AT OTT CONSULTING INC SURVEY TECHNOLOGY MEANS FAST ACCURATE & ECONOMICAL SERVICE

At Ott Consulting Inc. land survey has been essential to providing clients with comprehensive civil engineering services. In 2003 Jeffrey L. Ott, P.E. started the firm along with Reynold E. Petre III, P.L.S. with the goal of offering personalized services to public and private sector clients throughout the Lehigh Valley. With over 34 years experience in land survey Ren Petre, Executive Vice President has been heading up the firm’s survey department. Ren’s experience encompasses the full range of land survey services including boundary, topographic and utility surveys, construction stakeout and expert testimony in County court. In addition he has Airman Certification for small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. OCI’s  survey technology consists of a wide range of capabilities such as visual inspections, topographic survey, 3D modeling and photogrammetry. Under Ren’s leadership the firm’s land survey services utilize the latest technology for small and large scale residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and public projects. These services include the preparation of plans for legal documentation, contract plans and as built drawings.

A recent OCI project which exemplified the benefits of the firm’s survey technology was the construction of a 1.1 million square foot warehouse. Located in the Chrin Commerce Center, Palmer Township OCI was responsible for base map survey, construction stakeout and quality control. Utilizing GPS, robotic and drone equipment we prepared base mapping for this 50 acre development within one week and under budget. Today with our new tools, GPS, robotic and drone equipment we are able to perform land surveying, mapping and numerous other services faster, with more accuracy and economically.

Ott Consulting Inc currently serves the Lehigh Valley, Slate Belt and Pocono Region.  Our diverse public and private client base includes clients such as Plainfield Township, Emmaus Borough, Alburtis Borough, Upper Milford Township, UGI, PPL, Wegmans Food markets and ARCO.

Our comprehensive civil engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying services, coupled with our personalized management style & “hands on”, experienced firm leadership, provide our clients with on time and on budget projects.

 

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OTT CONSULTING INC. BEGINS THE NEW YEAR WITH SOME INTERESTING NEW PROJECTS

MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP

Ott Consulting Inc. is pleased to announce the firm has been appointed as Middle Smithfield Township’s Sewer Enforcement Officer .  Middle Smithfield Township is located in Monroe County, PA, with a total area of approximately 55 square miles. The Township’s vast open space and woodlands is typical of the Pocono Region’s bucolic countryside.

As SEO, it will be OCI’s responsibility to issue permits and inspect the construction of on-lot sewage disposal systems. OCI will serve as the Township representative, guiding and informing residents and businesses about sewage disposal options and the procedure for construction. In addition, OCI will also review and approve septic systems for large scale development.

BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT FOR EMMAUS

Ott Consulting Inc. has recently received zoning approval for redevelopment of the number one blighted brownfield property in Emmaus. OCI received rezoning approval for the 8 acre site and a special exception to allow 3 story apartments consisting of 24 units per building and a total of 144 units. The site development will include parking, landscaping and other amenities to enhance the overall development.

Currently the project is going through the Land Development Approval Process and NPDES Permitting. In addition, the project is moving forward through the Act 2 Land Recycling Program and OCI expects to work closely with PADEP to remediate the site. When completed, the project will eliminate an unsightly and unsafe area with new housing in an enhanced landscape setting.

LEHIGH VALLEY DAIRY

Ott Consulting Inc. has been retained by the Elias Property Group to study the reuse options for the former Lehigh Valley Dairy site located in Whitehall’s southern boundary with Allentown. The existing building, once a silk mill converted to a dairy in 1934, has remained abandoned for over 25 years.

Working closely with the Elias Family, OCI will be responsible for exploring potential reuse options for the property.  In addition, OCI will be responsible for an analysis of existing site conditions, and will address numerous issues as part of the overall planning process.

Ott Consulting Inc. has been providing civil engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying services for over 15 years to public and private clients throughout the Lehigh Valley, Pocono Region and beyond.

For more information please contact us at:

Lehigh Valley Office

Mailing address:
PO Box 386
Emmaus, PA 18049

Physical address:
5829 Kings Hwy S
Zionsville, PA 18092
p.610.928.4690
f.610.928.4695
www.OttEng.com

Slate Belt Office
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
p.610.588.2411
f.610.588.6280

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Ott Consulting Appointed As Municipal Engineers For Price Township, Monroe County, PA

Ott Consulting Inc. is pleased to announce the firm’s appointment as the municipal engineers for Price Township, Monroe County, PA.  Price Township is located in the northeast region of Monroe County and extends approximately seven miles north and south and five miles east and west.

One of OCI’s Goals for 2019 is to expand its municipal engineering services into the Pocono Region and is excited about the opportunity to serve the Township.

