Concord School District, Concord, NH, Concord, NH


  • utility design
  • roadway improvements
  • site grading and layout
  • underdrain design
  • underground storage tank removal
  • hazardous waste disposal management
  • site plans

Concord, NH

Nobis provided civil, geotechnical and environmental services for Concord School District.  Representative projects include:

Elementary School Consolidation

Nobis provided civil, landscape architecture, and geotechnical engineering services for the Concord School District elementary school consolidation – a $40 million dollar multi-school project. The project involved consolidation of six elementary school into three new schools to be located on the Conant, Kimball and Broken Ground campuses. Working with HMFH Architects from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nobis completed schematic design, design development, and construction drawing phases. Work involved design of the three sites including building location, site circulation for pedestrians, buses, parent drop-off and faculty parking, utility improvements, play areas, and landscaping. Nobis attended multiple community outreach, steering committee and school board meetings to present our designs and solicit feedback. Nobis also ushered the project through local and state permitting. In addition, Nobis performed borings and prepared preliminary geotechnical engineering reports for each school. The Concord School Board awarded the project to a single General Contractor. Nobis provided Construction Administration services until completion. 

Elementary School Master Plan

As a subcontractor to Harriman Associates, Nobis prepared site plans and cost estimates for expansions to Conant and Kimball Schools as part of the district-wide elementary school consolidation plan. The Conant School plan involved a two-story, 26,000 square foot expansion, and the Kimball School plan involved a three-story, 60,000 square foot expansion. In both cases, Nobis evaluated site layout, parking, pedestrian and vehicle access, and recreational space. A subsurface geotechnical evaluation was performed by Nobis at both sites. Nobis prepared final site plan renderings for presentation at multiple school board meetings and public hearings.

Concord High School Parking Lot

Nobis designed a 256-space parking lot on the former City of Concord Public Works Garage property on Warren Street. Our services included parking lot layout, associated grading and drainage design/analysis, and permit application preparation, including the required New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Site Specific Permit. Subgrade materials at this site contained significant quantities of ash waste,which could not be removed from the site. Nobis successfully incorporated this ash waste into the parking lot sub-base material specifications to the satisfaction of NHDES and local regulators.

Concord High School Expansion, Phase I and II

Nobis was retained as the project civil engineering firm responsible for utility design and site grading for this $20 million design-build project located off of Warren Street.  Nobis’ work included design of water, sanitary sewer and drainage utilities, layout and grading of the site lot in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, City of Concord Design Standards, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials guidelines. In addition, Nobis was responsible for compiling existing on- and off-site utilities information (located on numerous plans generated over many years) into one working plan.  Nobis worked closely with other design team members, the school district, and the contractor to resolve unforeseen design-build issues relative to drainage, high groundwater, and sanitary sewer. 

Child Care Center

Nobis provided drainage design services to address drainage issues on a portion of the child care facility site and adjacent street. Work included design of an emergency drainage swale and catch basin layout and preparation of construction performance specifications and shop drawings. 

White Farm

Civil Engineer responsible for parking lot layout and drainage. Particular drainage issues included flat slopes, high groundwater table, and absence of any municipal drainage systems in the vicinity of the site to tie into. In addition, Nobis also performed a feasibility study to determine the best alternative for sewage disposal.

Site Rehabilitation Phase I

Nobis evaluated five school sites including Kimball, Dewey, Conant, Eastman and Rumford, for upgrade and rehabilitation of site parking walkways and playgrounds. Based on input from CSD and individual school representatives, Nobis prepared a feasibility study for work to be performed for each site. Once alternatives were selected for each site, Nobis prepared construction bid documents, assisted CSD in securing a contractor and provided construction administration and oversight.

Site Rehabilitation Phase II

Nobis evaluated five school sites including Dame, Dewey, Broken Ground, Rundlett and Walker, for upgrade and rehabilitation of site parking, walkways and playgrounds. Based on input from CSD and individual school representatives, Nobis prepared a feasibility study for work to be performed for each site. Based on Nobis’ recommendations and in light of issues related to school funding, CSD delayed design and construction.

Beaver Meadow Drainage Improvements

Nobis provided drainage design services for several drainage issues at the site. Particular drainage issues included foundation seepage, playground flooding and detention basin modifications. Nobis provided consultation, feasibility analysis’ and construction plans for various design solutions.

Maintenance Facility Preliminary Feasibility Study

Nobis prepared preliminary feasibility studies for three parcels being considered for the maintenance facility including; General Services Facility on North Main Street, property on Old Turnpike Road, and property adjacent to the Broken Ground School. The feasibility studies involved meeting with CSD personnel and City of Concord Officials, preparing preliminary site layout plans and preparing a report comparing particular issues for each site. Nobis also evaluated the potential for relocating the existing transportation department to the Old Turnpike Road property.

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