Services

Sustainable_smINFRASTRUCTURE
Planning and Engineering

Green Site_smSITES AND BUILDINGS
Civil Engineering

Ecological_smECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Planning and Engineering

Water_smWATER RESOURCES
Planning and Engineering

Systems_smINNOVATION LAB
Sustainable Systems Design

Land_smLAND ANALYSIS
Opportunity and Constraints Mapping / Visualization

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Our infrastructure services start with entitlements support and overall system planning. Our services include resilient infrastructure, entitlements, approvals support, eco-district implementation, system integration, climate proofing, coastal protection, and sea level rise. Our infrastructure engineering services include flood management, district utilities, green streets, green infrastructure, water resources, hydrology, water reuse, and waterway engineering.

Entitlements and Plan Approval Support

Policy and Rating Systems Development

  • Design Guidelines + Policy Recommendations
  • Frameworks / Sustainability Plans
  • Rating Systems – Full Assessment (Envision, LEED, Living Building Challenge, One Planet Living, Eco-District)

Utility System Layout & Optimization

  • Option Development / Decision Support


Infrastructure Engineering
Design and Sustainable Infrastructure System Integration

  • Backbone, campus, district and site-scale infrastructure design
  • Design of water, wastewater/sewer, power/energy, sewer, recycled water, stormwater, circulation, communications systems
  • Infrastructure Impact and system capacity analysis
  • Sustainable infrastructure strategy alignment
  • Climate resilient future-proofing analysis


Costing
Support for Infrastructure Alternatives

  • Decision Support / Costing Analysis / System Feasibility / Pro-Forma Development, CBA, ROI, Payback Analysis / Developing Metrics / Basis For Design / System Optimization


Resilience
Planning

  • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Impact, Coastal and Flooding Dynamics, Climate Proofing, Design Response (landscape/site-based systems)
  • Strategy & Decision Making Tool for Urban Development Response and Natural Resource Protection


Flood-Protection
Assessment and Mitigation Engineering

  • Flood protection planning / SWMM Storm Water Management Modelling
  • Regional, city, district and building scale planning and storm facility design


Green Streets & Vehicular Circulation Engineering

  • Green streets design framework,
  • Sustainable street approach,
  • Horizontal green infrastructure
  • Streetscape master plan, streetscape plan
  • Road alignments, roadway profiles
  • Street / sidewalk / pathway design
  • Parking layout and engineering
  • Road alignment design including:
  • Plan, profile, sections, calcs & details
  • Innovative streetscape design, plan development
  • Street network, paved widths, utility conflicts

Decision Support

  • Cost-based alternatives analysis
  • Sustainable opportunities decision making support
  • Design innovation integration, system optimization
  • Costing analysis, system feasibility, pro-forma development, ROI and payback analysis

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Our civil engineering services include documentation for buildings, parks, public spaces and other project types. Our documentation covers grading, drainage, hardscape, streets, stormwater, site materials, utilities, water systems, wastewater, and wetland engineering.

Basis of Design

Public ROW Improvements

  • Roads, sidewalks, utility connections


Site Layout
Engineering

  • Infrastructure Improvement


Vehicle circulation
Engineering

  • paving / striping / trash / transformers


Hardscape
Engineering

  • Driveways, parking, sidewalks, ADA improvements


Grading Design and Engineering

  • Site-sensitive grading design analysis
  • Sustainable earthwork planning (carbon/ cost optimization)
  • Grading plan documentation


Drainage Engineering

  • Site drainage plans
  • Wall and under-slab/sub- drainage design


Stormwater
Management Engineering (See Water Resources – Hydrology services for more info)

  • Plan and compliance documentation
  • SWPPP, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans


Utility
Engineering

  • Water, Sewer, Storm, Gas, Electric, Telecom, Fire Suppression, Fire Water


Water Reuse/ Water Capture

  • Rainwater harvesting, cisterns, water storage
  • Water systems for reuse (Recycled water system design, Purple pipe/dual plumbing, Graywater / blackwater system design)


Living Systems
Engineering

  • Wetlands, green roofs, living walls, green infrastructure


Erosion & Sediment Control
Engineering


Materials, Specifications, Site Details


Site Demolition
Plan Documentation


Code Compliance
and Agency Coordination


Construction Administration


Rating Systems
Coordination and Documentation

  • Envision, LEED, Sustainable Sites, Living Building

Decision Support

  • Cost-based alternatives analysis
  • Sustainable opportunities decision making support
  • Design innovation integration, system optimization
  • Costing analysis, system feasibility, pro-forma development, ROI and payback analysis

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Our ecological engineering services include watershed management planning, ecosystem engineering, integrated systems engineering, and living infrastructure engineering.

