Phoenix Canstruction

This past weekend a few members from CVL participated in an event called Canstruction. They partnered with Affiliated Engineers (MEP), Skanska USA Building, and SPS+ Architects to design and build a structure entirely out of cans. The structure is currently on display in the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Preparations for this build began in May, with the design process taking place all summer long. See the attached photos of the structure.

You can help us win an award for our structure! Votes are being tallied through Facebook and in person at the Convention Center. To vote on Facebook search “Phoenix Canstruction”. They have an album that contains all the structures for the “People’s Choice”. Simply “Like” the photos of our structure and that counts as a vote! To vote in person, visit the structure any time before 8/16 to cast a paper ballot.

If you have any questions about the structure, or how to vote, you can ask Matt, Veanette, Miranda, or Cassandra who all helped at build day.

The CVL Service Committee would like to invite all of you to participate in events such as this. We will be holding a quick meeting in the coming weeks to discuss possible events for the holiday season as well as future events you think would be good opportunities for CVL to participate in. If you would like to be a part of the CVL Service Committee please email Matt or Cassandra so they can add you to the list!

AZ Firefighter Memorial

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. The memorial consists of a concrete walkway that leads to a center courtyard. The center courtyard is emblazoned with the fire fighters Maltese-emblem etched in the concrete. The courtyard is surrounded by a low curved wall clad in black granite with the engraved names of the fallen personnel. The focal point of the memorial is a 30ft tall bell tower that is also clad in granite that is surrounded by a long tapered circular solid concrete wall clad in a black granite veneer that is engraved with names of those who died in the line of duty. There are custom bronze statues that surround the center courtyard. The statues represent different branches of the firefighters and emergency medical responders. The memorial itself is landscaped with grass, decorative slate rock, and trees. When the trees reach maturity, a quaint sanctuary will be created for the families and friends to mourn the fallen.

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://cem-az.com/arizona-fallen-firefighter-memorial-earns-best-in-decorative-concrete-award/

Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton

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.”

CVL and Feed My Starving Children

We were honored to participate in a volunteer services with Feed My Starving Children.

Our wonderful staff at CVL packed 109 boxes at the charity location in Mesa that will be delivered to children in underdeveloped countries.  As usual, we had an enjoyable time.

Feed My Starving Children has seven packing locations in Minnesota and Arizona where volunteers pack food that is delivered to hungry children in 81 countries around the world.


Image courtesy of Allen + Philp Architects + Interiors
Phoenix has seen five years of increasing demand for luxury hospitality with no increase in supply. Mountain Shadows and Ritz Carlton resorts aim to raise the bar on high-end hospitality developments in Paradise Valley with a boutique and ultra-luxe experience.  Taking trends further will be the coveted single-family residential homes near both properties where families will have access to all the resort amenities, previously reserved for resort clients.  CVL is serving as Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect for all phrases of these five star developments.   Read the full article here.