Prime real estate for development has been steadily shrinking in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Early industrial, commercial, and residential developers generally chose the sites which were the least challenging. The “easy stuff” is now mostly developed, and what remains undeveloped is usually still there for a reason.
Do you know where your valuable infrastructure (utilities, sewers, roadways) is located? Are you aware of its condition? Can you and your staff efficiently manage the next utility emergency? Are your historical plans and drawings readily available and a reliable source of information?
We have all heard the commercials or seen the billboards, "Pennsylvania 811 - Know what's below. Call before you dig." We have also all noticed the various markings spray painted on the ground in an array of colors, sometimes even marked with flags. But do you fully understand what it all means?
Every year, landslides in the United States cause more damage than all other natural disasters combined. Learn the warning signs of a potential slide and how to handle risky sites.
Flooding, MS4 regulations, TMDLs, and deferred maintenance are common themes for the condition of municipal storm sewer system. The solution can be found with a head-on approach to adopt a storm water fund.
Municipalities are required to follow their Operations and Maintenance Plan including the numerous tasks to be completed each year. The problem is that some do not know all of the requirements of their plan.
It could be said the phrase, “We spare no expense,” is overused at times in today’s business environment. At Gateway Engineers, we’ve incorporated measures so our culture is always growing toward making zero accidents.
A facilities staff has a lot to manage. They’re responsible for managing their organization’s utility assets and sometimes, the more difficult task, managing historical utility documents.
When the shale gas industry landed in southwestern Pennsylvania a half-dozen years ago, the industry leaders were mostly professionals from outside the area.
In 2012, DiCicco Development joined forces with Concord Hospitality to develop two lots that they owned at Scott Station Metro Office Park, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
To an owner, “unforeseen conditions” and “change orders” are unsavory words that often result in more cost and time to complete his or her project.
You’re out of space, you’ve been eyeing that lot next door, and you’ve heard the commercial regarding cheap steel buildings. While it seems like a no-brainer: Stop!
Have you ever thought about all the many components that must work together to complete a design?
Water quality is an important issue that a municipality should want to control and regulate on their own receiving waters.