Complete Streets Hollywood Blvd.

FDOT District 4; Complete Streets Hollywood Blvd. Project (from Hall Circle to Dixie Hwy.)

Project includes the reconstruction of Hollywood Blvd. (2 travel lanes in each direction) to improve drainage, addition of median, outside parallel parking, 6 feet wide bike lanes, construction of new 12 feet wide sidewalks, tree planters, new signalization system and new lighting system.

Campbell Drive

FDOT District 6; Campbell Drive Grouping; Project FM # 405575-6-52-01, 405575-7-52-01, 405575-8-52-01 (Project cost $16,353,016.96):

The Improvements under this Construction Contract consist of reconstruction of SR 998 (Campbell Drive) and SW 336 St (Davis Parkway) and milling and resurfacing along SR 9336 (Palm Dr.) from west of Krome Avenue to east of US-1, drainage improvements, highway lighting, and reconstruction of 8 signalized intersections. The project will create a bypass from Krome to US-1 and remove truck traffic from the Homestead Historic Downtown District. Responsibilities include coordinating with stakeholders in the project; interpreting contract documents (contract, special provisions, plans, etc.); coordinating between the engineer of record, contractor, and other affected parties; ensuring verification of testing and documentation required by FDOT specifications and procedures.

I95 Rigid Pavement

Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. (CGA) is providing the Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services on I-95 rigid pavement replacement and emergency stopping sites (ESS) construction design-build contract in District Six. This includes the removal and reconstruction of all rigid pavement on I-95 from north of NW 29th Street to north of 79th street, the removal of existing asphalt shoulders within the project limits, replacement of the existing asphalt shoulders with 10.5” thick concrete rigid pavement, milling and resurfacing of entrance and exit ramps between NW 29th street and NW 79th street, replacement of the existing guardrail within the project limits to meet the latest standards, replacement of five (5) existing bridge traffic railings; to meet the latest standards and crash testing requirements, reconstruction of bridge approach slabs on 22 bridges, minor signalization improvements at the ramps, replacement of existing express lanes delineators, upgrading the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) cameras and poles, and signing and pavement markings improvements.

The project also includes the construction of 13’-4” Express Lanes Emergency Stopping Sites at 5 locations (2 in the SB direction and 3 in the NB direction) from NW 62nd St. to NW 131st St. The construction of the stopping sites will be accomplished by removing the existing concrete median barrier wall and concrete pavement, then widening the adjacent slab by 5’-5”. This includes the removal and replacement of existing drainage structures, the installation of new shoulder inlets with 15” drainage pipe in the median to address ponding issues at the 5 ESS Sites. CGA will be responsible for the maintenance of the roadway, the impacted ramps, and frontage roads. This maintenance will include but is not limited to, delineator replacement, incident management, lighting, landscape, pothole repairs, and ITS maintenance from the time the existing ITS equipment is switched with the new equipment. The ESS Sites are substantially complete and are open to the public.

South Florida DMS Improvement and Replacement

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise; South Florida DMS Improvement and Replacement; Project FM # 435605-7-52-01:

Consists of the construction of new ADMS structures and demolition of existing units along the approach streets to Sawgrass Expressway, Homestead exits at 288 Street and 137 Avenue, and Lake Worth Road. New CCTV poles will be installed with ITS cabinets with transfer switch and generator pads. The project also consists of fiber installation using open trench and directional bore, splicing new power services, and replacement of Large walk-in DMS units over the Turnpike mainline.

SW 2nd Avenue Streetscape Project

Our approach to this project is one that is inherently about urban design and space-creation. It is not simply a matter of beautification, but rather as the process of embedding the environment with value to take advantage of inherent, flexible opportunities. We believe that these, in turn, will animate socialization, celebrate the culture of place, and provide for a multi-functional framework. We seek to capture the human experience, including mood, atmosphere, color, sound, tactility, pleasure and light that characterizes the ethos of ‘place’ that lives at this intersection of:

  • Culture – with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Esplanade Park,
  • Socialization – with the vibrant Himmarshee Street nightlife scene,
  • History – with the campus of historical buildings, including the Museum of History, Hoch Heritage Center, Philemon Bryan House, King-Cromartie House, and the Schoolhouse), and
  • Access and Connectivity – with the continuity of the Riverwalk as a major destination linking the various waterfront properties.

Our goal for this project is to provide a design solution that results in products that are resilient, innovative, creative, sensitive, inspiring, memorable, responsible, interpretive, comprehensive, imaginative and visionary. We will lead by design and lead with design.

