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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS | SURVEYING SPECIALISTS

205 West Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Phone: 479-443-4724,Fax: 479-443-4707 e-mail us

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 has comprehensively performed Environmental Assessments and Impacts, prepared Tree Preservation Plans, Grading and Erosion Control Plans, Drainage Studies and Reports for review and approval by agencies having jurisdictional authority. Not only is MCO familiar with local City Ordinances, Codes, and Standards, but also has over thirty five (35) years of experience working with State and Federal Agencies in Code compliance and permitting.

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:
Fayetteville City Streets-

DICKSON STREET IMPROVEMENTS Study and Report of Dickson Street
1990 CHIP & SEAL STREET PROJECT Design and Construction Management for 40 segments of streets totaling 4.8 miles
1991 CHIP & SEAL STREET PROJECT Design and Construction Management for 21 segments of streets totaling 3.8 miles
1990 OVERLAY STREET PROJECT Design 73 segments of streets totaling 10.4 miles. Construction Management for 33 segments of asphalt and concrete streets totaling 4.4 miles
1991 OVERLAY STREET PROJECT - Design and Construction Management of 5 segments of city streets which totals 4.3 miles
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM - Cost Estimate for five (5) year Capital Improvements Program Budget for improvements to 16 city streets segments totaling 7.72 miles
APPLEBY ROAD - 1987-88: 530 L.F. Extension of APPLEBY ROAD across the North end of Quail Creek Addition; STREET AND STORM DRAINAGE Improvements with Utility Relocations
TOWNSHIP ROAD - 5,200 LF Extension from Old Wire Road to Arkansas 265 Highway; STREET AND STORM DRAINAGE Improvements with Utility Relocations
STUBBLEFIELD ROAD, PHASES I & II - 1990-96: Extension of STUBBLEFIELD ROAD; STREET AND STORM DRAINAGE Improvements with Utility Relocations
MILL AVENUE - Extension for City of Fayetteville and Washington County; STREET AND STORM DRAINAGE Improvements with Utility Relocations
POPLAR STREET IMPROVEMENTS - 1997: Improvements to POPLAR STREET; STREET AND STORM DRAINAGE Improvements with Utility Relocations
WESTERN MUD CREEK TRAILS - Design development of approximately one mile multi-use trail system as an integral part of the City’s trails network and the Development of CMN Business Park II

H.U.D. Projects, City of Fayetteville-
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CD) PROJECT No. 89-43 - Block Avenue Pavement and Storm Drainage Improvements
CD Project No. FPSW - 8704 - Duncan Avenue Improvements and Watson Addition Water Extension for fire protection
CD Project No. 84-01, Bailey and Butterfield Trail; Street and Storm Drainage Improvements
Off-Street Parking Development, District No. 1 of the City of Fayetteville; six (6) parking lots involved
CD Project No. 7909-10, 5th and 7th Streets, and Sherman Avenue; Street and Storm Drainage Improvements
CD Project, East 16 Highway, East Huntsville Road, and other locations; Sewer Improvements
CD Project 7802-WP, 13th Street and Block Avenue; Streets, Drainage, and "Walker Park" Parking Lot Improvements and Van Buren Avenue; Streets and Storm Drainage Improvements
CD Project No. SLST-80, 12th Street
CD Project No. ST-82-09, Eagle, Berry, and Oakland Streets; Street and Storm Drainage Improvements

