Lanc & Tully is a consulting firm specializing in Civil Engineering and Surveying,
including municipal engineering, land planning and development.
Our Engineering Department utilizes the latest software and techniques to develop quality engineering plans for any project. Our engineers and CAD operators use the latest versions of AutoDESK, Civil 3D and Land Desktop to efficiently design our projects. We use techniques to maintain forward and backward compatibility with clients, vendors and agencies at no extra cost. All employees who use our CAD systems receive formal training as well as continual in-house review of CAS Standards & Procedures to ensure the highest quality maps and designs are produced. We use specialized software such as Haestad Methods Pond Pack & Storm CD, Hydraflow Hydrographs & Storm Sewers, AutoDESK Storm & Sanitary Analysis to design stormwater management systems and auto-turn software to simulate a variety of vehicle turning patterns for parking lot and road designs.
- Boundary, topographic and ALTA/ACSM surveys
- County, Town, City and Village line determination surveys
- Annexations surveys
- GPS positional surveys
- Utility Mapping
- Infrastructure Mapping
- Wetland location survey
- Volume Determinations
- Deformation surveys
- Right-of-way and easement surveys
- Accident surveys
- Legal descriptions
- Construction Stakeouts for buildings and utilities
- Record Drawings
Our survey department also employs a one man crew with a GPS unit to gather survey data with the most accurate and sophisticated RTK unit available. This unit yields sub-centimeter accuracy and can communicate with both U.S. and European (GLONASS) satellites.
Our Construction Observation department services municipal clients to ensure that construction is carried out in accordance with approved plans and accepted engineering practices. Construction Observation services include the observation of the installation, testing and certification of water supply systems, sanitary sewage collection systems, stormwater management systems, road pavements, and sidewalk and curb installations.
These services include the preparation of daily logs for work complete, project labor reports, material quantities tracking and approval of submittals. Upon project completion, our office prepares project records and record drawings for the installed improvements.
Our GIS department can develop maps using aerial photography and databases created by the individual municipalities with features and structures that may impact the feasibility of a project. The continually improving resolution of the aerial imagery greatly aids in the development of project plans and designs to enable the most cost-efficient design. Our office uses Esri GIS Desktop software for compiling our GIS projects and we continually update our data library as Federal, State and local municipalities make coverage available. Our office provides the ability to map complete municipal utility systems with a GIS system database.
We provide a wide range of planning services including preparation of local redevelopment and revitalization plans, Comprehensive Plans, land use and zoning analysis, and municipal zoning and subdivision code preparation or revision. Our planning staff has experience with all current zoning practices including Cluster Subdivision Regulations, Transit Oriented Developments, Planned Unit Developments, form-based zoning, design guidelines and creation of overlay districts. Planning services also include environmental impact analysis and the preparation, or review of documents for compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) including Environmental Assessment Forms, Negative Declarations and Environmental Impact Statements.
Preparation of grants and supporting documentation to secure funding from County, State, Federal or other agencies. Including providing advice on the appropriateness of the grant for a particular municipality and each step required to meet grant criteria. Once a grant has been procured, our staff can prepare any other necessary materials, oversee construction of the project and, or prepare necessary paperwork for reimbursements from appropriate agencies.
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
Impact assessments come in many forms depending on the project location and the relevant varied and cumbersome regulatory requirements. For domestic needs, the most frequently encountered assessments in the marine environment are in response to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which provides the framework for environmental decision-making in the U.S. An EIS is a more detailed NEPA document which is prepared when it determines that a federal action will significantly affect the quality of the environment.