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ENGINEERING SERVICES
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, and INDUSTRIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT

JSA is a technically skilled and detail-oriented civil engineering firm that provides professional services to land developers. Our staff has "hands on" experience problem solving various aspects of the development process. Historically, we have worked with our developer clients from acquisition to construction.


As part of the development process, JSA provides the following services:
  • Review of title
  • Preparation of topography and boundary
  • Preparation of project feasibility study/cost analysis
  • Preparation of tentative map
  • processing with appropriate agencies
  • analysis of conditions of approval
  • coordination with other members of the client's development team
  • presentation to public agencies
  • preparation of preliminary cost analysis
  • evaluation of Environmental Impact Statement
  • Preparation of improvement plans
  • analysis of options for condition compliance
  • Performance of construction survey
  • Periodic field observation of construction
  • Interface with inspectors and contractors
  • Preparation of record drawings and bond exoneration
  • processing drawings with agencies

    JSA is adept at successfully completing projects in compliance with performance schedules. Especially in the private sector, it is necessary to quickly and efficiently meet critical schedules for property owners and developers. Our efforts are aided by the team approach to projects and by the Intergraph/MicroStation design system.

    LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    A Civil Engineering firm can project manage the team that will provide an owner, purchaser, or seller with the background information listed below.

  • Soils Conditions
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Title Information (Title Company)
  • Boundary Survey
  • General Plan Designation
  • Existing and Proposed Zoning
  • Access
  • Utility Availability
  • Flood Hazard
  • Topography Surveys
  • Title Information relating to Encumbrances

    The Civil Engineer will review the title report, note encumbrances, and map easements, research proposed and existing General Plan designations and zoning, prepare an ALTA survey for extended coverage, report on existing flood hazard zones or prepare studies if there is a potential for a flood hazard, and prepare a topographic map of the subject property. JSA is adept in coordinating buyers and sellers to facilitate purchase transactions and realizes the necessity to quickly and efficiently meet critical schedules for property owners and developers.

    AGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES
    ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT SERVICES

    LANDFILL SERVICES
    Appropriate design and accurate survey are important to any landfill project. A civil engineer can coordinate and lead the project team that would provide the following services to the landfill owner. Except where otherwise noted, services can be provided by JSA.

  • ENGINEERING
  • Erosion Control
  • CUP Applications and Exhibits
  • Access Road Design
  • As-built Plans
  • Environmental Impact Study and Report - Environmental Engineer
  • Soils and Geology Study and Report - Soils Engineer
  • Removal Limit and Volume Calculations
  • Mapping of liner layers
  • Stock pile and air space quantities

    JSA has over a decade of service and a proven track record providing civil engineering, planning, and survey support services for capital improvement projects at the county, municipal, and assessment district level. JSA has to date provided over $88,000,000.00 worth of support services. Our success is due to our staff's ability to listen to agency needs and criteria, and translate them into an appropriate design. By being responsive to these needs, JSA has built a successful working relationship with many local government agencies.

    JSA has roots in various communities that go back many years. Our staff has been active in supporting the development of many cities. JSA has a solid base of knowledge and experience with which to successfully perform civil engineering, planning, and surveying services required by any agency. In addition, JSA has shown a true willingness to adapt to a city's procedures and schedules, and an ability to establish a leadership role as needed by the city. Our attitude has produced positive relationships with agency directors and staff, and clients.
    In addition to the usual agency processing, JSA has experience with projects having site specific issues requiring negotiations that hinge upon relationships with special agencies, such as FEMA, Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, Corps of Engineers, etc., and the abililty to assist the owners in the processing and approval process with these agencies. JSA also has experience providing services for landfill operations and hazardous waste facility rehabilitation (superfund) sites. Services onthese projects have necessitated our becoming familiar with environmental issues and regulating agency requirements. Services are performed in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of the site operations, as well as the surrounding communities and agencies.
    COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND CAPABILITIES
    Advanced Engineering and Consulting uses a combination of Bentley's InRoads, PowerCivil, and microStation to provide the best service to our clients. A large document black and white Ricoh plotter/scanner and an HP color plotter are used to provide both the engineering and survey maps and plats as well as color exhibits. All staff members are versed in the use and operation of this equipment.

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