PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS | SURVEYING SPECIALISTS
205 West Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Phone: 479-443-4724,Fax: 479-443-4707 e-mail us
Milholland Company, Engineering & Surveying (MCO) is pleased to present the following detailed narrative response to assist the reviewer’s evaluation of MCO’s offer of services. MCO looks forward to the opportunity of working with the City to achieving its 2005-2006 goals.
General Qualifications: Collectively, MCO’s professional staff has over 80 years of responsible professional experience, providing engineering related services. MCO’s experience is based in the engineering and design of streets, drainage, water and sanitary sewer systems, and site development; in performance of land surveying, environmental investigations and wetland determinations, soil test and water quality sampling. MCO offers these and similar services for the quality engineering of civic and public work related projects.
MCO’s office is located in downtown Fayetteville just off the town square at 205 West Center, making it convenient and serviceable to the City. The firm consists of approximately 15 employees including Engineers, Landscape Architects, Environmental Specialists, CAD Technicians, Construction Inspectors, Surveyors, and various technical support personnel.
Specific Qualifications: MCO’s design, construction management
and administrative work performance directly consist of Civil Planning,
Analysis and Design of urban and rural water distribution, transmission
and storage facilities; sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems;
storm drainage systems; environmental assessments, compliance and permitting;
commercial and residential land “large scale development” projects;
and surveys for Capital Improvement Projects for Municipalities and Counties.
MCO’s expertise in Water line design and construction administration include transmission mains and storage facilities, pump station and hydraulic analysis and modeling. Melvin Milholland, Owner of MCO, a Professional Engineer since 1972, has been instrumental in the planning and expansion of water services throughout Washington County.
In Sanitary Sewer Systems, MCO’s experience includes gravity mains, force mains, lift stations, primary and secondary treatment facilities, outfall mains and water shed studies. MCO has provided feasibility studies including preliminary design for funding and approval by governmental agencies, including FEMA, Corps of Engineers, EPA, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Health Department, Rural Development (formally the Farmers Home Administration), Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission and ADED (AIDC), Community Development (CD), and others.
The firm’s diversity includes proficient abilities in professional environmental services to major industries; construction contractors and developers, and municipal governments. MCO specializes in reclamation and remedial action activities; erosion and sedimentation control structures; wetland delineations, determinations and wetland creations using aquatic plant growth and conditioning for waste water treatment; environmental assessments and chemical audits; and regulatory compliance and permitting in the areas of waste and storm water discharges and air pollutant emissions. Thomas Jefcoat has been a Registered Landscape Architect since 1975 and a Registered Environmental Manager since 1995.
MCO has been instrumental in providing functional drainage designs, studies, and reports for vital improvements within flood ways and flood plains. Site specific drainage improvement have included large commercial and residential subdivisions and planning areas as large as 16 square miles.
MCO’s experience in Construction Surveying, Construction Inspection and Observation for various clients have included providing field routing for utilities, cross sections, drainage data, mitigation construction of wetlands, deed restricted areas, easement locations and other governmental regulated areas. Observation and staking projects have included all types of land development utility systems, street and storm sewer improvements.
MCO has provided survey services (boundary, site, ALTA and topographical information) throughout Northwest Arkansas and specifically to the Fayetteville area since 1973. Engineering services include the intricate design and construction management of streets, sanitary and storm sewer, and water line improvements to the communities of Washington and Benton Counties. In association with these has been the development of residential and commercial subdivisions.
MCO has completed in excess of 2,400 surveys, including work for US Forestry Service, Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, City of Fayetteville, City of Springdale, Washington and Benton Counties, as well as a large number of private property owners. Mr. Milholland has been a Registered Licensed Land Surveyor since 1972 in the State of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi. He has been an Expert Witness in many Court Cases involving utility easements, access right-of-way and boundary disputes. MCO has two (2) experienced field crews headed by Samuel Hampton, PLS; and the additional assistance of two (2) associates who are practicing, Professional Land Surveyors in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas upon which to call for support is needed.
MCO is astute in the coordination and understanding of other professionals and of the need and requirement for specialization in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering, and in the use of specific equipment and material specification guidelines.
Relative Project Listing:
H.U.D. Projects, City of Fayetteville-
Municipal Subdivisions, City of Fayetteville
Survey Projects of Interest-
The following “Statement of Qualification” (SOQ) describes in more detail specific project work tasks performed by MCO for design and construction of major streets, storm sewer drainage, water distribution and sewer collection systems, land surveying, residential and commercial subdivisions, and in the area of environmental compliance.