Lighthouse Point

The City of Lighthouse Point, located in Broward County, Florida, is a waterfront community with an approximate area of 2.36 sq. miles and a population of nearly 10,500.  In October 2017, CGA was awarded the contract to provide Building Plan Reviews and Inspection Services to the City of Lighthouse Point.  CGA’s scope of work includes all inspections and plan reviews for Building Department and administrative duties for Building Official, including:

  • Review construction plans for issuance of building permits under the Florida Building Code
  • Plan review and inspection services include but are not limited to, structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical/HVAC
  • Review plans for compliance with National, State, City, and Building Code requirements
  • Inspect permitted construction, within City limits, for compliance with City codes and permitted plans and specifications
  • Create records of inspections and investigations
  • Contact and meet with City officials, contractors, architects, engineers, business owners, and residents about construction projects, code questions, and other concerns
  • Provide services  concerning Unsafe Buildings and the Broward County Unsafe Structures Board; and
  • Emergency response when requested by City Officials during duty and after duty hours.

General administrative and permit processing will still be done by Lighthouse Point employees.  Our commitment to providing “exceptional solutions” has allowed us to develop into the premier leader in government and community services. Our dedication has been rewarded with contracts from communities across Florida.

Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge Rehabilitation

CGA was subcontracted by Hardesty and Hanover, the engineering firm on the design build team with Kiewit Construction. CGA’s scope included hydrographic and topographic survey, drainage design, lighting and signing and pavement markings for the rehabilitation of the Rickenbacker Causeway’s West Bridge and the rehabilitation and expansion of the Bear Cut Bridge. The Bear Cut bridge was widened to accommodate a multiuse path in both directions, separated from the travel lanes by a barrier wall; and 8’ bike lanes adjacent to traffic in both directions. Also included were both approaches to Bear Cut Bridge which required coordination with two of the County’s adjacent future projects. The Rickenbacker Causeway is highly utilized by cyclists, both road bikes and cruisers. As such, Miami Dade Traffic was very focused on accommodating all users and getting stakeholder feedback as part of the project.

Numerous meetings and coordination efforts made permitting the signing and pavement markings for this project possible. As part of the rehabilitation of the Bear Cut bridge, the existing cross slope and bridge deck structure were modified impacting the existing drainage. Permitting through Miami-Dade County’s Regulatory & Economic Resources Department and South Florida Water Management District was accomplished through innovative design and extensive agency coordination since the receiving waters, Biscayne Bay, are Outstanding Florida Waters. Electrical coordination for the demolition and rehabilitation of the bridge deck was critical to maintaining safe travel ways during construction. CGA coordinated the bridge circuits during construction as well as providing new lighting for the widened bridge and new multi-use paths.

Pembroke Pines Building Department

The City of Pembroke Pines is the second-largest city in Broward County and at one point was the fastest growing city in the nation. Pembroke Pines maintained a large building and zoning department to accommodate the robust activity. Unfortunately, as economic conditions slowed, the City was forced to evaluate options to cut costs and provide building department services, which could more efficiently adjust to the changes in building activity. The City decided to contract with a private service provider. In June 2009 the Pembroke Pines City Commissioners voted to approve a five-year contract with CGA to administrate the City’s Building Department services.

Since 2009, CGA has acted as the City’s total turn-key building code services provider including permit application and fee intake. The entire process has been automated by CGA’s  internal software, which  allows citizens and contractors to access information via the web including, permit status, schedule inspections and even make secure payments. This automated system along with CGA’s ability to fluctuate staffing levels to match the workload has resulted in a positive solution for the City of Pembroke Pines.


The rapidly growing City of Pompano Beach in updating its comprehensive plan. The update, which includes creative public engagement activities, is focused on climate vulnerability and resiliency planning, redevelopment opportunities, mobility improvements, and expanding housing choice.

CGA has done extensive public outreach and engagement as part of this process, including conducting stakeholder interviews and focus groups; publishing an article in the Citywide magazine; using mass emails and social media platforms; extensively distributing flyers and displaying project posters; advertising through City channels; and holding an initial open house.

Surfside Corridor Analysis

The Town of Surfside noticed high interest in redevelopment of the corridor between Collins and Harding Avenues. In an effort to stay ahead of the new construction, there was interest to prepare criteria to help guide future development into the desired development pattern. CGA prepared an analysis and zoning criteria which included the following:

  • Preparation of new zoning criteria and comparison of existing conditions
  • A review of green book traffic engineering standards as well as Miami-Dade County and FDOT as it relates to mid-block accessibility, walkways, pedestrian activity
  • Impacts to existing buildings and strategies for potential non-conformities such as if there is a modification to an existing building, under what circumstances would the entire development need to be brought up to the proposed code
  • Consistency of new criteria with comprehensive plan
  • Consistency of new criteria with other sections of the zoning code such as off-street parking, signs, accessory structures, conditional uses, landscaping
  • Requirements for open space in terms of landscaping, public space
  • Coordination with legal in terms of vested rights, reduced density or intensity resulting from new zoning criteria
  • Design criteria for pedestrian walkways
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