Category Civil Engineering

SCDNR Choses SW+ Project as Low Impact Development Case Study


SeamonWhiteside has long been a proponent of smart ways to limit development impact on the environment. Our cooperative civil engineering and landscape architecture departments have successfully crafted practical, low impact development designs for numerous projects throughout the state and beyond. Recently, the SC Department of Natural Resources chose one of these projects,Local LID Case Study: Laurel Oak Grove, James Island, SC, as a case study illustrating LID techniques for use in their upcoming Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina workshops.

Local LID Case Study: Laurel Oak Grove, James Island, SC

Local LID Case Study: Laurel Oak Grove, James Island, SC

Congratulations! on a project well designed and executed are in order for the SW+ Laurel Oak Grove Project Team:

Jenny Palmer, PE, Civil Engineering
Russ Seamon, LEED AP, Land Planning | Urban Design
Bill Eubanks, FASLA, LEED AP, Land Planning | Urban Design
Kenny Seamon, PLA, Land Planning | Urban Design
Rusty Blake, PE, Construction Administration

Bridgeside at Patriots Point Apartments Break Ground

Charleston Regional Business Journal
By Ashley Barker
Published August 5, 2014

Luxury apartments being constructed at Patriots Point

Daniel Corp. and life insurance company MetLife Inc. are building a 324-unit luxury apartment community in Mount Pleasant called Bridgeside at Patriots Point. (Rendering/Provided/Daniel Corp.)More than 300 new luxury apartment units in Mount Pleasant are expected to be ready for occupants in the spring of 2016.

Real estate development firm Daniel Corp., in partnership with life insurance company MetLife Inc., recently broke ground on Bridgeside at Patriots Point.

The two companies purchased 16 acres of land from LRA Charleston Bridgeside LLC in December 2013 for $7.5 million, according to Pat Henry, president of Daniel Corp.’s commercial business operations.

Three nearly identical buildings with 108 units each will be built along Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., between the Ravenel Bridge and the College of Charleston baseball facility at Patriots Point. Four stories of units will sit on top of a parking area, according to Henry.

Daniel Corp. and life insurance company MetLife Inc. are building a 324-unit luxury apartment community in Mount Pleasant called Bridgeside at Patriots Point. Three nearly identical buildings will cost about $65 million and will sit on top of a parking area.

About $65 million will be spent to build the apartment community, which will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans along with a clubhouse, pool area and fitness center. Parks and jogging trails to the Ravenel Bridge are also planned.

Henry said it is too early to comment on a price range for the units, but he said they will be “among the finest luxury units in the area.”

“We expect to have a good mix of people. With all the infrastructure in place, with parks, sidewalks and public areas, access to water, the opportunity to enjoy athletics facilities and, of course, the bridge, we very much expect an active lifestyle,” Henry said.

He expects about 200 jobs will be created in the construction phase and a dozen full-time positions will be available once the facility is open.

Atlanta-based Wakefield Beasley and Associates is responsible for the project’s architectural design, and site and civil engineering services will be completed by Seamon Whiteside and Associates in Mount Pleasant. Choate Construction has been named as the project’s builder.

Daniel Corp. and MetLife recently jointly completed the Rocca Villas apartments in the Buckhead community near Atlanta. Henry said they’re also building hotels, offices and residential facilities in a multiphase development in the Midtown district of Atlanta that will span several city blocks.

The two companies recently acquired 6,000 acres of property known as the Reynolds Plantation, which is about 50 miles east of metro Atlanta, and are working on development plans for that now.

“We have a good working relationship with MetLife,” Henry said. “I’ve done a lot of work in Charleston through my career, and we’ve been anxious to return to the Charleston community. We’re so excited about this site and the opportunity to positively impact this area. It’s not lost on us that when folks are coming over that bridge that this will be the first thing they see.”

Reach staff writer Ashley Barker at 843-849-3144 or @AshleyNBarker on Twitter.

Seeking Experienced Civil Engineer


The Greenville office of SW+ is seeking an experienced civil engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will serve as a Civil Engineer/Project Coordinator II and will be expected to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Direct experience with land development projects involving campus, commercial, and/or professional office buildings is preferred.

Responsibilities will include effective client management, preparation of plans for land development projects, including commercial, retail, office building, higher education campus improvements, streetscapes, single-family residential subdivisions and multi-family complexes. Typical tasks include drainage reports, site plans, grading and utility plans, erosion control plans and roadway design. Attendance at regulatory land use meetings may also be required. Responsibilities will expand as experience is gained.

Education, Skills & Experience:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, skills and experience:

E.I.T. registration (minimum); P.E. a plus

B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college/university

2-6 years’ work experience in a related position

A strong desire for continuous professional and personal development and improvement

Design and coordination of work on multi-discipline projects ranging from preliminary land development through full permitting for all aspects of civil design including but not limited to:

  •  zoning issues
  • grading and drainage
  • erosion control
  • stormwater management
  • road design
  • water & sewer systems
  • subdivision layouts

Assist with conducting research, performing site evaluations, and preparing drainage reports.

Coordinate with other engineering teams and the landscape architecture departments within the firm.

Advanced AutoCAD and Civil 3D skills

Ability to work independently in a team environment & to effectively manage time

Proficiency in a wide variety of software programs

A valid driver’s license

Benefits include: medical, prescription & dental insurance; vacation; sick leave; holidays ;employee life insurance; 401k account. SW+ is a tobacco-free workplace.

SW+ is looking for a focused individual who would like to grow with us and become a mainstay in our engineering department. Please review our website at for our company background and details on our projects.

Send a cover letter highlighting your pertinent experience along with a resume to The position is immediate need.