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R.A. Smith National Provides Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture & Surveying for Woodman’s Food Market, Altoona, Wis.

by Jessica Pairrett 29. October 2015 11:12

R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., provided civil engineering design, landscape architectural and surveying services to Building Systems General Corp., a firm based in Fitchburg, Wis., for the newly opened Woodman’s Food Market in Altoona, Wis.

R.A. Smith National’s services included civil engineering design, landscape architectural design and preparation of certified survey maps. The site’s elevation proved challenging to the design team, as it varied by as much as 40 feet between its highest and lowest points. This unique challenge required a balanced earthwork plan while also meeting the site’s design specifications.

The design team credits collaboration with the City of Altoona for a successfully designed regional stormwater pond on City-owned property. This pond serves both the Woodman’s development and the City of Altoona’s property to the west.

The 240,000-square-foot Woodman’s Food Market celebrated its grand opening on October 1. The chain’s newest location is near the River Prairie Drive and U.S. Highway 53 interchange. Woodman's Food Market, Inc. is an employee-owned food store chain serving Wisconsin and northern Illinois with 16 food merchandising centers.

R.A. Smith National on Hoan Bridge Consultant Team

by Lindsie Nelson 21. March 2014 04:38

Steve Lunde, P.E., of R.A. Smith National, is the lead engineer for the steel repair of the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, Wis. Lunde is part of a consultant team that was contracted for the Hoan Bridge rehabilitation. This $226 million project will be completed in 2015. 

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