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Our Services – Stormwater and Utility Written by: Rachel Washington, Branden Marcinell, EI, and Travis Fiacco Stormwater and Utility Engineering is a facet of the civil engineering services our firm provides. This type of engineering focuses on the stormwater run-off, stormwater management, and proper piping for sanitary, potable, and drinking water. Whether it’s providing these services …

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Project Spotlight: Renaissance Hotel Written by: Rachel Washington The re-imagined San Marco Hotel opened at the end of 2021. The original Hotel San Marco, which was on the same site as this new hotel, was built in 1885. However, the hotel was burned down in 1897. Controversy surrounded the fire, many believing Henry Flagler was …

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Project Spotlight: St. Johns River Ferry Improvements Written by: Rachel Washington The St. Johns River Ferry is located along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, and is operated by the Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA). The ferry is both a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road, …

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Our Services – Landscape Architecture Written by: Rachel Washington and Eric Lanehart, PLA, ISA Landscape Architecture is a facet of the services our firm provides. Our design experts are passionate about connecting people to their environment, creating value, and enriching the overall outdoor experience. Whether it’s large-scale master plans, public facilities/parks, or a commercial outparcel, …

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A Day in the Life Written by: Adriana Salinas Diaz This past week Adriana Salinas Diaz, EI, took over the MDG Instagram to give a glimpse at what it looks like behind the scenes in our Jacksonville office! See her takeover in our “Takeover” highlight here. Adriana works in our Transportation department under Chris Buttermore, …

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Case Study: Veterans Parkway Written by: Rachel Washington and Tyler Smith, PE The Veterans Parkway project is broken down into two parts: extension South from Longleaf Pine Parkway,  and widening the existing roadway from two-lanes to four-lanes. This is a milestone project in the growth of our transportation division and we are so excited to watch …

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Our Services – Transportation Written by: Rachel Washington and Tyler Smith, PE Transportation Engineering is a facet of the civil engineering services our firm provides. This type of engineering focuses on the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems to help create a safe and well-structured community. Whether it’s providing traffic analysis, adding dual turn …

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Case Study: Rock Springs Farm Written by: Rachel Washington and Chris Buttermore, PE Located in southern St. Johns County, Rock Springs Farm offers single-family homes and amenities that include lakes, trails, clubhouse, pool, and public County-owned park. MDG provided civil engineering services for the new 182-lot subdivision. Our team reviewed the current concept plan, developed …

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Our Services – Construction Administration Written by: Rachel Washington Construction Administration is one of the services we offer here at MDG. As the civil engineers on a project, we manage the construction administration tasks, coordinate with the contractor and client, and submit for final permits. This task is an important facet of a project, but …

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Case Study: Pine Island Academy Written by: Rachel Washington and Alex Acree, PE MDG provided engineering services associated with the design and permitting for a new K-8 MM Academy (now named Pine Island Academy) located on Pine Island Road at the future intersection of Crosswater Parkway in St. Johns County, Florida. The campus is on …

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