Are You ADA Compliant?

ADA compliance is not new and has been a part of commercial real estate development for years. With ground-up projects and construction, accessibility is top-of-mind. However, recently ensuring proper compliance accessibility for existing buildings has resurfaced as a hot topic. This is true for not only for interior spaces but also building exteriors… READ MORE

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New Jersey’s Evolving Stormwater Regulations – Assessing the Impact on Future Development Plans

New Jersey’s landscape is no stranger to the challenges posed by stormwater management. As climate patterns continue to shift, the state is once again revisiting its stormwater regulations, prompting developers and communities to consider how these changes may influence their future planned developments… READ MORE

storm water management

Opportunity Zones – What is the role of a civil engineer and surveyor?

It has been nearly two years since the State of New Jersey introduced the “Opportunity Zones Program” as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The intention: To encourage economic development and investment in low income, economically distressed communities… READ MORE

Opportunity Zones

Feasibility Study – The Who, What, Where, When and Why

For purposes of this Ask the Expert, we will focus on the “What” ~ What is a feasibility study? According to our trusted free encyclopedia, Wikipedia, it is a practicality assessment of a proposed project or system. This may seem extremely broad but it is… READ MORE

Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

It’s never easy to narrow down a short list of frequently asked questions. That’s why some web site FAQ pages go on and on and on. This holds true in the world of civil engineering and surveying. There are so many yet a few do stand out as realtors and developers are faced with new projects and opportunities. Here are just three… READ MORE

Q & A

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

Opportunity Zones

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


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



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


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

Phase I Environmental


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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