L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. has provided construction staking, lines and grades for a very diverse range of projects. Experience ranges from staking major intersections, large river bridges, power plants, and utility layouts to multi-unit residential or commercial developments. The range and amount of our personnel's construction experience enables them to communicate effectively with contractors at each of our job sites.
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Nashville Riverfront Landing, Nashville, Tennessee
Metropolitan Nashville (METRO)
L.I. Smith & Associates provided construction staking and as-built survey to Blakley Construction Services for the Nashville Riverfront Landing project. The Riverfront Landing project is part of an improvement project along the banks of the Cumberland River. The improvements are designed to provide new public attractions, parkland and waterfront access.
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. provided construction staking and as-built surveys for the section of the park that includes a lower sloped park area, seat walls, riverboat landing, a floating dock addition, a landing plaza with a shade arbor, access ramps, and bridge building.
Once the initial construction staking for this project was complete, surveyors from the L.I. Smith team were contracted to provide QA/QC services on a weekly basis to provide elevation readings and check for any possible settling or shifting of the retaining walls for this project.
Vanderbilt University Olin Hall
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. provided surveying services as a subconsultant to Clark Construction Group, LLC for the Vanderbilt University Engineering and Science Building project. This project is a multi-story addition to an existing building on the University campus.
The L.I. Smith survey team established permanent site control, marked controlling grid lines on each level of the building, checked concrete forms prior to pouring, provided as-built survey of footings and columns, stakeout for utilities, layout of pavement, and curb and gutter sections.
W.G. Rhea Elementary School Addition
L.I. Smith and Associates, Inc. was contracted as a subconsultant to J.R. Hayes Construction Company to provide construction staking surveying services for the expansion of the W.G. Rhea Elementary School in Paris, Tennessee. A new wing is being added to the school facility to house first and second grade students.
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. is providing surveying services for the Rhea School expansion, including the driveway relocation, parking lots, and layout of the building. Construction of the new facility is expected to be complete in March 2018.
Hankook Tire Plant Phase I, Construction Survey Services
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. is providing construction staking surveying services as a subconsultant to Sys-Con, LLC for the construction of a new tire-manufacturing plant in the Clarksville Corporate Business Park.
The site which is located along International Boulevard near Rossview Road and Interstate 24 is a 469-acre site where the two-phased construction process of a 1.5 million square foot, $800 million advanced tire-manufacturing facility is being built. L.I. Smith & Associates completed all safety requirements for this contract including badging for access on and off the site, tailgate meetings, and maintaining a safety work plan.
Gleason Plant, Site Topographical and Structural Survey
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Gleason, Tennessee
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. was subcontracted by URS Energy & Construction, Inc. to conduct surveying and topographic mapping activities in order to generate plan drawings, which accurately showed the location and elevation for all existing and above ground features for the area of the proposed addition and upgrade of the plant's simple cycle units to combine cycle units.
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. provided all items of labor, material, and the equipment necessary to establish survey control base line and elevations from existing benchmarks. Horizontal and vertical ground control surveys were performed, including establishment of semi-permanent survey markers, and benchmarks with monumentation.
Mechanical Surveys were provided for the location and elevations of three separate gas turbine units that included particular points specified by the contractor to survey the gas turbine stacks, as well as the top, center, and bottom flange of the units.
A boundary survey was provided for the wooded wetlands with buffer zone and contours. LIS&A identified all existing utility features on the ground surface on the plan drawings and surveyed invert elevations and material of the underground pipes, manholes and inlets, as well as located any electrical, utilities, or conduits.
Topographic Data was accurately plotted with existing contour lines and spot elevations. Existing contours were shown at 1 foot intervals, while spot elevations were taken at a maximum of 50 feet spacing. The undeveloped area grade measurements were taken within 0.1 foot accuracy. Existing permanent features in the plant areas were within 0.01 foot accuracy. LIS&A furnished and installed one survey control monument.
