KS Associates is proud to have been involved in the major effort to redesign Cleveland Public Square. This $32 million investment was completed in 2016, in time for the Republican National Convention.
In 2014, KS Associates surveyed the 10-acre square for architectural firm James Corner Field Operations (JCFO). Our survey team utilized 3D laser scanning and conventional field surveying to provide the design team with a detailed digital map of the site.
When the project broke ground, dozens of construction crews worked simultaneously, installing lighting, electrical, concrete elements, water features, landscaping and other infrastructure. During this phase, KS Associates was under contract with construction management firm Donley’s, Inc. and eight subcontractors to provide surveying services.
KS Associates provided construction staking services to pinpoint the locations of where each element of the square would be installed. From sections of pre-cast concrete that came together to form permanent bench seating walls, to utilities, trees, site grading, and pavement, our team helped steer construction in the right direction to keep the project on schedule.
This was a challenging survey assignment due to the aggressive scheduling of construction and the numerous contractors and equipment working in a condensed area. Fortunately, everyone worked together in a collaborative effort to achieve the goal of completing quality work on schedule.
KS Associates survey crews performed more than 2,400 hours of surveying services to meet milestones and deadlines.
The project was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2017 ACEC of Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Read more.