Engineering Design

  • Site Assessment – Walk the project site with the client to understand critical needs
  • Technical Alternatives – Prepare Conceptual Design options for the client
  • Alternative Selection 
  • Hydraulic Concrete Structure
  • Earthwork – Calculation of Earthwork Volumes for excavation
  • Detailed Design – Drawings of Specific Infrastructure
  • Bill of Quantities – Detailed List of Construction Inputs
  • Design Flow model – calculate water demand
  • Open Channel Design – HEC-RAS Model
  • Design Packaging – Printing, archiving drawings in technical format as official record
  • Design Specifications – A technical document providing detailed specifications supporting the design drawings
  • Pipeline Hydraulic Design – EPANET model
  • Plan and Profile Drawings – Route location and Elevation Drawings
  • Draft Specifications for RFP – Write the scope of work
  • Project Budget – Estimate Construction Costs
  • Project Schedule – Estimated Construction schedule
  • Procurement Quotes – Obtain Quotes from reputable contractors
  • Contracting – Review of budget, timeline and deliverables for reasonableness
  • Progress Reports – Reporting on project completion progress and potential disruptions or other technical notes
  • Coordination – Meeting with Project Stakeholders
  • Construction Supervision – Site Visit and Inspection Report with Graphics
  • Submittal review – Assist client to review technical submittals before payment to contractor.
  • Field Inspection Visit – field visit requiring at least half a day for travel and site inspection to verify the status of existing infrastructure at a location.
  • Field Investigations
    • GPS Point collection – Field survey of GPS data points for project map development
    • Topographic Survey – xyz surveys
    • Level loop survey – Elevation verification survey
    • Grade Control Survey – Control construction elevation
    • Establish Control parameters – for data collection performed by external party
    • Waters Flow measurement – Open channel flow using digital flow meter
    • Infiltration testing
    • Compile Region specific soil data
      • Soil structure data from national database
      • Soil test – Soil texturing and laboratory analysis
    • Compile Region specific water data
      • Water test – Sample collection and laboratory analysis
  • Assembly of Existing data sets
    • Compile and format  meteorological data
    • Compile and format other data sets based on project scope and client goals

Economic Analysys

  • Crop Enterprise Budgets – Economics Feasibility of producing specific crops with available natural resources for the available market.
  • Market Survey – Survey economic actors of a specific regional industry to refine price points and sales volumes for an agriculture product.
  • Benefit/Cost Ratio – Break Even Feasibility of a capital investment.
  • Economic Rate of Return – Estimated Return on a capital investment within defined assumptions and expectations
  • Value Chain Assessment – Identify and define all stakeholders in a regional industry, provide a graphical representation and map.
  • Annualized Infrastructure Costs – Calculate Life Cycle Costs of a capital investment

Environmental Planning

  • Hydrology – Identification of Watershed boundaries and water balance calculation.
  • Crop rotation assessment of current cropping systems and provide recommendations according to the situation.
  • Soil erosion assessment and recommendations.
  • Water quality assessment, monitoring, and recommendations.
  • Sustainability Assessment – Asses local community administrative systems to ensure their continued ability to conserve and protect natural resources.
  • Wetlands, Ecosystems and Habitats assessment and recommendations.
  • EMMP– Establish monitoring indicators and create the project Environmental Mitigation and Management Plan.
  • Storm water Pollution – Develop a prevention plan
  • Permits
    • Clean Water Act – Permit Application
    • Utility connection or crossing – Permit application.
    • Coordination Meeting – Meeting with local regulators to answer questions pertaining to permit application

Capacity Building

  • Financing Support
    • Available Financing report – Research available financing opportunities and present a matrix of requirements vs. benefit and fit to project
    • Grant Preparation – Prepare grant documentation and technical documentation required for application
    • Meeting – one of the following
      • Pre-Grant meeting with stakeholders to define scope
      • Meeting for cost share coordination
      • Grant review meeting with funding source.
  • Marketing
    • Brand Book – Develop client or project logos, colors and templates
    • Branding materials –Use branding to develop newsletters, signs, stickers, hard hats and other products needed to ensure the project is clearly identified and distinguished.
    • Promotion – Develop and send communication pamphlets or monthly newsletters on behalf of the client to ensure project milestones are communicated to the project stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Training
    • Bookkeeping and Invoicing – Ensure clients can collect fees from services provided and that they follow good bookkeeping practices to pass project audits.
    • Database management and improvement – Train clients on understanding what data should be tracked and how to evaluate data to improve operations and services provided.
    • Technical Operations – Provide training on operations to meet safety regulations and to abide by technical specifications of the equipment.
    • System maintenance – Provide training to ensure that there are established maintenance procedures and that they are correctly followed according to schedule.