Solar Projects

Rail Transit Projects

Civil / Survey

How we added value:

 

CDS aggregated free or low cost GIS data in the early stages to analyze constraints.  Once the conceptual / preliminary screening was completed, CDS helped clients develop Statements of Work, acquire additional surveys and reports and engage local engineering support to advance drawing / permit construction documents.  On hillside projects, CDS generated Digital Terrain Models to minimize grading and optimize array layouts.

Solar Pr0jects - Utility Scale

CDS provided design and consulting services for many large scale Solar PV projects.  Mr. Graves has also worked directly for Solar Module Manufacturers First Solar and OptiSolar where he Managed Civil Site Designs, production of permitting documents and Geo-spatial Information System services to validate preliminary evaluation & feasibility of projects.

California, Nevada, New Mexico OptiSolar Sites

Partial list of Clients & Solar Projects:

 

SolarWorld: Adelanto, CA 10MWAC

 

Sunpower (Powerlight): Serpa, Portugal 11MWAC, Jumilla, Spain 20MWAC, Trujillo, Spain 20MWAC

 

Solvida Design & Engineering:

Dairy Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Lakeview Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

TurkeyHill Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Jacksonville Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

 

Employers:   First Solar: Opti-Solar:

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 80MWAC, 950acres

Desert Topaz, CA 550MWAC, 9.7 sq.mi

Desert Sunlight/Center, CA 550MWAC

Desert Garnet, CA 500MWAC BLM - 7,200acres

Desert Turquoise, CA 400MWAC BLM, 11,800acres

Desert, Sapphire, CA 745MWAC BLM , 6,000acres

Desert Ruby, CA 1000MWAC BLM 13,440acres

Desert Opal, CA 1205MWAC BLM 14,440acres

 

BART Station Millbrae Station - Artist Concept Sketch

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D as the main design tool for generating rail alignments & integrated site designs.  We also import and export the design databases as required for team members who use Microstation or other design packages.

Rail Transit Design Support

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D to provide design support on rail improvement projects.   We have experience with Class 1 Rail (UPRR) and also Light Rail - BART, Caltrain, SF MUNI.

3D Concept of Grade Separation Project

Partial list of Clients & Rail Projects:

 

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB):

Caltrain Capital Improvements: Bonanza & Ponderosa

 

Parsons Transportation Group (PTG):

Caltrain Electrification Project:

 

HNTB Corporation:

Caltrain GIS Mapping, San Francisco to Gilroy (80 mile corridor)

 

Sverdrup / Conco, Joint Venture:

Millbrae BART Station - Design Build project.  Services included Civil, Architectural, Structural CAD support and Information Technology (IT) services.

 

Union Pacific Railroad (Southern Pacific RR):

I880 Cypress Rail Relocation Program - Re-align 5.2 miles of Main Track and several Yard Tracks.  Field Support CAD and Design services for engineers and surveyors.

Lidar Survey - USGS used as basis of preliminary analysis

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS integrates GIS data such as LIDAR surveys to create a  base for terrain modeling and for development of visualization studies for preliminary designs.

 

We use various software packages with our streamlined processing techniques so we can quickly generate plans and visuals for our clients.

Civil / Survey Support

CDS brings advanced skills with Civil 3D to develop improvement plans for various sites.  CDS also helps surveyors produce base maps from Survey Field Data.  Importing field shots, defining breaklines and also integrating LIDAR points are part of our routine operations.

Airport Safety Zones Plan

Partial list of Clients - Civil/Survey Projects:

 

Martin Ron Surveyors:

Multiple Ground Surveys, Oakland, CA

 

Bennett Consulting:

Golden Gate Park Renovations:  Bathymetric Survey mapping support

 

Aquatic Environments:

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, - Lake Renovations

 

Wadell Engineering:

Pago Pago International Airport, American Somoa

General Santos International Airport, Cebu, Philippines

Various Municipal Airports in California

 

Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.:

San Francisco International Airport,  - Long Term Parking Garage

San Francisco DPW, 19th Avenue Curb Ramps

 

 

855 Folsom Street, Unit 142, S.F., CA 94107     T: 415.852.3508  Fax: 415.852.3509    Email: Sgraves@CreateDesignSolutions.com

 

Solar Projects

Rail Transit Projects

Civil / Survey

How we added value:

 

CDS aggregated free or low cost GIS data in the early stages to analyze constraints.  Once the conceptual / preliminary screening was completed, CDS helped clients develop Statements of Work, acquire additional surveys and reports and engage local engineering support to advance drawing / permit construction documents.  On hillside projects, CDS generated Digital Terrain Models to minimize grading and optimize array layouts.

