Services & Capabilities

Land Surveying

Whether you are searching for property corners or a detailed map of your site, COA’s experienced Land Surveying Department can help you find what you need. With 25 years of service providing boundary surveys, topographic surveys, location surveys, construction stakeouts and more, our survey team has the experience to meet our client’s needs.

Using the latest equipment and technology, our office and field survey staff can be counted on to perform the smallest to the largest tasks with equal precision and care.

COA provides a full scope of Surveying services including:

  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • House Location & Mortgage Surveys
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Easement Plats & Descriptions
  • FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates & Letter of Map Amendments (LOMA)
  • Construction Stakeout Services
  • Property Line Amendments & Consolidations
  • As-Built Plans
  • GPS Surveys

Civil Engineering

As businesses, churches, communities and industries continue to grow, it becomes essential for their facilities to grow with them. At COA our Civil Engineering Department understands that site design begins with each client’s vision of their future, and our engineers are dedicated to guiding them through the design process to ensure that vision becomes a reality. Whether your organization is starting from scratch or expanding on an existing site, our experienced engineers have the expertise to meet your unique needs.

With a thorough understanding of complex government regulations, COA’s engineers have provided site design services ranging from residential to commercial, industrial and institutional developments.

COA provides a full scope of Civil Engineering design services including:

  • Commercial Layouts
  • Industrial Complexes
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Institutional Campuses
  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Public & Private Roads & Parking lots
  • Stormwater Management  & Storm Drainage Systems
  • Sediment & Erosion Control
  • Marinas
  • Grading & Earthwork Computations
  • Single Family Home Property & Permitting
  • Public and Private Water & Sewer Systems
  • Utility Design
  • LEED Site Credit Evaluations

Land Planning

As Maryland’s terrain is made up of some of the most diverse geographic features in the country, it becomes evident how important land planning is. From beaches and marsh, to hills and valleys, each site requires unique expertise to develop a functional design. At COA, our Land Planning Department works with each client to provide comprehensive plans meeting local and state government requirements.

The COA Land Planning department provides site design for individual building and grading permits, subdivision design and layout, critical area building permits, and buffer management plans. Our Land Planning team works together with our Civil Engineering Department to ensure each site maximizes its potential.

COA provides a full scope of Land Planning services including:

  • Individual Building & Grading Site Plans
  • Residential Subdivision Design & Platting
  • Critical Area Building Permit Plans
  • Landscape Plans
  • Buffer Management Plans
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Health Department Sketch Plans for Perc Testing
  • Commercial/Industrial/
    Institutional Site Planning
  • Pool, Patio & Exterior Living Space Design
  • Concept Plans

Environmental Planning

Increasing government restrictions have created the demand for an in-depth environmental analysis factoring in more than meets the eye. COA’s Environmental Planning Department specializes in studies and plans that provide the information meeting the complex requirements of modern design.

COA environmental planners coordinate with the Army Corp of Engineers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Local Environmental Reviewers to provide detailed studies for each of our clients.

COA provides a full scope of Environmental Planning services including:

  • Tidal and Non-Tidal Wetland Delineation & Permitting
  • Habitat Protection Plans for Rare, Threatened & Endangered Species
  • Critical Area Site Analysis for Permitting
  • Critical Area Buffer Management Plans
  • Phase One Environmental Site Assessments
  • Floodplain Analysis & Permitting
  • Shoreline & Cliff Erosion Control Permitting
  • Wetland Creation & Mitigation Permitting
  • Forest Stand Delineations
  • Forest Conservation Plans
  • Stream Restoration