Dec 172012

The management and enhancement of water resources is an essential component of community development.

American Core of Engineers

From estimating the amount of water available to designing the physical and non-physical infrastructure needed to meet water needs, our professionals seek the best solutions for public and private sector clients.

GEA has a reputation for developing efficient and practical solutions while maintaining well-established relationships with permitting agencies. Our staff of hydrologists, environmental engineers and economists all work together to accomplish cost-effective solutions.

Our role is to provide the tools and human capital to help communities design, fund and establish or improve upon flood control, stormwater management, water quality and water supply and routing.


Our Water Resource Management Capabilities

• Surface Water Hydrology
• Stormwater Management
• Hydraulic Modeling
• Floodplain Studies
• NPDES Permitting
• Underground Facilities

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Dec 172012

Transport engineering aims to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. It’s the design that

keeps everything moving.

GEA has successfully engineered transportation solutions for clients in both the public and private sectors. To assure reasonable project costs, we stay abreast of the latest technologies and design trends in managing  transportation projects.

Because we also must use the region’s transportation systems, GEA is acutely aware of  the importance of highway safety and traffic control. We continually seek new and innovative ways to resolve transportation issues in projects that focus on community recreational areas, office parks, schools, churches, factories and shopping centers.

Often, GEA prepares general analyses geared to traffic improvement or concurrency. Florida’s Growth Management Act of 1985 requires that infrastructure exist concurrent with the anticipated impacts of new developments, county by county. However, there are many examples of developments where traffic causes negative impact – major backups and unsafe driving conditions – on vital arterial roadways and within these developments.  With American Core of Engineers assistance, clients are assured that practical, farsighted transportation solutions will be presented.


Traffic and Transportation:

• Traffic Impact
• Concurrency Analysis
• Roadway Improvements
• Impact Fee Evaluation
• Maintenance of Traffic Plans
• Parking and Circulation Study
• Pedestrian Facilities Planning and Design




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Dec 172012

Construction engineering governs the planning and process of construction for structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams and reservoirs. The administration and inspection of these projects requires a strong grasp of engineering and management principles as well as business procedures, economics and human behavior.

Typically, construction engineers design temporary structures, estimate and control costs, plan and schedule projects, and oversee the procurement and selection of equipment and materials.

GEA has played a major construction engineering role on nearly every project we’ve completed. Our professionals are highly trained and qualified to manage all phases of construction on projects of any size, with a particular emphasis on deadline and budget.

Our Construction Engineering Capabilities

• Quantity Estimating
• Cost Estimating
• Contract Documents
• Bidding Assistance
• Value Engineering
• Record Drawings
• Final Certifications
• Construction Observation
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Dec 172012

In today’s world, change is the constant. The population, environment, industry, agriculture, commerce and political climate all generate different demands on civil engineering. In other words, “Civilization demands its place.” Civil engineering provides the solution. At GEA we are dedicated to Engineering civilization, one project at a time.

Most of today’s civil engineering deals with roads, structures, water supply, sewerage, flood control and traffic. All necessary. All complex. GEA addresses these commercial and residential challenges with an a wide array of civil engineering services including site design, transportation and structural engineering – all with an eye toward synergy with the environment

GEA  is reputed for creating innovative and cost-effective solutions to today’s design challenges in private, municipal, industrial and commercial land development.  Our staff and associates are recognized for their outstanding technical and creative abilities in planning, design, permitting, environmental services and construction administration.


Our Civil Engineering Capabilities

• Public Works
• Project Management
• Watershed Studies and Design
• Bridge Design
• Channel Improvement
• Best Management Practices
• Flood Control
• Park and Recreation Design
• Urban Streetscape

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Dec 172012

United States
  • City of Palmetto
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Broderick Associates, Inc. Pinellas Park, FL
  • Olympia Development Group Dunedin, FL
  • Wedding Architects, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL
  • City of Palmetto, FL
  • Auto Zone, Inc. Memphis, TN
  • Circuit City Stores, Inc. Richmond, VA
  • Powers Burgers, Inc. Dade City, FL
  • University Square Mall Tampa, FL
  • Walgreens, FL
  • Lakeland Ledger Lakeland, FL
  • Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Tampa. FL
  • The Diocese of Venice In Florida Venice, FL
  • Miami Development Group Tampa, FL
  • Sugarmill Developers, LLC Bradenton, FL
  • Taipan Property II, LLC Palm Harbor, FL
  • Hops Grill and Bar Hudson, FL
  • Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Tampa, FL
  • Chapel Hill Subdivision MPUD, Pasco County, Florida
  • I-275 and Veterans (Links Project), Tampa, Florida
  • Gulf Breeze HUD Project,Punta Gorda, Florida 
  • Homosassa Elementary, Homosassa, Florida
  • Cracker Barrel at Clearwater Airport, Clearwater, Florida
  • Zephyrhills Police Station, Zephyrhills, Florida
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa, Florida
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
  • Carey Law Office, Clearwater, Florida
  • Sibex Office Building, Safety Harbor, Florida
  • Festive Floats, Tampa, Florida
  • CPI Office Building, Clearwater, Florida
  • Boulder Venture Office Building, Clearwater, Florida
  • Safety Harbor YMCA, Safety Harbor, Florida
  • Orient Road Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa, Florida
  • University of South Tampa Modular Building, Tampa, Florida
  • Casa Ludovico Italian Restaurant, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Parsley Mini-Storage, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Walgreen’s Lee County Landscape Design, Lee County Florida
  • Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce Building, Safety Harbor, Florida
  • Hard Rock Hollywood Retail Center, Hollywood, Florida
  • EMO (St. Petersburg General Hospital), Pinellas County, Florida
  • Centex Homes (Westmont Oaks), Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Lennar Homes, Inc. (Mote Ranch), Manatee County, Florida
  • Active American Communities, Inc. (Stone Gate @ Kings Ridge), Clermont, Florida
  • Ameristeel (East Port Industrial Park),Hillsborough County, Florida 
  • Riverview Mobile Home Park, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Lazy Days R.V. Park, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Parkview Oaks Commercial Tract, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Key Vista, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Heron Cove Boat Ramp, Pinellas County, Florida
  • University of South Florida, Phase I, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Sun Cruz Casino Docking, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Palm River Road, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Heritage Isles GIS Data base and Mitigation Construction Plans, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Westchase and Westchase Development miscellaneous environmental permitting, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Environmental permitting and mitigation design for road improvements at the Sheldon Road and Paglen Road intersection, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Citrus Park Town Center, Hillsborough, Florida
  • Dibbs Commercial Center, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • University Community Hospital,Hillsborough County, Florida 


