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Welcome to Francis Smith Engineering, Inc., and 39 years of excellence!

Purpose

It is the purpose of this firm to provide the following services for all phases of land development:

bullet Land Planning
bullet Civil Engineering
bullet Land Surveying

All services are offered under the licensed supervision of persons within the firm.

Scope of Services

Planning

bullet Feasibility/cost studies
bullet Preliminary development plans
bullet Tentative land division maps

Engineering

bullet Site Development Plans
bullet Earthwork and grading
bullet Streets and highways
bullet Hydrology/flood hazard/drainage
bullet Utility systems
bullet Final land division maps

Surveying

bullet Land surveying
bullet Construction surveying
bullet Control Surveys
bullet Aerial mapping

Related services

bullet Engineering/reports
bullet Engineering/legal
bullet Engineering/sales
bullet Engineering/development
bullet Project participation

Professional Relationships

Land development involves a complex interaction of many professionals to satisfy the clientís objectives and to produce projects which contribute to and benefit community needs and desires.

Close interaction is maintained at all times between client, civil engineer and other professionals in the development sphere:

bulletPlanners
bulletEnvironmental consultants
bulletArchitects
bulletEconomists/Market analysts
bulletAppraisers
bulletSoils engineers
bulletGeologists
bulletLending institutions
bulletReal estate and sales
bulletContractors and construction specialists
bulletProfessional societies
bulletGovernmental agencies

Planning

Feasibility/cost studies

bulletSubdivision/zoning ordinances
bulletEngineering aspects of development
bulletUtility systems
bulletCost estimates

Preliminary development plans

bulletOverall plan of development
bulletCommunity interaction
bulletProject staging
bulletProject implementation

Tentative land division maps

bulletPreparation of maps and submittal documents
bulletSubmission and processing with agencies
bulletPublic hearings through approvals

Engineering

Site development plans

Detailed site development plans incorporating:

bulletGrading
bulletBuilding construction
bulletStreet patterns
bulletDrainage patterns
bulletUtility systems

Earthwork and grading

bullet Preliminary designs
bullet Earthwork quantity takeoffs
bullet Consideration of soils/geology
bullet Plans/specifications
bullet As built plans, final quantities

Streets and highways

bullet

Route feasibilities

bullet

Quantity/cost estimates

bullet

Plans

Hydrology/flood hazard/drainage

bullet

Hydrology/estimates of storm water runoff

bullet

Flood hazard limits

bullet

Drainage improvement plans

Utility systems

bullet

Water systems, feasibility/costs/design/plans

bullet

Sewer systems, feasibility/costs/design/plans

bullet

Relationship and coordination with other utilities

Final Land division maps

bullet

Boundary surveys

bullet

Title policy review, ownership/easements

bullet

Street and lot geometric calculations

bullet

Final maps and supporting documents

bullet

Processing through recordation

bullet

Boundary and street monumentation, lot surveys

Engineering services are performed with modern electronic data processing equipment.  Computers are sued for geometric calculations, quantity takeoffs, and in all phases of design. 

Surveying

Land surveying

bullet Section corners surveys
bullet Property surveys
bullet Legal descriptions, property and easements
bullet Property line agreements
bullet Recorded property maps
bullet Certified land areas

Construction surveying

bullet Survey for construction
bullet As constructed plans

Control surveys

bullet Ground control points, horizontal datum
bullet Elevation control points, vertical datum

Aerial mapping

bullet Aerial photography
bullet Topographic and planimetric mapping

Surveying services are performed with high order Theodolites, Electronic Distance Measuring Equipment (EDM), Global Positioning Satellites (GPS), and electronic data processing equipment (EDP).

Related Services

Engineering/reports

bullet Feasibility/development
bullet Quantity/cost estimates
bullet Property analysis/effects of easements

Engineering/legal

bullet Storm damage reports
bullet Condemnation studies (before and after conditions)
bullet Owner/contractor disputes
bullet Property line encroachments
bullet Inventory, analysis, certification of improvement conditions
bullet Effects of CC&Rís (Conditions, Covenants, & Restrictions)
bullet Expert witness
bullet Court exhibits

Engineering/sales

bullet Sales summaries, land areas, etc.
bullet Property and easement maps
bullet Sales presentation maps, illustrative site plans

Engineering/development

bullet Management consultation
bullet Consultant selection
bullet Consultant interaction
bullet Contractor selection
bullet Contractor performances and payment
bullet

Professional Ethics

Professional engineering practices carries with it a duty for public welfare and safety, in addition to contractual obligations to client.

A licensed professional is charged with public trust to uphold the standards of the profession and to practice his profession in an impartial manner in matters between client and public.

Telephone
435-654-1600
FAX
435-654-1624
Postal address
136 South Main, PO Box 460, Heber City Utah 84032
Electronic mail
General Information: js@optimumdesigns.com

 

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