Ross Engineering (Ross) is pleased to announce that the UM Proton Therapy Center, is now finalizing construction and soon open for business in Coral Gables Fl. We are proud to have been the Civil Engineer of Record for this top University in the USA. Ross engineering services included;

  • Weekly NPDES inspection as per FDEP criteria.

  • Prepare inspection data logs to record the condition of the silt fence, construction entrance rocks, or any other NPDES requirement of the site’s storm water pollution prevention plan.

  • Fax or email inspection data log to Owner on a weekly basis.

  • Mail inspection data log to FDEP in Tallahassee on a weekly basis as per FDEP rules.

  • Review construction plans

  • Attend preconstruction conferences

  • Being certain that all erosion and sediment control measures in the approval plan have been properly installed and maintained.

  • That erosion is being controlled.

  • That off-site sedimentation is being prevented and that no turbidity in adjacent streams is being generated.

  • Inspecting Erosion and Sediment Control Practices including:

    • Entrances and Exits

    • Inlet Protection

    • Sediment Traps and Barriers

    • Stream Crossings

    • Buffer Zones

    • Maintenance

  • Inspecting Stormwater Systems During Construction

    • Stormwater Impoundments (Ponds)

    • Under drains and Filters

    • Exfiltration Trenches

    • Infiltration Paving (Porous Pavement, Concrete Grid, Modular Paving, Grid Confinement Systems)

    • Swales

    • Runoff Control Diversions

    • Runoff Conveyance – Channels, Conveyance Swales, Slope Drains, and Flumes

    • Outlet Protection

    • Ground Covers (Surface Stabilization)

  • Inspecting Vegetation used for Erosion Control

    • Check Seedbed Preparation

    • Check for Proper Mulching

    • Ensure Maintenance of Vegetative Cover


A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

ProBeam for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer System at the University of Miami's UHealth Tower on its medical school campus. Groundbreaking will take place this spring, installation of the massive equipment should start in early 2019, and patient treatments should commence in the first half of 2020.

“Proton therapy is a technology that has the potential to improve outcomes in a subset of patients,” said Dr. Alan Pollack, professor and chair of radiation oncology at Sylvester. “One of the most exciting elements is putting this technology into the hands of the disease site experts that we have at Sylvester. That combination of precision and expertise has great potential for our patients.”

Proton therapy is most effective when treating cancer in children or tumors located near vulnerable parts of the body, such as the brain, lungs, heart, or spine. A massive cyclotron speeds up the positive-charged protons, and the operator of the machine aims them directly at the cancer. The proton beam can be set to energize at a certain depth within the body, so it can attack the cancer without spreading radiation on the way in or the way out.