Please take the time to review all of the information contained herein and to consider the special aptness of the assembled staff. MCO strives to offer design services of encompassing quality with results that are in the best interest of our client and the environment.
You will find MCO to be a most conscientious, effective and service oriented firm to work with.
MCO is experienced and capable of providing a wide range of services. MCO is in its fourth decade of participating and Influencing development in Northwest Arkansas. MCO’s Client Base consist of Local Governments, Commercial and Real Estate Developers, and Individual Property Owner.
The combined experience of MCO includes civil, landscape architecture, environmental, hydrology, project management and contract administration, site assessments (ESAs) and wetland evaluations, feasibility studies, and remedial action design services.
Complete site development and engineering services including streets, railroad service spur, water, sewer and all utilities (gas and electrical supply), site space and circulation improvements, storm drainage and storm water pollution prevention controls, erosion control and landscape enhancements, terrain grading, with structure and facility designs.
The following is a partial list of services offered:
MCO is capable of providing all Phases of Civil Engineering Services. The following outline and schedule is presented as a broad scope concept of task processes and time schedule requirements. Definitions and interpretations will vary and require organization when correlated with a specific project.
PROFESSIONAL COVERAGE & LIABILITY Project planning and development at MCO is by intention, conducive for cohesive participation by all employees. MCO employees work together collectively and each feel highly accountable for project results. The staff have provided complete engineering services for a wide variety of projects, approximately 900 project assignments, without damage of life and/or property to client or the public. Special training has been provided to all employees to assure quality and excellence of service.
As engineering consultants, MCO’s responsibility is extensive and exposed in the performance of competent work. MCO has $300,000 in general liability coverage, and $1,000,000 coverage for professional coverage when a project warrants or is required. Based on project requirements, professional liability insurance coverage may be provided.
MCO only provides hard copy information at the direction of the client. Electronic information and data files are provided for reproduction and plotting purposes only. All established controls and reference data generated by MCO remains the protected property of MCO.
MCO performs project planning and construction management services in a professional, ethical and responsible manner for the restricted use of its client. When preparing reports and studies, and the formulating of planning concepts and assembling of plans and specification for development and/or compliance, MCO is respectful of local, state, and federal laws, provisions and regulations and the needs, concerns and protection of others, to the protection and enhancement of environmental quality and to meeting occupational health and safety standards.
TASK PROCESS OUTLINE
for Consulting Services
of development needs and specific project cost estimates
Plan Development, Detailed Determinations and Review by Agencies having
Plan Development, Detailed Determinations and Approval by Agencies
of Final Design
Normal anticipated project concepts will require a schedule similar to the following outline.
Development; Options, Alternatives and Strategies
and Final Design Production of Plans and Specifications
and Contract Negotiations
· Contingencies and Delays
· Total Anticipated Completion Time Weeks
The principals and staff of Milholland Company (MCO) have extensive experience in the fulfillment of project requirements and to that of client satisfaction. MCO has an established reputation of quality design and technical service. MCO is experienced in the preparation of plans and specifications, and of construction supervision in a variety of Civic Projects. Representative Public Works projects and experience are summarized in this Experience. This presents relevant experience and qualifications on projects in related services and contains a listing of project references and contact persons.
MCO has specialized experience in the following areas:
MCO has an established History of working with the following agencies:
Experience with State and Federal Compliance
Some key categories of compliance are:
Davis - Bacon Labor Laws
Uniform Act for Acquisition
Coordination between Agencies
Planning and Design Experience for Streets, Wastewater, Water Systems
and Facility Improvement Projects
MCO staff members have been in responsible charge of numerous projects worth millions of dollars, that were maintained within original budgets and available funds.
Number of Street, Water, Wastewater and Building Projects Completed
MCO staff has been the design and construction oversight professional on more than thirty (30) Public (Civic) street, sewer, and water system improvement projects throughout Northwest Arkansas. MCO staff has been the design professional and/or provided construction administration on more than sixty (60) private street, sewer, and water system projects, includes residential and commercial real estate development, in Northwest Arkansas. Many of these projects were performed for local governments or involved coordination with the Cities of Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, and surround towns as well as projects located in Little Rock, Hot Springs and central Arkansas. MCO staff has also performed construction observation, construction administration, and project superintendence of sewer, water, roadway, drainage, building and other construction projects for prime general contractors.
MCO has found that proper quantity and cost estimates enable the projection of schedules that can be met without significant delays. Many projects are often controlled by rigorous schedules set by demand of the client, economic conditions, and the weather. MCO is adept at establishing and meeting schedules.
