another feature is the metal exterior finish or skin,” said Coutinho. “It’s designed to keep the sleek, clean look of contemporary design. Lighting was also important to the client, and accent lighting will occur around the structure, highlighting its features.”

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) will become the first civil engineering & surveying office to be located within the City of Chattahoochee Hills, and the first office within Serenbe. Scheduled to open for business in June 2015, the new office was designed by Architect Michael Landry and is being built by Stonecrest Homes.

Serenbe Office 1

SEI Hired for The Georgian Master Plan

SEI provided schematic design, design development, and construction-document services for The Georgian, a 1,150-acre master-planned development located in Villa Rica which is home to approximately 1,400 single-family residences, a 13-acre clubhouse and golf course.

SEI developed a schematic design to include preliminary plats, rough grading and drainage with cut/fill amounts, road profiles, utility layouts preliminary stormwater-management approaches and more refined site-amenity areas such as trails, open spaces, and golf-course access. The Georgian borders alongside protected wetlands, so SEI also provided delineation of state waters and location of jurisdictional waters to insure environmental compliance throughout the project.

 

SEI also prepared as-builts and easement documents to existing sewer lines throughout the golf course, which have not been inspected or recorded, to be submitted to Paulding County. Other tasks included preparation of a Minor Subdivision Plat to parcel off the clubhouse area from the rest of the community, as well as a base map to include preliminary site grading and preliminary proposed utility locations.

 

City of Marietta: Alexander Street Widening, Drainage, & Pedestrian Improvements

This project is only 800 feet in length, but includes numerous constraints to make the project challenging. The existing road width goes down to 18 feet from face-of-curb to face-of-curb; the desired cross section will include two lanes, curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of the road. A drainage basin of over 25 acres goes through the project limits, which contains multiple generations and multiple redundant routes of over-capacity pipes; the project includes consolidation to a single system where feasible, re-routing drainage from underneath private structures, and addition of inlets and catch basins where appropriate. The overhead utilities will be consolidated into a shared underground conduit vault. Due to the required cross section, storm water accommodation, and the relocation of all overhead utilities to underground, there are challenging cut and fill slopes on both sides of the road requiring multiple wall solutions. Compounding all of this lining almost the entire length of the project are heritage trees and buildings that are eligible to be on the historic register.

City of Sandy Springs: Mt. Vernon Rd. @ Spalding Dr. Intersection Improvement

The purpose of the project is to improve safety and operational characteristics of the intersection of Spalding Drive and Mount Vernon Road. Currently, there is insufficient sight distance at the intersection due to a hill on Spalding Drive immediately west of the intersection.

Based on existing safety concerns and future traffic needs, SEI developed several concept designs for improved intersections, including road realignment and roundabout concepts. After considerable public outreach and an iterative concept design process, the City approved SEI’s design for a roadway realignment that will bring the intersection to the high point of the surrounding topography, eliminating the current site distance deficiencies. The new intersection will feature turn lanes, pedestrian accommodations, and will be suitable for future signalization.

Specific project tasks include traffic data collection, traffic forecasting, operational analysis, capacity analysis, public involvement, roundabout design, survey, utility coordination, and safety analysis.

City of Marietta: Pedestrian Improvement Project

To date, SEI is underway on two task orders.  The first project is for approximately one mile of pedestrian improvements along South Marietta Parkway (SR 120 loop). The improvements include a signalized pedestrian crossing (HAWK) of SR 120 at the Cobb County Transit Center and pedestrian improvements along the north side between Fairground Street SE and the entrance to Southern Polytechnic State University.  The primary purpose of the project is to increase pedestrian safety along the corridor.

The second task order involves significant roadway improvements along Alexander Street between Roswell Street (SR 120) and Washington Avenue.  Although not finalized, the planned improvements expect to expand the road’s current section from less than 10′ lanes to 11’+ lanes.  The City of Marietta is looking to improve existing drainage conditions, street lighting and existing pedestrian facilities by connecting the pedestrian facility on Roswell Street to the pedestrian facility on Washington Avenue.  In order to expedite the project, SEI is supporting the City of Marietta with the public involvement process by providing Conceptual plans to the community.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is Selected for On-Call Services for The City of Marietta

After a rigorous qualification based selection process, the City of Marietta selected Southeastern Engineering Inc (SEI) as one of their on-call engineering & surveying services providers. SEI will provide a variety of traffic, transportation, hydrology, utility and surveying services to the city as required.

