Our team has extensive Community Development District (CDD) experience throughout Florida, as we are the District Engineer for many CDDs under Chapter 190 of Florida Statutes. We have also worked for special districts formed under Chapter 189 and Chapter 298. The work for them includes establishment, reports for bonds; and assisting during the construction and development process, as well as during the operation and maintenance of the Districts. During the construction and development process, we prepare the Engineer’s Reports and amendments when needed, and review and approve requisitions from bond proceeds. We also participate in the operation and maintenance with the Districts through work of facilities modifications, GATSB 34, upgrades to irrigation and maintenance facilities, as well as modifications to the water management system. We have assisted, and are currently assisting, Districts with sidewalk/ADA assessments, traffic signage and pavement marking surveys, pavement condition assessments, drainage issue resolution, pond and wetland inspections, road resurfacing and improvement projects. We have also developed a Permit Criteria Manual to be used for new phases of development within the District limits of one of our clients.
What We Provide
We have a team of professionals that are specifically dedicated to all aspects of surface water management analysis, design, and permitting. The dedicated nature of this team allows them to stay up to date on current issues and advancements related to surface water management. They provide a wide variety of services including surface water master planning; retrofit analysis and design; treatment system design; permitting; hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality monitoring; flow, and stage monitoring.
We have a team of water quality team of scientists, engineers, and geologists who know what it takes to meet our clients’ monitoring needs. Our strong working relationships with regulators and familiarity with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulations allow us to efficiently prepare and carry out successful monitoring programs. We maintain a variety of vessels and sampling equipment in-house to ensure that the needs of each project are met as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Our established working relationships with several state-certified laboratories ensure that our clients benefit from efficiency without sacrificing quality. From monitoring turbidity to installing event-triggered, automated sampling systems, our team has the knowledge, experience, technology, and expertise to get the job done.
The State’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) program requires industrial and municipal permit holders to maintain stormwater management programs (SWMP) to monitor impacts of stormwater discharges from the site. Our team works closely with manufacturers, municipalities, and districts to develop and implement these monitoring programs. We have strong working relationships with local, state, and federal regulators and can expertly and efficiently carry out monitoring requirements. Our team can identify major outfalls, collect water quality samples for laboratory analysis, and evaluate the results. We also assist NPDES construction activity permit holders with site inspections of their best management practices (BMPs) required by their permits.
Water use permits for allocations over 100,000 gpd often require documentation of a reliable, repeatable water use accounting system. Permit conditions require “calibration” of accounting methods at regular intervals. This often consists of checking flowmeter accuracy or calculating flow through closed pipes or open channels. Periodic verification checks are necessary to confirm water use is reported accurately to the water management district or other regulatory agencies. Our team of water resources professions is manufacturer-trained and approved by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to verify flow measurement methods.
Our team is adept at the preparation of all types of mitigation and environmental monitoring reports, as required, for the Water Management Districts, the Army Corps of Engineers, and any pertinent local agencies requiring this information. In addition, mitigation monitoring protocol is established and designed as specified in the permits issued for development. We have implemented monitoring programs for a variety of mitigation areas ranging from under 10 acres to 13,000 acres. Components of typical monitoring programs include the establishment and analysis of vegetation monitoring transects, groundwater monitoring wells, mapping of invasive exotic vegetation, and identification and quantification of fish and macroinvertebrate species to assess wetland health and surface water quality within freshwater and estuarine wetland ecosystems.
Every community is complex, defined by its history, size, climate, location, geography, and the people that live and work there. Community planning engages those with varied backgrounds and goals in a common effort to identify and achieve a vision for an area. Our team has a history of effectively engaging in community planning efforts. We have the skills necessary to assess the political context of an area, utilize GIS for data collection, provide strategic analyses, facilitate input through charrettes and image preference surveys, and implement recommendations to benefit those who live, work and own property through a collaborative planning process.