Solar Pr0jects - Utility Scale

CDS provided design and consulting services for many large scale Solar PV projects.  Mr. Graves has also worked directly for Solar Module Manufacturers First Solar and OptiSolar where he Managed Civil Site Designs, production of permitting documents and Geo-spatial Information System services to validate preliminary evaluation & feasibility of projects.

California, Nevada, New Mexico OptiSolar Sites

Partial list of Clients & Solar Projects:

 

SolarWorld: Adelanto, CA 10MWAC

 

Sunpower (Powerlight): Serpa, Portugal 11MWAC, Jumilla, Spain 20MWAC, Trujillo, Spain 20MWAC

 

Solvida Design & Engineering:

Dairy Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Lakeview Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

TurkeyHill Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Jacksonville Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

 

Employers:   First Solar: Opti-Solar:

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 80MWAC, 950acres

Desert Topaz, CA 550MWAC, 9.7 sq.mi

Desert Sunlight/Center, CA 550MWAC

Desert Garnet, CA 500MWAC BLM - 7,200acres

Desert Turquoise, CA 400MWAC BLM, 11,800acres

Desert, Sapphire, CA 745MWAC BLM , 6,000acres

Desert Ruby, CA 1000MWAC BLM 13,440acres

Desert Opal, CA 1205MWAC BLM 14,440acres

 

BART Station Millbrae Station - Artist Concept Sketch

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D as the main design tool for generating rail alignments & integrated site designs.  We also import and export the design databases as required for team members who use Microstation or other design packages.

Rail Transit Design Support

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D to provide design support on rail improvement projects.   We have experience with Class 1 Rail (UPRR) and also Light Rail - BART, Caltrain, SF MUNI.

3D Concept of Grade Separation Project

Partial list of Clients & Rail Projects:

 

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB):

Caltrain Capital Improvements: Bonanza & Ponderosa

 

Parsons Transportation Group (PTG):

Caltrain Electrification Project:

 

HNTB Corporation:

Caltrain GIS Mapping, San Francisco to Gilroy (80 mile corridor)

 

Sverdrup / Conco, Joint Venture:

Millbrae BART Station - Design Build project.  Services included Civil, Architectural, Structural CAD support and Information Technology (IT) services.

 

Union Pacific Railroad (Southern Pacific RR):

I880 Cypress Rail Relocation Program - Re-align 5.2 miles of Main Track and several Yard Tracks.  Field Support CAD and Design services for engineers and surveyors.

Lidar Survey - USGS used as basis of preliminary analysis

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS integrates GIS data such as LIDAR surveys to create a  base for terrain modeling and for development of visualization studies for preliminary designs.

 

We use various software packages with our streamlined processing techniques so we can quickly generate plans and visuals for our clients.

Civil / Survey Support

CDS brings advanced skills with Civil 3D to develop improvement plans for various sites.  CDS also helps surveyors produce base maps from Survey Field Data.  Importing field shots, defining breaklines and also integrating LIDAR points are part of our routine operations.

Airport Safety Zones Plan

Partial list of Clients - Civil/Survey Projects:

 

Martin Ron Surveyors:

Multiple Ground Surveys, Oakland, CA

 

Bennett Consulting:

Golden Gate Park Renovations:  Bathymetric Survey mapping support

 

Aquatic Environments:

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, - Lake Renovations

 

Wadell Engineering:

Pago Pago International Airport, American Somoa

General Santos International Airport, Cebu, Philippines

Various Municipal Airports in California

 

Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.:

San Francisco International Airport,  - Long Term Parking Garage

San Francisco DPW, 19th Avenue Curb Ramps

 

 

Solar

Projects

Rail

Transit

Civil /

Survey

Solar Pr0jects - Utility Scale

CDS provided design and consulting services for many large scale Solar PV projects.  Mr. Graves has also worked directly for Solar Module Manufacturers First Solar and OptiSolar where he Managed Civil Site Designs, production of permitting documents and Geo-spatial Information System services to validate preliminary evaluation & feasibility of projects.

