DESCRIPTION: The Board of Education in the Town of Dover in Morris County selected the SCE project team to provide complete survey, feasibility study, preliminary and final design and construction document preparation and construction administration services for the replacement of a natural grass football and soccer field with a synthetic turf athletic field with improved site grading, storm water management, field amenities, pedestrian access and ADA accessibility, track restoration, and perimeter fencing at Hamilton Field.
The design phase for the Hamilton Field project was completed on a fast track schedule consisting of three (3) weeks from the beginning of site field survey and concept sketches to the completion of construction plans and specification documents and advertisement to bidders. The SCE project team prepared an overall site improvement master plan to accommodate future athletic facility, maintenance, and spectator area improvements. SCE also designed a variety of custom field logos and graphics including an intricately detailed Tiger head logo with four colors that is custom fabricated of synthetic turf materials. The experience of the SCE project team enabled the project to be designed and receive all required regulatory and municipal approvals within the aggressive time schedule and allow the public bidding and award of the construction contract to meet the requirements of the Board of Education and the Town of Dover community.
Upon completing the overall master plan for Hamilton Field, SCE was retained by the Dover Board of Education to plan, design and perform full contract and construction administration services. The phase II project was associated with an all-weather, 400-meter running track and field events within the area of the existing natural grass practice fields located east of the newly installed synthetic turf field. Adequate space exists to provide pedestrian circulation and gathering areas for spectators within the entire sports complex. Specific areas are provided for the home and visitors of the football field as well as for a track event. Bleachers and full circulation to access the concession area is provided. Improvements to the concourse area were evaluated to explore the possibility of creating a paver block area for aesthetics as well as providing an easily maintainable space.
Modifications in the location of the running track were implemented to establish adequate space for the proposed track and field facilities without impacting the existing light poles. The interior of the track was designed as a state-of-the-art natural grass multi-purpose field with full irrigation for development and support of a deep root turf system. The athletic facility included all field events located within the center field area. Cost estimates were prepared for each concept to assist the Board of Education during the planning phase. These cost estimates included itemized improvements in order to develop an overall comprehensive construction budget. SCE also coordinated the implementation of all permit applications necessary for processing in order for governing agencies to issue permits.
CLIENT: Dover Board of Education
DATES OF SERVICES: 2011 - 2013
LOCATION: Town of Dover