Subdivision Design & Layout

Throughout the years, our personnel have not only designed and laid out subdivisions of our own, but we have also laid out subdivisions designed by others. 

Understanding the developer's needs is first and foremost – initial meetings to develop the necessary strategies for a successful and cost effective design are crucial, as is cost analysis for an effective construction budget and rate of return on investment. Preliminary meeting with regulatory agencies to assure compliance: Time tables will be established for the submission and approval processes. Meeting with regulatory officials, including engineering officials, helps to eliminate re-submissions, which in turn helps to eliminate delays and plan revisions. 

Review of Zoning and Platting Regulations

Local and regional zoning requirements including current land use zoning and current use of property are thoroughly reviewed. Analysis of local development trends and adjacent property uses are also considered. Special conditions are researched such as tax abatement, enterprise zones, and any other conditions which may affect the subject property. 

Preliminary Design

BFM's staff of trained professionals will assure that the plan is in conformance with developer's needs and budget. Additionally, appropriate governmental agencies will be consulted prior to final submissions. 

Design Phase and Considerations

Many factors are considered in the initial design phase such as wetlands assessment, soil types, erosive factors including erosion control plans, adjacent rights of way and accessibility, and off-site and on-site drainage issues. Special consideration is given to receiving drainage areas. Detention will be as required, with emphasis on aesthetic use. Grading and special consideration will be given to a proper cut and fill balance. Factors such as landscaping and utilization of effective berms for practical and aesthetic solutions will all be considered, as will professional design conditions of pavement alignment for project enhancement, sanitary, storm sewer and waterline design, utilizing "the shortest route mentality" for maximum cost savings. Coordination of utilities (gas, electric telephone and CATV), design and placement, are also of prime consideration.

Construction Inspection

This will assure that the developer's investment is maintained, and to assure that "acceptance for maintenance" is painless. 

As-Built Plans

These are performed very cost effectively as detailed project and infrastructure measurements maintained throughout the project. 

Project Close-Out

All proper filings to appropriate governmental agencies. Representation for acceptance of maintenance for infrastructure.