Monday, November 20, 2017

Site Plans in Bergen County, NJ

A site plan is an architectural plan, landscape architecture document, and a detailed engineering drawing of proposed improvements to a given lot. It will usually show a building footprint, travel ways, parking, drainage facilities, sanitary sewer lines, water lines, trails, lighting and landscaping garden elements.

The site plan is intended to show how the construction relates to the features of a parcel of land and its surrounding area. Whomever the zoning administrator is, they will review a site plan to assure that the proposed development meets the standards of the zoning code for the district where it is located. They will also be able to verify that the development will be adequately served by necessary public facilities such as roads, schools, water, emergency services, and sewage disposal.

A site plan is designed to protect landowners. A development that is in full compliance with the zoning code has strong insurance against land use lawsuits and complaints.

Omland & Osterkorn are proven experts at creating a site plan for residential, commercial, and municipal developments. Our site plans are built on a bedrock of efficient, affordable and sustainable design and are created in close consultation with our clients.

In concert with developers, homeowners, architects and contractors, we help developers plan and finalize all the details about a given site from how to properly utilize a sight's topography to storm water management, to deciding the best placement for parking and sidewalks to helping to ensure that a site is environmentally sustainable for the foreseeable future.

The latest software developments also allow us to render site designs, helping clients get a better idea of what the final product will look like than ever before.

The Omland & Osterkorn site planning process responds to clients' needs from conception through approval. Our clients know that we can be trusted to reach our targets on time and within budget while never sacrificing our standard of quality.

To learn more about site plans in Bergen County NJ, contact Omland & Osterkorn at (201)899-3413.

Omland & Osterkorn, your trusted experts for site plans in Bergen County NJ.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Topographic Surveys in Bergen County NJ

What is a topographic survey? 

Topographic Surveys in Bergen County NJ
Topographic surveys in Bergen County, NJ establish the different man-made and natural features of land. Land may include hills, trees, fences, buildings, and ravines. A topographical survey will provide exact figures of the size, height and position of different changes that have occurred over the course of time with regard to their presence or that of any man made structure.

Why do you need a topographic survey?

It provides accurate information to allow each step to be done correctly and within budget. There are many projects that make use of topographic surveys and they are also often a requirement for submittal of permit plans. Understanding the shape of the natural and man-made features of a parcel of land is a crucial part of an engineering design project. Knowing the elevation of every square foot of a property helps architects, contractor, property owners and developers determine where and how they can begin construction. Whether a client is looking to do something as simple as putting up a fence or as complex as construction of a multi-use residential or commercial property, no serious planning can be done without a keen understanding of the physical landscape where the construction is to take place.

Benefits of topographic surveys:

  • Determine existing conditions and identify any issues with a site or natural area.
  • Show "setbacks" from boundaries or nature features for any new building or development.
  • Provide engineers and architects with the necessary information to create correct designs for the property's unique features.
  • Indicate how new features, such as grading, building structures, drainage ditches and bridges, can be constructed.
Topographic Surveys in Bergen County NJ
Our surveyors use the latest in manual and robotic surveying equipment and the most advanced software to ensure that our clients will have the clearest possible picture of the contours of their developments. These technologies range from robotic survey equipment to GPS mapping systems to 3D site modeling on a computer. This information helps architects, contractors, property owners, and developers make the best use of a given site.
Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted topographic surveyors in Bergen County, NJ.
For more information about topographic surveys in Bergen County, NJ, speak to one of our Surveyors at (201) 899-3413.

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