Offering Land and Public Infrastructure Developments

Climb Tulsa

  • City of Tulsa Platting and Special Use Permit
  • Public Water and Sewer and Drainage Infrastructure
  • Design of parking, landscape islands, sidewalks
  • City and ODOT Drainage approval

4-Bar Ranch Subdivision

  • City of Collinsville Platting and Zoning
  • On-Site Stormwater Detention
  • Extensive Neighborhood Involvement
  • Public Streets and Water
  • 111 House Lots

Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists

  • City of Tulsa Platting
  • Demonstrate INCOG PUD Zoning Compliance
  • Masterplan Drainage Compliance
  • City of Tulsa/INCOG Landscaping Plan Approval

Thornton Meadows Subdivision

  • City of Vian Platting and Zoning
  • Public Streets and Water
  • Sewer Lift Station
  • 30 House Lots
  • Construction Phase Services


  • INCOG Lot Combination and Easement Vacation
  • Demonstrate INCOG PUD Zoning Compliance
  • INCOG Sign Plan and Landscape Plan
  • Complete site design

Grove Casino Infrastructure

  • 2.1-mile Water and Sewer Extension south to the City of Grove
  • ½-mile Bridge Crossing over Grand Lake
  • Sewer Lift Station
  • On-Site Water Storage for Fire Fighting
  • Fire Supply to Meet All Code Requirements in Challenging Location
  • Entire Casino Site Design

Jorgensen Steel

  • Existing Manufacturing Facility Needed More Parking, But Had No Room
  • Created New Design to Maximize Space and Gain the Needed Spaces

Aaon Manufacturing

  • Existing Manufacturing Facility Expansion
  • Increase Detention Ponding Capacity
  • Comply with Floodplain Requirements
  • Create New Roadway Acces

Potential Parts of Your Civil Project Process


Planning includes an initial site visit and a discussion of your ideas. We take site pictures and determine visually what infrastructure is available. Through questions and review of a list of project development criteria, we develop a roadmap for how your project can proceed further. Our planning keeps evolving throughout your project.

Proper planning produces picture-perfect projects. It also prevents misunderstanding and disappointment.

Feasibility Study

A feasibility study helps to determine the off-site infrastructure needs and costs to extend service to the site, including water, sewer, drainage, roads, gas, electricity, and communications. It also determines zoning or special permit requirements for the desired purpose. Every project doesn't require a feasibility study--it's primarily used to establish a budget and help the owner determine the economic feasibility of the project.

Zoning, Platting, and Exceptions

All land is zoned for a particular category of use by the governing body (a City or County). When a use is proposed that is outside of the zoning, we have to get the zone changed or apply for a special exception or variance to allow the use we are proposing. Platting is the division of parcels of land into more than one parcel--usually done for resale. Platting usually requires roadway and easement dedication to the public. We try to get these steps started as early in a project as possible because these generally require the longest processing time, and the design can proceed forward independent of the zoning or platting.

Geotechnical Investigation

On some projects, a registered professional geotechnical engineer will be hired during design to provide paving and earthwork recommendations. If there is a building involved, the Geotech engineer will also provide foundation recommendations that the structural engineer and architect will use in preparing the building plans. We can recommend a Geotech or two for the owner to use, or we can include their fee with ours as a sub-consultant.

Topographic and Boundary Survey

A topographic survey of a site indicates the elevations of the surface and also identifies all surface features. Sometimes the surveyor also locates the underground utilities and plots those on the survey as well. A topo survey is always needed when doing any site work. A boundary survey is carried out every time a property is sold. We generally need both kinds of surveys before proceeding with civil and site design. We can use your survey by your surveyor, or we can provide the survey using our surveying sub-consultant, Bennett Surveying, and include their work in our fee to you.

Design Phase

During this phase of the work, a set of Construction Documents, usually consisting of plans and specifications will be prepared. The plans will be drawn to scale and will contain enough information for a contractor to build the project. The Specifications consist of written parameters describing how the various aspects of the Work are to be constructed. Platting and easement documents, if needed, are prepared.

There are usually interim steps taken during the design phase to allow for review and comment by the owner, and by a variety of Government Bodies. Collaboration is key during this phase, as the criteria of the governing bodies must be met, while the needs and budget of the Owner must simultaneously be satisfied as well. Often, these two stakeholders are seemingly in opposition. It is our job to propose solutions that satisfy both stakeholders. We have found that collaboration and laboring togetheryield the quickest and best result. This is both the most challenging and the most satisfying part of the project.

At the end of this phase, construction permits will be issued by relevant Governing Bodies.

Estimated Cost

During the design phase, your engineer (that would be J C Engineering!) will determine how much we think the project will cost to construct. If the numbers are not within the owner's budget, the project is revised until the budget is met.

Bidding Phase

We will solicit bids from Contractors in a fashion acceptable to the Owner. Some owners prefer soliciting their bids. Bidding procedures range from public advertising and bidding to direct negotiation with a select one or two Contractors. There are pros and cons of each procedure, but we will work with you to establish the best process for your project.

Construction Staking

A surveyor hired either by the owner, or the contractor will provide the construction staking. Again, there are pros and cons of who hires the surveyor, and it varies from project to project. The surveyor will provide construction staking initially, and usually at intermediate times during the work. If the surveyor is being paid directly by the Owner, the contract documents usually have the information about compensation about any mistakes from the contractor’s end.

Materials Testing

On most projects, a geotechnical testing lab will provide testing of the work during construction: soil densities during placement of earthwork and backfilling of ditches, and testing of paving and subgrade materials to verify they meet the Project Specifications.

Construction Phase Engineering Observation

The contractor builds the work following the plans. The contractor will make some materials and product submittals to us for our review and concurrence that the proposed products are acceptable for this project.

Depending on the nature of the Work, J C Engineering may need to provide part-time or full-time construction observation. The purpose of the observation is to assure the owner that the project is being built as per the plans. The governing body occasionally requires this assurance. We identify non-conformities as soon as possible, so problems can be identified and corrected before creating a costly correction or untimely delay.

Record Drawings

There is a need for some projects to produce Record Drawings. These are drawings that have been revised using as-built survey information, usually provided by the Contractor. Record drawings are almost always required for public infrastructure, but not for private infrastructure.