For more than 20 years, Ramaker has helped government clients at the local, regional, and state level to set the foundations for healthy, resilient communities. Our engineers and designers work to create, improve, and run better public infrastructure and buildings. Ramaker takes an integrated approach to projects with the capability to provide a full range of architectural and engineering services. This procedure benefits our government clients through a wide selection of service capabilities and superior coordination among disciplines. We have dedicated employees and an outstanding, nationwide network of satisfied clients upon which to rely. These strengths will provide our clients with superior service in the architecture and engineering market.
- Environmental Consulting and Brownfields Redevelopment
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
- Emergency Communication Towers
- University Renovation Projects
- Recreation Site Design & Renovation
- Sanitary Sewer and Storm Management Design
- Reconstruction Surveying
- Fire Station Design
- Courthouse Remodel
Wetland Delineation and Permitting
Ramaker conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Checklist for the proposed development of a state-owned property. During the NEPA review, which included an Archaeological Survey, Section 106, consultation with Tribal Groups, screening for potential impacts to Endangered Species, Wetlands, Wildlife Habitats, Floodplains, and other natural environmental features, a wetland was identified on the property. Disturbance to the wetland could not be avoided, since the wetland transversed the parcel near the access point.
To obtain the necessary Wetland Water Quality Certification from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, a wetland delineation was completed. Additional documentation, including a practical alternatives analysis, was compiled, and the public was notified of the proposed wetland disturbance.
DOT Lake Mills Tower
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Ramaker & Associates was responsible for the complete design and construction plan and specification development for this proposed 150’ monopole tower and the associated compound, equipment, and access driveway.
Additional services included a topographic field survey, geotechnical analysis, review of contractor submittals, and construction management. Approximate construction costs were $250,000.
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Union Grove, Wisconsin
Ramaker & Associates (alongside Tribute) was awarded a contract to provide master planning, Civil Engineering services, Land Surveying, and Geotechnical Engineering services for the design of site improvements associated with the third phase of this 105-acre cemetery facility.
Ramaker & Associates assisted in the 25-acre expansion and rehabilitation of the existing burial grounds that included over 2,000 additional graves and the associated parking and access roads.
Plans and construction documents also include a 1600-niche columbarium. The rehabilitation portion of the contract consisted of correcting storm drainage issues as well as increasing the capacity issues of the existing storm water detention pond.
Montevideo Fire Department
This project was a new Fire Station of approximately 12,250 square feet. It consists of six (6) apparatus bays, administrative offices, department training room, support and storage rooms, and a bay to display the antique fire truck.
DOT Columbus Tower
Ramaker & Associates was responsible for the complete design and construction plan and specification development for the replacement of an existing guyed tower with a new 195’ self-support tower, including tower compound, generator and utilities, and access driveway.
Additional services included a topographic field survey, geotechnical analysis, review of contractor submittals, and construction management. Approximate construction costs were $450,000.
Forest Hill Cemetery
Ramaker & Associates was awarded a contract to provide a topographic survey of all roads within this 95-acre cemetery facility.
Ramaker & Associates surveyed the 18.9 acres of existing roads within the cemetery for the design of repaving, irrigation, and storm sewer improvements.
Chippewa Valley WiMAX Broadband Network
Eau Claire & Chippewa Counties, Wisconsin
Ramaker & Associates was responsible for the complete design and construction plan and specification development for the development of a 12-tower WiMAX broadband network and custom designed equipment shelters for the City of Eau Claire, on behalf of CESA 10, under a grant issued by the NTIA/BTOP program. The project also required coordination with Eau Claire County and Chippewa County and included installation of narrowband equipment for their emergency services. Included in the 12-tower project were self-support towers, monopoles, and existing water towers, including a mini-monopole pod-mounted on a pedisphere water tower.
Additional services included topographic field surveys, geotechnical analyses, FAA & FCC filings, and bidding and construction management services. Approximate construction costs were $2,900,000.
Street and Sewer Reconstruction Surveys
Ramaker & Associates was awarded a contract to provide twenty-seven individual surveys located throughout the City of Madison for street and sewer reconstruction designs.
The scope of work included determining all aboveground and underground utilities. Data of all topographic features such as benchmarks, City control points, property irons, and swales was collected. Survey data of all existing physical features including buildings, retaining walls, fencing, and signage was also collected by Ramaker & Associates.