Resources

Conceptual Planning

“What’s the plan?” A quintessential question we hear almost every day and probably more than a few times. We plan when to get up, when kids need to be in school, when and what to have for dinner. Planning is also prevalent in business. From operational and strategic plans to long term vs. short term planning, there is no shortage and far too many to count. READ MORE

Stormwater Design

A good place to start is a quick refresher on what is stormwater. In short, it is rain, melted snow and any other precipitation falling from the sky. Such water has two fates. It can fall directly in bodies of water or be absorbed into the natural environment, thus a source of replenishment for plant, animals and water reserves. The second results when precipitation falls on impervious surfaces, such as streets, pavements and roofs, and causes a runoff effect. It is this latter flow that can wreak havoc on the environment and lead to flooding, erosion, property damage, habitat destruction and contaminated streams, rivers and other bodies of water. READ MORE

ALTA SURVEY

Simply defined, an ALTA survey is a boundary survey plus a lot more ~ one that adheres to a set of minimum standards established by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) in order to overcome the inherent fact that in today’s US land tenure system, there is no guarantee of ownership of real property. READ MORE

FLOOD ELEVATION CERTIFICATES

As licensed and insured professional engineers, land surveyors and providers of Flood Elevation Certificates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we receive calls daily from individuals who ask “What is a flood elevation certificate?” and “Why do I need one?” READ MORE

PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL

When buying property, proper due diligence is always recommended and important to avoid costly, time-consuming issues further along in the process. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is the first step in accomplishing this goal. READ MORE

WETLANDS

Historically, wetlands were viewed as useless areas of land filled or used for refuse disposal. However, freshwater and coastal wetlands play a vital role in the functioning ecosystem. They provide a unique habitat for many species of flora and fauna, enhance water quality by removing nutrients and serve as storage for floodwaters. READ MORE

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