L.I. Smith & Associates provided the contractor with field survey notes, sketches and drawings showing the results of all the field survey work and a final plan sheet drawing with all the features in accordance with the contract schedule requirements. The deliverables included hard copies of the plan sheet drawings as well as the electronic files in Microstation format.
John Sevier Fossil Plant, Rogersville, Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. was subcontracted by URS Energy & Construction, Inc. to provide data for the planning and upgrading of an existing Haul Road and for an addition to the existing power plant for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
The project consisted of merging existing planimetric and topographic files provided by TVA with new field survey data. The new survey data was for the location of culverts and catch basins including the inverts, fire hydrants, railroads, heights of transmission towers and poles along with the electric wire height, and ground elevations. The existing contours were updated using the merged files and the new field survey information.
The existing files had been created by TVA from various sources that included field surveys, photogrammetric mapping, LiDAR and digital orthophotos. The existing files were on different horizontal datums requiring the files to be shifted to a "Plant Grid" after they were merged.
Specific areas were outlined and broken out for use by the client. All areas designated by the client were plotted at 1"=40' map scale.
All L.I. Smith personnel were required to complete a safety course and pass required testing prior to working on-site.
Dale Hollow Reservoir Slope Repair MATOC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Obey River, Clay County, Tennessee
L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. provided survey services as a sub-consultant to J2 Engineering, Inc. for a USACE MATOC Task Order during construction services for the Dale Hollow Reservoir Slope Repair project on the Obey River in Clay County, Tennessee. Site improvements consisted of excavation and stabilizing the slope and improving drainage adjacent to the Dale Hollow Dam and switchyard.
Surveyors from L.I. Smith & Associates provided the initial survey, in-progress surveys, and a final as-built survey. All surveys were certified by a land surveyor with current state registration. In order to define the original ground conditions, L.I. Smith & Associates surveyed the area to be excavated prior to vegetation removal and topsoil stripping. The initial survey included the elevation of the overhead powerlines above the Contractor's work area.
L.I. Smith & Associates also provided partial surveys as the work progressed to verify lines and grades established for completed work. The volume of excavated material was determined by the average end area method based on these surveys. Cross-sections were surveyed perpendicular to the baseline and no more than 25 feet apart as measured along the baseline, with the readings at 2-foot vertical intervals and at breaks in the grade along the line. They extended from the baseline past the top of the disturbed area. Additional sections at closer spacing at significant changes in slope conditions were provided as needed. The station at which the cross-section intersected the baseline was used to identify it. Surveyed elevations referenced the same datum used on the drawings to the nearest tenth of a foot with an accuracy of +/- 0.1 foot.
A final as-built survey was performed after all the work was complete, including topsoil placement. The survey was used to verify quantities and for the preparation of the as-built drawings.
The submittal of field survey results included a copy of all field notes, and electronic, scaled drawings of all data, including plotted cross sections. This information was certified by the registered land surveyor in charge of the work.
Kentucky Dam Seismic Stability Evaluation
Calvert City, Kentucky
S&ME Inc. contracted L.I. Smith & Associates to stake bore locations for a Seismic Stability Evaluation of the Kentucky Dam.
The project consisted of laying out a baseline and approximately 30 locations for geotechnical bores. The project was tied into the dam control network, Kentucky State Plane Coordinates, South Zone, NAD 83.
Sewart Air Force Base Monitoring Wells
L.I. Smith and Associates, Inc. was contracted as a subconsultant to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group, Inc. to survey and record the horizontal and vertical locations of all new groundwater monitoring wells, soil borings, surface water and sediment sample locations at the former Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The project included surveying (6) six newly installed monitoring wells and (4) four existing wells using Global Positioning system (GPS) survey and conventional civil survey techniques. Surveying was also provided for (14) soil borings. The horizontal locations of (2) two surface water and (2) two sediment sample locations were surveyed.
All surveys were tied into the Local State Plane coordinate system, NAD 1983 and elevations were NGVD. The L.I. Smith surveyors identified the location on the monitoring well casing where the elevations were taken. The vertical elevation was to the nearest one hundredth of a foot and the horizontal to the nearest tenth of a foot.