Civil Design Associates, Inc. offers professional engineering services for governmental and private clients throughout Ohio. We will assemble a project team to address all your project needs, from preliminary engineering studies and grant funding assistance through final design and construction administration services. The following project profiles represent a sampling of the diversified projects designed by Civil Design Associates, Inc.

Engineering Excellence Grand Award for Atwood Lake Sewer System Project

Civil Design Associates, Inc. was honored to receive the Engineering Excellence Grand Award presented by the Consulting Engineers Council of Ohio for design of the Atwood Lake Sewer System Phase II Project. Civil Design Associates, Inc. and the Atwood Regional Water and Sewer District merged innovative and creative ideas to devise a plan to provide sanitary sewer service to four small subdivisions and a marina on a remote shoreline of Atwood Lake. As opposed to a cost prohibitive conventional approach of constructing sewer lines and pump stations operating in series around the perimeter of the lake, Civil Design Associates, Inc. proposed an alternative solution: extend a sewer force main directly across the lake and construct separate sewage pumping stations operating in parallel. The project included over 19,000 feet of gravity sewer, over 8,000 feet of force main and four pumping stations. Positive environmental, social and economic results were realized. The completed project eliminated raw sewage from entering the lake and saved the District $434,000 over preliminary estimates, while providing service to 130 additional customers.

Surviving Fink Truss Bridge to be Saved

In what may be the last remaining Fink through-truss bridge in the United States, the Zoarville Station Bridge, which was abandoned near Zoarville, Ohio, is set for restoration and reconstruction. Civil Design Associates, Inc. was retained by the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation Inc., a non-profit group that owns the bridge, to lead the restoration design effort. While other Fink trusses may be found, the Zoarville bridge represents the only remaining through-truss structure in the country, according to the Ohio Historical Society.

The 105 foot long bridge over the Conotton Creek will have deteriorated structural members replaced, new decking added, and concrete reinforcement of the existing sandstone abutments. A construction contract has been awarded by District 11, ODOT, with reconstruction planned for the Fall, 2006. (For more information see the June 28, 1999 article in Engineering News Record).

A New Water System for the Village of Roswell

The Village of Roswell in Tuscarawas County was dependent upon private, residential water wells, providing a poor quality water, for its water needs. Civil Design Associates, Inc. was retained to design a new water system for the Village residents and commercial customers. The project, completed in 2005, included a water transmission and distribution system of 20,400 feet of pipe, a water booster station and a 150,000 gallon concrete water storage tank. Since the Village had limited capital resources, Civil Design Associates, Inc. bundled a package of grant and loan sources for project design and construction costs. The $1.5 million construction was achieved with funding from Ohio Public Works Commission, A.R.C., CDBG Water and Sewer Competitive Programs and the USDA Rural Development Program. In addition to detailed design plans and specifications for the new water system, Civil Design Associates, Inc. provided grant coordination, bidding assistance, construction administration and project inspection services to the Village.

Fawcett Stadium, Host to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, gets Renovation

Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio plays a prominent role in Ohio football action. The stadium serves as the home field for multiple local high schools as well as two area colleges. Fawcett Stadium also plays host to the Professional Football Hall of Fame game each summer and the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship games each Fall. To better accommodate this demanding level of play, the Canton City School District recently undertook a major stadium renovation project. Civil Design Associates, Inc. was retained to provide the engineering design for a new synthetic turf field, a vertical flow underdrain system for the sideline areas, and a “break-away” goal post. The firm also assisted with project bidding, construction administration and inspection services for the school district. As a result of the overall stadium renovations, completed in 2004, Fawcett Stadium has been rated as the number one high school stadium in the country.