Municipal Subdivisions, City of Fayetteville
HUNTINGDON SUBDIVISION - 70 Acre planned-unit development, including Street layout, sewer and water line layout and utility easement layout, Storm Drainage Collection and 100 Year Flood Design
TOWNSHIP COMMON - A 7 Acre planned-unit development, including street, sewer, water, and utility layouts
YORKTOWNE SQUARE, PHASES I, II & III - 70 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
QUAIL CREEK, PHASES I & II - 52 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
TIMBER CREST SUBDIVISION - A 31 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
MISSION HILLS - A 10 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
CRYSTAL SPRINGS - PHASES I-IV, 160 Acre Subdivision including street, water, sewer and utility layouts
DAWN ACRES - A 21 Acre Duplex and Fourplex Subdivision including street, water, sewer and utility layouts
BROOKHAVEN - A 24 acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
MADISON AVENUE - A 11 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
OWL CREEK - A 13 Acre Subdivision including street, sewer, water and utility layouts
BARRINGTON PARKE, PHASES I&II - A 77 Acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES - A 15 acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
LENHAM HEIGHTS, A 22 Acre Subdivision including street, water, sanitary and storm sewer and utility layouts (located in Johnson, with Fayetteville sewer)
BOIS D’ARC, PHASES I-II: A 25 acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
CMN BUSINESS PARKS I & II - Commercial subdivision development consisting of approximately 290 acres including all infrastructure and utilities
BRIDGEDALE, PHASES I-II: 18 Acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
HICKORY PARK: 5 Acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts
NEWCASTLE ESTATES: 13 Acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts (located in Fayetteville growth area, with Fayetteville water)
SUMMERBROOK: 28 Acre Subdivision including street, water and utility layouts (located in Fayetteville growth area, with Fayetteville water)

Survey Projects of Interest-
U.S. 71 RELOCATION - 11.5 miles from Fayetteville to Woolsey
DICKSON STREET LAND SURVEYS
- Lamar Pettus, property owner
- Collier’s Drug Store
- Bank of Fayetteville at Old Train


Water Projects of Interest-
NORTH CENTRAL EXTENSION - In excess of 100 miles of Rural Water Line Service and Tanks, West Washington County and Southwest Benton County, Arkansas, Began 1990, completed 2001
Various Rural Water Authority of Washington County/Washington Water Authority Projects for System Analysis, etc. - Began, 1992.

Reference Contacts-
CITY OF SPRINGDALE
Ben Peters, Engineer: (479) 750-8149
Curtis Thompson, Inspector: (479) 750-8571
SPRINGDALE WATER & SEWER
Rene Langston & Rick Pulvirenti: Engineers: Bob Dillon, Inspector (479) 751-5751
WASHINGTON COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT:
Bill DeVault, Co.Rd.Supt. (479) 444-1610
RDA of WASHINGTON COUNTY:
Chairman Herman Jones (479) 443-3237
WASHINGTON COUNTY JUDGE
Honorable Jerry Hunton (479) 444-1700
DEVELOPERS:
Gary Brandon (479) 751-7624
Sam Mathias (479) 443-1690
B.W. Dykes (479) 521-5600
Peggy Bishop (479) 521-7741
ARKANSAS STATE HEALTH DEPT:
Chief Engineer: Robert Hart: (501) 661-2662
District Engineer: Roy Davis: (501) 661-2623

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.


SCOPE OF SERVICES

SERVICE
Milholland Company
(MCO) is a mid size consulting engineering firm, where the professional staff interact in making design decisions and actively participate in discussion to formulate unity in action. By staff members working together as a group (Team), MCO clients benefit from the accumulated knowledge and assurance that every project is constructively critiqued. Every staff member is able to communicate their critical preference during the design development of each project.

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:

Civil Engineering:
Subdivision Design and Development
Streets and Railroad Spur Planning and Design
Flood Control and Drainage Evaluation and Storm Sewer Design
Wastewater Treatment and Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems
Water Treatment, Storage and Distribution Systems
Cost Estimating
Specification Writing
Construction Contracting, and Project Administration
Construction Inspection and Compliance
Landscape Architecture
Erosion Control, Sedimentation and Stabilization
Site Specific Development Design
Site and Land Boundary Surveying

Environmental Services:
Regulatory Compliance and Permitting
Wetlands Delineation and Evaluations
Regulatory Impact Analysis (Air, Water, Wetlands)
NPDES and Storm water Permitting
Construction Management / Observation
Economic Feasibility Analyses
Air Permitting
Industrial Landfill Design & Remediation
Expert Testimony and Technical Reporting
Environmental Site Assessments (Transactional Screens, Phases I, II & III)
Restoration and Reclamation Enhancements
Landscape Architecture
Land Surveying, Engineering and Design Services

