Sustainable Solutions Portfolio

Our Portfolio of Sustainability Construction Projects includes work that has been done primarily for small scale private clients. We are often asked by our clients assist in finding sustainable solutions for their situation. We consult in rainwater capture and use, solar panel planning and design, etc.

We also offer the engineering construction drawings necessary to permit roof-top or ground mounted solar installations.

Because our company has a goal of helping our community become more sustainable, we are large advocates of this nature of thought and engineering practice. As such, we are the sole sponsors and editors of the website.


A Place for Your Stuff - South Daytona, FL

This project was one in which MetaWorld assisted their client in permitting a system that would alleviate flooding on the site. The site had a permit from the St. John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD) that was nearly 30 years old. Throughout the years, the drainage characteristics of the site had changed because Nova Road had been expanded and because the Nova and Reed Canals had undergone modifications. One of those modifications involved Reed Canal along the property boundaries, and a berm was created which turned the site into a “bowl”, and made it susceptible to flooding.

We designed a permanent pump system that would kick in before flooding would occur. This required modifying an existing permit with SJRWMD and updating the system such that the flow of stormwater run-off met current standards. Although bringing an existing site to current standards without modifying the pond itself is a difficult task, MetaWorld got the job done.

Shipping Container Barn - Interlachen, FL

This project was for a private client who had wanted to incorporate shipping containers they already owned into the design of their new barn. It was an incredibly fun project for our team to work on, given the passion we have for sustainable development.

Our design involved using the shipping containers for both logistical and structural purposes. The containers significantly reduced the material costs of the project because the weight and structural integrity of the containers allowed them to be used for the anchorage of the barn, reducing the need for large footings, deep pilings and structural walls. The trusses were connected to supporting legs which were fastened to the containers.

With our innovative design, we were able to incorporate the shipping containers as the barn stalls on both sides, allowing for a large open barn space inbetween. Additionally, our design allowed for storage area above the shipping containers, offering more space than your conventional barn.

At the end of the day, our clients were very pleased with their more spacious and less expensive barn. Not only that, but we were also able to recycle large amounts of material without requiring any processing. This was certainly a win-win project.

Ground Mounted Solar System - Pearson, FL

This was an exciting project where MetaWorld Civil Consulting, LLC had the opportunity to move towards our long term goals of benefitting our local communities and enhancing our quality of life. Additionally, this was the first solar project permitted by our new company, adding to the fervor.

This particular installation was for a 2.5 kW ground mounted array on a Farm in Volusia County, Florida. The client in this case was particularly concerned about the aesthetic effect that the array would have on their property, and wanted to use a ground mounted system that did not include the typical pole and rack system used for ground mount installations.

As the Engineer of Record, we were able to design an innovative system which would provide maximum efficiency while being no taller than the existing fencing, and meeting the clients aesthetic requirements.

The system is up and running and the client is enjoying their free energy. Additionally, the back-up battery system installed provided the client with power during the recent Volusia County outages.