Civil Engineering

Serving the Public & Private Sector in the Mid-Atlantic States

Our site and civil engineering capabilities allow our staff to develop conceptual site plans and establish well-defined roadmaps to lead the project team through complex regulatory processes. Our practical, deadline-oriented professionals work diligently to meet submission deadlines, which in turn helps minimize delays associated with construction and occupancy, and ultimately loss of development revenue.

Civil Engineering Approach

FCE takes pride in our civil engineers who rely on unique designs, innovative materials, and modern construction technologies to create structures, foundations and other projects that are sensitive to both public and private sectors, as well as the “bottom line.”

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Civil Engineering Planning

  • Feasibility studies & site assessments
  • Master planning and concept plans
  • Landscape design
  • Playground and recreation design
  • Grading plans
  • Utility design
  • Stormwater management
  • Sediment and erosion control design
  • Permit processing
  • Special exceptions and variance requests

  • Expert witness testimony
  • Due diligence and ADA upgrades
  • Athletic field design
  • Irrigation design
  • Quality control
  • Value engineering
  • Construction administration
  • Specification development
  • As-built plans
  • Security and risk assessment coordination
  • Graphics and renderings

Civil Engineering: Frequently Asked Questions

How does a stormwater basin work?

Stormwater basins can be built a lot of different ways including underground. Most basins function in 1 of 2 ways or sometimes a combination of the two.

Basins generally either temporarily hold runoff until it can slowly seep into the ground or temporarily hold runoff while it is slowly released through a pipe. Both types are meant to slow down the stormwater runoff so that streams do not overflow or erode the stream banks.

What is the standard time frame for plan approvals?

Standard time frame for municipal approvals of a land development plan from application to submission is 6-8 months dependent on the complexity of the project.

FCE can provide you with the expertise to navigate the municipal/state/federal approval processes needed for a successful project.

Can I get driveway access to my property onto a state highway?

Yes. A PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit would be required. Based on your specific project FCE can determine the classification of driveway permit needed based on the needs of your project.

With our experience and knowledge of the PennDOT permitting process, we will engineer the driveway per PennDOT specifications and make the necessary application submissions to the department for approvals.

Certifications & Affiliations

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WBE (women’s business enterprise) through WBENC

Certification: #2005125236

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SBR (small business reserve) thru MD DGS

Certification: #SB20-007982

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DBE (disadvantaged business) thru PennDOT (PA-UCP)

Certification: #14631

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WBE (women’s business) thru the City of Philadelphia

Certification: #112279

Expires: 7/19/24

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SDB (small, diverse business) thru PA DGS

Certification: #328935-202308-SDB-W

Expires: 8/11/25

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DBE, SBE, and MBE thru MDOT

Certification: #17-014

Expires: 1/1/2025

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