Hydrology:
Water System Hydrology
Site Characterization
Environmental Assessments and Investigations
Surface and Storm Water Sampling and Analysis
Regulatory Reporting and Compliance Services
Evaluation of FEMA maps and the modeling of watersheds using hydro logic and HEC computer technology

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.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Milholland Company (MCO) practices the highest of moral principles in providing knowledgeable consulting engineering services to the planning, design and construction management of project activities in whom clients may place their complete confidence. In the providing of engineering consulting services to its clients, MCO is often privileged to confidential information, acquiring certain valuable, proprietary, technical and economic information, and knowledgeable private industry practices. In consideration of its client, MCO takes all reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality and proprietary nature of such data and information. All written data and information furnished to MCO by the client and copies, reproduction, and portions thereof, and all written data and information based on or derived there from shall be and remain the exclusive property of the client and for client’s intended purpose and use. Such restrictions do not limit MCO’s right to use information contained in the data if it is obtainable from another source, or is public information.

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
(Simplified Approach)

· Contract for Consulting Services
- Kick off meeting and briefing

· Background Review
- Project walk through
- Review existing documents
- Set up computer communication comparability
- Determine goals and strategies

· Complete Data Gathering
- Boundary and topographic survey
- Establish standards and verify assumptions from schematic design
- Assemble formulated options and possibilities
- Agency briefings and discussion of policies

· Refinement of development needs and specific project cost estimates
- Establish project construction links and growth needs
- Agency briefings and discuss finalized policies

· Preliminary Plan Development, Detailed Determinations and Review by Agencies having Authority
- Infrastructure
- Environmental issues
- Facility layouts/details/cost estimates
- Design presentation
- Determine grouped elements into phasing scheme for construction

· Final Plan Development, Detailed Determinations and Approval by Agencies having Authority
- Infrastructure
- Environmental issues
- Facility layouts/details/cost estimates
- Design presentation
- Determine grouped elements into phasing scheme for construction

· Production of Final Design
- Define all requirements for document preparation
- Draft final plans/details and specifications
- Final revisions and production to ready all documents
- Prepare and submit appropriate Permit Applications

· Implementation and Administration
- Agency sign-off/coordination
- Advertisement
- Receive and review bids
- Contractor selection
- Construction management and inspection with agency reporting

· Project Close Out
- As-builts
- Conclusion and assessments

PROJECT SCHEDULE
(Simplified Approach)

Normal anticipated project concepts will require a schedule similar to the following outline.

· Client Negotiation
- Kick off meeting and briefing
- Determining Scope of Work
- Plan Process and Professional Services

· Analysis and Evaluations
- Update and Complete Existing Survey Data
- Integrate Project Information, Site Data, and Services Data
- Develop Schematic Plan Completion
- Preliminary Cost Concepts
- Review and Refine with Client

· Program Development; Options, Alternatives and Strategies
- Programmed Design Development
- Design Detailed Preparation
- Projected Preliminary Cost Estimates
- Agency Reviews and Approvals
- Review and Refine with Client

· Synthesis and Final Design Production of Plans and Specifications
- Production of Designs into Plans and Specifications
- Final Cost Estimates
- Review with Client
- Permit Applications submitted to Agencies
- Revisions and Final Production

· Bidding and Contract Negotiations
- Prepare Final Contract Documents and Advertise for BIDS
- Receiving BID Proposals
- Contract Reviews and Negotiations

· Construction Process
- Construction Mobilization
- Construction Activities
- Construction Completion and Demobilization
- Close Out

· Contingencies and Delays

· Total Anticipated Completion Time Weeks


CIVIC WORK EXPERIENCE

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:
Planning and Designing of Public Water Systems and Wastewater Systems
Competitive Sealed Bid Procurement and Field Observation
State and Federal Compliance
Storm Water
Air Emissions
Wetlands
Parks Facilities

MCO has an established History of working with the following agencies:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Department of Army, Corps of Engineers (USCOE)
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department IAHTD)
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT)

Experience with State and Federal Compliance
MCO personnel have experience working with State and Federal agencies in areas of design development and construction management, code and regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, health and safety, quality assurance and implementation of standards. MCO's personnel posses special insight and understanding of the critical nature and interaction necessary for the resolve of complex design and compliance issues.

