WE ARE HIRING!

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Applied Sciences seeks an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter with excellent communication skills to join our Tampa office as a Project Engineer. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside industry-leading technical and management professionals on a variety of public and municipal projects – ranging from planning level studies all the way to construction administration.  A solid technical base combined with a track record in local and state permitting, watershed studies, stormwater modeling, grading and drainage, hydraulics and hydrology, and excellent writing skills are a must.  As a vital part of our team, you will be responsible for project execution while maintaining relationships with key clients.  We are a quality driven, client-focused organization in pursuit of excellence in all we do.  The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from an accredited college;  M.S. preferred;
  • Minimum 6+  years of experience; PE license preferred;
  • Stormwater Modeling and Drainage Design, preferably in Florida;
  • Permitting with local and state agencies;
  • ACAD and Esri ArcGIS knowledge preferred;
  • Excellent Writing and Communication Skills;

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package.  We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EEO/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.  Please submit your Resumes/Cover letters to Human Resources at HR@appliedsciencesci.com

 

WE ARE MOVING!!

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We are pleased to announce that our offices will be moving to a new location in Downtown Tampa on January 12th, 2015.   Applied Sciences will continue providing superior services to our clients and customers.

Our New Office Location:

1000 North Ashley Drive

Suite 500

Tampa, FL 33602

Business growth benefits ecosystems in Palmetto

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By law, community redevelopment agencies (CRAs) are business-oriented organizations charged with bringing jobs into inner cities and other economically challenged areas. But that doesn’t mean they’re not environmentally friendly, at least in Palmetto, where city leaders created a successful prototype and are now planning the state’s largest low-impact development along Tenth Street.

“Palmetto had never done a streetscape before so when we started planning it, we looked at how we could make it aesthetically more pleasing and layer advantages into it so we would have a larger impact,” said Jeff Burton, director of Palmetto’s CRA. “In nearly every conversation, low-impact development – or LID – rose to the top.”

Rather than using standard curb-and-gutter that flows to a treatment pond or facility, LID designs focus on allowing on-site natural features to clean stormwater before it runs off-site. For the city of Palmetto, with a downtown located near the mouth of the Manatee River, it was particularly critical.

“The river has always been the lifeblood of this town,” says Burton. “It was founded in the 1880s as a place where the ship from Tampa would come up the river to pick up produce from farms like the Gamble Mansion.”

 Stormwater hadn’t been a consideration in previous development — and it showed. “You could stand at any outfall after a rainstorm and see a sheen on the water from the oil on streets and parking lots,” Burton said. “Stormwater flowed straight from the streets to the river.”

Designed as a partnership between landscape architect Tom Levin of Ekistics Design Studio and Applied Sciences Consulting, the recently completed retrofit at Fifth Street is both visually appealing and extremely effective at keeping and treating stormwater on-site.

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City of Palmetto’s 5th Street LID Project Receives Award

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Applied Sciences Consulting is pleased to announce receiving a project award for the City of Palmetto’s 5th Street Low Impact Development (LID) Project at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s (TBRPC) 22nd Annual Future of the Regions Awards held today in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The City of Palmetto’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), located in Manatee County, Florida, desired to revitalize the 5th Street West right-of‐way and enhance the City owned property to attract economic development.  Working with Ugarte & Associates and Ekistics Design Studios, Applied Sciences was able to come up with an infrastructure design that blends multiple LID techniques that contributed significant opportunities to enhance the City’s “Sense of Place” while creating a safer environment and providing an attractive location for future growth.  The project was co-funded by the City of Palmetto/CRA and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Cooperative Funding Initiative.

Applied Sciences is a civil and environmental engineering firm specializing in water management and sustainable solutions.  Founded in Tampa, Florida, the firm serves public agencies seeking practical, innovative solutions to a broad array of water management and water quality challenges.  Applied Sciences has earned a reputation for excellence among its local government clients who rely on this experience and in-depth regulatory knowledge to address their stormwater, environmental and infrastructure needs – while deploying fiscal prudence and creative solutions.

SOURCE: Applied Sciences Consulting, Inc.

Contact:
Elie G. Araj, P.E.
P: (813) 228-0900
info@appliedfl.com

Delaney/Archie Creek Watershed Management Masterplan Update

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Tampa, Florida – Applied Sciences is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Hillsborough County to update the Delaney/Archie Creek Watershed Management Masterplan. The Watershed is a 39 square-mile area located in South-Central Hillsborough County, beginning in the Brandon area, collecting and carrying surface water as it drains to the west where it discharges into Hillsborough Bay and Tampa Bay.

The purpose of this project is to update the floodplain information and mapping, evaluate and analyze capital improvement alternatives, and provide final recommendations for flood protection with an eye towards water quality enhancements and natural systems protection.

“We are extremely excited to be able to assist Hillsborough County in updating the flood maps covering the Delaney/Archie Creek area,” said Elie Araj, President of Applied Sciences, “especially during these times when there is so much attention on flood insurance rate hikes and their impacts on our community.”

The watershed model and database are being updated and converted into HC-SWMM5, the EPA’s model for assessing water quality impairment due to runoff from urban and developing areas. The update is addressing the land use changes (development) in the watershed as well as providing a significantly more detailed parameterization, in accordance with the SWFWMD standards.

Applied Sciences is a civil and environmental engineering firm specializing in water management and sustainable solutions. Founded in Tampa, Florida, the firm serves public agencies seeking practical, innovative solutions to a broad array of water management and water quality challenges. Applied Sciences has earned a reputation for excellence among its local government clients who rely on this experience and in-depth regulatory knowledge to address their stormwater, environmental and infrastructure needs – while deploying fiscal prudence and creative solutions.

SOURCE: Applied Sciences Consulting, Inc.

Contact:
Elie G. Araj, P.E.
P: (813) 228-0900
info@appliedfl.com

Tampa Bay’s Infrastructure Receives ‘C’ on Report Card

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August 22, 2012 – Tampa Bay’s infrastructure ranks slightly above the national average, but more work needs to be done, according to local civil engineers.  The 2012 Report Card for Tampa Bay’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Florida West Coast Branch on August 22 at the Tampa Port Authority, just days ahead of the GOP Convention in Tampa.  In the report, the West Coast Branch graded the Tampa Bay region as a ‘C’ overall, urging political leaders to increase investment while highlighting the impact of several successful infrastructure investments in the region.  In comparison, the national ranking was a ‘D’ in the most recent 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Sandy’s lessons for the Tampa Bay area

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In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, it is imperative that communities reassess critical priorities and implement plans to bolster essential infrastructure.

As storm-ravaged communities in the Northeast brace for a long road to recovery, the House of Representatives earlier this month approved a $50 billion relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The largest Atlantic storm on record, Sandy destroyed thousands of homes, cut power to nearly 8 million people and businesses, and produced a record 13.8-foot surge of stormwater into New York City’s Battery Park.

Changing the Rules: A new state Stormwater Rule holds promise for a greener future

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A new state stormwater rule will change the way we manage stormwater runoff and offer incentives for those who implement low-impact development features. The proposed rule, which is expected to take effect in July 2010 after further consideration this year, will replace
individual rules now in force in the state’s five water-management districts.