Our Engineering Company Will Save You Time and Money On Site Planning and Permitting

rn_bnr_pdf_sddH & T Consultants, Inc. performs site due diligence and property investigation work primarily throughout Florida and Georgia and nationwide for select clients. We have over 20 years of experience providing these services and have developed a unique insight to local jurisdictional requirements and procedures. We have developed very cooperative relationships with many of the governmental agencies and associated personnel and have compiled a comprehensive database of the many codes and requirements. Our investigations are directed toward determining a continuance or non-continuance in the purchasing or leasing of the property.

H&T Consultants has extensive experience in researching and analyzing a piece of property. Given our background in civil engineering and familiarity with Northeast Florida, we have been able to save our clients time and money through our services to uncover property challenges and full analysis of sites.

Site due diligence services provided by H & T Consultants involves thorough research of potential sites for our clients during the inspection period of the site purchase contract. This typically involves exploration of the following major categories:

• code and permitting research
• coordination of the work of specialty consultants (i.e. surveyors and geotechnical engineers)
• design options
• coordination with the property seller including their design professionals, if applicable (i.e. retail developers) and coordination with our client’s legal council on matters pertaining to contractual obligations.

Each of these major categories are broken down into subcategories, a sample list of services is as follows:

Permitting Implications

  • Site Regulatory Conditions
  • Planning Issues (i.e. access)
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Floor Area Ratio Limits
  • Structure Height Limits
  • Setback Requirements
  • Allowable Uses
  • Concurrency Management – Development Impact Fees
  • Vested Rights Determination
  • Architectural Requirements

Site Permitting Process

  • Local Site Plan Review and Approval
  • State and Federal Permitting ( FDEP, WMD, ACOE, FDOT,etc.)
  • Local Utility Review and Approval

Building Permit Process

  • Identify Local Requirements
  • Identify Permitting Procedures

Coordination of Specialty Consultants Scope

  • Surveyor
  • Establish Owner’s Survey Requirements
  • Issue Survey Bid Package for Competitive Bid or Negotiated Contract
  • Make Recommendations to Owner

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Establish Geotechnical Investigation Requirements
  • Issue Geotechnical Bid Package with Standard Requirements and a Soil Boring
  • Plan (Civil and Structural)
  • Make Recommendations to Owner
  • Evaluate and Summarize Results

Exploration of design options

  • Schematic Site Planning
  • Access options (Ingress / Egress from Site)
  • Stormwater Management System Options and Location
  • Building Location
  • Parking and Vehicle use area Layout

Coordination With Property Seller

  • Site Plan Approval
  • Placement and Circulation
  • Shared Parking Approval (cross access)
  • Architectural Approval
  • Style, Materials, Colors, Heights
  • Landscape and Irrigation Approval
  • Plant Materials and Irrigation system coordination
  • Storm water Management and Utility Approval
  • Integration with Master Plan

Coordination With Client’s Legal Council

  • Inspection Period
  • Deliverables
  • Title Policy Review
  • Easement Review
  • Covenants and Restrictions
  • Assist with Review of Contract Prior to Execution
  • Assist with Exhibits to Contract Prior to Execution

Review a PDF of some of our Due Diligence services and pricing.