ALL ABOARD FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Stations
WGI was selected by All Aboard Florida to provide land surveying and utility designation services for 2 major train stations (Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach). Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) is building an independently owned intercity passenger rail service to be utilized by millions of Floridians and tourists. Phase I will connect Miami to Orlando with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. In order to meet a very difficult schedule, and keep field personnel safe, WGI utilized the latest technology, including GPS to set high accuracy control points throughout the proposed area and laser scanning to “scan” improvements within the railroad right-of-way. These technologies assisted in keeping survey personnel away from moving trains and eliminated the need for railroad flaggers. WGI was also able to provide highly accurate heights and locations of existing buildings for architectural design. Utilities were researched and marked by our designating crew and combined with visible locations to create a comprehensive “picture” of all improvements. Sketches and Legal Descriptions were prepared to create “aerial easements” for above rail pedestrian crossings. All work was delivered in Auto CAD Civil 3-D Format to be used by other design professionals.