Current Work Loads
MCO is currently working below its maximum capacity and desires additional
work. Staff will have available all of the organizational elements for
the proper management of additional work. MCO is structured so that support
technicians and personnel will provide timely completion of assigned
task while staying with budget guidelines. MCO can provide excellent
project management skills for overseeing the design generation, financial
monitoring, construction implementation, inspection and quality control
services, and start-up operations for the projects proposed by the City.
Milholland Company (MCO) maintains two (2) full service survey crews, directed by Mr. Milholland, a Professional Land Surveyor. Field coordination and research is conducted by Sam Hampton, PLS, with a second Party Chief, and Instrument Man.
Survey parties are equipped with Two (2) “State-of-the-Art” Total Station Electronic Data Collectors and Geographic Information System (GIS) Instrumentation. The Collectors are interfaced with IBM compatible computers for Data download using Tripod Survey Data Link (TDS), EaglePoint and SurvStar Global Positioning System (GPS) Software Programs.
Survey crews are experienced in performing boundary and topographic surveys, Alta surveys, site surveys, establishing aerial mapping control, construction staking and layout, and “As-Built” surveys. MCO has conducted existing condition surveys and provided expert testimony in accident cases and property settlement clams. MCO’s Survey Department is experienced in providing Mortgage Surveys on a wide variety of properties - commercial, residential, and rural.
The Survey Department interfaces with every department at MCO, providing survey support and accurate review of all data transfer. MCO Surveyors provide “x, y, z” control for precise Engineering Designs, Layout and Construction Observation.
The Survey Department is an integral part of MCO’s overall package of Services offered to its Clients.
ENGINEERING AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
At Milholland Company (MCO), engineering and design development is the precise and systematic processing of information. Each phase of the design process is reviewed with staff and client participation. Communication and coordination are crucial in producing results which are complete, accurate, in compliance with current regulatory legislation, and to the satisfaction of the client.
MCO’s basic “approach and philosophy” is the composite simulation of interpretive information which then formulated through creative planning processes and carefully directed by skillful professionals, which produces durable results. The objective is to produce exceptional solutions. It is MCO’s practice to produce results that exhibit cost effective physical elements that meet the mixed needs of the client and are acceptable to regulatory agencies having authority. MCO’s orientation is that of achieving excellence.
Quality Project Control is the function of a written project program that outlines work to be accomplished along with cost guidelines, time frames including details for conferences and analysis. MCO generally follows the work format and procedures developed in accordance with the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Guidelines for Development of Architect/ Engineer Quality Control and Project Management Checklist Manual; and practices the principles of “Redi-check - Interdisciplinary Coordination” in the review of plans and specifications.
The performance of professional services are coordinated through the Project Manager, who works directly with the client. The Project Manager, with direct assistance from the client, will be responsible for focusing and defining the precise set of services required. It is MCO’s intent for the client to participate in the design decision making process.
Throughout the production effort, from the cooperative effort of professionals and associates, MCO strives to provide results that are the best operational solutions possible. Through discussion and refinement, the necessary elements of each determined work task is approached so that assignments are ideally focused and talents are effectively utilized. Each participant in the design process bring their own edge of uniqueness, training and knowledge in accomplishing the satisfactory completion of all required project task. Staff members have a proven prominence as respected consultants with honest integrity upon which client(s) rely. These are professionals that know and are well familiar with the region, that are experienced and actively involved as within their professions, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and environmental scientist. These professionals have always maintained a commitment to timeliness, including prompt returning of calls, fully completing all contractual obligations, adhering to established schedules and providing continued assistance even after project closeout.
The client’s overall best interests are of primary concern to MCO.
Milholland Company (MCO) employs three (3) full-time and one (1) part-time trained AutoCAD Technicians.
CAD stations are software equipped with Land Desk Top 2004 and 2005, AutoCAD Release 13 though 2000 and Land DeskTop 2005, EaglePoint (Terra-model) 2003, Corel WordPerfect Suite 8.0 and 12 PowerDesk 3.03, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Hardware consist of eight (8) CAD stations, Gestetner AO45 Wide Format Laser Copier, HP 36" Plotter, HP LaserJet Printer, and HP InkJet Printer. A Flat Bed Scanner is used for imaging photographic data and other non-electronic data into reports and the transfer of hand drafted information into AutoCAD data files. Reproduction equipment include business production copier, ring binder and 42" blueline reproduction copier.
The client’s overall best interests are of primary concern to MCO.
MCO offices and computer stations are linked by a system network server, and to the outside world by a DSL connection. This capability enables MCO to provide prompt response and coordination of data with client and client representatives.
