19 May

Grading Strategies

What If Site Is Low?
In managing a grading design, there will be cases where the site is too low and needs dirt to be imported.  As I have heard a few times, the site is “too flat” meaning

28 April

Utility Connections

Utility Laterals In Existing Streets?
In a typical suburban housing tract, a new water or sewer main will be installed in a new street along with service lines to each house.  These service lines, also know as laterals, often

18 February

Direct Construction Costs

What Affects House Construction Costs?
In creating a plan and pro forma for a new project, one of the key assumptions is the vertical construction costs of a home.  It is very common that our industry refers to these

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