Sigma works to build senior living facility
Providence Place is a 40-unit independent senior living facility located in the heart of Grafton, Wisconsin. The project site was constructed as a planned unit development, and includes pedestrian trails, a large park-like green space area, and a regional stormwater management pond. The facility incorporates the use of several sustainable building technologies including energy-saving lighting, geothermal heating / cooling and solar energy.
Services provided by Sigma include:
Pre-Construction Due Diligence
Conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment of the site, and also conducted pre-demolition asbestos inspections and hazardous materials assessments for the structures that were cleared to make-way for the new development.
Assisted Providence Place with master site planning and the selection of an architectural firm. Prepared the Planned Unit Development (PUD) Re-zoning Application package for Village Plan Commission review and Village Board Approval.
Investigation and Remediation
Performed investigation activities to delineate the extent of fly ash and foundry sand materials encountered during excavating and grading activities. Based on the investigation work, Sigma developed plans for the on-site beneficial reuse of the material in an environmentally sound manner consistent with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) requirements.
Asbestos, Lead-based Paint and Hazardous Materials
In addition to inspecting the existing structures for the presence of asbestos, lead paint and other hazardous materials prior to demolition in accordance with WDNR requirements, Sigma assisted with the bidding and contract administration activities during asbestos removal, hazardous materials removal and demolition work.
Assisted Providence Place with obtaining Focus on Energy grants associated with the design and installation of the geothermal heating / cooling system and for the utilization of solar energy.
Civil / Site Engineering
Surveyed the existing conditions of the site to define topography, utilities, easement locations and property boundaries. Negotiated with WeEnergies for proposed grading and construction work within their easement. Evaluated various cut / fill scenarios to minimize earthworks costs and to address the presence of shallow bedrock. Developed a comprehensive stormwater management plan that addressed Village regulations and concerns regarding the control of storm water runoff from the development. Prepared erosion control, site grading, utility and paving plans, along with site construction details. Coordinated with Canadian National Railroad, Village of Grafton and State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads to obtain approvals for the design and installation of a pedestrian crossing, linking the development with Grafton’s downtown business district. Designed a public water main extension to serve the site and obtained associated WDNR approvals.
Developed a traffic control plan for detouring Highway 60 for the watermain installation, and coordinated the implementation of the plan with the Village of Grafton Public Works Department and Police Department. Prepared the various easement exhibits and associated legal descriptions as necessary for the development. Performed construction staking for the building and site. Completed record drawing as-built of utilities and stormwater management features as required for occupancy.