Some key categories of compliance are:

Davis - Bacon Labor Laws
MCO personnel have experience in requirements of the Davis-Bacon Labor Law. Federal and State wage rate schedules have been incorporated in many bid documents for public work projects. This type of compliance has been required from Rural Development (RD-USDA), formally known as the Farmers Home Administration (FHA), the Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission (ASWCC), the Arkansas Department of Economic Development (ADED), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Bureau of Public Roads for grants on projects that MCO has been involved.

Affirmative Action
MCO staff members have been involved with numerous projects that have utilized federal funds. These projects have required affirmative action plans for the consulting firm, as well as for construction contractors.

Procurement
MCO staff members have been responsible for procurement of equipment and for construction bidding for local and state governments as well as special improvement districts. The special improvement districts had to meet the same requirements as government bodies due to the use of Federal funding.

Uniform Act for Acquisition
MCO personnel have performed all project phases necessary to allow local governments and improvement districts to acquire easements, right of ways, and land purchases. This involved necessary surveys and writing of proper legal descriptions. This also required that we act as the technical support for a certified land appraiser and attorney to assure proper compliance with all laws.

Progress Reports
MCO staff members have been involved with numerous projects, which required specific reporting procedures. These procedures were normally required by either the owner or regulatory authority. It is standard and sound procedure to maintain project progress reports based on the project staff's written records. MCO staff routinely provides such reports on all projects.

Coordination between Agencies
Project coordination is the result of proper communications. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is for contract management and availability in assurance that schedules are met, the dissemination of information is understood, and all interested parties participate. MCO is abreast of the latest “state-of-the-art” systems for complete compatible communication.

Planning and Design Experience for Streets, Wastewater, Water Systems and Facility Improvement Projects
MCO staff members have been in responsible charge of numerous projects that required preliminary and final designs as well as detailed construction plans and specifications. The Tables that follow this section lists some of the projects and the major tasks of those projects from which MCO’s staff gained appropriate experience. These improvement projects have involved analysis of complete system designs. Rural Water Systems involve complete hydraulic analysis. Sewer Systems designs involve completed treatment analysis and most all Facility development require designs for storm water treatment control systems and water quality discharge.

Final Plans and Specifications
MCO staff members have been involved with preparation of finalized plans and specification documents for both public and private projects. These documents were of such quality as to allow unambiguous bidding and contracting processes without excessive addenda and change orders. Specifications are written using traditional stand alone, project specific format that is often mixed with that of the standard Master Specifications format

Cost and Quantity Estimations
A crucial part of any project is the estimation of quantities and costs to allow proper budgeting and bidding for both public and private 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 members have managed street, water and wastewater system improvement projects including federal grant funding, local community development grant funding, local government funding, and private funding. The following Tables list projects, involving various funding sources, on which MCO staff has been the responsible professionals in charge. MCO staff has been involved with public water system designs (city and district) as well as the private development of water extensions. MCO staff has also been the responsible professionals for sanitary sewerage improvement projects. Often MCO has served as the contract administrator for these projects.

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.

Timeliness
MCO has a history of project timeliness, performing quality work and meeting project budgets and schedules.

MCO has ascertained a long history of project management, control, including implementation and scheduling. MCO encourages contact with its established client base and references to verify that MCO staff members have always maintained a professional commitment to project timeliness including prompt return of calls, fully completing all contractual obligations, adhering to established schedules and providing continued assistance, even after final payments are made, should their project warrant such support.

Completing Work Within Budget
MCO staff members maintain the philosophy that quality work in the enhancement of a site’s natural resources rather than quantity of engineered structures constructed always leads to better projects and to projects which compliment the client’s expectations and budget. This philosophy works on the bases that clear, understandable, detailed plans and specifications must be prepared. It is MCO’s conviction, that every project receive this high degree of professional attention. Precise, particular attention to proper design and cost estimating, to the measurement of payment items in contract documents has proven very successful at meeting budgets which are often inflexible. MCO’s adherence to this conviction significantly avoids construction contractor disputes.

