Civil Engineering relies largely on local regulations. Our main focus is to comply with these regulations in the most cost effective way. Most of our requirements are posted for public knowledge. We have taken the time to compile our most used publications for your knowledge in planning and strategizing your project. See our Useful Links page.
The following is a list of questions we use as a first pass of gauging the complexity of a project.
The first step: Know your jurisdiction.
- Unincorporated County
- In the City limits
Which Fire Department will be responsible for plan review?
- State Response Area (SRA/CalFire)
- Local fire Marshal
Who will be providing water service?
- City/County Water District
How is wastewater disposed of?
-Septic/ Environmental Health Department
Will your project require planning approval? Are you proposing to subdivide parcels? Will your project require variances for setbacks, building height, driveway slope, parking requirements etc.?
We have extensive knowledge with all of the above listed items and we are willing to share our experiences during the planning phase of your design. We have found this service to be invaluable to many of our past clients (especially those who are taking on new development projects). Our network of local professionals provides a cohesive working relationship for any size project. We work very closely with Landscape Architects, Building Designers/Architects, Land Surveyors, Realtors, Contractors, Septic Designers, Geologists, Geotechnical Engineers, Archaeologists, Biologists and Structural Engineers. We are more than happy to assist in assembling your design team.