Give us a mountain ridgetop, rolling cornfield, southern ranch, or arid desert; whatever kind of terrain you are challenged with, those big site issues don’t have to be a concern. As designers and specialized civil engineers, we dream up ways to deliver huge components over streams, around natural resources, and across ridges. The most challenging projects are most rewarding for us, so if it feels like you need to move a mountain to make your project happen, you’ve come to the right place. Our clients tell us they save the most challenging and interesting projects for Westwood because they know we can get them done.
Getting into the weeds isn’t for everyone, but Westwood engineers are skilled at providing the right level of detail for each project. Our attention to detail (and ability to automate otherwise mind-numbing calculations) allows us to come up with our own pioneering solutions to your project issues. By combining spreadsheets, AutoCAD, and good old-fashioned ingenuity, we are able to design thousands of features in short order to help you minimize material orders and cost.
A design might look good on screen, but the only way to know for sure is to take the plan into the field and compare it to real world constraints. In constant communication with project teams through the latest data platforms, our project engineers onsite can collect data in real-time and make course corrections while our team is designing back in the office. We’re constantly pushing the envelope to make site visits most effective.
Public Road Route Review and Agency Agreements
It’s hard to accurately plan for public road upgrades on local roads unless you truly know what you’re working with. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools in our toolbox to collect data on existing road conditions and predict the potential impacts of a future development to existing infrastructure. You can use this information to negotiate a fair agreement with local agencies and minimize your risk on expensive public road upgrades.
Our assessment toolbox includes:
- High definition video
- Visual inspection
- Culvert inventories and photo documentation
- Bridge analysis
- Falling weight deflect diameter
- Ground penetrating radar
- Pavement indexing
- Soil borings
Integration and Collaboration of Services
Anyone can hire a civil engineer, but when you hire one from Westwood you’re getting a development expert. Whether working as your point of contact for a full multi-discipline Westwood project team or simply providing civil design, our engineers have gained a broadened awareness that comes from constantly collaborating across Westwood services and learning from their co-workers. This enhanced knowledge allows us to have quality insights into how other aspects of a project will affect not only the civil design, but the overall project.
With several offices and professional expertise in nearly all of the US, we have what it takes to support wind, solar, energy storage, and power delivery projects across the country.