Bridge and Other Structural Design, Inspection, and Maintenance
From basic single-span, ‘by-the-book’ bridge and culvert design to the largest and most complex bridge types in steel and concrete, our staff have our clients covered with quality design that is rooted in providing plans that are inherently constructible.
Driven by an ethic of practical design, our staff understand the processes and the requirements inherent in providing solid roadway design. Geometrically sound and safe with positive drainage solutions, our designs consider the best means and methods for traffic control during construction.
Multi-use Trail Planning & Design
We develop trail projects, and particularly those built on new alignment, using a unique hands-on approach for setting trail location. The locations are set in the field by our seasoned planners and engineers walking the project and staking key constraints and features. Locations are typically selected to avoid side-long ground and to respect natural features such as rock outcrops, specimen trees, and potential view sheds.
Our hydraulic studies employ one and two-dimensional modeling techniques to assess the suitability of a bridge structure to the crossing of a waterway. Geography, topography, and soil characteristics are all variables that must be evaluated in the study. Compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and guidance is a key component.
For site development, we provide grading and drainage plans, stormwater management plan, sanitary sewer and utility plans, paving plans, erosion control plans, landscape plans, site construction details, building foundation plans, floor framing plans, roof framing plans, parking plans, and structural sections and details. Our civil-site engineers can inspect existing buildings to identify any structural deficiencies.
Water / Wastewater / Sewer Design
Our staff is capable of all water/waste water/ stormwater conveyance design and operations as well as design of stormwater retention vaults focused on basin discharge improvements.
Our blend of permitting awareness, design expertise, and construction savvy make us the ideal teaming partner for design-build projects. From the smallest to the mega-size, our staff are nimble and focused on ensuring our contractor partners achieve success and that their clients are satisfied with the outcome.
Engineering During Construction
Our engineers work with contracting staff to conceive, develop, design, and detail solutions to construction challenges. We develop value engineering and contractor proposed designs that promote safety, save time, and are built efficiently and under budget.
Railroad, Transit, and APM Infrastructure Design
Our structural staff brings capability to the design and construction of bridges and guideways for all kinds of transit. We have specific knowledge of the hardware components – rails, plinths, joints – that are unique to transit design.