Arizona State University’s Integrated Civil Engineering Design

Arizona State University’s Integrated Civil Engineering Design (CEE 486) is a required course for ASU Seniors. It is a special project class in which the students divide into teams of 4 to 8 students, depending on class size, and perform an evaluation of a parcel of land of their choosing. Typical items of study performed include Due Diligence, Structural, Water, Sewer, Drainage and Traffic Studies.

Benefits of this mentorship program include: the students learning how to work as a team, a greater understanding of how to integrate the various elements of the project into a coherent whole and practice making presentations in front of a group. CVL provides guidance and additional training in engineering fundamentals.

This is a semester long project in which students visit the CVL office 3 times per year to present their findings to Environmental Director Eric Laurin and a team of CVL personnel.

Water/Wastewater Director, Eric Laurin, honored with AZ Water Life Member status

The award is earned by a person who has been a member in good standing of the AZ Water Association for at least 25 years and who has participated in association activities

Shea Trilogy Golf Course

It is a pleasure for CVL to work with Shea Homes, America’s largest privately owned new home builder, primarily building mid-priced to high-end homes.  We designed a Master Planned Community, Golf Course, and Infrastructure Development project called Trilogy at Verde River.  The final stages of development are underway in this adult golf-oriented community.  We are honored to receive compliments for our work on the gold course core area channel design for Shea and look forward to continued partnership.  Take a look at the beautiful views of Shea Trilogy Golf Course:

Best Landscape & Urban Development Awarded for Arizona Firefighter Memorial

ENR Southwest has awarded the Arizona Firefighter Memorial project as best in Landscape & Urban Development.  McCarthy Building Companies, submitted the project to the ENR Regional Best Projects competition, which consists of an eight-judge panel that represents various aspects of the industry.  Submissions included engineering projects in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico that span a variety of sectors.

Arizona Firefighter Memorial

The memorial is landscaped with grass, decorative slate rock, and trees surrounding a black granite courtyard containing engraved names of fallen personnel. A 30ft tall bell tower stands as the focal point between bronze statues representing different branches of firefighters and medical personnel. When the trees reach maturity, a quaint sanctuary will be created for the families and friends to mourn the fallen.

Coe & Van Loo prepared preliminary and final design documents for the memorial. This included storm water retention, site grading, drainage design, utility locating, and topographical elevations. Construction documents were prepared to support the architectural plans for the project.

Project design and construction team included McCarthy Building Companies (general contractor), SmithGroup JJR (architect), PK Associates (structural engineer) and Coe & Van Loo Consultants (civil engineer).

http://www.enr.com/blogs/5-southwest-construction-views/post/40056-enr-southwests-2016-best-project-winners

 

Ritz-Carlton Residences Dubbed Largest Real Estate Event In Arizona

Image courtesy of Mason Architects

Offering a “resort within a resort” experience, Coe & Van Loo Consultants (CVL) provided comprehensive engineering services for Paradise Valley’s Ritz-Carlton master plan to design a new generation of luxury resorts combined with fully-serviced homes and high-end shopping all in one location.  Valued at $2 billion, the Ritz-Carlton Resort and Ritz-Carlton Residences project consists of 105 acres with 200 rooms surrounded by 91 single-level villas and 45 single-family homes.

In addition to providing Survey, Land Planning, and Civil Engineering services, CVL mastered complex water, roadway, and utility challenges to bring forward top-tier amenities for both resort visitors and residence owners. They will enjoy North America’s longest pool on record, world-class spa, modern health and fitness center to name just a few. Additionally, CVL’s landscape architecture design includes a citrus orchard and garden with seasonal produce for on-site restaurants and lush walking paths.  Jan Bracamonte, spokesperson for Five Star Development, describes the villas as “the most sophisticated, full service resort real estate offering in Arizona to date.”