Data collected and downloaded by survey parties are converted using Tripod Survey Data Link (TDS) and ServStar Global Positioning System (GPS) Software Programs. Data is then imported into AutoCAD using EaglePoint Terra-model 2003.
In addition to the graphic production of boundary, topo, Alta and site surveys; the CAD Department also does conceptual, preliminary, final, construction, and as-built plats for commercial and residential subdivision, and large scale developments. Conceptual plats are generally rendered for client review. Preliminary and final plats for review and approval by the governing agencies. Construction plans which consist of Plan and Profile, Cross Section, and Detail sheets for governing agency review and contractor use. Final “As-built” drawings are provided for governing agencies and clients.
MCO’s CAD Department is responsible for producing specialty maps and color renderings, such as those found in Hydrology and Drainage Studies, Site Investigations, Tree Preservation, Deed Restrictions and Wetland Protection Determinations.
MCO is concerned with the development, enhancement, and preservation of our environment and natural land resources. Landscape Architecture is the profession that applies artistic and scientific principles to research, planning, design, and management of both the natural and built environments.
MCO applies creative and technical skills and scientific, cultural and political knowledge in the planned arrangement of natural and constructed elements on the land with a concern for the stewardship and conservation of the natural environment, constructed and human resources. Project results serve useful, safe, aesthetic and functional purposes for the clients. MCO’s staff holds a special commitment to improving our community and quality of life through providing the best of design for development and environmental protection.
MCO's staff is involved in the design and planning of residential and commercial subdivisions, industrial and commercial developments, urban plazas and street-scapes, recreational facilities and waterfront areas, the restoration of devastated land areas, the preservation and renovation of historic sites. The function of landscape architecture is to investigate, select and allocate land and water resources for appropriate uses; formulate graphic and written criteria for planning and land construction programs; prepare, review and analyze existing and proposed land use developments for environmental assessment and impact. MCO collaborates with individual developers, industrial and commercial directors, government agency representatives, civic groups and other professionals to prepare plans and implement projects that respect and balance the needs of the environment with the needs for economical expansion and growth.
and Reclamation Planning:
and Municipal Environmental Compliance:
Planning and Design:
and Town Planning:
and Recreation Planning:
MCO’s staff is trained and competent to:
· Evaluate opportunities and constraints of sites
· Understand a sites relationship to surrounding environments
· Intellectually understand social and humanistic approaches to design and planning
· Completely analyze, synthesize, and communicate on design issues with clients and the public
· Provide technical assistance in environmental regulations, compliance, and issues involving land, water, and air
· Manage projects generally and technically
PHOTOS: Coming Soon
B. Bridgedale Subdivision, Phase I, 26 Lots, Fayetteville
C. CMN Business Park, Phases I and II, 19 Tracts, Fayetteville
D. Yorktowne Square, Phase II, 31 Lots, Fayetteville
E. Crystal Springs, Phase III: 35.13 Acres: 101 Lots, Fayetteville
F. Summerbrook: 12 Lots, Fayetteville Growth Area
G. New Castle Estates: 10 Lots, Fayetteville Growth Area
H. Greenside Place: 22 Lots, Springdale
I. Hickory Park: 14 Lots, Fayetteville
Phase II, Phase II, 35 Residential Lots, Fayetteville
B. Brookhaven: Lot Split and Sanitary Sewer Extension, Fayetteville
C. Castle Heights Residential Subdivision, Tontitown
D. Crystal Springs, Phase IV, Fayetteville
E. Laureate Fields 73 Acre Residential Subdivision, Fayetteville
F. Oakbrooke Subdivision, 32 Acres Residential Subdivision, Fayetteville
G. Outfall Sewer for Park West Development, Fayetteville
H. Park West, 127 Acres Mixed-Use Development, Fayetteville
I. Rockhaven Subdivision, Fayetteville
J. River Walk: 200 Acre Subdivision, Fayetteville
K. Water Brook: 36 Acre Subdivision, Fayetteville
L. Zion Road Professional Offices: Fayetteville
M. Stucki Duplexes: Rogers
- Bidding and Construction is handled by Owner -
B. Bedford Apartments, Phase
II - Resubmit Plans
C. Fair Park Business Center
(Formerly approved design of
Metro Collision Center)
D. Kantz Professional Offices
- LSD w/Easements for City
E. Noodles Restaurant LSD
(CMN - Lot 18)
F. Old Railroad Depot -
LSD Plan and Site Survey
G. School Site: 20 Acres
near RiverWalk Subdivision
H. Signature Plaza - LSD
w/Easements for City of Fayetteville
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