Land Surveying

Big Stone Power Plant
Big Stone City, Grant County, SD

Otter Tail Power Company was required by the EPA to implement a plan to reduce emissions in compliance with Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) guidelines. In the planning phase of the $490 million dollar project, Otter Tail hired Banner to complete a topographical survey of the Big Stone Power Plant Site. The survey was needed so designers had an accurate representation of existing site conditions. Upon design completion, Otter Tail enlisted Banner to provide third party QA/QC services during construction. Banner provided random checks on the contractor and contractor's surveyor to ensure construction was in conformance with the plans. This successful project was completed more than a year ahead of schedule and 21% under budget.

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SDSU Dykhouse Stadium Surveying
Brookings, SD

In December of 2013, the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the construction of the SDSU Dana J. Dykhouse football stadium after determining that the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium could no longer meet the needs of the university. The new stadium seats 19,340 and is constructed on the site of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Banner completed a topographic survey of the existing Coughlin-Alumni Stadium to provide engineers an accurate model of existing conditions so that they could design the civil/site portion of the project. For a portion of construction, a surveyor was on-site full time to provide real time elevation monitoring of the auger cast pile installation.

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Design 1 Survey for Verizon Cell Towers
Various Locations, SD and MN

Banner provides Design1 of Edina with topographic and boundary surveys for communications towers. Tower site surveys are for both new construction and co-locate structures. The survey gives the designer the necessary information to design the tower. These tower sites also involve boundary surveys to determine or create new parcels. They also require FAA 1A or 2C letters for FAA compliance.

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Great Plains Lutheran High School Topographic Survey
Watertown, SD

Great Plains Lutheran High School (GPLHS) in Watertown, SD is growing.  With this growth GPLHS is looking to the future and sees the need for additional facilities. An accurate map of the current campus was needed to allow them to accurately plan for new improvements. Banner's survey department provided them with this map and also assembled preliminary cost estimates for planned facilities so they could set fund raising goals and member expectations.

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22nd Avenue Corridor Improvements Study
Brookings, South Dakota

The 22nd Avenue corridor is one of the most important arterial routes in Brookings, SD, providing access to many of the area’s retail stores and serving as a main route for commuting and cross-town traffic. Portions of the corridor are in need of rehabilitation and the City desires to provide adequate capacity for future traffic demand. The City retained the Banner/HDR team to provide a preliminary design study of the corridor. The study included determining the existing and future traffic capacity of the corridor, developing preliminary design concepts for the corridor to meet design standards for a 5-lane cross-section that also provides for pedestrian and bicycle travel through the corridor and evaluating potential utility needs and constructibility issues with the preliminary design concepts. Banner used drone technology to produce updated aerial photography and meet tight project deadlines. This provided an accurate representation of physical features and was used to draw marked utilities in the corridor. It was also used to help identify property lines and potential right-of-way conflicts. The technology proved to be very beneficial as a major intersection (6th Street and 22nd Avenue) and the adjacent Brookings Health System had significant improvements during the construction season. All plan sheets incorporated the most recent geometric and site improvements to aid in decision-making.

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