MEMORABLE PROJECTS

     Since our beginning, VLS Engineering, LLC. was and still is privileged to take part and offer exceptional construction engineering support to multiple construction teams and projects all around the United States. We take pride in our work, combined with our innovative approach to challenges, we are able to make a positive impact and create trust and long term friendships with our clients.

 

We invite You to take a look at some of our more memorable projects that we were apart of throughout the years, and hopefully we can become your new consultant company of choice!    

44th AVENUE EAST - BRADEN RIVER SEGMENT

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OWNER:

Manatee County Florida

CLIENT:

Zep Construction, Inc. 

LOCATION:

Manatee County, Florida

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge, Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Design of Trestle Platform

  • Mass Concrete Plan

  • Bridge Deck Analysis

On the 44th Avenue East bridge at the Braden River segment, our company and design team were tasked to provide several different construction engineering services for the project. 

  • Design of a 28-ft wide by 1500-ft long main steel trestle and 28-ft wide by 80-ft long multiple steel trestle fingers which were erected in stages. The trestle also accommodated a removable span in order to provide access for water vessels.   

  • Design of mass concrete plans for the two permanent thrust blocks, located at each end of the bridge.

  • Analysis of the newly placed deck for construction equipment staging.     

I-84, REHABILITATION OF BRIDGES - WATERBURY MIXMASTER

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OWNER:

Connecticut Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Walsh Construction Co.

LOCATION:

Waterbury, Connecticut

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Steel Erection Plan

  • Pile Installation Plan

  • 3D Model - Visualization

  • Our team was tasked to plan and design the steel erection plans and the rigging for the construction of two temporary bridges required to provide safe passage for motorists during the reconstruction process within the Route 8 and I-84 Interchange. In order to decrease the length of construction, the erection plans were designed to pick the steel I-girders with the overhangs attached. Additionally, we were also tasked with the creation of the pile installation plan for the construction of the work trestles.  

  • Because of the geometric complexity and the overall location of the temporary bridges, VLS Engineering, LLC. created 3D models as a visual assistance  for crane clearance checks and erection step clarification to field personnel. 

KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE PROJECT

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OWNER:

 New York State Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Granite Construction Northeast

LOCATION:

New York, New York

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Mass Concrete Plan

  • Paver Support Design

  • Formwork Design

  • Design of mass concrete plan in order to accommodate for the temperature variations during the curing period of two temporary footings supporting the temporary bent. The temporary bent was instrumental in the successful completion of the cable-stayed bridge which spans the Newtown Creek on the I-278 corridor which connects the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs.     

  • Design of steel supports for the concrete paver in order to utilize the top flange of the steel I-girder as a paving runway. Furthermore, our team was also involved in the redesign of the formwork in order to support the paving machine across the light blisters during its operation.  

 PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL BRIDGE - I-95 NEW HAVEN HARBOR CROSSING

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OWNER:

 Connecticut Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Walsh Construction / PCL Joint Venture

LOCATION:

New Haven, Connecticut

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Bridge Girder Jacking Plans

  • The Pearl Harbor Memorial bridge, more commonly know as the Q-Bridge, represents the first extradosed cable-stay bridge in the United States. For the project we were tasked by the contractor to create a series of girder jacking plans in order to realign the approach structure which consisted of steel I-girders. Our team successfully completed the task and with our field guidance, the contractor performed 2 synchronous lifts of 7 girder lines in order to remove the temporary sliding surface, 1 synchronous lift of 7 girders under active traffic to realign a bearing and 1 synchronous lift of 7 girders under active traffic to replace a damaged component in an abutment bearing. 

THROGS NECK BRIDGE - TN-49

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OWNER:

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

CLIENT:

Empire State Piping

LOCATION:

Bronx / Queens, New York

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Fabrication

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Fire Suppression Shop Drawings

  • Lifting Beam Design

For the Throgs Neck bridge project, our team provided the following construction engineering services: 

  • Creation of integrated fire suppression shop drawings, closely working with the engineer of record, the general contractor and the fire suppression installation subcontractor.  

  • Analysis and design of a temporary lifting beam in order to facilitate the transportation of the fire suppression materials to the final installation location.    