Ecological Baseline Assessment

  • Aquifer, soils, vegetation, biota, hydrology
  • Site analysis, opportunities and constraints plans
  • Hydrology assessment
  • Ecological framework establishment

Ecological System Establishment / Restoration /Adaptation / Resilience

  • Habitat suitability assessment and biodiversity enrichment
  • Restoration priority plans
  • Habitat suitability plans
  • Node and network habitat plans
  • Application of ecological analogues
  • Development of coastal resilience strategies based on natural/engineering systems performance

Engineered Open Space

  • Networks for high performance, user experience and aesthetics
  • Land forming strategies
  • Riparian corridor re-establishment
  • Blueway and Greenway plans

Stormwater Network / Watershed Restoration Planning

  • Natural pattern replication for stormwater systems and watershed restoration
  • LID /BMP design, layout and O&M plans

Green Infrastructure Design

  • Landscape and architectural integration of Green Infrastructure

Water Resources and Hydrology Engineering (see Water Resources services)

Waterway Engineering: Restored Streams, Canal Networks, Levees

  • Waterway design: Plans, Sections, Hydrology, Hydraulics

Decision Support

  • Cost-based alternatives analysis
  • Sustainable opportunities decision making support
  • Design innovation integration, system optimization
  • Costing analysis, system feasibility, pro-forma development, ROI and payback analysis

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Water resources  services include integrated water planning, hydrology, water system design, water reuse, wastewater, and wetland engineering.

Integrated Water Utility Infrastructure Systems

  • Water Supply Plans for: Potable, irrigation, rain, fire, gray, black, purple pipe, reuse.
  • Wet utility routing plans
  • Site water balance

Advanced Water System Reuse Integration

  • Net-Zero / Net-positive water viability assessment and delivery
  • Focus on high performing landscape & building systems
  • Alternative water Systems / Water Reuse
  • Sustainable Water System Plans, Calcs and Details

Potable Water System Design – Urban and Rural Water System Design

  • Integrated water system planning
  • Water Utility Infrastructure Systems

Wastewater Systems and Onsite Treatment

  • System option development, system plan design
  • Treatment train design, plans, calcs & system details
  • Multi-source blending and water quality management

Treatment Wetland Design

  • Subsurface flow/surface flow constructed wetlands
  • Stormwater, rainwater, wastewater system balancing

Regional Watershed Assessment

  • Climate resilience planning
  • Water resource and water network evaluation
  • Aquifer assessment and groundwater recharge opportunities
  • Local hydrology pattern assessment

Hydrology Services

  • Flood protection planning / SWMM Storm Water Management Modelling
  • Regional, city, district and building scale planning and storm facility design
  • Hydrology Investigation: Site Inventory and Data Analysis
  • Engineering assessment of waterways and connected floodplains to address flooding risk
  • Enhancement opportunities connected to flood prevention design
  • FEMA / Hazard Mitigation Flood Grant Program engineering calculations, eligibility, and stakeholder alignment for FEMA funding
  • Overall watershed restoration design / ecosystem management
  • Wildlife crossing infrastructure feasibility
  • Integrated hydrology, flood management and infrastructure
  • Estimates of engineering costs

Ponds, Lakes, Streams – Open Water Systems Design

  • Engineering of open water systems
  • Restoration and environmental engineering support

Decision Support

  • Cost-based alternatives analysis
  • Sustainable opportunities decision making support
  • Design innovation integration, system optimization
  • Costing analysis, system feasibility, pro-forma development, ROI and payback analysis

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Multi-disciplinary design advancement of critical systems.  Our Innovation Lab supports engineering projects and develops high performance site and living infrastructure designs.

Charrettes + Workshops              

Design Alternatives & Decision Making

  • Constraints and opportunities report
  • Triple bottom line / cost benefit analysis
  • Sustainable opportunities decision making support
  • Design innovation integration, system optimization
  • Costing analysis, system feasibility, pro-forma development, ROI and payback analysis

Engineering Support                                                     

  • Performative ecology that restores natural function and process to inform and enhance entitlements, sustainability, and public engagement
  • Site resources and ecology assessment
  • District infrastructure support
  • Technology assessment & evaluation
  • Living infrastructure (Living roof and podium systems)
  • Pond and wetland systems design
  • Water and wastewater system optimization
  • Rainwater harvesting and greywater design and permitting

Integrated Resource Planning (Water, Waste, Energy, Materials and Carbon)

  • Adaptable Infrastructure Platform with Bolt On Technologies (AIP/BOT’s) with real time monitoring and control systems that plug into SMART City applications
  • Resource and waste recovery
  • Integrated agriculture systems and input resources analysis
  • Water system optimization with other systems
  • Energy utility infrastructure systems
  • Local material sourcing opportunities
  • Material analysis and embodied carbon
  • Renewable energy opportunities
  • Carbon sequestration and management plans

Technical Reports                                                           

  • Schematic process flows
  • Systems engineering presentation
  • Sustainable systems feasibility report
  • Opinion of probable cost
  • Technical reports

Policy and Rating Systems Development

  • Design guidelines, policy recommendations
  • Frameworks / Sustainability Plans
  • Rating systems – Full Assessment (Envision, LEED, Sustainable Sites initiative, Living Building Challenge, One Planet Living, Eco-District)

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Our land and site resource mapping services include ecological systems mapping, land mapping, environmental constraints, environmental resources, adaptation planning, and sea level rise. Additionally, our services include graphic visualization to support our design process and deliverables.

Land Analysis
Mapping

  • Topography analysis and mapping
  • Elevation and slope analysis
  • Aspect analysis
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Soils analysis

Opportunity & Constraints Mapping

  • Hydrological analysis
  • Habitat suitability and connectivity
  • Greenway and blueway priority
  • Land-based solar opportunity optimization
  • Development cost premium analysis

Graphic Visualization                                                    

  • Technical graphics
  • Water systems visualization
  • Land analysis & constraints mapping
  • Complex geometry modeling & volume analysis
  • Drone aerial 2D survey & 3D digital surface model
  • Infrastructure diagramming
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