East Hartford Flood Control System

East Hartford Flood Control System (FEMA Flood Accreditation Program)

Kevin Franklin has been the Project Manager for land surveying services over the course of 2 years for the East Hartford Flood Control System. The services for the East Hartford Flood Control System have included construction verifications, as-built mapping, as well as comprehensive ROW surveys depicting boundary, topographic, and utility information for the levees. This project spans approximately 4 miles of earthen berms, soil-bentonite walls, sheet pile cutoff walls, and encompasses a series of street and railroad closure structures. The work for the project includes historical land record research and a ROW boundary determination based upon 1950’s era Army Corps taking plans, intended to allow for an analysis of existing encroachments onto Town property.

Hartford Flood Control System - To Avoid a repeat of the Hartford Flood of 1936
The Hartford Flood of 1936

 

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Gas Station Geopier Layout

Gas Station Geopier Layout

Kevin Franklin was the Project Manager for construction stakeout and geopier layout at a new Stop & Shop fueling facility. The first task was the recovery and positional verification of the survey control points set by the firm which provided the existing conditions plan. A specialty drilling contractor provided layout specifications and instructions for the assembly of the geopier-specific markers. After installation, geopiers provide for increased footing stability and decreased risk of uneven soil compaction/settlement. This project employed traditional total station and differential leveling techniques to set 103 of these markers in accordance with the 1⁄2-inch positional tolerance, over the course of 2 field days. Additionally, this work called for layout of miscellaneous site features as well as setting bolt patterns to support the canopy columns.

Geopier Layout for Stop n Shop Gas Station

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Water Main Interconnect Project

East Lyme / New London Water Main Interconnect Project

Project Manager for ongoing work in support of the design of an interconnection water main in East Lyme/New London, Connecticut. The services have included the establishment of a linear survey control network, coordinating with an aerial photogrammetrist, and developing comprehensive base mapping. This work initiated with GPS establishment of preliminary elevation data at specified locations as directed by the design team. Subsequently, this progressed to field locations for a series of photo target points and field verifications of aerial mapping provided by the photogrammetrist. The key survey goals are to supplement the aerials with ground locations of wetland flags and utility features, to compile assessor’s parcel data, and to depict all of the above on CAD drawings that will encompass several miles of roadway and terrain.

Water Main Interconnect Project

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Land Survey for MD Fox Elementary School

Land Survey for MD Fox Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Kevin Franklin was the Project Surveyor for a boundary, topographic, and utility survey of an existing urban school to support site improvements. The record research on this project went considerably beyond a typical review of City Clerk’s records. This effort ultimately involved coordination with multiple City agencies, the MDC, and an exhaustive search for site plans in the Board of Education’s files. The fieldwork was kicked off with a state plane coordinate tie-in, using total stations for ground control as well as GPS. The land survey encompassed approximately 1⁄2 of a city block, and included a “first survey” boundary determination, as only rough sketches were found to depict property line locations.

You can read more about the project history by clicking here.

MD Fox School Before and After Land Survey and Site Improvements

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Boundary and Topographic Survey

Boundary and Topographic Survey for Windham Magnet School, Windham, CT

Kevin Franklin was the Project Surveyor for a Class A-2 boundary and Class T-2 and T-3 topographic survey of approximately 40 acres of undeveloped land. The project included land record research and coordination with local utility services to obtain record data. The field work consisted of re-running an established survey traverse and performing a variety of procedures to verify existing boundary plans and aerial mapping. Additionally, the project involved proposing easements across neighboring properties to provide the school with water and sanitary lines.

Pre - Topographic Survey Rendering of Winham Magnet School

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