Site/Civil engineering combines knowledge of a property’s environmental constraints, project impact, and relevant regulations to determine a development’s feasibility. A site layout is developed while liaising with stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and relevant government agencies. Environmental constraints include soil characteristics, location within a watershed, and hydrologic considerations. Project impact includes zoning and land use ordinance effects, impervious surfaces, stormwater runoff water quality, and topographical changes, such as the need for retaining walls due to significant elevation changes. Government agencies include local, state, and federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
During a major precipitation event, such as rain or snow, infrastructures can be overwhelmed by both the volume and intensity of runoff into natural and/or manmade waterways. The stormwater management design accounts for several factors to create a reduction in runoff volume, rate, and pollutant concentration into public streams.
Watersheds are regionally and topographically-connected areas where runoff moves prior to being deposited into a body of water that can cross municipal, county, and state boundaries. The engineer evaluates geological/hydrogeological maps and then takes development, and adjacent/local area activity, into account to ensure that the impacts of the project on the watershed are mitigated.
Special Hydraulic Modeling
This application of fluid mechanics allows for the design of stormwater systems utilizing unsteady (time-dependent) modeling. This type of modeling is employed in sizing pumps in a system, as well as in riverine floodplain analysis. Results from this type of modeling determines the design of spillways and outlet works for dams, erosion and flood protection, water quality treatment device sizing, and other important features to address environmental site impacts.
Addressing natural and man-made threats, natural aging, lack of resources, and other factors negatively impacting Dam infrastructure.
The design of a dam given the characteristics of the property, needs of the client, and guidelines of the state and local agencies to keep the public safe.
Groundwater Mounding Analysis
This procedure allows the evaluation of the subsurface impacts of stormwater infiltration systems on the local groundwater table, and adjacent, below-ground structures.
This study occurs early in the development plan. The site/civil engineer takes knowledge of a property’s environmental constraints, project impact, and relevant regulations to determine a development’s feasibility. A site layout is developed while liaising with stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and relevant government agencies, and then presented to the Client.
Site Designs, Plans & Specifications
Using information available from historical data, enviormnental, topographic, and land use mapping, the site/civil engineer will design a development project taking appropriate physical or legal restrictions into account. We point out that throughput this process the site/civil engineer is constantly in communication with the Client to ensure that the resulting project is in line with his or her Vision.
Regulatory Approvals & Land Use Entitlements
The site/civil engineer will facilitate the approval and entitlement process, so that the Client proceeds in the most expeditious fashion towards construction.