locating over 50,000 linear feet of cable and designing
new aerial fiber optics and distribution copper, with
various segments of directional drill of facilities under the
highway. The project also includes design within the client’s
proprietary system and generating full construction plans
and bids, four types of permits, and Florida Department of
Transportation relocation plans and schedules.
This project is on an extremely tight deadline. When all
design is completed, the client will immediately begin
relocation of their facilities in coordination with the power
pole relocation. This work is being done in advance of
and conjunction with the major road widening of US
DEWATERING BY DESIGN
Ayres Associates’ water resources engineers have
designed floating bulkheads at sites across the country –
and even some internationally as they’re doing right now
for the Afobaka Dam in South America.
Floating bulkheads are used to dewater spillway gates
that can’t be accessed using conventional methods.
Individual caissons are placed in the reservoir, pinned
together, and floated into position upstream of a spillway
that is to be dewatered.
Partnering with Steel-Fab, a bulkhead fabricator from
Massachusetts, Ayres’ engineers are in the 30% design
phase of the project, located in the Republic of Suriname.
Steel-Fab contracted with Suriname Aluminum Company,
a subsidiary of Alcoa, to fabricate and deliver the floating
bulkhead system, which will consist of 11 caissons, each
weighing about 27,000 pounds. The floating bulkhead
will be used to replace a non-floating bulkhead system
fabricated for Suriname Aluminum Company in the 1980s.
The old bulkhead sections weighed between 40,000 and
70,000 pounds and exceed the capacity of the Gantry crane
at the dam. The new bulkhead will be able to be placed
with the existing Gantry crane.
Esti mated completion is August 1.
New VP named
Jason Ingram was named vice president of Ayres
Associates’ geospatial division, which provides land survey
and aerial mapping services.
Ingram works in Ayres’ Green Bay
area office, from which he previously
managed land survey, the firm’s
largest group. In his new position,
he also oversees the aerial mapping
group – which provides aerial imagery,
topographic mapping, lidar (light
detection and ranging), and customized
GIS services – in addition to the firm’s
of experience in developing survey and mapping solutions
for clients in various professional service sectors, including
utility, land information, transportation, municipal,
architecture, water resources, and environmental. He has
provided leadership to staff across numerous offices, has
grown the land survey operations during his several years
of managing the group, and has played a key role in Ayres’
surveying and mapping technology development.
Ingram holds a bachelor of science in land surveying
from Michigan Technological University. He is a licensed
Professional Land Surveyor in Wisconsin, Michigan,
Minnesota, Iowa, and Utah and a licensed Professional
Surveyor and Mapper in Florida. Ingram is a member of
the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the
Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors.
Ingram, who joined Ayres in 1999, has more than 19 years