Christopher A. Gmuer, PE is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Florida, and owner of Gmuer Engineering, LLC. Chris graduated with an Engineering Degree from the University of Florida with a specialization in Land and Water Resources. He worked from 2005 to 2014 with Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. (CHW) in Gainesville as both a Senior Project Manager and Design & Technical Operations Manager. He was instrumental in developing the Innovation District and UF Health / Shands. These projects included Innovation Square Roads and Utilities, UF's Infinity Hall, Social 28, UF Health Medical Office Building at Springhill, UF Health Emergency Center at Springhill, and the new UF Health Heart & Vascular / Neuromedicine Hospital and Parking Garage. His specialties center around infill development with technical challenges including stormwater management and treatment, utility allocations, and local government permitting. In 2014, Chris accepted a position as Director of Engineering with eda engineers-surveyors-planners, inc. (eda) where Chris worked to double the size of their engineering department and implement revised production and design workflows. At eda, he designed the Gainesville Ridge Apartment Complex, the I-75 Overpass Multi-Modal Roundabout, and the Publix at Alachua Marketplace. Now in 2016, Chris ventured to form Gmuer Engineering, LLC to better serve the development community of North Central Florida. Projects have included an apartment complex in the Historic University Heights, Retail and Offices in Gainesville / Alachua / Lake City / Neptune Beach, Roads and Utility Mains in Newberry FL, School Board projects, Hotels in Lake City, and an Assisted Living Facility.
Chris is experienced in Site Development, Urban Site Layout, Master Planning with Land Use, Master Stormwater Design, 3D Site Grading, 3D Utility Infrastructure Design, and Geometric Roadway Design and is especially proficient in Auto CAD Civil 3D. He has been a member of the Florida Engineering Society (FES) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) since 2006. His interests lie in workflows that leverage technology and design to provide elegant solutions to complex land development conflicts.
Take a minute to give Chris a call and see if his approach can work for your project, 352-281-4928.
Project Experience at Past Companies
CRA Innovation Square, 3rd Ave
Gainesville, FL 2013
Engineer of Record (CHW) and permitted a new 850’ road bisecting the Shands AGH super block. The proposed 78’ ROW included travel lanes, street trees, LED street lights, 10’ sidewalks, 12” water main, 8” gravity sewer, 6” Reclaimed Water Main, 3” gas main, 16” chilled water supply and return, 24” stormwater pipe, electric and communication conduits and vaults, and irrigation.
Alachua, FL 2014
Engineer of Record (eda) and permitted the site plans for a 45,600 sf grocery store and 10,400 sf retail strip in the City of Alachua. Site design involved significant grading to maintain ADA standards, terraced stormwater ponds, private utility main extensions, and a turn lane addition to US Hwy 441.
Gainesville Ridge Apartments
Gainesville, FL 2015
Engineer of Record (eda) and permitted the site plans for a mixed use development that included 142 3-story row houses and a mixed-use 3-story building with 36 apartments and ground floor retail and offices. Site followed urban design standards with on-street parking, underground stormwater chambers, private utility main extensions, and tree removal mitigation and protection. www.theridgefl.com
UF Health / Shands Springhill Medical Office Building
Gainesville, FL 2011
Engineer of Record (CHW) and permitted the civil infrastructure for a 4-story medical office building and future phases of a medical campus. This included approx. 950’ of new County road with roundabout, 1,000’ of private roads, 1,925 feet of FDOT directional median improvements within 39th Ave, and 1,300’ of utility corridor including water main, gravity sewer, storm pipe, and underground electric.
Social 28 Apartments (Courtyards Redevelopment)
Gainesville, FL 2014
Engineer of Record (CHW) and permitted the civil infrastructure for 6-story multi-use apartment buildings at SW 13th Street and SW 3rd Ave. The reconstruction of 675’ of SW 3rd Ave included upgrading a 2” water main to 8”, gravity sewer replacement, new gas main, new stormwater pipe, underground electric, and street lights. The new cross section includes travel lanes, parallel and angled parking, 10’ sidewalks, street lights. Stormwater treatment was provided in vaults under the buildings.