Our team of engineers and land surveyors develops the preliminary plats, construction documents, and final platting documents necessary to build value in all levels of property development. Long-standing relationships with city planners and engineers for numerous municipalities have allowed us to become familiar with platting processes and development schedules for various jurisdictions in order to determine appropriate permitting schedules.
To work through platting requirements efficiently, we collaborate on a detailed process and schedule, along with a list of required tasks and documents. When tasks are completed or delayed, the schedule is updated. We take the lead in laying out the project development schedule so you can review the project timeline and understand the milestone dates. Previous project success includes everything from large, multi-phased residential subdivisions to industrial and commercial subdivision projects, as well as single lot developments ranging from less than an acre to hundreds of acres.
After determining access points, utility connections, public utility requirements and extensions, our design team prepares lot layouts, street design, and utility routing for the preliminary development concept. This initial work is used when meeting with the jurisdiction to gather design and permitting requirements that further define the project scope. This concept plan is also useful in developing a preliminary construction budget to determine initial project costs.
Parcel Creation & Easements
Once the preliminary design is complete, our land survey team lays out the parcels for development. To support the creation of the development, tasks such as generating legal descriptions, determining measurements and bearings, and preparing plat drawings are conducted. We also coordinate the location of proposed utilities and access points to create easements and identify any constraints to proposed properties. Collaborating with your legal team, we supply the platting documents needed to record the development with its jurisdiction.
Grading & Stormwater Management
To create a site that drains well and blends with the existing landscape, grading design and a stormwater management plan is established for the entire development. A 3D site model helps define cut and fill volumes and communicate with contractors in determining earthwork costs and design alternatives.
Each year, best management practices for properly routing and handling stormwater are integrated into every project we work on. Experience with the construction and maintenance of these improvements helps us in selecting cost-effective, resourceful solution.
Public Improvement Plans
Thorough construction documents for utility mains, streets, and grading improvements, with a detailed breakdown of project quantities, help ensure the bids you receive are accurate and comparable.