Making visions a reality.
It takes the coordinated efforts of planners, surveyors and engineers of multiple disciplines to manage the complexities of infrastructure and building site development. Creating a first-rate land plan and guiding it through the maze of approval and permitting obstacles – all within time and budget constraints – demands an experienced consultant with proven management skills, multi-disciplinary expertise and broad knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment. With SSM, you get it all from a single-source – full service land development capabilities backed by a long and successful track record for delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions to challenging projects.
Sustainable designs. Building green doesn't have to put a project in the red. We consider environmental sustainability in every project, and look for opportunities to maximize natural resources and incorporate renewable building materials in the vision. Structures can be situated for minimal environmental impact. Stormwater can be managed to minimize runoff, even retained for landscaping. Whether you're looking for full LEED Certification or just as many green accents as practical within a limited budget, make SSM part of the picture.
Regulatory expertise. Without an experienced guide, the land development process can easily get mired in approvals and regulatory requirements. SSM knows the way to keep it moving smoothly, navigating the right channels, developing designs that meet government and regulatory standards as well as the client's vision, and keeping project goals clearly in sight.
The latest in cutting-edge technology. CAD and GIS-based design capabilities have become increasingly valuable in fieldwork. For example, we integrate field surveys and our own stormwater planning software to factor grading, rainfall averages and other data, and more quickly determine the optimum size and location for culverts and detention basins.
SSM provided planning and design including landscape architectural and engineering services, of a new 22,000-square-foot concrete skatepark to be constructed on a 1.8-acre vacant lot located on Canal Street in the City of Reading.
SSM provided all of the civil/site engineering and permitting for the Millmont Elementary School and 6th Grade Magnet School.
Architectural engineering for the Elementary Center and a new natatorium.
SSM is providing a full range of construction stakeout and surveying services to L.F. Driscoll for the $354 million construction of a 476,000 SF surgical tower expansion on the Reading Health System campus.
SSM has provided the hospital with a wide variety of civil engineering, environmental, and facilities services since 1990. The largest hospital in Berks County PA, having its principal facility on a 36-acre urban campus in the Borough of West Reading, where it is surrounded by residential and other institutional uses. As is common for a large institutional facility, the Hospital is in a near-constant state of expansion and renovation.
SSM prepared construction drawings for the half mile Rails to Trails project along the former Ironton Railroad right-of-way.
SSM designed all of the transportation aspects of a 300+ acre industrial park including preparation of a comprehensive Traffic Impact Study and plans in support of a Highway Occupancy permit from PennDOT.
Served as lead Project Engineer for a stormwater management study of three tributaries to the Lackawaxen River.
Provided construction phase oversight during construction of commercial development consisting of multiple retail sales establishments, shopping center, restoration of historical barn, plans for expansion of a Cinema Complex and an adjoining parcel on which the new Township Municipal Building was constructed.
Data Capture technology is quickly becoming a way for water and wastewater treatment plants to efficiently collect information, analyze the results, and optimize performance.
New Requirements for Drinking Water Utilities
On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law requiring community water systems serving more than 3,300 people to complete a risk assessment and develop an emergency response plan.
Outfall Field Screening Report & Data management through ArcGIS Online
We are excited to welcome Cheryl Light, CPA to the firm as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Congratulations to Sam Zook, PLS who assumes the role of Director of Surveying and Data Capture for the firm.