Hydroseeding

Our experience with managing large tracts of land for agricultural development and production, where smaller margins and efficiency is key, has taught us that it is important to get the quality and work right the first time, but more importantly, do it efficiently.

At BGC, we subscribe to Profile Products 5 Keys to Establishing Vegetation:

1. Understand the Substrate – We soil test to determine soil pH, nutrient levels, and organic matter to ensure sustainable
vegetation.

2. Pick the Right Plant Species – We select plant species by site depending on intended use, maintenance expectations, and
environmental conditions.

3. Select the Correct Erosion Control Practice – We follow Profile’s Green Design Engineering™ Triangle to select the best.
product based on effectiveness, longevity, and vegetation establishment.

4. Ensure Proper Installation – We install products based on the manufacturer’s specification.

5. Conduct Inspection and Maintenance Activities – Our inspections only begin when we have completed a project. The
obvious post-installation inspection occurs; however, we routinely and regularly visit our past sites to ensure proper
vegetation establishment and erosion control effectiveness. These inspections occur at predetermined intervals and after
significant weather events.

Hydroseeding

 

Grove Management

Harvesting over 4 million boxes of Florida fruit annually for clients, including 3 million cases of fresh fruit as well as juice fruit, Blue Goose Growers has become south Florida’s premier full-service professional crop and grove care company. We handle all day-to-day grove operations on behalf of our clients, furnishing not only management expertise, but also labor and machinery. Our clients are assured their grove is well cared for.

Our system includes

  • Preparation of annual crop budgets and horticulture plans to control costs.
  • Disciplined yearly farm program development and execution by our full-time farm managers.
  • Annual training for our certified farm chemical handlers.
  • Regulatory and permit management and compliance for our clients.
  • Coordination of harvesting and delivery of crop to the market.
  • Timely, detailed reports and specialized accounting services for quality and cost control.
  • Interest bearing grove accounts.
  • Annual crop insurance review and implementation.
  • Short and long term plans for current grove conservation, restoration and capital improvements such as irrigation.
  • Complete peace of mind for our clients that their asset is being well taken care of and operated in a profitable manner.
  • Grove Maintenance and Development
  • Our 50 years of crop management experience include developing some of the most aggressive program disciplines in nutrition, pest control and water management available in the industry today to produce high quality fresh crops required by international markets. Blue Goose Growers expertise is not only in maintaining existing groves, but also in developing new groves. The company has coordinated and managed the permits, construction and planting of thousands of grove acres from Native Florida scrubland and pasture.

 

See more about our Grove Management Services >> bluegoosegrowers.com 

Surveying

The survey department at Blue Goose Construction is led by Bryan C. Smith, a state licensed professional surveyor and mapper. Mr. Smith will coordinate with superintendents and engineers to translate plans and ideas into precise construction.

Our Surveying department provides high quality images from our sites, which leads to better project preparation and a greater knowledge of what we have to work with at each site. Following throughout project completion, our team does everything from taking aerial photographs, orthorectifying aerial photographs, processing and printing, for each of our construction sites. This keeps clients, sub-contractors and employees up to date and working with real time data. Quad copter and fixed wing drones are used for as-builting technology and for quality assurance. Utilizing the newest technology increases our level of accuracy and surpasses the time frame required by traditional measures of Surveying. Our drones use GNSS technology to show them the way and control flight plans.

The Survey Crew at BGC utilizes a Topcon GLS 2000, 3d long range laser scanner, for Topography and As-builts. This data also assists us in value engineering and design. We also use multiple GPS RTK rovers, for staking and as-builting. BGC sets GPS base stations at our sites and uses machine control in our machines to grade and excavate by design. Using machine control increases the speed and accuracy of the earth work.