I-4 ULTIMATE

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OWNER:

Florida Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

SGL Constructors

LOCATION:

Orlando, Florida

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Fabrication

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Fire Suppression Shop Drawings

  • Drainage Shop Drawings

  • 3D Visualization

On the I-4 Ultimate project, our company and our design team were tasked with the following CAD / 3D visualization services: 

  • Creation of integrated fire suppression and bridge drainage shop drawings, closely working with the engineer of record and the the general contractor for ease of construction.  

  • Creation of 3D models for clash detection between multiple bridge components in pier caps. The clash detection models played a major role in identifying and planning out conflicts prior to the start of the construction.   

PENNSYLVANIA RAPID BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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OWNER:

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Walsh Construction / Granite Joint Venture

LOCATION:

State of Pennsylvania

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

  • Construction Engineering

  • Fabrication Support (CAD/3D)

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Complete design of two temporary, reinforced concrete, abutments and support bearings for the installation of a temporary ACROW bridge. Our team worked closely with the contractor in order to facilitate the construction and later the removal of the abutment when it was no longer required for the construction operation. 

  • Preparation of fully integrated rebar shop drawings and ASA fabrication files. Our team completed the rebar shop drawings for a total of 61 bridges located across all three construction regions in the State of Pennsylvania.  

BURNT STORE BRIDGE WIDENING PROJECT - NORTH SEGMENT

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OWNER:

 Florida Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Quality Enterprises USA, Inc. 

LOCATION:

Lee County, Florida

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Girder Tie-down Design

  • Pile Analysis and Redesign

  • Analysis and design of prestressed girder tie-downs in order to prevent the possibility of lateral-torsional buckling failure during the construction stages leading up to the concrete deck placement.     

  • Analysis and redesign of several out-of-tolerance prestressed piles and the associated reinforced concrete cap. The analysis was requested due to pile driving issues that the contractor experienced on the project.   

THRUST FOUNDATION DESIGN FOR JET ENGINE TESTING

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OWNER:

ATEC, Inc.

CLIENT:

ATEC, Inc. 

LOCATION:

World-Wide Use

INDUSTRY:

Aviation, Aerospace

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Thrust Foundation Design

  • Our team was tasked with the analysis and design of a thrust foundation. The main requirement of the trust foundation was to withstand all forces generated by a jet engine which is being analyzed for its performance during a normal work cycle or after maintenance. On this project, we had the opportunity to work closely with the aerospace design company ATEC, Inc.    

MOSES WHEELER BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT - I-95

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OWNER:

Connecticut Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

Walsh Construction / PCL Joint Venture II

LOCATION:

Stratford / Milford, Connecticut

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge, Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Bridge Girder Jacking Plan

  • Gantry Crane Disassembly

  • Formwork Support Design

Our team was actively involved in an engineering support role during the Moses Wheeler Bridge construction project. We successfully completed several tasks: 

  • Creation of gantry crane disassembly plans in order to safely lower 3 - 170-ton gantry cranes. The disassembly plans consisted of several critical lifts and close coordination with the contractor and the manufacturer of the gantry cranes.

  • Girder Jacking plans for the realignment of bearings. The jacking plans consisted of 4 girder lines, synchronously lifted under active traffic, at multiple piers.

  • Design of a support structure at several critical locations on the bridge for the support of the stay-in-place (SIP) forms.  

WEST RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT - I-95

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OWNER:

Connecticut Department of Transportation

CLIENT:

The Middlesex Corporation

LOCATION:

West Haven, Connecticut

INDUSTRY:

Heavy Civil, Bridge, Transportation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

SKOPE OF WORK:

  • Debris Netting Design

  • Protection Platforms Design

During the West River replacement project, VLS Engineering, LLC., was tasked to provide engineering services for the demolition portion of the work. We successfully completed several tasks:

  • Design of debris netting as a preventable measure for concrete debris not to enter the waterway or damage sea vessels during the demolition of the deck. The debris netting was design for easy mobilization and de-mobilization to other spans on short notice.  

  • Design of a protection platform in order to enclose the slurry generated from the saw cutting operations of the concrete deck so it does not enter the waterway.