Langan’s Florida Team Supports Resilient Projects from Coast to Coast
Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a-changin’”—and so is the environment around us. Yet as sustainability and resiliency continue to be critical issues around the world, regions surrounded by water and exposed to extreme weather events require proactive engineering to create a more resilient environment.
In Florida, this issue is top of mind. The state’s Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget allotted more than $500 million to resiliency projects, including infrastructure updates, vulnerability assessments, and major improvements along Florida’s 1,350 miles of coastline. Langan’s local team is helping strengthen resiliency throughout the Sunshine State by elevating streets to combat sea-level rise, designing drainage solutions that address flooding, and redeveloping bulkheads and expanding seawalls state-wide.
“Waterfront improvement measures play a role in the majority of our Florida projects, simply because most of the state borders a coastline,” said Carlos Ortiz, PE, Associate, Langan. “By weaving resiliency into each service we provide, our statewide team has a clear understanding that one sustainable solution does not fit all. Instead, we collaborate with each client to understand their specific goals, help mitigate project challenges, and develop resilient measures where beneficial.”
Since arriving in Miami 50 years ago, Langan has grown and expanded its practice, opening four additional Florida offices: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. By keeping up with Florida’s latest resiliency measures and mandates, Langan helps clients confidently weather the unknowns and work toward a brighter, more resilient future.