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C&ES was contracted by the City of Jacksonville’s Public Works Department to provide an interactive workshop for Public Works employees and associated interagency organizations. The main objective of the workshop was to test the City’s preparedness and ability to coordinate a massive effort after a major storm, with Hurricane Preparedness Drills involving emergency officials and support personnel from every major City agency. C&ES provided training in all aspects of the debris management cycle, reviewing the existing Public Works procedures, the City’s Debris Management Plan, and the Hurricane Interagency Coordinating Procedures.
Through engaging, hands-on activities, participants were given the opportunity to assist in developing new procedures and make recommendations to the current plan. The workshop also tested and analyzed the effectiveness of the associated database, providing a simulation session testing the web-based debris monitoring reporting and documentation functions.
The exercise also gave officials the opportunity to test lines of communication between the state and local emergency operations centers, and gave them access to the FEMA-approved hurricane monitoring database and its ability to generate the necessary reports mandated by FEMA.
As a result of this workshop, the City of Jacksonville’s emergency response staff and affiliates were able to assess their preparedness in response to a storm event. The following items were addressed due to this exercise:
C&ES is providing inspection services for Jacksonville-area street and bridge cleaning/sweeping, including the removal and disposal of debris from paved sites within City-maintained right-of-ways. The areas that are cleaned and/or swept include curbs, gutters, drainage inlet catch basins, grates, valley gutters, pavement surfaces, barrier wall bases, bridge decks, paved medians and outside shoulders, and other designated sites. These areas cover approximately 1,300 curb miles that are swept eight times per year to total over 10,000 miles of sweeping throughout the Jacksonville area. C&ES has been providing these services for three consecutive years by means of two separate purchase orders and one renewal option.
Each day, C&ES coordinates with national street-sweeping contractors such as USA & DBI Services to determine which streets will be swept, and to provide daily reports as well as keep detailed documentation of all inspection results, CARE Issues, and related weather conditions. The C&ES inspector inspects a portion of what was completed each day so that the Jacksonville Right-of-Way & Ground Maintenance Division can determine the quality of services provided and monitor the progress of the cleaning/sweeping operation. Our inspector also follows the sweepers on a regular basis to view the equipment in action, record homeowner comments, and observe the trucks’ efficacy.
C&ES Consultants, Inc. provided Construction Management and Inspection services for JEA and St. Johns County for the replacement of water and sewer lines in a very busy section of the County. The County widened the intersection of Roscoe Blvd. and Canal Rd. to install a turn-lane. This project required the laying of a new storm drain that would parallel to the water main.
Daily records were maintained by C&ES to account for the activities of the contractor. CandES also ensured safety standards were followed on the job site. Water samples were taken to test the chlorine levels to ensure the water met St. Johns County and JEA standards. Additionally, C&ES performed pressure and leakage tests on all of the new utility pipes to ensure proper installation thereof.
C&ES also facilitated communication between the home owner and JEA when temporary suspension of water service was required to perform water tie-ins. Excellent communication skills were paramount in situations like this.
C&ES provided Construction Management and Inspection services to JEA and the City of Jacksonville for the replacement of water and sewer lines on the intersecting streets of Venus and Jupiter.
The contract’s scope of work required the Contractor to construct curbs and gutters, drainage structures, and retention ponds; rehabilitate sidewalks and driveways; perform asphalting, tree planting, ROW rehabilitation, and sodding; and extend the potable water system and associated items to construct a roadway section.
C&ES was responsible for maintaining a daily log of the contractor’s work and ensuring that all safety standards are followed. Water samples were taken to test their chlorine levels to ensure the water met City of Jacksonville and JEA standards. Additionally, C&ES performed pressure and leakage tests on all of the new utility pipes to ensure their proper installation.
C&ES also facilitated communication between the customers and JEA when temporary suspension of water service was required to perform a water tie-in.
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