MCO’s involvement with major project developments (multi millions of investment dollars) has provided a special appreciation for proper cost estimating and budget control. Today’s atmosphere of environmental protection, the rights and safety of the public, and the sanctity and security of all things are highly complex, very unpredictable and often difficult to define.

MCO’s experience in dealing to the resolve of these complicated issues significantly enhances its concern and dedication to develop sound engineering documents, for proper construction administration and observation. This awareness provides MCO the ability the achieve the project purposes and meet the project schedule and budget.

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.

Quality of Work
MCO’s quality of work, by staff members, is documented by the number of successful projects MCO has accomplished and by the clients that MCO has maintained, where additional project needs, expansion of an existing project, or a new project arises. MCO client references will verify that the execution of work is always of the highest quality.

Experience with Field Supervision
MCO staff members have considerable field experience in construction layout, observation, supervision, checking of shop and working drawings, recording of quantities, certificates for progress and final contractor payments, and revision of drawings to show changes during construction for the preparation of “As-Built” drawings.

Key categories of work performed by MCO staff include processing of Change Orders, “As-Built” Surveys, preparation of “As-Built” Plans as well as Water and Sewer System Atlas sheets, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) oversight for construction items, permitting, construction problem resolution and assembly of final certification documents as appropriate.

Experience with competitive Sealed Bid Procurement
MCO encourages all of its clients to request, by public advertisement, competitive sealed bids for all procurement and construction projects. MCO adheres to all State and Federal Procurement Laws and has adapted its standard specification bid documents to conform to those utilized by ADED, AIDC, ASWCC, State Building Services, and other State agencies.

It has been MCO’s experience that clear, detailed engineering plans and specification documents which provide for precise measurements of separate payment items, set up in the form of a bid table will provide results that meet the established budget and in receiving the lowest-best prices. This method has proven most successful in avoiding contractor disputes and eliminates the need for most Change Orders.

MCO’s accountability to client is in securing the most reasonable prices possible from qualified contractors and suppliers. Mr. Milholland is extremely talented in negotiation procedures. Mr. Milholland has, his entire professional career, diligently worked with Rural Water Development Authorities and other Civic-Civil-Public Works Agencies, providing him the perspective and appreciation for the need of accurate documentation in the scrutiny of public fund expenditures.

MCO maintains a cost data base from several sources, publicized current project bid openings, Means estimators and others to become adept at establishing cost estimates and meeting schedules. Clients appreciate and understand graphic, written spreadsheet and verbal information that clearly agree and indicate facts for decision making. Every effort is made to maintain these open communication policies to all involved parties at all times.

Current Work Loads
At this time, our work capacity is highly elastic. MCO desires the addition of Public Work Projects. Work involvement includes several (2) subdivisions under construction, several (5) subdivision in planning, several (1) commercial projects in various stages of design completion, approval and construction development, and several (2) RDA/WC water improvement projects in various stages of design completion, approval and construction development.

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.

LAND SURVEYING

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.



GRAPHIC PRODUCTION

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.

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Site Planning:
MCO focuses on the physical design and arrangement of built and natural elements on a land parcel and involves the knowledge and understanding of technical matters (utility infrastructure, zoning and building codes and ADAAS, circulation patterns, integration of man-made objects with the site's natural features: topography, vegetarian, drainage, etc.) to produce site developments that minimize both environmental impact and project cost, and adds value to the site.

Environmental and Reclamation Planning:
MCO provides plans for the creative enhancement and improvement of the environment. MCO is experienced in wetland protection and mitigation, the transformation of landfills, mining sites, polluted wastelands, etc. into protected reserves. Scenic beauty is also an important function and consideration in reclamation planning.

Industrial and Municipal Environmental Compliance:
MCO’s staff provides assistance to industrial clients in the economical prevention and reduction of potential pollutant discharges to the land, water, and air with plant facility construction, and employee training (EPA, ADPC&E, OSHA).

