Project Management experience includes a proven ability to keep project teams on schedule and on budget. We encourage collaborative environments to ensure the team is progressing together and generating innovative solutions.
Routine meetings combined with our vigorous quality program allows teams to produce work on schedule with minimal errors. Routine reporting and accurate invoicing allows all team members to get paid quicky.
Recent projects have included coordination of environmental permitting, roadway design, hydraulic modeling, bridge design, electrical design, aesthetics, foundation investigation & design, hazardous materials, interior and exterior lighting, FAA and USACE coordination, ROW acquisition and construction services.
Our engineers have managed or designed over a hundred bridges in North and South Carolina. Completed bridges consist of wood, concrete and steel in a variety of forms and functions. Designs include simple slab beams, cored slabs, reinforced concrete beams, prestressed concrete girders, steel girders, steel truss, and concrete segmental bridges.
Bridges have ranged from simple, straight, tangent bridges to curved, flaring, complex and signature structures and have supported pedestrian, vehicular, rail, airport and industrial traffic.
Our bridge designers focus on applying the appropriate bridge solution to each situation - balancing cost, schedule, constructibility, aesthetics, environmental concerns, MOT and public perception.
Railroad Design & Coordination
Carolina TEA maintains excellent relationships with railroad agencies. We have successfully delivered projects along, over and under NCDOT Rail, North Carolina Railroad, Charlotte Area Transit System, Norfolk Southern Railway and CSXT.
We are familiar with the standards and desires of each agency as well as AREMA requirements. Our staff are trained and equipped with e-rail safe before going on railroad property.
Recent designs include rail structures over streams and highways, and bridges over rail facilities.
Enthusiasm and innovation define our approach to Design Build. Team members from Carolina TEA are directly responsible for the successful pursuit of a dozen local design build projects, as well as nationally prominent projects. We are positioned to take lead roles on projects less than $50M, as well as subconsultant roles on larger projects.
As prime or subconsultant, we bring innovative concepts to bear. Our past successful project pursuits have included innovations in interchange layouts, maintenance of traffic, utility coordination, wetland and stream avoidance, construction materials, and accelerated bridge construction techniques.
Our engineers have experience both managing and designing Bicycle/Pedestrian trails. Our acquisition, Jeff Furr, recently managed transportation, sidewalk, and shared use path projects for the City of Charlotte. In reviewing one scope and fee he identified a $195K error in the City of Charlotte’s favor. Up until last year he was managing the Brandywine to Tyvola greenway project with the Cross-Charlotte Trail. Brandywine to Tyvola had an estimated construction cost of $18M.
Bridge Inspection and Load Ratings
Carolina TEA bridge inspectors are NBIS certified and are required to complete OSHA 10 hour safety training before going to the field.
Our staff has inspected nearly every type of structure in most any environment, from high level truss bridges in urban settings to a low clearance concrete girder bridge over a rural stream.
Design of Reinforced Box Culverts and Retaining Walls
Our engineers have designed numerous RCBCs in the Carolinas. These designs include single- and multi-barrel culverts, designed for vehicular loads as well as industrial equipment and railroad loading. Culverts have been designed for bridge replacements, culvert extensions, and hydraulic capacity improvements.
Retaining wall designs include mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, soil nail walls, reinforced concrete walls, gravity walls, soldier pile walls, wire walls, and gabion baskets. Wall foundations include pile footings, spread footings, drilled piers and micropiles.
Deadmans, soil anchors and tiered walls provide additional capacity for taller structures. Walls are designed for temporary or permanent applications.
Our engineers have designed and reviewed roadway designs for NCDOT and others. We are knowledgeable of AASHTO as well as NCDOT, CDOT, MUTCH and other design guidelines. We have experience in designing and redesigning roadways, intersections, roundabouts, left turn lanes, right turn lanes, etc. considering, MOT, sight distance, turning movements, horizontal and vertical designs, cross-sections, 3D modeling, striping, grading, and other factors. Our experienced engineers and designers are well versed in the criteria and standards for roadway design.
Design Services During Construction
Carolina TEA and our strategic partners are dedicated to helping contractors perform work safely and efficiently. Our design services include:
Temporary and permanent retaining walls
Falsework and formwork