Site Development Plans
As a community becomes more urbanized, the remaining lots that were originally overlooked are targeted for development to meet the growing need. Land with complicated features, such as steep terrain or wetlands, may require an engineer to perform the site planning to meet regulatory requirements. I have experience developing both site and grading plans for challenging residential properties. I take a collaborative approach to developing both plans, working with the surveyor, designer, and owner to balance the constraints of the property with the overall desired site use.
Steam Heating System Assessments
Steam heating is a lost art. As an owner of a steam heating system myself, I understand the challenges and eccentricities of living with steam heat. Many steam systems are removed during a remodel because of misconceptions regarding comfort, noise, and efficiency. The ones that remain have been neglected over time and are not operating at peak performance. I have the specialized experience with steam systems as both a designer and someone who uses steam heat in my own home. I offer assessments to identify the causes of common problems such as high heating bills, noises, and uneven heat. Additionally, I can evaluate the feasibility of relocating radiators to accommodate a new floor plan and determine if the existing boiler is large enough to handle a new addition.