Land Development Planning:
MCO is concerned with both large-scale, multi-acre parcels of undeveloped land and smaller scale sites in urban and rural areas; it bridges between policy planning and individual development projects and involves knowledge of real estate economics and development regulation processes.

Ecological Planning and Design:
MCO is concerned with interpretation, analysis, and formulation of design policies, guidelines and plans to ensure the quality of the environment, including but not limited to, analytical evaluations of the land and focusing on the suitability of a site for development.

Urban and Town Planning:
MCO’s staff is aware and deals with zoning techniques and regulations, master plans, concept plans, land-use studies, and other methods to set the layout and organization of growth areas; including the design and development mostly of open public spaces such as plazas, street-scapes, parks, and public use right-of-ways.

Regional Planning:
MCO’s staff actively participates in the design and management of land and water resources. This includes natural and water-wetland surveys, visual and analytical analysis, reclamation and protective zone management, by preparing environmental impact studies and assessments.

Historic Preservation:
MCO’s staff provides research, preservation, maintenance, and conservation plans, renovation and expansion designs of parks, gardens, grounds, waterfronts, wetlands, and site structures, buildings, etc.

Park and Recreation Planning:
MCO’s staff designs for the creation or redesigning of parks and recreational areas in cities, suburban areas and rural areas, natural areas and refuge systems.

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

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISIONS
- COMPLETED -


A. Barrington Parke Subdivision, Phase II, 49 Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services: January 2001
Annexation, Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, Design, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2000
Estimated Cost: $850,000
Construction Cost: $889,800
Construction Length: Nine (9) months

B. Bridgedale Subdivision, Phase I, 26 Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services in November 2003
Annexation, Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, Design, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2004
Estimated Cost: $585,700
Construction Cost: $588,400
Construction Length: Five (5) Months

C. CMN Business Park, Phases I and II, 19 Tracts, Fayetteville
Began Services in December 1997
Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 1998-1999
Completed: 2002
Estimated Cost: Not provided
Construction Cost: $11,683,000 w/2 Bridges
Construction Length: Two (2) Years

D. Yorktowne Square, Phase II, 31 Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services in September 2000
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2001
Completed: 2002
Estimated Cost: Not provided
Construction Cost: $571,200
Construction Length: Nine (9) Months

E. Crystal Springs, Phase III: 35.13 Acres: 101 Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services in November 2002
Annexation, Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, Design, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2004
Estimated Cost: No Estimate
Construction Cost: $2,500,000
Construction Length: Eighteen (18) Months

F. Summerbrook: 12 Lots, Fayetteville Growth Area
Began Services in September 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2003
Completed: 2004
Estimated Cost: Not provided
Construction Cost: $571,200
Construction Length: Five (5) Months

G. New Castle Estates: 10 Lots, Fayetteville Growth Area
Began Services in October 2003
Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, Design, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2003
Completed: 2004
Estimated Cost: Not provided
Construction Cost: $284,000
Construction Length: Four (4) Months

H. Greenside Place: 22 Lots, Springdale
Began Services in November 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2003/2004
Completed: 2004
Estimated Cost: Not provided
Construction Cost: $417,600
Construction Length: Four (4) Months

I. Hickory Park: 14 Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2003
Rezoning, Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, Design, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2004
Estimated Cost: No Estimate
Construction Cost: $300,000
Construction Length: Fourteen (14) Months




RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISIONS
- IN PROGRESS -

A. Bridgedale, Phase II, Phase II, 35 Residential Lots, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2004
Boundary, Trees, Topography Surveys and Tract Split
Design 2005

B. Brookhaven: Lot Split and Sanitary Sewer Extension, Fayetteville
Began Services in April 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2004

C. Castle Heights Residential Subdivision, Tontitown
Began Services in October 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

D. Crystal Springs, Phase IV, Fayetteville
Began Design: October 2002:
Conceptual Design in October 2002/May 2005

E. Laureate Fields 73 Acre Residential Subdivision, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, and Construction Staking
Design: 2004-2005