To date, SEI is underway on two task orders.  The first project is for approximately one mile of pedestrian improvements along South Marietta Parkway (SR 120 loop). The improvements include a signalized pedestrian crossing (HAWK) of SR 120 at the Cobb County Transit Center and pedestrian improvements along the north side between Fairground Street SE and the entrance to Southern Polytechnic State University.  The primary purpose of the project is to increase pedestrian safety along the corridor.

The second task order involves significant roadway improvements along Alexander Street between Roswell Street (SR 120) and Washington Avenue. Although not finalized, the planned improvements expect to expand the road’s current section from less than 10′ lanes to 11’+ lanes.  The City of Marietta is looking to improve existing drainage conditions, street lighting and existing pedestrian facilities by connecting the pedestrian facility on Roswell Street to the pedestrian facility on Washington Avenue.  In order to expedite the project, SEI is supporting the City of Marietta with the public involvement process by providing Conceptual plans to the community.

“We are very pleased that the services required to support the first work orders are right in our wheel house and include all SEI departments; survey, traffic, transportation, civil, landscape architecture, public involvement and construction inspection services.  We are truly looking forward to making these successful projects for the City” stated Chad Epple, Project Manager and Principal in Charge.

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting. Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, and retail development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area. SEI is a certified DBE, FBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections 1.06a, 106e, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.06, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 6.03, 9.01, 9.02, 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) Is Selected by The City of Sandy Springs To Provide Intersection Improvement Analysis and Design at Spalding Drive and Mount Vernon Road

SEI has been selected by the City of Sandy Springs to provide analysis and design for improvements to the intersection of Spalding Drive at Mount Vernon Road. The purpose of the project is to improve operational and safety characteristics of the intersection.

“With a recently expanded staff of skilled traffic engineers and landscape architects, we are confident in our capabilities to plan and implement all aspects of this important city intersection improvement project.  The City of Sandy Springs really does an outstanding job responding to residents’ input, and we enjoy the challenges of balancing the needs of commuters with the operational and safety needs of the project,” stated Teresa Epple, SEI President and lead traffic engineer.

SEI has worked with the City of Sandy Springs on several infrastructure and pedestrian projects, and is scheduled to assist the City with construction engineering services on road improvements approaching Morgan Falls Overlook Park.

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting. Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, and retail development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area. SEI is a certified DBE, FBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections 1.06a, 106e, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.06, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 6.03, 9.01, 9.02, 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) Is Awarded On-Call Engineering Survey Services for the City Of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The City of Atlanta awarded SEI the On-Call Engineering Survey Services at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA). The 3 year on-call contract includes; providing asbuilt and topographic mapping, GIS data collection, 3D laser scanning, boundary line determination, subsurface utility location, airport survey controls and runway approach clearance surveys as requested for the world’s busiest airport.

Having completed numerous projects in and around all areas of the airport including projects within the Aircraft Movement Area (AMA), SEI crews and personnel are fully badged and familiar with H-JAIA airport policies and procedures. “We’re accustomed to overcoming aggressive production schedules while efficiently navigating H-JAIA’s security procedures. Our team is adept at coordinating runway and taxiway closures with Airside Operations while maintaining the highest level of accuracy during the third shift. Surveying in the dark provides its own challenges but we have developed procedures and protocols utilizing state of the art equipment to increase accuracy and productivity” states Chad Epple, SEi’s Vice President and Civil Engineer.

Recently, SEI completed the first large-scale project with the COA/DOA which was a detailed asbuilt/topographic survey of a portion of the Old Ford Plant Site adjacent to the airport.  Our survey included approximately 50 acres detailed location work and was provided to the DOA for a subsequent design project.

Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting. Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, and retail development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area. SEI is a certified DBE, FBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections 1.06a, 106e, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.06, 3.07, 3.08, 3.09, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 6.03, 9.01, 9.02, 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

City of Sandy Springs: Sidewalk Program Design

SEI  will  provide design services for sidewalk construction and pedestrian improvements within the City of Sandy Springs. The annual program seeks to expand the city’s network of sidewalk, providing increased connectivity and pedestrian safety. With a construction budget of almost $450,000, the City of Sandy Springs continues its commitment to improving infrastructure, and SEI is proud to partner again with the city to serve the needs of the community by helping make their desires a reality.

The FY 2012 program consists of three individual projects:

  • Mount Paran Road from Roswell Road (SR 9) to Long Island Drive. This project is approximately 4600 linear feet of sidewalk along the south side of Mount Paran Drive connecting existing segments and installing new sidewalk, curb, gutter, and ADA accommodations.
  • Hammond Drive from Lake Forrest Drive to Mitchell Road. Approximately 900 feet of new sidewalk will extend from the existing network to serve the Braemore townhome community and Mitchell Road neighborhoods.
  • Powers Ferry Road from Whitemere Court to Old Powers Ferry Lane. This project extends sidewalk from the Atlanta City limits north for approximately 1000 feet to provide additional connectivity for southwest Sandy Springs to Chastain Park.