With a hands-on approach and personal touch, OCI is a good fit for meeting all the needs of the Township. The firm provides services in municipal engineering througout the Lehigh Valley, Slate Belt, and Pocono Region. As a multidisciplinary engineering firm, services include civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, environmental permitting, grant administration, and construction administration services. The firm recently added drone technology, and this new service provides clients with a cost effective tool for topographic surveys, inspections, and aerial photography. OCI recently celebrated their 15th anniversary.

“OCI looks forward to building new relationships with Price Township and will go the extra mile to meet all our clients’ needs,” explained Jeff Ott, president of OCI.

Ott-Consulting-Price-Township-1024x576.jpgYou can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

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Ott Consulting Inc. Celebrates 15 Years of Service

In October 2003, Jeffrey L. Ott, P.E. started Ott Consulting Inc. (OCI) with Reynold E. Petre III, P.L.S.  In 2006, they purchased East Penn Engineering in the Slate Belt to expand their services into the Slate Belt and Pocono areas.  OCI currently has an office in Zionsville, PA and Bangor, PA.  We provide civil engineering, environmental engineering, site design, surveying, landscape architecture, sewage enforcement, aerial data capture using our UAS (drone) and geographic information system services to municipal, private, and institutional clients.

Since opening our office almost 15 years ago, we have been appointed by Washington Township, Plainfield Township, Bangor Borough, and East Bangor Borough in Northampton County as well as Upper Milford Township and Alburtis Borough in Lehigh County as their Municipal Engineer.    We have also been appointed as the Alternate Municipal Engineer for Portland Borough and Wind Gap Borough in Northampton County and Hamilton Township in Monroe County, and engineer for the Roseto Borough Sewer Authority. Our municipal services include the preparation and review of various site plans, code enforcement, construction observation, sewage enforcement, application reviews, and infrastructure improvements.  OCI also performs site inspections, roadway pavement design, sanitary sewer inflow/infiltration studies, environmental permitting, PennDOT permitting, MS4 and stormwater management permitting, park planning, regulatory signage and testing.    With the recent opening of our expanded office in Bangor, we anticipate extending our services into the Pocono Region.

Over the past 15 years, Ott Consulting, Inc. has prepared design and construction plans for various residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects throughout the Lehigh Valley, the Slate Belt and beyond.  Some of our most notable projects include the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, the Weis Market in Forks Township, the new Faulkner Dealership facility on Stoke Park Road, the six-story Hyatt Place Hotel in the city of Bethlehem, a nine-story parking garage in the city of Allentown as well as several projects at the Saucon Valley Country Club.  We also contracted with PPL Utilities to perform survey, design, construction observation, and as-built plans for many of their Service Center parking lot rehabilitations and expansion projects. 

Recently, we completed land development plans and permitting for a two-story, 80,500-square-foot transitional care facility and a five-story, 111-room hotel and banquet center, both located at the former Center Valley Club in Stabler Corporate Center. We also provided construction survey services for a new 1.1 million-square-foot manufacturing/distribution facility on an 800-acre parcel in the Chrin Commerce Centre, and prepared land development plans for the expansion of an existing restaurant along Route 378 in Saucon Valley.  More recently, we have entered into a contract with UGI to provide survey and design services.

As Ott Consulting Inc. looks forward to another 15 years of service, we anticipate growing the firm to meet the rising needs of our clients.  As we have done for the past 15 years, we will continue to provide excellent service with a personal touch. 

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Borough of Roseto Sanitary Sewer Inventory

In 2016, Ott Consulting entered into a contract with the Roseto Borough Sewer Authority, Northampton County, to provide engineering and survey services required for the maintenance and operation of the Borough’s sewer system.  These services were essential to the Borough’s Sewer Authority providing critical detail documentation of all system facilities. Our first responsibility involved our survey team locating each manhole in the sanitary sewer system and collecting elevation data for the rim elevation and the invert elevation in the middle of the flow channel.  From these surveys, we prepared an overall system map in addition to as-built plans and profiles for each sanitary sewer main. 

As a result of a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant application prepared in 2016, working with the Borough Sewer Authority, Ott Consulting assisted in preparing a detailed contract for sanitary sewer cleaning and televise/manhole rehabilitation of the borough-wide sanitary sewer system. Project tasks that were performed during 2018 included cleaning and televising the sewer mains in the entire system with reports, manhole inspections with reports, chemical root removal, and test & grout seal joints.

In coordination with engineering services and improvements to the sewer system, OCI prepared a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) plan as a management tool to assist the Borough in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.  All inventoried location reports and CCTV videos have been linked to their respective points or lines in an ArcReader project.  In addition, OCI used a GoPro Camera mounted to a vehicle to collect at-grade videos along each pipe run.  

