Avoid unforeseen building violations or a deteriorating building system by conducting a Property Condition Assessment (PCA). A PCA is a risk management tool with the purpose of better understanding the existing conditions of a property. The thorough inspection allows the buyer and financial partner to make informed decisions on the purchase price, financing, and budget needs for future improvements.
As a survey leader, Brent Peters provides services for a wide range of projects in the commercial and residential sectors. With over 36 years of experience, Brent ensures project quality while staying abreast of industry trends, technologies, and equipment. Find out about some of the more challenging projects Brent has tackled.
As drivers seek a more convenient travel experience, public charging infrastructure for passenger cars is no longer just a nice amenity within a development; it is quickly becoming a necessity. Our professionals are uniquely qualified to evaluate and administer opportunities in the expansion of EV infrastructure.
A discrepancy in sewer and water capacity needs for a vertical housing project vs. the actual City infrastructure capacity available has the potential to cause major impacts to projects costs and schedule. Read an example how this issue occurs and how it can be avoided.
ALTA surveys have been used for over 25 years to protect the public and all stakeholders involved in the process of land conveyances and lease agreements. Licensed nationally, Westwood’s team of land surveyors can facilitate the ALTA survey process in an efficient manner.
To keep the stormwater facilities properly operating, most cities and watersheds require the land developer or owner to formally promise ongoing inspections and maintenance. Our stormwater professionals can help make sure your maintenance agreement is reasonable and that your facility is meeting standards and protecting the receiving waterbodies.
As a senior landscape architect, Jeff Westendorf works closely with public and private clients to create spaces that are safe and welcoming and provide a sense of place for their project. Whatever the challenge, Jeff is familiar with working on many different types of designs, from theme gardens to concrete walkways. Find out about the current and future trends he sees in landscape architecture.
A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) can properly evaluate hazardous chemical impacts or any other concerns related to development or purchase of a property. Westwood has helped clients review environmental impacts at all levels of development and redevelopment, with the goal of understanding and managing project risks before too much time and effort has been spent.
When pursuing a new development within a community, or financing a redevelopment, it is crucial to not only know the zoning parameters of the city and its comprehensive plan for the future, but how to navigate them.
The approved development for Pentagon Village is extensive, as a 12-acre mixed use redevelopment. However, the area is actually located within a 100-year floodplain! But instead of large ponding areas, Westwood presented a unique design to safely manage stormwater that also made the goal development density a reality.
One area of site planning which can cause a lot of issues is the layout of front entry areas for retail or industrial uses. Senior landscape architect Jeff Westendorf explains the key factors to consider for front entry design to avoid extensive redesign or costly issues later in development.
As environmental due diligence leader, Andy has 20 years of experience providing environmental due diligence consulting services for land and power projects. He’s supported projects for developers, realtors, engineers, architects, attorneys, municipalities, and financial institutions.