All too often in the land development or land management industries, land planners or owners fail to understand the regulatory constraints of the stormwater runoff from their prospective project until it's too late. Stormwater management can adversely impact the amount of developable land available on a project site, reducing the buildable footprint and impacting the project's pro forma. Decision makers need to know what impact stormwater constraints will have on their project site as early as possible, for as cheaply as possible.
When you as an owner, architect, or engineer enter the preliminary planning phase of a project, you don't need a complete hydrology study. You need an understanding of what your regulatory obligations are for stormwater management and environmental impacts, and you need a reliable estimate of the size, nature, and cost of different options for managing the stormwater runoff from your development. You need an engineer who can identify the regulatory constraints, understand the land plan concept, and work with the architect or land planning entity to produce several sensible stormwater management alternatives that can be engineered later. And you need this service at a fraction of the cost of producing a full blown hydrology study.
Campbell Civil Consulting can evaluate a land plan based on the best data available, summarize the many ways stormwater issues may impact that land plan, identify the regulatory stormwater issues provoked by that land plan, and develop several "programming phase" options for treating that stormwater. This includes establishing a preliminary estimate of the size, location, nature, and function of several stormwater management options, for use in comparison pricing and value engineering exercises. Campbell Civil Consulting considers local, state, and federal regulations when developing these options, as well as client specific constraints such as the desire for water reclamation or LEED credits.
Campbell Civil Consulting typically charges $1,000 for the above services, which would include a deliverable report in PDF format showing a graphical layout of these options, but may reduce this fee if the client requests a more abridged deliverable, such as a simple email dialog concerning the project. Please feel free to contact Campbell Civil Consulting to discuss a project and develop a quote.