Institutional / Educational
Institutional and Educational
SCE offers a full range of civil engineering services and has extensive experience ranging from assessment of existing conditions, renovation, traffic & safety improvements, to facility and infrastructure expansion, and all new site design and development. We are familiar with Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) as well as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) requirements and consistently evaluate opportunities to implement low impact design elements (LID). Our experience ranges from value analysis of projects during schematic & design development phases to construction documents, permitting and construction administration.
SCE recognizes the common issues associated with institutional developments such as ADA and public accessibility, security, utility services, service access, and owner/architect vision. Our experience allows us to meet program requirements within the project constraints.
institutional and educational projects
Lower Columbia College Health & Science Center
SCE was the civil engineer of record for this 2.5 acre site and 70,000 gsf new building facility which required the development of a site phased construction plan for demolition of existing buildings, construction staging areas, parking facilities, and finally for the building construction. Other elements of work required SCE to prepare:
– Phased demolition and temporary erosion control plans
– Public right of way street frontage improvements
– Storm drainage design to significantly reduce offsite storm water discharge to the downstream system
– Water and sewer services
– Grading and paving plans
SCE exceeded the storm drainage discharge thresholds by implementing design features that included bio-infiltration rain gardens for the parking facility to treat and provide flow control as well as infiltration galleries integrated with the landscape features to dispose of the roof and hardscape areas. Utilizing the Western Washington Hydrologic Modeling version 2012 program. This facility is targeted for LEED Gold certification.
– Total Construction cost $24M
– Civil Engineer Fee design and Construction $74K
– Construction Manager/Architect: Leavengood Architects, Andy Rovelstad 206-323-9901
– General Contractor: , Emerick Construction – Bill Judge, Superintendent 503-539-1471
– LEED GOLD Certified
Marysville Getchell High School
Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville, WA now serves 1,800 students and is located on a 45 acre site. Improvements included 5 buildings totaling 200,000 GSF, 8 tennis courts, track, football/ soccer field, baseball/ softball fields, separated bus access and drop off, fire truck access, pedestrian ADA and parent drop-off access, and 392 parking stalls including 8 ADA. SCE responsibilities: design, permitting and construction management of all civil elements; site preparation and demolition, temporary erosion control, grading and storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water and fire service, dry utility coordination, roadway, parking lot, and sidewalk design.
Centralia College Commons – Seattle, WA 2014-2016
MSGS Architects and The College selected SCE due to our notable successes with the Centralia College Health and Wellness Center and the New Science Center building, completed in 2009. SCE will continue to provide the civil engineering services for this latest campus improvement and reconstruction. The site consists of 2.7 acre re-development for a new 70,000 GSF student center building requiring the demolition of one existing campus buildings and the reconstruction of existing parking facilities and the addition of 51 new stalls. SCE responsibilities include civil design, permitting, construction support of: the existing building demolition, site preparation, erosion control, storm drainage and grading, paving, site retaining walls, water and fire services, sanitary sewer service, ADA facilities, and street frontage improvements. The storm water flow control design consists of a series of infiltration rain gardens in lieu of the more conventional detention vault facilities resulting in LEED points and cost savings. The design included a previous pavement system for the reconstructed parking and hardscape areas with both storm water treatment and infiltration elements. SCE is able to present the City, the team, and the college with a significant sustainable site-design -elements based on current WDOE guidelines and low impact development practices.
Sequim New City Hall and Police HQ – Sequim WA 2014-2015
SCE is the civil engineer and surveyor of record on this design-build team with Lydig Construction and Integrus Architects for this 35,000 gsf including 43 city staff and public parking stalls, street frontage, and public plaza. Our team won the work competing against three other teams as part of a series of workshops and presentations to City staff and elected officials. SCE completed the topographical survey of the site and has so far permitted all site civil works associated with this 2 acre site in the core civic area in the City of Sequim and adjacent to the Clallam County Transit Center. SCE engineers have worked closely with City staff, PUD, and Transit representatives to arrive at an agreeable and sustainable design with LEED silver certification goals. Construction completion was in 2015.