California, Nevada, New Mexico OptiSolar Sites

How we added value:

 

CDS aggregated free or low cost GIS data in the early stages to analyze constraints.  Once the conceptual / preliminary screening was completed, CDS helped clients develop Statements of Work, acquire additional surveys and reports and engage local engineering support to advance drawing / permit construction documents.  On hillside projects, CDS generated Digital Terrain Models to minimize grading and optimize array layouts.

Partial list of Clients & Solar Projects:

 

SolarWorld: Adelanto, CA 10MWAC

 

Sunpower (Powerlight): Serpa, Portugal 11MWAC, Jumilla, Spain 20MWAC, Trujillo, Spain 20MWAC

 

Solvida Design & Engineering:

Dairy Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Lakeview Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

TurkeyHill Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

Jacksonville Solar, Oregon 10MWAC

 

Employers:   First Solar: Opti-Solar:

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 80MWAC, 950acres

Desert Topaz, CA 550MWAC, 9.7 sq.mi

Desert Sunlight/Center, CA 550MWAC

Desert Garnet, CA 500MWAC BLM - 7,200acres

Desert Turquoise, CA 400MWAC BLM, 11,800acres

Desert, Sapphire, CA 745MWAC BLM , 6,000acres

Desert Ruby, CA 1000MWAC BLM 13,440acres

Desert Opal, CA 1205MWAC BLM 14,440acres

 

Rail Transit Design Support

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D to provide design support on rail improvement projects.   We have experience with Class 1 Rail (UPRR) and also Light Rail - BART, Caltrain, SF MUNI.

3D Concept of Grade Separation Project

BART Station Millbrae Station - Artist Concept Sketch

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS utilizes AutoDesk Civil 3D as the main design tool for generating rail alignments & integrated site designs.  We also import and export the design databases as required for team members who use Microstation or other design packages.

Partial list of Clients & Rail Projects:

 

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB):

Caltrain Capital Improvements: Bonanza & Ponderosa

 

Parsons Transportation Group (PTG):

Caltrain Electrification Project:

 

HNTB Corporation:

Caltrain GIS Mapping, San Francisco to Gilroy (80 mile corridor)

 

Sverdrup / Conco, Joint Venture:

Millbrae BART Station - Design Build project.  Services included Civil, Architectural, Structural CAD support and Information Technology (IT) services.

 

Union Pacific Railroad (Southern Pacific RR):

I880 Cypress Rail Relocation Program - Re-align 5.2 miles of Main Track and several Yard Tracks.  Field Support CAD and Design services for engineers and surveyors.

Civil / Survey Support

CDS brings advanced skills with Civil 3D to develop improvement plans for various sites.  CDS also helps surveyors produce base maps from Survey Field Data.  Importing field shots, defining breaklines and also integrating LIDAR points are part of our routine operations.

Lidar Survey - USGS used as basis of preliminary analysis

Advanced Tools:

 

CDS integrates GIS data such as LIDAR surveys to create a  base for terrain modeling and for development of visualization studies for preliminary designs.

 

We use various software packages with our streamlined processing techniques so we can quickly generate plans and visuals for our clients.

Airport Safety Zones Plan

Partial list of Clients - Civil/Survey Projects:

 

Martin Ron Surveyors:

Multiple Ground Surveys, Oakland, CA

 

Bennett Consulting:

Golden Gate Park Renovations:  Bathymetric Survey mapping support

 

Aquatic Environments:

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, - Lake Renovations

 

Wadell Engineering:

Pago Pago International Airport, American Somoa

General Santos International Airport, Cebu, Philippines

Various Municipal Airports in California

 

Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.:

San Francisco International Airport,  - Long Term Parking Garage

San Francisco DPW, 19th Avenue Curb Ramps