Great Neck Middle School Replacement, Virginia Beach, VA

Waller Todd & Sadler Architects

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Services Provided:
Civil Engineering
Land Surveying

Project Type(s):

MSA provided surveying, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services to the Project Architect for the replacement of Great Neck Middle School on the existing school property. The existing school was required to be operational during construction of the new school.

Topographic and boundary surveying were completed to obtain property elevations, locate property lines, and encompass additional tasks such as location of the finish floor of all building structures, recovery of boundary monuments and establishment of permanent benchmarks.

Initial work included an early site package to facilitate clearing and grading of the site during summer months when school was not in session.

As part of the school improvements, MSA was tasked with maintenance and accessibility of the shared common entrance with John B. Dey Elementary School; the parking lots were also reconfigured to increase parking and improve traffic circulation.

Replacements of Great Neck Middle School resulted in a new bus drop-off lane, reconfiguration of parking spaces and enlarged athletic fields. Demolition of existing parking lot and bus loop pavement, sidewalks, fences, utilities, signs, and landscaping were also provided.

MSA prepared civil engineering and landscape architecture construction documents to include demolition; dimensional site layout; erosion and sedimentation control; clearing and grading; extension of water and sewer service; and, stormwater management facilities to include bioretention basins to comply with Virginia Beach’s Stormwater Management Ordinance and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance.

MSA also provided a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and performed construction administration services, including bidding assistance. We worked with the contractor to complete construction phase surveying and prepared an as-built survey.

Sustainable features include rainwater harvesting for water closet flushing and irrigation, biogardens, permeable pavements, and heat island reducing pavements. The school received a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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