F. Oakbrooke Subdivision, 32 Acres Residential Subdivision, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

G. Outfall Sewer for Park West Development, Fayetteville
Began Services in April 2005
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

H. Park West, 127 Acres Mixed-Use Development, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

I. Rockhaven Subdivision, Fayetteville
Began Services in June 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2004-2005

J. River Walk: 200 Acre Subdivision, Fayetteville
Began Services in January 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

K. Water Brook: 36 Acre Subdivision, Fayetteville
Began Services in October 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

L. Zion Road Professional Offices: Fayetteville
Began Services in January 2005
Study & Report
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

M. Stucki Duplexes: Rogers
Began Services in March 2005
Study & Report
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005



COMMERCIAL LSD’S

- Bidding and Construction is handled by Owner -


A. Bedford Apartments: 78 Unit Complex Street: Water Line Ext.
Began Services: February 2002
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2003
Construction Cost: $59,700
Construction Length: Twelve (12) Months

B. Bedford Apartments, Phase II - Resubmit Plans
Began Services: February 2005
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Design: 2005

C. Fair Park Business Center (Formerly approved design of Metro Collision Center)
Began Services: June 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Staking and Observation
Design: 2004
Construction Cost: $250,000
Construction Length: Five (5) Months

D. Kantz Professional Offices - LSD w/Easements for City of Fayetteville
Began Design: November 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2004
Construction Cost: $150,000
Construction Length: Eight (8) Months

E. Noodles Restaurant LSD (CMN - Lot 18)
Began Services: June 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2004
Construction Cost:
Construction Length:

F. Old Railroad Depot - LSD Plan and Site Survey
Began Services: January 2005
Site and Trees Surveys
Design: 2005

G. School Site: 20 Acres near RiverWalk Subdivision
Began Services: February 2005
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys
Designed in Progress

H. Signature Plaza - LSD w/Easements for City of Fayetteville
Began Design: March 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys, As-Builts, Utility Easements, Construction Observation and Staking
Design: 2003
Construction Cost: $
Construction Length:




CONSTRUCTION STAKING


A. Washington County Jail, Stake Building for Smith-Doyal Construction
Began Services: October 2003
Completed: January 2004
B. Beaver Lake Water Intake Expansion Facilities for Garney Construction
Began Services: September 2003
Completed: December 2004





ANNEXATIONS AND REZONINGS
- COMPLETED -


A. Bridgedale Subdivision, Phases I and II
Began Services: January 2003
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys

B. RiverBrook: 36 Acres, Fayetteville
Began Services: October 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys

C. Rockhaven: 10 Acres, West side of Fayetteville
Began Services: June 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys

D. Water Brook: 200 Acre Subdivision
Began Services: October 2004
Boundary, Trees and Topography Surveys





RURAL WATER PROJECTS


A. Evansville Water Extension:
Began funding request application in January 1995
Estimated Cost
Design: 2003
Completed construction in 2004
Assist in obtaining Easements
Construction Observation
As-Builts to Owner
Construction Cost

B. Illinois Chapel Water Extension:
Began funding request application in January 1997
Estimated Cost
Design: 2002
Completed construction in 2003
Assist in obtaining Easements
Construction Observation
As-Builts to Owner
Construction Cost

C. Marion/Baxter Rural Water Association, #1:
Began funding request application in November 1999
Estimated Cost

D. North Central Extension:
Began funding request application in January 1991
Estimated Cost
Design: 1996-97
Completed construction in 2001
Assist in obtaining Easements
Construction Observation
As-Builts to Owner
Construction Cost:

E. Southeast Washington County (I-49):
Began funding request application in April 1994
Estimated Cost
Design in progress
Assist in obtaining Easements




WATER PROJECTS funded by AHTD


A. Indian Switch Rural Water Relocation
Began funding request application in January 1995
Estimated Cost: Not Provided
Design: 2003
Completed construction in 2004
Assist in obtaining Easements
Construction Observation
As-Builts to Owner
Construction Cost:

B. Winslow Water Relocation
Project began in November 2004
Design in progress
Assist in obtaining Easement

 

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