Columbia Engineering employs the President of the Atlanta Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Damien DiVittorio.  Columbia is supporting an EWB project which is to design, fund, and construct a clean and sustainable water source for a community in Ecuador through a Platinum Level Sponsorship.  Columbia Engineering will also play a role in engaging other members of our industry to partner with us in providing necessary funding and employee resources through completion of this multiple-year project.  Anyone interested in joining this initiative should contact Damien at dvittorio@columbia-engineering.com.

While not a conventional project, our National Engineers Week Program Day with Coleman Middle School is a project we are extremely proud of and plan to make an annual event.

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Tiger Point Pavilion is a newly developed, 16-acre Publix anchored shopping center adjacent to Walmart Supercenter, Lowe’s and Walgreen’s.  The Site fronts Tiger Point Country Club and has an average daily traffic count of 34,000 cars per day. The ribbon cutting for the project took place on January 18, 2018.

Columbia Engineering and Services, Inc. provided civil engineering services for this project.  Project challenges included shallow groundwater, extensive wetland avoidance and minimization, complex stormwater quality and quantity design to meet FDOT / Santa Rosa County / Northwest Florida Water Management District requirements, FDOT access concerns, lift station and off-site force main, and constrained areas for utility installation and vehicle circulation/access.  Successful project design and permitting required careful coordination among multiple local, state, and federal jurisdictions as well as multi-discipline team coordination (geotechnical, structural, environmental, lift station, traffic, and ecologist).

Columbia staff plans a hands-on day for 8th-grade Fundamentals of Engineering Class at Coleman Middle School.

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Columbia client,  MAB American Management, is seeking to invest $15-$20 million dollars into the redevelopment of 4 existing commercial parcels to be combined into one parcel.  The redevelopment will include construction of a shopping center with a 49,098 sq. ft. grocery tenant anchor and 7,200 sq. ft. of retail shop space.  The redevelopment will revitalize the community by:

  • Providing a retail center that will include up to 200 permanent jobs, and 200 construction jobs over the span of the 18-month construction period
  • Cleaning up aged commercial buildings
  • Providing improved property access connections from Russ Avenue and Frazier Street
  • Providing roadway and drainage improvements to Frazier Street
  • Addressing current stormwater issues by providing a stormwater management facility to a property that currently has none
  • Providing new landscaping and pedestrian friendly facilities within the center

The project was recently approved by the Waynesville Planning Board.  Click here to see TV coverage of the Waynesville Planning Board meeting showing our client, John Argo from MAB, and Columbia Engineering Project Manager, Jennifer Losurdo.

 The City of Suwanee, GA is now completing construction on the 2nd phase of White Street Park, which includes a large public orchard.  The project will be the first of its kind in the Southeast and will feature a fully functional orchard and natural playground that will be open to the community later this fall.  The Orchard at White Street Park will be a welcoming space for people of all ages. It is designed to provide families with a fun and engaging space that changes through the seasons.  The park’s design encourages creative and self-guided outdoor play and will eventually grow fresh fruit providing nourishment for the mind, body, and soul!

Suwanee resident, Roger Grant is a professional Landscape Architect and Certified Arborist at Columbia Engineering in Duluth, Georgia. Columbia Engineering has been supportive of Roger volunteering his time to design the orchard. As a Columbia Engineering employee, he provides construction management for the project for the City of Suwanee.  Roger has recruited his wife, Brittany, and together they manage The Orchard’s volunteer campaign on social media.  Roger and Brittany’s young sons, Ben and Wes serve as the official slide testers for the 12′ and 30′ slides that are a part of the natural

Click here for a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article creating awareness about a May 2017 “open house” to take place before the official opening in the fall.