Specific project tasks include survey, utility coordination, public involvement, sidewalk design, shoulder design, ADA accommodations, and safety analysis.

SEI is Selected to Design the City of Union City’s First Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon (HAWK)

Originally approved for use in the 2009 MUTCD, the beacons are pedestrian-activated warning device located at mid-block pedestrian crossings. The beacon will facilitate pedestrian crossings of Roosevelt Highway (SR14/US 29) near Westbrook Place. Work during the project’s concept phase, including comments from public outreach, showed significant demand for a pedestrian crossing of Roosevelt Highway at a mid-block location. Pedestrian demand is being generated by MARTA stops and commercial land use on the west side of the roadway. After SEI identified the potential need, a full warrant study and TE report were submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), which approved the hybrid pedestrian beacon as part of the final concept approval for the project.

Specific project tasks include design of ADA compliant crossing and connection to project sidewalks, pedestrian refuge island design, hybrid pedestrian beacon signal design and installation, utility relocation and coordination, transit stop design and MARTA coordination, and lighting improvements.

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting.  Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, retail and residential development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area.  SEI is a certified DBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections  1.06a , 106e , 3.01 , 3.02 , 3.03 , 3.06 , 3.07 , 3.08 , 3.09 , 3.12 , 3.13 , 5.01 , 5.02 , 5.03 , 6.03 , 9.01 , 9.02 , 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

 

Union City Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon (HAWK)

Traffic Engineering

SEI is designing Union City’s first hybrid pedestrian beacon. Originally approved for use in the 2009 MUTCD, the beacons are pedestrian-activated warning device located at mid-block pedestrian crossings. The beacon will facilitate pedestrian crossings of Roosevelt Highway (SR14/US 29) near Westbrook Place. Work during the project’s concept phase, including comments from public outreach, showed significant demand for a pedestrian crossing of Roosevelt Highway at a mid-block location. Pedestrian demand is being generated by MARTA stops and commercial land use on the west side of the roadway. After SEI identified the potential need, a full warrant study and TE report were submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), which approved the hybrid pedestrian beacon as part of the final concept approval for the project.

Specific project tasks include design of ADA compliant crossing and connection to project sidewalks, pedestrian refuge island design, hybrid pedestrian beacon signal design and installation, utility relocation and coordination, transit stop design and MARTA coordination, and lighting improvements.

SEI is selected to Design and Develop the City of Johns Creek New Safety Improvements and Minor Capital Program

ATLANTA, GA. May 18st, 2012. The City of Johns Creek requests SEI provide traffic analysis, program development services, and initial design for the City of Johns Creek new Safety Improvements and Minor Capital Program. The goal of the program is to develop a prioritized list of safety oriented transportation improvements that can be accomplished with local funds. Projects should address significant safety and operational deficiencies in a cost effective manner, minimize right of way and utility impacts, and provide the citizens Johns Creek with the highest return on their capital investment funds.

The project includes evaluation of the City’s top 10 accident locations on state routes and the top 10 accident locations on local streets. Based on complied accident data, intersection improvement design alternatives are developed. In cooperation with city staff, the individual improvement concepts are prioritized based on a mix of factors including accident volume, improvement cost, and time to complete. The finalized project list is then presented as a program to the Mayor and City Council for adoption. Intersections that will require more significant improvements can be programmed for additional funding, with initial concept development coming from the program.  Over time the program will continue to develop and new intersections will be evaluated and incorporated.

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting.  Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, retail and residential development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area.  SEI is a certified DBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections  1.06a , 106e , 3.01 , 3.02 , 3.03 , 3.06 , 3.07 , 3.08 , 3.09 , 3.12 , 3.13 , 5.01 , 5.02 , 5.03 , 6.03 , 9.01 , 9.02 , 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

City of Johns Creek Minor Capital Program

Traffic Engineering

The project includes evaluation of the City’s top 10 accident locations on state routes and the top 10 accident locations on local streets. Based on complied accident data, intersection improvement design alternatives are developed. In cooperation with city staff, the individual improvement concepts are prioritized based on a mix of factors including accident volume, improvement cost, and time to complete. The finalized project list is then presented as a program to the Mayor and City Council for adoption. Intersections that will require more significant improvements can be programmed for additional funding, with initial concept development coming from the program.  Over time the program will continue to develop and new intersections will be evaluated and incorporated.

