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Business Activities That May Qualify

  • Ensuring bridge and highway design meet specific structural and drainage requirements
  • Designing pavement, roadway, street design and related infrastructure
  • Developing innovative lateral force resistance systems for buildings
  • Creating foundation and earthwork design for unique site conditions
  • Designing retaining wall structures
  • Designing unique water treatment plants to optimize plant capacity or efficiency
  • Developing innovative wastewater technology
  • Designing of renewable energy infrastructure
  • Designing sanitary sewer systems and water collection system for new residential communities
  • Designing unique water pipelines and ancillary systems
  • Creating efficient grading designs for master plan requirements, including site drainage and plot foundations
  • Developing hydrology modeling used to determine water flow within a site
  • Designing water distribution systems for municipalities and water districts
  • Creating pump station designs
  • Designing military and civilian airfield infrastructure
  • Designing seismic infrastructure and retro-fitting

Civil Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $285 Million

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This company engaged in the assessment, development and value engineering of construction methods for the extension of a shoreline runway at a major airport. The unique location of the worksite required the company to create an optimal design for the runway’s support system, which was comprised of precast piles and beams. Using the principles of physics, the company analyzed, formulated and reported their recommendations based on expert engineering formulations of the support system’s limitations.

Civil Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $50 Million

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This company provided engineering and construction services for the expansion of a water purification plant. The additions to the facility were to include a new water well, equipped with groundwater suppression systems; over 7,000 feet of yard-piping; and the construction of a new chemical feed facility. During the course of the project, the team developed improvements to the construction design with drafting enhancements that incorporated the existing infrastructure. Additional engineering upgrades, with consideration to environmental factors, were also introduced.

Civil Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $28.3 Million

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The company designed a master watershed plan for a high-risk flood area where the flat region and dry climate prevented the municipality from rerouting or draining occasion storm waters. They developed hydrologic models to calculate the quantity of flood flow in the city using HEC-HMS software to simulate the rainfall and runoff. With those calculations, they were able to determine and anticipate the behavior of post-rainfall water flow, which aided the team in designing several watershed alternatives.