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

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June 30th UMLF Twp EAC Clean-Up

On June 30th, Jeffrey L. Ott, P.E., M.B.A., S.E.O., President of Ott Consulting Inc., joined the Joint Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) of Upper Milford Township and the Borough of Emmaus in a clean-up of the riparian buffer area located behind the Emmaus Public Library. The clean-up effort involved removing invasive plants and debris along the buffer at the stream between Chestnut Street and Ridge Street.

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Ott said, “Our firm finds great satisfaction in volunteering to support the communities we serve. We look forward to our next opportunity to assist our neighbors in worthy causes such as the Joint EAC.”

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

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Alburtis MS4 Public Outreach Program Presentation

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Jeffrey L. Ott, PE, MBA, President of Ott Consulting Inc.Jeffrey L. Ott, the Borough Engineer for Alburtis Borough, presented information regarding the Borough’s stormwater management system, a part of a MS4 Public Outreach Program. Stormwater regulations associated with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. The MS4 program focuses on managing discharges into the waters of the region through education and implementation of proper control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Mr. Ott discussed the goals and requirements of the MS4 program.

Mr. Ott presented the MS4 Storm Sewer System mapping and provided background on the firm’s activities over the past year. Secondly, Mr. Ott discussed the Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) requirements. The PRPs require existing pollutant load calculations. A specific load reduction must be accomplished within a 2018-2023 permit term. The preparation of a PRP also involves the mapping of drainage areas, reducing loads by existing BMPs, identifying required load reductions and locating planned BMPs.

The specific goal of the PRP Plan in the Borough of Alburtis is to reduce siltation in the Swabia Creek and the Little Lehigh Creek. The proposed PRP Plan consists of two options: streambank restoration along a portion of the Swabia Creek to the east of Glenn’s Woods development and/or a vegetated open channel on Maple Court, on a Borough owned parcel between Glenn’s Woods development and the railroad tracks.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/alburtis-ms4-public-outreach-program-presentation/

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Washington Township MS4 Presentation

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Jeffrey L. Ott, PE, MBA, President of Ott Consulting Inc., the Township Engineer for Washington Township, presented information regarding the Township’s stormwater management system, a part of a MS4 Public Outreach Program. Stormwater regulations associated with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program.

The MS4 program focuses on managing discharges into the waters of the region through education and implementation of proper control measures and best management practices (BMPs). Mr. Ott discussed the goals and requirements of the MS4 program.

The primary focus of his presentation was to discuss the six minimum control measures required. These requirements include public education and outreach on stormwater impacts (BMPs), public involvement/participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction stormwater management, and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.

Secondly, Mr. Ott reviewed the Ordinance requirements that every MS4 permittee must enact which: is consistent with DEP’s 2013 model ordinance or DEP’s 2022 model ordinance, or is from an Act 167 plan that was approved by DEP in 2005 of later, or meets the requirements in DEP’s Stormwater Management Ordinance checklist. Lastly, Mr. Ott discussed the Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) requirements, which must be addressed. The PRPs require existing pollutant load calculations. A specific load reduction must be accomplished within a 2018-2023 permit term.

The preparation of a PRP also involves the mapping of drainage areas, reducing loads by existing BMPs, identifying required load reductions and locating planned BMPs.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/washington-township-ms4-presentation/

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Alburtis Borough DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant Awarded

Alburtis Borough – DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant – successful grant application

Ott Consulting Inc. recently prepared a successful application to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a small water & sewer grant. The DCED awarded the Borough of Alburtis a grant in the amount of $300,000. Ott Consulting Inc. is spearheading the preparation of plans for a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project which includes rehabilitation of sewer lines, laterals and manholes within the Borough of Alburtis.

The project is a continuance of the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) reduction program, which aims to reduce the I&I issues by systematic rehabilitation and replacement within the Borough. The intent of the project is to seal leaking pipes and manholes and address structural concerns primarily by rehabilitation efforts. The results of these investigations will identify the appropriate rehabilitation technique. The rehabilitation project is scheduled for summer 2018.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

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Borough of East Bangor LSA Program Grant

Ott Consulting Inc. aided the Borough of East Bangor in obtaining the necessary funding through an LSA Program Grant for a Stormwater Remediation Project along North Broad Street.

Borough-of-East-Bangor--150x150.jpgThe awarding of this grant will allow the rehabilitation of the existing, collapsing system, thereby mitigating hazards for public and private property in the area by properly managing the stormwater runoff and eliminating the damaging erosive conditions.

OCI supported the application of the grant in an effort to protect the natural resources of the area and the health, safety and welfare of the citizens within the Borough.

OCI is currently finalizing the contract documents for bidding and construction.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/borough-of-east-bangor-lsa-program-grant/

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