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Happy Holidays from Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams

Starring the entire KBJW Staff 2017

We all got together for our annual holiday party this year and did our best to get organized for our holiday video. We hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

photo of a city from overheadThinking Ahead with SWPPPs

By Ron Etter, Environmental Group Manager, Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams

The permitting process can be complex and differs often by locality and project type. One of the key elements to obtaining a land disturbance permit is a SWPPP – but what does that mean for developers and construction teams? A SWPPP (pronounced “Swip”, aka SW3P or simply the stormwater plan) is exactly what it says it is, a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan aimed at...

photo of a city from overheadInnovation Districts – The Development Trend of the Future

By Alvin S. "Spud" Mistr, Jr., PE, Consultant, Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams

There is a growing trend in metropolitan areas to create Innovation Districts as a means of attracting world-class developments and fostering technology driven jobs growth.  The goal is to create a walkable urban community that merges a cultural focus on innovation, research, and entrepreneurship with amenity-rich commercial and residential environments that support collaboration...

Koontz-Bryant Participates in Homearama 2017

By Greg Koontz, PE, President, Koontz-Bryant, P.C..

When finished, it always looks so straight forward, 10 homes ready for showing at one time and in one place for one of the largest annual events for Richmond homebuilders. The 2017 Homearama just finished up last weekend and this year featured 10 different builders showing off the hottest trends and newest innovations...

Storm Water Grandfathering - What Does it Really Mean?

By Greg Koontz, PE, President, Koontz-Bryant, P.C..

The new state stormwater regulations passed in 2014 have complicated the design process and increased construction expense for site development projects. Design professionals are finding it difficult to determine which treatment methods local jurisdictions will allow for compliance. Currently many of the regulations and requirements have not been finalized and are in various draft versions for the design community to try and figure out...

5 Essentials to Check Before Redeveloping a Site

By Bomani G. Lee, PE, Senior Project Manager, Koontz-Bryant, P.C.

Under normal circumstances site development is a complicated process. The challenges to land development are exponentially more complicated when the site has already been developed. A developer is best served when the engineer hired performs diligent research to understand the site and the items that need to be resolved..

Dam Safety at Risk with State Budget Restraints

By Matt Faris, PE, Senior Project Manager, Koontz-Bryant, P.C..

America’s aging infrastructure has been a subject of great concern for many years. It is one of the few issues universally agreed to politically at the local, state and federal level. As with many political wishes, budgetary restraints limit what has been available for infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation. Most people think of roads, bridges, public sewer and water systems as the critical...

 

Water Quality Responsibility In Stormwater Discharge l

By Spud Mistr, PE, Consultant Koontz-Bryant, P.C..

The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharge of pollutants into the Waters of the United States, and regulating quality standards for surface waters. The CWA was established in 1948, but the Act was significantly reorganized and expanded in 1972. “Clean Water Act” became the Act’s common name with the amendments of 1972...

Christopher Newport Hall Wins Award of Excellence

Koontz-Bryant has had the pleasure of working at the Christopher Newport University for almost 2 decades. Recently we were part of the team that won the 2016 Excellence in Development Design Award of Merit for Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University. Christopher Newport Hall has been called the "jewel in the crown" of the CNU campus - more about the project can be read below as featured in the awards brochure.

Stormwater Inspection and Maintenance is Not Optional

By Ron Etter, Environmental Group Manager, Koontz-Bryant, P.C..

IWith stormwater management designs becoming more and more sophisticated, the days of installing and then forgetting about your stormwater collection system have passed. Increasingly, states and municipalities are not only requiring that a Stormwater Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Plan be in place, but they are actually taking enforcement measures against those who do not comply with the inspection and maintenance requirements. Enforcement measures may include:...

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