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Dec 172012


The undeniable manifestation of the human spirit is the civilization it creates.  While great civilizations have risen, flourished and ultimately fallen over the course of history, their lasting legacy perseveres. In a physical sense, this legacy outlives the ethics of the society that created it and dwells in the evidence that remains; architecture and infrastructure.  The daily lives, dreams and ambitions of the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Aztecs and other great civilizations have all but vanished into antiquity.  However, their pyramids, buildings, bridges, dams, aqueducts, cities and infrastructure continue to fascinate and enrich us to this very day.

American COE Mission Statement:

We at America Core of Engineers & Associates are dedicated to improving the legacy of the human experience through civil engineering.  This dedication is embodied in our vision: “Engineering Civilization, One Project at a Time”

To fulfill this vision, we make this solemn commitment to our profession, clients and employees:

To Our Profession:

We will continually strive to advance the overall benefits of civil engineering to mankind.  Our efforts will be empowered by vision, innovation and a steadfast commitment to practical application.  We understand the massive impacts on future generations brought about by the practice of our profession and count it an honor to lay the groundwork for a world that is better than our own.

To Our Clients:

We are totally committed to applying our best efforts, technology and education to accomplish our clients’ goals for the best possible outcomes.  Our passion to serve is tempered by humility and our pledge to pursue the greater good of civilization as a whole.  Serving our clients is our reason for existence.

To Our Employees:

We view our employees as our most valuable asset in the pursuit of our mission. As such, we will treat our employees with dignity, trust and respect. We will continually empower the growth and development of each individual for the purpose of creating an environment of unity. Unity of cause. Unity of spirit. Unity of outcome.

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Dec 172012

GEA is a leading civil engineering firm located in Tampa, FL. We cater to both the public and private sectors. Our most distinguishing characteristic is our criteria for a successful project –

No GEA project is considered a success until it demonstrates a positive synergy of form and function, fulfills all industry standards and exceeds client expectations.

We will settle for nothing less.

To ensure this success, we draw on the regional knowledge and specialized experience of our team to provide services throughout the State of Florida. Our core competencies include, but are not limited to, civil engineering, land planning, site development, due diligence services, utility engineering, stormwater management design and permitting, stormwater inspections and structural engineering.

GEA is privileged to employ professionals who must demonstrate two specific characteristics: a highly efficient project management style and a passion for superior client service. On every project, our engineers consistently work as active partners to achieve our clients’ goals – from concept, all the way through project planning, design and construction.

Since most of our projects are large in scope, we typically augment the efforts of our core staff with highly qualified and reputable outsources. Over the years, we have developed strategic relationships with both regionally based firms and independent consultants, alike.  These relationships empower us to address every project in the most comprehensive, efficient and effective manner – regardless of scope, scale or specialized discipline.

Whether we are engaged to develop a planned community or engineer a 500-acre community development, the GEA staff approach each project with a fresh mindset. This dedication to fresh solutions allows us to provide both cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions for our clients, often with benefits that exceed our clients’ expectations or visions.

Our intensive local knowledge, relevant experience and technological commitment ensure t

hat we can consistently meet the specialized needs of each individual client and project – on time and on budget.

Permitting Services

In the field of engineering, a permit is a written authorization to build, install, modify, replace or operate equipment that emits or controls the emission of air pollutants, like oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide or air toxins. Permits ensure that emission controls meet established federal standards for achieving and maintaining air quality.

Permits are a fact of life. But, they don’t have to be a headache or impediment to progress.

Navigating the permit process is a specialty at GEA.  Our expertise in this area truly benefits each of our clients, and the results speak for themselves – on the bottom line.


Some Governmental Permitting Clients

• Southwest Florida Water Management District
• St. Johns River Water Management District
• Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco and Polk Counties
• Florida Department of Transportation
• The city of Tampa, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and more.
• Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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