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    Numerous major engineering investigations have been prepared for clients, especially governmental agencies such as:

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California Division of Highways (CalTrans),

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California Department of Recreation and Parks,

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United States Government, Department of Interior, National Parks Service,

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Utah Department of Transportation.

 

    The majority of this work involved extensive investigation and evaluation of parcels of land which were involved in condemnation proceedings.  These reports involved the following:

 

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complete site analysis,

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identify site strengths and weaknesses,

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review government ordinances and standards,

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preliminary concept plans,

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feasibility studies,

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quantity and cost estimates,

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evaluation of development potential,

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project timing,

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opinions of highest and best land use,

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preparation of reports,

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court presentation documents,

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court testimony.

 

    The above type of work has also been prepared for numerous private land development clients who were contemplating the purchase of land or who were defending condemnation actions brought by governmental agencies.

 

    In addition to the condemnation related work performed for governmental agencies. various planning studies have been undertaken relating to transportation systems and recreational facilities.

 

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