Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Redoubt
Title: Proposed Project Approach
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Title: Proposed Project Approach
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Redoubt
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 8
Divider: Redoubt
Folder: Redoubt
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Redoubt (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.897826 x -81.314976
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Volume ID: VID00006
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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The team project approach will be as much philosophical as it will be technical.
Consultants will initially be facilitators developing conceptual designs based upon the
archeological and historical expertise of the City, National Park Service, St. Augustine
Historical Society, Presidio Committee and other stake holders. The team will meet with
the City and others determined by the City to obtain those parties' vision of how the
redoubt appeared. With that information, sketches of the various concepts will be
prepared and presented to the City for review and "short listing." On the basis of that
selection and additional comments, the selected concepts will be further redefined and
resubmitted for additional "short listing" and comments. After this process has been
completed, the process of developing design drawings and specifications will begin.

Obviously site constraints and the intended purpose of the reconstruction (educational)
will need to be considered in the development of the concepts and design. Although the
selected site appears large enough for the redoubt, the incorporation of sidewalks, a
possible moat (wet or dry), signage, illumination, and access, both normal and ADA
accessible, will be considered. Another design consideration will be the allowance for
alignment of a future revetment segment extending from the City Gates to the Santo
Domingo Redoubt.

The design team will use topographic archeological and geological surveys that will be
provided by or facilitated through the City. As other revetments in San Agustin have
palm log facings, we assume that the redoubt will also have this feature. In the early
1960's, the National Park Service developed a methodology for forming and installing
palm logs made of concrete and fabricated in a latex mold. The logs were then installed
using cast-in-place piers or "tank traps." That construction has been well documented
and is a National Park Service Standard Design Practice. Although that method and
those materials may well be used in the Santo Domingo Redoubt Reconstruction, the
design team will also evaluate real palm logs and palm logs fabricated from other
materials such as fiberglass or polyethylene. The recommendation of construction
materials will be made to the City on the basis of initial cost, life expectancy, present
worth, appearance, maintenance costs, ease of construction, weight, etc. City
construction forces will perform most, if not all, of the construction and erections of the
redoubt, therefore the design team will endeavor to create a design that can be erected in
stages with a minimum of special equipment and/or specialized skills or training.

The team will maintain clear, concise and regular communication relative to all aspects
of the conceptualization and design. We further anticipate making conceptual and
design submittals at regular milestone and/or review points, i.e. Preliminary
Conceptualization, Short List Refined Concepts, Final Conceptual Drawing Approval,
30% Plans, 60% Plans, 90% Plans and Final Plans. Other design decisions such as
construction methodologies, construction materials, etc. will be presented in Letter or
Technical Memorandum formats for review and direction by the City.

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