Site Design & Civil Engineering

Shield Engineering provides civil engineering and site development consulting services to developers, architects, planners, industry, and contractors. Our services include everything you need to get your project off the ground such as predevelopment site investigation, site or feasibility evaluation, planning, and construction budget development.

Successful projects require more from an engineering firm than just technical design expertise. At Shield Engineering, our project managers and engineers focus on all aspects of “getting the job done.” While addressing landscape design, site grading analyses, storm water management, water distribution and sewer collection, and other on-site engineering concerns, Shield will work with your team on design and coordination, management of regulatory permits and approvals, development of Engineer’s estimates, preparation of construction documents, and provide construction oversight and management to ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently. We know you need someone you can rely on when taking your infrastructure or site development project from vision to completion. Shield Engineering will take the time to understand your requirements and mobilize the best talent in the industry to meet your needs. 

 

Commercial/Residential Site Development

From start to finish, Shield’s professional staff has the experience necessary to assist developers, architects, and private business owners with feasible and cost-effective designs for everything from regional shopping centers to office buildings to apartment complexes.

  • Site Selection and Development Planning
  • Preliminary Site Plans
  • Civil Engineering / Site Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Permitting and Zoning Representation
  • Environmental Assessment and Compliance
  • Construction Supervision and Monitoring
  • Construction Quality Assurance

 

Civil Engineering Design

Every successful civil project involves pre-construction logistics to some extent. Shield employs engineers, soil scientists, and environmental experts to help you plan and design an effective construction strategy.

  • Grading and Drainage
  • Stormwater Detention and Retention Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Site Layouts and Parking
  • DOT Permitting
  • Water Resources Studies and Investigations
  • Water Distribution
  • Sanitary Sewer Collection
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Design
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control
  • Dam Site Selection, Design and Engineering
  • Engineering Approvals and Permitting
  • Engineer’s Estimates for Construction


Whether your team is struggling with a particular engineering dilemma, in the initial planning phase of a new project, budgeting for a future capital improvement project, or simply wants to find out more about the options available to you, contact Shield’s team of experienced engineers and designers now.

 

Permitting and Zoning Assistance

The permitting process for a new construction project can be daunting. Additionally, projects with specific land-use may require rezoning which could mean soil testing, Brownfield remediation, and more. Your facility may require water and sanitary sewer service where municipal tap, capacity and/or user fees are required. Did you know that under certain circumstances these fees may be negotiable thus potentially saving thousands of dollars? Shield has years of experience in coordinating and negotiating local, state, and Federal permitting issues for a variety of commercial, residential, and industrial site projects. Let us help your team cut through the red tape.

 

Bid Documents & Solicitation Support

On larger-scale projects the sheer number of outside entities involved can become overwhelming. Shield can not only help your team manage bid documents and requests, solicit RFPs and RFIs, and select the most effective offer, we can also assist you by pre-qualifying or interviewing potential contractors through review of contractor references, safety information, bonding, and other fields.

 

Construction Management

Whether your team needs assistance with scheduling, permitting and invoicing, or even with management of the multitude of contractors both on and offsite, Shield has the answers. We share your goal to meet cost and schedule control objectives while achieving a quality construction project. Using proven methods and procedures, Shield Engineering offers a broad range of professional expertise in the areas of construction management and constructability reviews to meet your project objectives.

Our Staff provides project cost and construction schedule reports from the very early stages of a project throughout project completion with plan constructability review, value-added engineering analysis, bidding, contractor negotiation, construction oversight and management, contractor coordination, construction materials testing, claim evaluation and project close-out. Project cost and schedule reports are updated at each significant project milestone or more frequently if required, providing our clients the resources necessary to manage the project finances.