Lamp Rynearson is currently providing design engineering services to build a lift station and force main that will service the future development of 5,000 residential units and commercial units in the Sterling Ranch Metropolitan District. All four Lamp Rynearson offices are coordinating efforts for this project.
A new elementary school, 2 lakes, 120 park acres, 3.2 miles of trails, adjacency to an outdoor shopping center, creative planning, and native landscaping come together to make Shadow Lake a wonderful neighborhood. A housing community in Papillion, Nebraska, Shadow Lake is a centerpiece of residential development. The outstanding natural features of this site and the potential for creating an all-encompassing neighborhood were recognized early in the planning stages by the project team.
When the City of Omaha was ready to update its image and revitalize its river “front door”, it selected Lamp Rynearson for design and construction administration services for infrastructure improvements. The $281 million Omaha convention center/arena and riverfront redevelopment is now a destination for Omaha’s citizens and its visitors. As a leader and coordinator of the multi-disciplined design team, Lamp Rynearson developed a Master Plan for the 120-acre site and surrounding redevelopment areas.
The Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District, City of Lincoln, and City of Fremont obtain a large portion of their municipal water supplies from well fields located in the alluvial aquifer of the Platte River valley. TZA conducted hydrologic studies for a cooperative effort between the three municipal entities to evaluate the cumulative effects of various upstream surface and ground water development projects on future flows in the lower Platte River Basin. Ground water modeling studies established that most the water withdrawn from the municipal well fields is obtained by induced recharge from the Platte River, and demonstrated the interrelationships between the surface water and ground water systems. The model was also quantified the impacts of increased occurrences of low and zero flow periods upon the yield of the municipal well fields.
With wastewater flows approaching the design capacity of the existing treatment system, the City of Paola, Kansas looked to us for solutions. The team carefully evaluated options including the design of a new wastewater plant and modifying the existing lagoon. A report involving capital cost estimates, operation and maintenance costs for each alternative was prepared, and the decision made to construct a new mechanical wastewater treatment plant. The existing lagoon was modified for use as a stormwater holding basin.
Omaha South High School had not hosted a varsity football game since 1946. Collin Field, known as “The Hole”, sat in a natural bowl at 23rd and “L” Streets and was used as South High’s track and practice football field. Lamp Rynearson provided engineering design services for a new multi-sport playing field and track stadium to replace the existing one. Goal: Design a full-sized soccer field meeting the requirements of the annual Nebraska State High School Soccer Tournament that could also be used as a varsity football field. The completed facility has had a major impact on Omaha South High School, located in a neighborhood rich in Hispanic culture, while at the same time providing meaningful social, economic and sustainable design benefits.
Offutt Air Force Base is home of the 55th Wing, the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth”. Offutt’s diverse missions and global responsibilities serve each branch of the US military. Lamp Rynearson was hired to provide professional Civil/Structural A/E (Architecture/Engineering) as part of a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Repairs to gas mains and storm sewers, airport apron evaluation and pavement studies, leak investigation and security gate design are some of our firm’s project assignments. Lamp Rynearson’s work has included plans and specifications for demolitions of several Offutt buildings. Our federal team members also provides services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others.
The Nicholas Street Sewer Extension Phase I project extends three 108” diameter storm sewer pipes and a 24” sanitary pipe through an urbanized industrial corridor in downtown Omaha, Nebraska – helping to serve the northern portion of the Burt-Izard basin that experiences basement backup and street flooding issues. The project, part of the City of Omaha’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control program, was selected as ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Nebraska’s Excellence in Engineering 2014 Grand Award Winner, the highest honor extended to a Nebraska engineering firm.
Mineral Resources specialized in multi-well oil and gas well drilling pads and permitted approximately 200 wells in the Wattenberg Field located in Northern Colorado. Lamp Rynearson provided oil and gas well permitting with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, as well as site specific engineering and surveying services.
Lamp Rynearson also created an asset management system for Mineral Resources that helped them track their oil and gas operations with a GIS map that connected to their proprietary lease manager software. The system we developed for them provided a graphic interface that helps clarify the process of dividing mineral interests among leaseholders in urban areas. This system streamlined their office procedures and reduced the time spent developing mineral leases.
Survey crews performed pre-construction levee surveys, staked construction limits, and provided construction staking services, easement acquisition documents, as-built drawings, and final quantity calculations for approximately 60 miles of levee repair projects and new setback levee construction from damages to the existing flood control levees. The work was performed with an accelerated schedule during the winter of 2011 and was finished the summer of 2012. Survey crews performed scheduled services but were also “on-call” seven days a week to assist the earth-moving crews with construction issues. Lamp Rynearson CAD designers assisted with development of 3D surface models and analysis of various levee alignments.
Midtown Crossing is a $300 million redevelopment on the Mutual of Omaha campus and a nationally recognized award winning project. This project transformed a neighborhood and corporate campus, creating a catalyst for future area growth. Lamp Rynearson was brought onboard at the project’s earliest stages by the developer, ECI Development Services, to work with the owner, Mutual of Omaha. Challenges of this unique project included working in and between two of Omaha’s busiest street corridors, Dodge and Farnam. Sewer separation, 100-plus year old utilities, aggressive schedules, and the site logistics involved with building a project of this size were some of the obstacles the Lamp Rynearson team overcame.
The design of the facility was done in response to resident, patient, and family preferences to be in an environment that supports client dignity and privacy. Lamp Rynearson prepared civil design plans approved by the City of Greeley and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Work included preparation of the site layout, grading, storm drainage, water, sewer, erosion control, overall utility plans and applicable construction details. Construction staking and construction administration services in accordance with HUD guidelines were provided for this project.