WHAT WE DO
Building on a Solid Foundation
The oldest engineering discipline deserves the most cutting-edge technology and expertise. This is why our civil engineers work hard to provide you with professional construction plans from the early stages of the project all the way to the finished product. We start with conceptual ideas to ensure success and then work within those plans to create a proposal that is feasible and cost efficient. We make sure to use the latest technologies to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
With all of our civil engineering jobs, we work collaboratively with our clients, offering a one-on-one service relationship directly with our subject matter expert. When you partner with 1519, you can count on timely, responsive service in addition to having direct access to the experienced professional responsible for doing the work.
Our clients tell us they appreciate working with 1519 because they get expertise in surveying and engineering from one point of contact. Being able to work with a team committed to being responsive and working with each client on an individual level sets us apart.
Latest Civil Engineering Projects
The West End Subdivison (Val Verde)
Development Engineering Surveying
The existing 397-acre tract has been utilized for agriculture purposes with adjacent properties being utilized for residential, agricultural, commercial, and air traffic purposes. Due to substantial growth in the area for both residential and commercial use, our client wanted a master-planned community with commercial spaces available for a childcare facility, assisted living facility, etc…
We began this project by conducting a Boundary survey of the entire proposed development, which consisted of approximately 400 acres adjoining the McGregor Airport and having river frontage along the Middle Bosque River. In order to ensure this property was suitable for our client’s intended use, we utilized Lidar to produce a preliminary topographic survey of the entire property. This Lidar topographic survey was then used to construct a preliminary site and grading plan that allowed the client to determine the feasibility of the project. Once our client decided to proceed with the project, we conducted an on-the-ground topographic survey to collect all necessary data (above and below ground utilities, more topographic data, all other improvements) for full Civil construction plans.
This Master-Planned community consists of 610 single-family / garden home lots along with a few commercial lots along the main entry street. In addition to the typical on-site utilities that had to be designed, this site also required substantial off-site improvements to water and sewer in order to service this planned community. Off-site sewer improvements required the design of 6,463 linear feet of 8”-12” sewer lines run along Highway 84 and then bored underneath the highway to a lift station on the opposite side. Also, over 3 miles of off-site water lines had to be designed to connect in to a line large enough to supply this community and to loop the system back into an existing neighborhood. 1519 utilized drone technology to collect aerial imagery and topographic data. A full set of Civil Construction Plans was produced for Phase 1 along with the master plat for all future phases.
China Spring, TX
China Spring Water Main Replacement
Engineering Public Works Surveying
The pipeline upgrade consisted of two lines both upgrading from 4″ to 6″ pipe: one line of 2,800 linear feet and another line of 4,800 linear feet.
Before design could begin 1519 had to produce a comprehensive topographic survey of the proposed routes including:
• All surface features (roads, creek, drainage channels, culverts, etc.)
• Indication of Access (curb cuts, driveways, etc.)
• All Substantial Visual Improvements
• Utility Locations, Fiber Optic Marker, Manholes, Flowline Direction and Pipe Size, Gate Valves, Markers & Signs
Additionally, 1519 performed all boundary survey work and created easement exhibits for the private parcels located on the proposed route, established TxDOT right-of-way and provided monumentation for newly created easements per the TBPLS rules. 1519 survey crews staked the location of 5 soil borings, existing utilities and the new water line route to ensure construction was within the easement and at proper depth.
The civil portion of the projected consisted of design for water system improvements, traffic control plans, erosion control, construction specifications, permitting services and preparation of record drawings.
The water system design included abandonment of multiple smaller water mains, as well as proposed water line civil plan and profile sheets for the rerouting and installation of the new Aqua Texas main along county-maintained streets located within The City of Waco Extraterritorial jurisdiction and TxDOT controlled Spur 1637.
Highway borings, efficient relocation of valves, and reconnect of feeder mains to the system were among several aspects utilized to establish a more economic and sustainable product for Aqua Texas.
After design completion, 1519 managed communication and administrative work to bid out the construction of the water line extension to qualified contractors. We reviewed and ranked all bids based on predefined criteria and selected which contracting firm we thought had the most experience and offered the best value for the scope of work required. The experience and relationships cultivated over years of serving this industry were instrumental in the seamless coordination and permitting through TCEQ, The City of Waco, McLennan County and TXDOT.
Coca-Cola Plant Expansion
Aerial Development Engineering Surveying
Our Surveyors and Engineers provided services for a parking lot, building expansion, detention ponds, and future development at the plant. One of the key unique challenges to this project was the fact that this was an operating plant with a high amount of truck traffic in our project area. As such, it was next to impossible to conduct the needed survey work with traditional methods and maintain a safe working environment. We used one of our UAVs to collect the required topographic data and other site features needed for Civil Design
Field Design/Surveying Services Included:
• General Construction Notes
• Dimension Control Plan
• Site Utility Design
• Planning & Zoning ordinances
• Pre/Post Drainage Calculations
• Modified Rational Method Detention Design
• TxDOT had to approve since we were along a TxDOT ROW
• Paving Design
• Grading Plan
• Water, Sanitary & Sewer
• Closed Conduit Storm Drain System Design
• Had to avoid an 8” water main that supplied the entire plant
• Erosion Control Plan
• Landscape & Irrigation Plans
• Construction Specifications
• Permitting Services