Our Surveying team offers the following professional services:
– Drone Surveying
– Scanning
– GPS Mapping and Information
– Estimating
– Volumetric Analysis
– Basic Surveying
– Progress Photos
– Aerial Maps

Surveying

In the Shop

We give home to a variety of equipment and tools, doing in house repairs on all our equipment and often fabricating what we need in our shop. We take pride in our unique abilities, from our long reach excavators to our vast amount of talented staff working to make every project a success.

 

In the Shop

Extreme Long Reach

 

Blue Goose Construction is making their fleet of EXTREME reach excavators, equipped with GPS computer grade systems, available to other contractors and clients on a rental basis. These specialized machines are well suited to assist with projects that necessitate equipment capable of excavating, cutting slopes, placing material and grading to extreme limits with GPS accuracy.

The Fleet

95ft, 70ft, & 60ft. EXTREME Reach Excavators

Our fleet consists of several John Deere D Series excavators with Tier III certified power plants. The extreme boom length varies by machine, with the 850D reaching 95, the 450D with a reach of 70 ft and several 240D’s that have a reach of 60 ft. Normally, lifting capacity of long reach excavators is sacrificed for extra boom length. The Blue Goose machines however, are customized with heavy lift kits and other specialized features which add to their lifting and handling capacity.
These new generation production class excavators not only provide increased lifting capacity, they were also designed and customized to deliver a higher level of production. For example, the Blue Goose extreme reach machines can hold a 10 ft wide bucket full of fill material (about 2 cubic yards) fully extended.
Additionally, their fast hydraulics and generous drawbar pull provide the power and production needed for the special applications they were designed for.

GPS Precision & Quality Control

The customized GPS Computer Aided Grade Systems deliver a high level of precision and provide the operator with a visualization of the bucket location in relation to the work. This feature can help the operator excavate areas, like under water, where the work being performed is not visible. The cab mounted computer and display can be accessed and monitored from a laptop computer on the job site, or off site if wifi is available, which allows for quality control personnel and engineers the opportunity to observe the work being performed in real time.
The reach of the booms, up to 95 ft, coupled with the ability to grade precisely utilizing their GPS systems makes these machines a useful tool for many projects.

Working Examples

Long Reach 2Currently, some of the machines are working on a channel revetment project at a nuclear power plant in south Florida.
It’s a design build project for Underwater Engineering Inc. as General Contractor and Greenman-Pederson, Inc. as engineer.
The project consists of a 300 ft wide mile long horseshoe-shaped canal filled with 25 feet of seawater. Each embankment is 135 feet long with a 3:1 slope, two thirds of which is under water.
The embankments are being prepared to receive articulated concrete block mats. Extreme reach excavators are being used to create the desired slopes and grades by moving excess material to areas where the hydraulic dredge could access it to be pumped out and placing/compacting fill material into low areas.
Excavators working from barges and from the top of the embankment are grading to the engineers exacting specifications derived from the CAD drawings.

Dredging

Dredging these machines is also a great compliment to dredging projects that require sloping (grading of slopes), grading around structures and reaching into areas inaccessible to dredges.
Dredge heads may also be attached to the booms of these machines which would allow you to perform pin point dredging around piers and other structures where access by normal dredges is limited.

Availability

These extreme reach excavators are available on a monthly rental basis which provides other contractors and clients access to these special machines, even for smaller projects, where purchasing and availability is not an option. Because the operation of this equipment is highly specialized, a trained operator will be provided to operate the machine at the customer’s direction.
The machines can also be shipped to pre-approved destinations outside the US.

Other Services

Additionally, the Blue Goose Construction team is available for those specialized projects that require hands on solutions to complex problems. From consultation to project implementation and management, their experience in this specialized line of work can be a valuable asset to those looking for a resource to fit their special application.

Put the Blue Goose Extreme Experience to Work for You.

Extreme Long Reach

Historical Construction Activities and Projects

Below are some snapshots of various projects and activities work on by Blue Goose Construction. Most images were shot by Larry Tarr (© 2012 Blue Goose Construction, All Rights Reserved).