Lake Nona is clearly a hotspot for business development and growth. This unprecedented developmental growth in a state-of-the-art city that prides itself on innovation requires nothing but the best in planning, engineering and execution. Out of the many civil engineering firms available to work closely with developers, Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc. is one that has a solid vision for the area.
Hamilton Engineering & Surveying Vice President Jonathan Soule says, “It’s my belief that the vision for Lake Nona’s future shape, scale and composition is in the hands of its residents and businesses. They are stakeholders.” Firmly rooted in Tampa since 1989 where they opened their first office, clients in Orlando such as Lennar Homes, DR Horton, Wood Partners, RaceTrac Corporation, Starbucks and Central Site Development have been with Hamilton Engineering for many, many years.
With success and increased client demands, expansion followed and Hamilton enlarged their footprint in Central Florida with their second office opening in Orlando. “When combined with Central Florida’s technological innovation and its educated, trained human capital, the greater diversity provides improved stability and durability to weather the economic cycles,” says Soule.
Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc’s expertise includes:
- Due Diligence and Site Investigation
- Conceptual and Final Site Planning and Civil Design
- Land Surveying and Mapping
- Rezoning/Comprehensive Plan Amendments
- Environmental – Wetland Delineation/Mitigation
- Storm Water Management Systems Design
- Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Design
- Preparation of Bid Documents & Contract Administration
One of several projects Hamilton Engineering has worked on is Stoneybrook South at ChampionsGate in Osceola County. This is a residential community of 900 acres; a 2,500-home golf community and development of regional impact.
Another large and complex project was the renovation and additions on the University of South Florida campus. In total, the firm designed and permitted 30 improvements to the campus that included Tampa Campus Track facility expansion and additions, and a Tampa Campus Child Care Center.
Hamilton also provided site planning and civil design approvals for the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, Fla., which is a practice facility of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL hockey team. They also obtained the site improvement approvals for the Florida Power Corporation, Zephyrhills Operations Center in Zephyrhills, Fla. They were chief engineer for the site design and permitting of the facility. City of Tampa Fire Stations number 13 and number 21 in Tampa were also projects of theirs. Hamilton was held responsible for the civil site design and the permitting of the new fire stations.
Hamilton Engineering takes on residential, commercial, educational, industrial and recreational projects of all kinds. With Lake Nona ranked as one of the fastest-growing communities in Orlando, it is a perfect match for Hamilton Engineering.
Soule ends with a remark stating, “Facilitating the pursuit and execution of the stakeholder’s vision is where Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, I hope, will play a role. We have a capable and enthusiastic team beginning with performing due diligence for the property owner to enable them to understand their development options, through preparation of final site plans, acquiring the necessary entitlements and permits, and finally, providing construction administration assistance until certificate of completion – Hamilton’s more than 29 years of experience, a long-standing rapport with reviewing agencies, appropriate design and superior client-consultant communication will contribute to the ongoing success of Lake Nona’s vision.”
Visit Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc. at hamiltonengineering.us to learn more about them.