Vernadero provides the following Engineering and Construction Services:
Vernadero has extensive experience in a wide range of civil engineering projects to include project feasibility analyses, design, and construction management. Our areas of expertise include: Roadway Analyses and Design, Utility Design – Coordination & Modifications, Grading and Drainage Design, Floodplain and Watershed Management. We have extensive experience in Hydrology and Hydraulics Modeling and Engineering Technical Practices, which include: Flood Delineation studies and Flood Plain Analysis Management, Flood Control Design, Flood Studies and Storm Management River Mechanics (HEC-1, HEC-RAS), Erosion and Scour Analysis, Army Corp of Engineers, and 404 Delineations and Permitting. Vernadero embraces FEMA’s idea of Prepare, Plan, and Mitigate. Our professionals have extensive experience FEMA’s FIS (Flood Insurance Survey) studies and have the experience to provide the technical assistance to remove a structure or building from the floodplain.
As a Design-Builder and general contractor, Vernadero is committed to providing ontime and on-budget Operations and Maintenance Army (OMA), Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (SRM), new construction services and real property maintenance and repair. We bring a superior level of professionalism to every phase of a project from pre-construction through construction administration to project closeout. Our team provides the Army with a cost-effective alternative to traditional job order contract (JOC) or small-scale Military Construction Army (MCA) processes where our proven knowledge of Army operations and construction processes can provide best value. Vernadero’s primary emphasis is to provide exemplary performance, management and oversight of all construction activities from beginning to end.
Vernadero’s Design-Build reputation is based on providing quality design and engineering capabilities matched with cost-effective and practical construction solutions. Vernadero is capable of executing all areas of construction activities, including but not limited to: foundations, concrete, masonry, metals, skilled carpentry, thermal/moisture protection, finished materials (interior/exterior), fencing, roofing, mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MPE), site-work and earth-work, roads and parking lots, demolition and removal. Vernadero provides working drawings, details, civil and grading/drainage plans and analysis; in coordination with vast selection of reputable engineers specializing in structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire specifications and designs. Most project design, analysis and overall coordination is performed in-house by Vernadero’s qualified staff.
Vernadero prides itself in designing and developing environmentally cohesive solutions including Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions. LID is a relatively new, comprehensive land planning and engineering design approach with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developing watersheds. GI is a method of constructing design features, capturing – cleaning – infiltrating storm water, plant and groundcover vegetation and placement selections, developing and conserving wildlife habitats, creating streetscape and pedestrian friendly environments. As a Design-Builder our projects are completed more timely and within more restrictive budget-constraints, while achieving an acceptable and aesthetically pleasing “Green Infrastructure” environment for the Government.
The U.S. Army Energy and Water Campaign Plan for Installations: The Army’s 25 Year Plan in Support of POM FY 2010-2015 requires water conservation and water use reduction in cooling towers, equipment that uses single pass cooling, boiler/steam systems, vehicle wash stations, and construction. Rainwater harvesting systems can provide an alternate water supply to decrease the use of potable water and reduce ground water pumping requirements for all of these water demands.
Vernadero provides rainwater harvesting system designs and installations that work with existing buildings or are provided with new construction. Rainwater can be augmented with any non-potable water such as cooling tower blow-down water to supply an irrigation system or provide a non-potable water source for flushing toilets.
The October 2010 Sustainable Design and Development Policy Update requires all facility construction projects to comply with EISA 07 Section 438 as well as be consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under EISA Section 438. The same document requires Outdoor Water Consumption to be minimized through water efficient landscape and irrigation strategies, including xeriscaping, rainwater (stormwater) retention, water reuse, and recycling. The October 2010 IMCOM Community Campaign Plan for 2010-2017 states that Army facilities are to reduce wasteful practices, reduce consumption, and change behavior regarding energy and water. It also states that the Army is to establish energy and water management accountability throughout the chain of command.
Vernadero has experience dealing with stormwater management at all levels of administration from stormwater pollution prevention plans to catchment and reuse. Changing behavior and belief from the idea that stormwater is a nuisance to the fact that it is an asset to be preserved and used to offset groundwater pumping is an unyielding principle at Vernadero.
Vernadero assists its clients in obtaining National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits and meeting the requirements set forth in those permits. In conjunction with an NPDES Permit, industrial sites must prepare and implement a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), which is the mechanism by which the EPA enforces the NPDES. Throughout the United States, Vernadero has developed SWPPPs that utilize the latest best management practices (BMPs) to meet NPDES permit requirements. A properly designed and implemented SWPPP will prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, lakes or coastal waters.
For sites of varying sizes, Vernadero has conducted site assessments to identify areas of potential or actual non-compliance, written SWPPPs to provide a “roadmap” of how compliance can be accomplished, and provided education and training to those personnel responsible for implementing the plan and maintaining the stormwater system.
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