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.
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.
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 City of Gardner, Kansas has experienced one of the highest growth rates in the state of Kansas, with its population more than doubling in the past ten years. When sufficient water supply became an issue for the community, they turned to Larkin Lamp Rynearson for a solution that would accommodate this and future growth. Our work with the community over the years includes developing a second source of water at nearby Hillsdale Lake, updating Gardner’s Water System Study, and recently designing an expansion for the Hillsdale Lake intake and treatment plant, with the existing facilities remaining in service during construction. The expansion was done as a design build project to shorten the project development period.
For over 20 years, Lamp Rynearson has led civil engineering projects at Eppley Airfield, a medium hub airport which serves a six-state area. Airport design, traffic engineering, construction administration, GIS, and survey work are produced regularly. Taxiway and runway design, including an 8500-foot commercial service runway, were major undertakings for the Omaha Airport Authority. Lamp Rynearson provided civil engineering leadership for the Protection of Assets team for the 2011 Missouri River “flood fight”.
Major cities across the U.S. face an unfunded federal mandate, as does the City of Omaha, to implement a plan for separating combined sewers within the City. The purpose of this mammoth undertaking is to improve water quality and protect rivers, creeks, and streams. As part of the Program Management Team (PMT), Lamp Rynearson serves as Project Coordinator and Compliance Coordinator on several projects and is leading the development of a sustainability program. Lamp Rynearson also serves as Utility Coordinator, and is a major partner on two of the ten CSO basin teams.
Situated in the heart of Omaha, Aksarben Village is a mixed-use redevelopment, incorporating the principles of new urbanism. Residential, office, retail, entertainment, and recreation all converge to make this project a positive addition to the Omaha metropolitan community. Lamp Rynearson was a key consultant to the owner in the development of Aksarben Village. Our responsibilities included infrastructure feasibility studies, platting, demolition and site grading, design and construction administration for storm sewers, and paving and utility coordination. Lamp Rynearson delivered on large and complex tasks including hydrologic/hydraulic analysis of the Papillion Creek, and the design of the trunk sewers and outlet structures.