Davis & Floyd generated several conceptual site layout plans for use in the development of a rough grading plan that would result in a graded site of approximately 23 acres. We designed the rough grading to expedite construction of an unknown industrial facility. We based concepts on several sizes of facilities, which we used to develop and produce a desirable and flexible industrial building site for the purpose of enhancing marketability and end use of the site.

As a grant-funded project with a tight deadline, focus on schedule was imperative and the entire project—from conceptual design to construction completion—was accomplished in less than 7 months, almost a full 8 weeks before the deadline.

Our project manager walked the entire site prior to commencing survey to identify areas requiring special attention or unusual design considerations. Our team provided topographic survey, coordinated pine tree harvest with the county prior to clearing, and relocated a road that provided access to two small cemeteries adjacent to the southern property line. The project also required designing and locating the detention basin along the wetlands buffer area, meeting state and local requirements, and incorporating abandoned railroad bed ballast in design.

We used biweekly drone video to monitor the construction progress. These videos allowed our team to identify problem areas by considering the entire site at once as well as verify application for payment regarding percent complete by comparing the videoed areas with design drawings.


  • Civil Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Inspections
  • Drone/Aerial Surveying & Photography
  • Permitting
  • Survey