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Large master-planned developments present unique opportunities to meet stormwater regulations and provide community amenities.  State and local stormwater regulations require runoff from proposed developments to be treated by Best Management Practice (BMP) Facilities to meet required phosphorous removal rates.  On a typical development project, this...

In the business of Construction Materials Testing, KBJW’s goal is to provide excellent service and accurate testing results with fair and competitive pricing. Our quality assurance program is a key component to these goals. This program is integral in our efforts allowing us to...

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...

The International Building Code defines "Special Inspections" as "The inspection of construction requiring the expertise of an approved special inspector to ensure compliance with code and the approved construction documents."  In short, larger residential projects along with most commercial and industrial projects contain aspects of...

One of the most costly items in land development is a creek or stream crossing.  While most of the storm water is channeled through shallow swales or storm sewer pipes, many tracts of land will include a creek or stream. The cost associated with these...

Brrrr….  It’s cold outside.  Though frigid this time of year, in the landscape industry we have to think about cold weather conditions even in the summertime.  Richmond’s climate is a challenge at best, especially the past few years when we have seen winter temperatures plunge...

Some may argue that the use of acronyms when discussing environmental issues is much more efficient. The question is whether it is an effective means of communication?  Recently I received a text message from a client asking me for advice. The message looked similar to...