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​Oxford Area Community Schools
OHS Athletic Complex
Oxford, Michigan


The Athletic Complex at Oxford High School was one of the largest projects included in the $33M bond passed in 2009 for the Oxford Area Community Schools.  The new synthetic blue athletic field playing surface (the first of its kind in the Midwest) was perhaps the most noticeable change the school saw. Sharpe Engineering provided the complete engineering design for this new complex which included:

 

  • Produced Athletic Field Complex design including synthetic turf playing surface, long-jump pits, and rubber track

  • Designed storm sewer system and retention pond expansion for new athletic complex

  • Designed tennis court complex and associated components

  • Performed complete site grading and earth balancing including pavement, sidewalks, athletic fields, tennis courts, practice fields, etc.

  • Coordinated with Construction Manager, other design disciplines, and contractors

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Oxford Area Community Schools
2009 K-12 Improvements
Oxford, Michigan


Sharpe Engineering provided the civil engineering
services to the Oxford Area Community School District as part of the 2009 Bond Program. The main intent of the program was to upgrade and revitalize the capabilities and appearance of the District. Given the age of the buildings and infrastructure in the District, numerous utility and site improvements were necessary.  Engineering tasks performed for the District included:​

  • Performed complete site grading including pavement, sidewalks, play areas, etc.

  • Altered storm sewer system to accommodate building additions

  • Developed expanded playground area at Oxford Elementary including basketball courts, ball-field, and synthetic surface play structure area

  • Revised parking lot layouts to alleviate traffic flow concerns and increase parking capacity

  • Coordinated with Construction Manager, other design disciplines, and contractors throughout construction process

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Fraser Public Schools
Fraser, Michigan


Jim Sharpe was responsible for the site engineering for school improvements at six elementary schools, and at Fraser High School. He was the civil engineer of record for the final site plans and engineering documents, which included:

  • Designed various sanitary sewer and water main extensions and replacements​

  • Designed storm drainage systems and other supporting infrastructure improvements

  • Configured new and/or expanded parking lots for students, staff, and visitors​

  • Created bus loops and parent drop-off lanes to improve traffic flows

  • Performed complete site grading including pavement, sidewalks, and landscape areas

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Allen Park Public Schools
Allen Park, Michigan

 

 

Jim Sharpe was part of the design team in conjunction with a $75M Bond passed in 2003 for school improvements and additions. He was the civil engineer of record for the final site engineering documents at three elementary schools, the middle school, the high school, educational center, and a bus garage/maintenance facility. Some of the specific engineering design elements included:

  • Configured new and/or expanded parking lots​

  • Created bus loops and parent drop-offs

  • Performed site grading and design of extensive new sidewalk network​

  • Revised existing public storm sewer and water main to accommodate improvements

  • Designed sanitary sewer and water main extensions along with new parking lot storm sewer systems

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Fitzgerald Public Schools
Warren, Michigan

 

 

Westview Elementary, a two story elementary school in the Fitzgerald Public School District, was constructed in 2007. Jim Sharpe was the civil engineer of record for the final site plan and site engineering documents.  Specific engineering design elements included:

  • Performed site grading over the entire 10 acre area​

  • Created new parking lots and drop-off areas​

  • Designed water main, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems to service the new facility​

  • Designed and performed grading for new sidewalks, soccer and baseball fields, and play areas

  • Prepared permits for all needed public utilities

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Warren Woods Public Schools
Warren, Michigan

 

 

In 2004, Warren Public Schools passed a $47M bond for school improvements and additions. Jim Sharpe was the civil engineer of record for the final site engineering documents at three elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools. Engineering responsibilities included:

  • Designed ​new and/or expanded parking lots​

  • Created bus loops, a service center/bus garage, and parent drop-offs​

  • Performed site grading and design of extensive new sidewalks​

  • Re-routed of existing public water main

  • Designed sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer extensions​​

  • Coordinated playground area improvements

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