Land development or site design goes hand-in-hand with subdivision of property. We provide an experienced design group for every project. Possibly the most critical task on a land development project is establishing the finished floor elevation of a proposed building. All site design for the project is affected by the floor elevation.
The ability to provide a balanced earthwork design, adequate storm water management design, and appropriate overhead and underground utility location design hinges on how appropriately the finished floor elevation of the ground floor was set. Add to that the complexity of providing adequate facilities to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and an improperly set floor elevation can ruin, or at the very least grossly affect site development costs.
Our design group’s reputation for providing amazing site designs that minimize development costs and maximize site exposure continues to be our best advertisement. You can’t beat clients that keep coming back for more!
Our staff constantly stays abreast of the dynamic world of stormwater management design. Maintaining a rigorous continuing education regimen has enabled us to follow regulatory changes that affect storm water management design criteria.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pushed down to the State of Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay cleanup measures, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) criteria that has required a much more comprehensive approach to storm water management design.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed compliance regulations that must be met for all land development projects. The old design approach of providing rate control is not enough anymore. Designs must now address volume control and water quality. Developers must be prepared for increased site development costs associated with these stormwater management design changes.
We are experienced in working with the new requirements for stormwater. We have our own double-ring infiltrometer testing equipment, and complete the onsite testing for existing infiltration rates with our own staff. We also have an excellent rapport with the review / permitting agency personnel, working with them sometimes on a daily basis. They appreciate our attention to detail and completeness of our designs and permit application packages.
What We Do
We have been providing consulting and engineering services to private entities and public municipalities for over 50 years.