SEI provide traffic analysis, program development services, and initial design for the City of Johns Creek new Safety Improvements and Minor Capital Program. The goal of the program is to develop a prioritized list of safety oriented transportation improvements that can be accomplished with local funds. Projects should address significant safety and operational deficiencies in a cost effective manner, minimize right of way and utility impacts, and provide the citizens Johns Creek with the highest return on their capital investment funds.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is Awarded On Call Survey for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 3-year Contract

SEI will provide On-Call Engineering Survey Services for the City of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  The initial contract term will be for 3 years with a 2 year extension option. The project’s range of survey services include but not limited to, asbuilt and topographic mapping, GIS data collection, boundary and boundary line determination, control surveys for aerial mapping and construction, maintenance and establishment of airport survey control in accordance with FAA Guidelines and runway approach clearance surveys.

We have recently completed our first large scale project with the COA/DOA which was an asbuilt/topographic map of a portion of the Old Ford Plant Site adjacent to the airport.  Our map included approximately 50 acres was provided to the DOA for subsequent design.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) Joins the ASCEND Joint Venture (JV) Team for On-Call Services at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

ASCEND selected SEI to join the on-call services team to provide traffic and engineering consulting services. For several years, SEI has provided engineering and surveying support for construction projects at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The opportunity to join the ASCEND Joint Venture Team is a culmination of our entire staff’s consistent efforts to produce only the highest quality work. SEI looks forward to the opportunity to work with the entire JV team.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) Provides Control and Runway Verification For LiDAR Mapping At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ATLANTA, GA-December 21st, 2011- Southeastern Engineering Inc. (SEI), a woman owned engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, has been contracted by AIS (one of HJAIA’s primary on-call engineering joint ventures) to provide 3D laser scanning, BIM modeling, runway control and LiDAR mapping verification.

SEI’s role in the project was to provide various surveying services within the airfield along Runways 9L/27R, 9R/27L and the associated taxiways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Runways 9L/27R, 9R/27L and the associated taxiways were mapped utilizing Mobile LiDAR, our task was to provide survey control and to verify the LiDAR mapping results every 500′ along the runways and taxiways. Additionally, SEI provided topographic mapping at each runway end beyond the initial mapping boundaries to insure the design tied in properly to existing ground surfaces. In support of the A380 Gate modifications, SEI utilized 3D laser scanning to locate and model existing gate, building and ramp features for use in design.

SEI’s had to overcome several challenges to complete this project ahead of schedule and within budget.  According to Chris Adams, SEI’s Director of Surveying, “Working at night at the on runways and taxiways at the busiest airport in world does come its own set of unique challenges.  Coordinating runway closures, navigating security, working overnight while maintaining virtually flat tolerances and near perfect closures is tough, but exactly the type of project we prefer.”

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting.  Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, retail and residential development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area.  SEI is a certified DBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections  1.06a , 106e , 3.01 , 3.02 , 3.03 , 3.06 , 3.07 , 3.08 , 3.09 , 3.12 , 3.13 , 5.01 , 5.02 , 5.03 , 6.03 , 9.01 , 9.02 , 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) Is Selected by Vanderlande Industries To Provide 3D Laser Scanning at LaGuardia Airport.

ATLANTA, GA-November 28th, 2011- Southeastern Engineering Inc. (SEI), a woman owned engineering and surveying consulting firm headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, has been contracted by Vanderlande Industries to perform 3D Laser Scanning for the LaGuardia Airport Baggage Handling System.

Vanderlande Industries, a leader in baggage handling solutions, has selected SEI to perform high definition 3D laser surveying scanning in an effort to improve the efficiency of LaGuardia Airport’s baggage handling conveyor system.

Scan data is used to identify clashes within the right-of-way of the proposed conveyor system by importing 3D models of the proposed conveyor into the point cloud where conflicts can easily be identified. This data is in turn used to notify the owner and assist system designers in conveyor realignment and to prepare enabling documents to support conflict relocation.

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Southeastern Engineering Incorporated (SEI) is a leading diversified woman-owned engineering and consulting company with extensive experience in civil (site development, transportation, traffic) engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, 3D laser scanning and environmental/ecological consulting.  Headquartered in Marietta, the Company is actively involved in transportation, aviation, mixed-use, multi-family, retail and residential development projects throughout the metro Atlanta area.  SEI is a certified DBE, WOSB, and is GDOT prequalified in sections  1.06a , 106e , 3.01 , 3.02 , 3.03 , 3.06 , 3.07 , 3.08 , 3.09 , 3.12 , 3.13 , 5.01 , 5.02 , 5.03 , 6.03 , 9.01 , 9.02 , 9.03. For more, please visit www.seengineering.com.

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