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Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc., (COASTAL) established in 1958, is a multi-disciplined firm providing Surveying, engineering, planning, environmental and construction management services. We have locations in Citrus and Hernando County, enabling us to provide our professional services to many areas in West-Central Florida.

COASTAL employs a full complement of multi-disciplined personnel and has a comprehensive range of professional capabilities from feasibility consulting through alternative analysis to implementation that can effectively meet individual client specifications. COASTAL has a reputation for technological competence supported by a sixty (61) year record, with thirty-three (34) of those years working Hernando County completing diversified engineering, planning, environmental and surveying projects. COASTAL currently serves as a Consultant for the Continuing Engineering Services – Water, Wastewater and Reclaimed Water Projects and Continuing Engineering Services serving as an extension of the Hernando County Department of Public Works (HCDPW) staff and resources by providing engineering services that support the development and improvement of the County’s infrastructure. COASTAL combines its talents and strengths to create innovative solutions to engineering, land use and environmental challenges. COASTAL is a client responsive organization, from concept to conclusion, providing the experienced guidance, competent administration and technical expertise vital to delivering economically justifiable, functionally and aesthetically sound projects.

COASTAL is well qualified and experienced in handling required engineering services including project administration, planning, modeling, design, permitting, environmental, surveying, construction observation and geotechnical required to complete a successful project. COASTAL’S excellent working relationship with the County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Wildlife and Freshwater Fish Commission will enhance our ability to identify necessary impacts, avoid unnecessary impacts and complete comprehensive mitigation strategies to permit projects on established project schedules and budgets.

Our Directors

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

CLIFF E. MANUEL, JR., PE

PRESIDENT/PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE

Mr. Manuel’s thirty-eight (38) years of experience includes all aspects of civil engineering and associated professional services including: utilities, transportation, stormwater/floodplain, environmental, construction management, project review, business development, project management, marketing, and government regulatory agency coordination/enforcement.

As Principal Engineer or “Engineer of Record” his responsibilities also include construction engineering and inspection. Mr. Manuel has dedicated his career to the advancement of the engineering, planning, and environmental profession in the Hernando/Pasco/Citrus County area.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

DONALD R. LACEY, AICP

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING/PRINCIPAL PLANNER

Mr. Lacey has a strong and varied background of over forty-three (43) years in both private and public sector planning projects. Private planning experience includes due diligence, site evaluation, preliminary design, golf course routing, DRI evaluation, land use submittal, permitting, public presentation, and agency follow-up for a number of the major mixed-use communities in Pasco and Hernando County. Mr. Lacey has also been active in working with state and regional agencies in the development and modification of rules related to the DRI and comprehensive planning statutes.

Public planning experience includes three years as Project Manager of a county comprehensive planning effort and three years as Director of Regional Planning at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council. Mr. Lacey has also been the project manager with responsibility for the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority Master Plan and the Hernando County Airport Master Plan.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

BURT BENNETT, CCI

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES/SURVEYING

Mr. Bennett has over forty years of experience within the fields of construction management services and survey. Currently he serves as Coastal’s Director of both Surveying and Construction Services. His responsibilities involve all aspects of civil engineering construction projects, including plan review for constructability and quality assurance, preparation of bid quantities and documents, coordination of bid phase and pre-construction services, construction administration/project management, inspections, project schedule oversight, shop drawing review and approvals, review of various construction materials testing, final inspections, record drawing preparation, and agency certifications.

Mr. Bennett was responsible for the development of a land surveying business plan, equipment procurement, staffing and implementation of a new land survey division at Coastal, that grew from an initial 2-man crew, to oversight of five crews, two professional surveyor & mappers, and CAD technicians.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

JOSEPH CALAMARI, PWS

ENVIRONMENTAL/SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Mr. Calamari has over 29 years of environmental experience and serves as the Environmental Division Director at Coastal. Prior to coming to Coastal, Joe was employed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District where he gained a wide range of experience conducting inspections and evaluations of wetlands, wetland creation areas, and surface water management systems.

At Coastal, he is tasked with managing the environmental division and performing tasks associated with wetland delineations and characterizations, UMAM assessments, State and Federal permitting, threatened/endangered listed species surveys, assessment, and permitting, management plan development, mitigation design and implementation, habitat restoration, and ecological monitoring.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

BRIAN M. MALMBERG, PE

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Mr. Malmberg has over 22 years of management, construction, and engineering experience. He joined Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. in 2017 as Director of Engineering. Brian’s previous experience includes nine (9) years in local government as a Design Engineer, County Engineer, Public Works Director, and Assistant County Administrator.

As Director of Engineering at COASTAL, he is responsible for oversight of the company’s engineering design services.

Coastal Engineering Associates, Inc. - Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Surveying, Construction Management, Central FL

GARY SMITH, PSM

SURVEYING/CHIEF SURVEYOR

Mr. Smith joined Coastal in 2015 with over thirty-two (32) years of surveying & mapping experience in West Central Florida.

As Chief Surveyor, his responsibilities include Client interaction, project management, and working participation in the various types of survey work described under his experience.

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