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.
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.
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.
Capitol District is a new mixed-use entertainment district being constructed in downtown Omaha. Located adjacent to the Centurylink Center, this project will be the first designated entertainment district in the City of Omaha, providing a vibrant dining and entertainment destination including community activities, concerts, and events year-round.
The development includes a hotel, apartments, retail and office buildings, and a parking garage. At the center of the development is a large central plaza that will host restaurant patios, a stage, fountain, and unique landscape and hardscape amenities.
Lamp Rynearson’s responsibilities on the project included platting, traffic studies, site design, construction administration, and stormwater management, as well as coordination with the City of Omaha, utility companies, and several design professionals.
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.