It has been said, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” This adage expresses the primary reasons for developing beautiful landscapes and streetscapes along the main corridors and neighborhood entries within your community. The main portal into this existing residential neighborhood will set the stage for impressions of the community by residents and visitors. The character of this roadway should stand out and reflect that certain level of treatment and attention to detail that represents the lifestyle within the community. At the same time, it must emphasize a gracious welcoming into this neighborhood and the variety of amenities it provides.
Johnson Engineering’s surveying and mapping has a long standing and time-honored reputation throughout Florida. Since 1946, our survey group has provided wide ranging and specialized surveying services to many public, private and industrial clients. Providing land surveying, hydrographic surveying, transportation surveying and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services. Our custom-built soft dig vehicle allows us to quickly locate underground utilities through Subsurface Utility Exploration (SUE), saving clients time and money. With a diversified and experienced team of professionals, we understand that relationships, close coordination and successful project management is why we continue to be the consultant of choice for surveying and mapping throughout Florida.
Utilities play a fundamental part in our everyday lives, yet we take for granted the vast systems of water, irrigation and sewer lines that run beneath us, and the engineering it took to provide such consistent service. The utilities market group of Johnson Engineering is a highly motivated and energetic group of professionals dedicated to the water and wastewater industry. Our expertise has brought water to fire hydrants, drinking fountains, and swimming pools throughout Florida and provided wastewater systems for entire communities. As the population grows, utilities infrastructure must be engineered with expansion in mind. Foresight, which saves money and time, is a strength of our team.
We assist Districts/HOAs with their roadway maintenance issues by communicating solutions promptly as if they had their very own Public Works department. Our team is experienced in a wide of array of roadway design and construction inspection services. We are familiar with the requirements and operating procedures of many municipalities in Florida including the FDOT. We are also experienced in all manners of permitting associated with transportation improvements including FDOT pre-qualifications in the following areas 3.1, 3.2, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 10.1, 10.4, 13.6, 15.
Our design services range from sidewalk ADA compliance reviews, corridor analyses, preliminary design studies, and intersection improvements to full scale major roadway design. Roadway design is intricately correlated with the adjacent development, drainage, utilities, and environment. With in-house expertise in these areas as well, we offer a comprehensive design and permitting service. We also have long standing relationships with proven consultants in the transportation sub-disciplines of traffic, lighting, and signalization. These relationships perfectly complement our core design, providing a complete and quality design product.
Our transportation group also offers construction engineering and inspection (CEI). With a team of FDOT certified roadway and utility construction inspectors, we have the means to make sure the design is constructed properly. Our inspection staff is also well versed in the construction and acceptance criteria of the local municipalities. On-site inspection is critical to ensure compliance not only with the plans, but with the specifications and contract documents. Inspection is often required in cases where improvements are to be turned over to a local municipality for maintenance. Our local experience and thorough expertise in all manners of transportation improvement projects will ensure a quality product is delivered in an efficient manner, from conception to completion.
Our team uses ESRI’s ArcGIS technology to provide an array of interactive digital mapping, data management and spatial analysis and 3D modeling solutions. Tailored web-based applications may be developed for secured, client-only access or for public presentation of maps and support analysis of spatial data. Using GPS, conventional surveying and subsurface utility engineering, our team can provide GIS utility mapping, including asset management, inventories, systems analysis tools and real time system conditions and monitoring. We locate and identify the elements, attributes and condition of these networks and offer a true working model to our clients. We also offer the support, update and maintenance of our GIS deliverables to ensure that our clients have the most up-to-date and accurate mapping resources available.
Our GIS team has developed Mobile Mapping applications for iPhone and iPad devices, as well as for some Android and Blackberry mobile devices. These applications allow you to access and view your project specific data layers on your mobile device and see your current position relative to those layers with an aerial background using your device’s GPS location information. Mobile maps are also viewable using standard desktop web browsers. Data layers vary from point-based features to linear or polygon features. Our team currently employs this technology to assist field operations for environmental/species mapping, well locations and stormwater facilities.