Tallahassee, Florida -- Genesis hosted a "construction in motion" field trip of Capital Cascade Park on Saturday, April 9th to a group of up and coming engineering students from the FAMU/FSU School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering class. The group was a combination of 10 students, Professor Kamal Tawfiq, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE, Thomas Hayden, P.E. (Geotechnical Engineer) with EGS, Antonio Garcia, P.E. (Structural Engineer) with Garcia Bridge Engineers, Echo Kidd Gates, P.E. (Project Manager), and Mark Llewellyn, P.E. (Field Trip Coordinator/President) both from Genesis .
Capital Cascade Park has been under construction for over a year and is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2012. The park, which is being developed by BluePrint 2000 & Beyond, is a stormwater and greenways project. The park will incorporate trails and park amenities with a stormwater retrofit, while encompassing community and cultural affairs for the City of Tallahassee.
During the afternoon tour, Mr. Llewellyn took the time to stop and explain all the major areas currently under construction; including stormwater drainage and ponds, structural walls, box culverts, stairs, parking lots, utilities, and permitting, as well as the historical influences of the park and future amenities. The students were encouraged to ask questions throughout the tour, and several students showed a great bit of enthusiasm about the project. Dr. Tawfiq stated, "I think this excellent field experience will never be forgotten by these students."
For additional information, please contact:
Mark T. Llewellyn, P.E.