Civil Engineering Services

KAS provides a wide range of civil and environmental engineering services across many markets.  We will tailor a custom scope of work for each individual client based on their specific needs.  We work with commercial, residential, industrial, recreational, and agricultural clients.

Property Development / Site Design

Site DesignWhether for a large mixed-use development or a single family residence, KAS can provide all of the services necessary to get your property development project off the ground.  We have excellent relationships with many local and state agencies including among others most municipalities in northwestern Vermont and the New York North Country, Act 250, Adirondack Park Agency, VTrans, NYSDOT, VTANR, NYSDEC, EPA, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Our engineers pay exceptional attention to detail to make sure that it is designed right the first time, avoiding costly changes during construction.

  • Commercial / Residential Subdivisions
  • Land Planning / Feasibility Analysis
  • Site Layout
  • Grading Plans
  • Drainage Plans and Stormwater Management
  • Infrastructure Design (Roadways, Utilities, Retaining Structures)
  • Parking Studies
  • Public Engagement
  • Local, State, and Federal Permitting
  • Contaminated Property Redevelopment
Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

St. Albans porous sidewalkKAS works with municipalities and community groups to improve conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians and other users in urban and rural settings.  Many of our staff are avid walkers, runners, and bikers who are aware of the issues and excellent at developing solutions for pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Planning / Scoping / Feasibility Studies
  • Alignment Analyses
  • “Complete Streets” Design Approach
  • Shared Use Paths
  • Sidewalks
  • Bicycle Lanes
  • Bicycle Bridges
  • Trails
  • Alternative Surface Treatments
  • Traffic Calming
Transportation Systems
In addition to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, RoadKAS is capable of providing design, permitting, and management services for a wide variety of transportation infrastructure projects. We have served numerous state and municipal clients in New England and New York and are experienced in the entire design process from initial concept and planning to detailed design and construction oversight.

  • Planning / Scoping / Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual, Preliminary, and Detailed Design
  • Municipal Urban and Rural Street Design
  • Culvert and Bridge Design
  • Traffic Circulation Analysis and Control Plans
  • Stormwater Management
  • Signing and Pavement Markings
  • Utility Coordination and Design
  • Management of State and Federally Funded Locally Administered Projects
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Construction Administration
Stormwater Management

Stormwater BioretentionStormwater management and drainage considerations are a crucial component of most civil engineering projects.  KAS has extensive experience in developing stormwater management solutions for new construction projects and retrofitting existing infrastructure to meet regulatory standards and to improve the quality of surface waters.  Our engineers work towards developing practical, cost effective solutions that require minimal maintenance.

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Systems Modeling
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Detention and Infiltration Ponds
  • Bioretention Facilities
  • Porous Pavement
  • Rain Gardens
  • Grass Treatment Swales
  • Underground Treatment Facilities
  • Floodplain and Floodway Mapping
  • Discharge Permits
  • System Inspection and Compliance Review
Slope / Shoreline Stabilization

shorelineKAS’ engineers have specialized experience in the stabilization of slopes, particularly along riverbanks and lake shorelines.  In fact, KAS provided the technical writing and technical illustrations for the Lake Champlain Shoreline Stabilization Manual.

  • Site Analysis and Failure Mode Determination
  • Retaining Structures
  • Geogrid Reinforced Slopes
  • Wave and Flood Modeling
  • Bioengineered Slope Stabilization
  • Seawalls
  • Conceptual and Detailed Designs and Specifications
  • Environmental Permitting
Water Supply / Wastewater Disposal Systems

water systemKAS develops designs and completes permitting for small scale water supply systems and wastewater disposal systems ranging from a single family residence to a large residential or commercial development.  Ore engineers have experience in the development of a wide range of conventional and alternative treatment system designs.

  • Water Source Development and Evaluation
  • Bedrock and Surface Water Source Development
  • Filtration System Design
  • Water Softening and Other Treatment
  • Water Storage, Pump Systems, and Controls
  • Site Evaluation for Soil-Based Wastewater Disposal
  • Septic Systems
  • Evaluation of Existing Systems
  • Replacement or Rehabilitation of Failed Systems
  • Composting Toilets
  • Alternative Wastewater Treatment Design
Solid Waste Design / Permitting

LandfillKAS provides a wide range of services in the solid waste field including design, permitting, and management of facilities owned and operated by the public and private sector.

  • Transfer Station Design and Permitting
  • Review and Development of Facility Management Plans
  • Landfill Design and Closure Plans
  • Recycling Facility Design and Permitting
  • Scrap Yard and Automobile Recycling Facility Design and Permitting
  • Liquid Waste / Leachate Collection and Treatment Systems
  • Composting Facilities
  • Annual Inspections
  • Landfill Monitoring
  • Construction Administration / Inspection
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
Construction Services

constructionKAS’ experienced construction administration personnel take care of complete administration and inspection of projects of any size. We can handle the entire management of the project from bidding and contractor selection through final inspection and handle all documentation requirements.

  • Project Administration
  • Resident Engineering
  • Shop Drawings and Product Submittals
  • Pay Application Review
  • Material Testing
  • Quality Control
  • Maintenance of Project Manual
  • Final Inspection and Project Close-Out