Earthworx, LLC.



Engineering


Geographic Information System


Geology | Biology | Other

High Definition Surveying (3D)


Traditional Surveying | Mapping

 


Engineering Services


To meet the increasing demand for eco‐friendly civil site design, the engineering department at Earthworx employs Low Impact Design (LID) methods in the planning and design phases of many projects. LID is an ecologically based discipline that is more environmentally sound than conventional civil site design. By applying LID technology in civil design, Earthworx engineers have the ability to maintain some of the integrity of the original landscape which, in turn, conserves wetlands, minimizes site impact, and prevents pollution. Projects are designed to make use of existing natural features by preserving old growth trees and other attractive native elements. This enables each project to retain a distinctive look and creates an environmentally sensitive approach to development. Stormwater features are incorporated into the site layout, making efficient use of available land space.

Earthworx provides Civil Engineering services that include:
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Low Impact Development/Design (LID)
green infrastructure
sustainable site design
education initiatives

Traditional Civil Engineering Services

Water Quality Fee Credits

grading plans bioretention of stormwater
stormwater design retrofit & mitigation plans
sanitary sewer design tree planting for credits
roadway design water quality devices
residential development detention/retention facilities
commercial development design stormwater facilities maintenance plans
recreation and site master plans natural buffer plans
recreation facility design conservation easements

 

Geographic Information System (GIS) Services


A Geographic Information System (GIS) consists of data that is spatially referenced to the earth, along with computer hardware and software and the people that make it work. GIS involves the capturing, editing, analyzing, manipulating, storing, querying, and displaying of geographically linked information. Different data layers can be symbolized and labeled on a map, allowing the GIS user to visually recognize what’s going on at a particular location or distinguish overall patterns in the data on a larger scale. GIS technology is used in areas such as resource management, urban planning, cartography, and asset inventory management, just to name a few. With expertise in GIS consulting, training, application development, spatial data analysis systems administration, cartography, and utilities mapping, the GIS team at Earthworx is available to service all long‐term and short‐term GIS related tasks.

GIS Mapping Services Include:
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geodatabase design and development
survey‐grade infrastructure mapping and attribute collections
database maintenance
custom map‐making and printing
web‐based access to GIS data
sanitary and storm system inventories/surveys



Geology, Biology, and other Services


Earthworx provides soil percolation testing to determine the soil absorption rate in drain or leach fields in order to establish the suitability for future subsurface sewage systems. These test results are calculated and recorded on a certified report which is sent to the local Environmental Health Department for approval and specification of final drain field design. The wetlands staff at Earthworx has the technical and regulatory knowledge to meet the needs for wetland identification, evaluation, and delineation. Earthworx has an extensive background in conducting wetland mitigation design and banking, and determination or regulatory jurisdiction.

Other Services include:
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water quality appeals
NPDES permits
stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and certified inspections
design for LEED certification




High Definition Surveying Services


High definition surveying (HDS) is the state of the art three-dimensional (3D) digital capture of geospatial data.  HDS technology produces 3D point data, or “point clouds”, that can be translated and viewed as a virtual “walk through” of the subject site. HDS data is far more accurate and can be collected more quickly than traditional assessment methods. Precision from HDS survey data can be achieved to the thousandths of a foot which will decrease variances and change orders, and reduce or eliminate the need for site revisits. 

No other method of surveying produces the richness of HDS data.  HDS data is used for energy analysis, long-term facility asset management, building information modeling (BIM), industrial plant mapping, various types of retrofits, architectural adaptive use and re-use, historic preservation, historic and environmental conservation, civil infrastructure projects, security planning, forensics, geotechnical, mining, tunnels, and other applications. HDS data can be integrated with aerial photography and mobile/airborne (LiDAR) data.



Traditional Surveying and Mapping Services


Each surveying project is planned and executed with the unique nature of the site and scope of work in mind. Our surveying crews and professionals give close attention to the details needed to ensure that every project is performed accurately and thoroughly. The surveyors you retain are your eyes on the ground, and are usually the first to see your site. We have the experience and technical expertise to give you the data needed to complete your project and offer professional opinions to guide you through this important phase of your development or project. With global positioning satellites (GPS), Earthworx surveying technicians are able to determine the state plane grid coordinates and elevations at any given location. For topographic services, this data is recorded and mapped to show existing surface breaks and structures in the landscape, and to determine elevation differences within a specified boundary. For bathymetric (underwater) purposes, this data is used in conjunction with multi‐beam sonar to map the underwater landscape of specified areas. In both cases, the information obtained in these surveys is an important tool for any research, design, or construction project.

Traditional Surveying and Mapping Services Include:
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land boundary surveys
topographic surveys
bathymetric surveys (underwater)
construction staking
site grading layout and utility construction staking
residential and commercial subdivisions
survey‐grade GIS mapping
precision machine alignment
flood elevation certificates
route and easement surveys
expert testimony in boundary dispute cases
as‐built surveys

Each surveying project is planned and executed with the unique nature of the site and scope of work in mind. Our surveying crews and professionals give close attention to the details needed to ensure that every project is performed accurately and thoroughly. We have the experience and technical expertise to give you the data needed to complete your project and guide you through this important phase of your project.