In 2010, Civil Design, Inc. acquired a local surveying firm with experiences in both Missouri and Illinois. As a result, CDI now offers our clients the capability to provide surveying as a standalone services or as a complement to our other engineering capabilities. Our survey department has experience in all aspects of surveying, working with various clients in both the private and public sector. By using the latest data collection equipment, and the most advanced field equipment, CDI can produce deliverables in either Microstation or AutoCAD formats depending on our clients’ needs, on time and within their budget constraints.

Service Leader: Philip Grout, PLS
Survey Services
  • ALTA/ASCM land surveys
  • Right of Way or Route surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • GPS/Geodetic surveys
  • Photogrammetry ground control surveys
  • General mapping services
  • Boundary surveys
  • Easement surveys and exhibits
  • Profile surveys
  • Subdivision plats
  • Watershed surveys
  • As-built surveys
  • Hydraulic surveys
  • Utility locations surveys for Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
  • Preparation of legal descriptions
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Improving Flood Control Efforts in the River Community

Louisville MSD is a repeat client of CDI. Louisville MSD procured CDI to survey the full length of the flood protection system around the county which includes field locations of the existing floodwalls, gate structures and levees encompassing a total 28 miles across Jefferson County. This survey required months of field survey work to locate all flood protection features and established one uniform baseline from start to finish. CDI was also contracted to convert the survey from autocad format to a GIS system (ESRI) which includes detailed drawings of flood protection features linked to the alignment of the levee and floodwall system.
Client: Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District

Owner: Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
Year: 2016
Size: 28 miles
Cost: $130,000
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Replacing two aging bridges before they become a danger to travelers

Jarvis Township proposed new bridges to replace two 50+ year-old structures. Civil Design, Inc. was contracted by BLA to provide the survey support as needed for the design which included a hydraulic survey to meet IDOT requirements and the land surveys to establish project limits and identify all property lines and owners for inclusion in plans for developing right of way exhibits and legal descriptions.

Client: Bernardin Lochmueller and Associates
Owner: Jarvis Township
Year: 2012
Cost: $550,000
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Safeguarding the environment while still providing necessary utilities

Ameren is implementing a Spill Control and Containment (SPCC) plan for the Page Substation located at 6441 Page Avenue in Wellston, Missouri. The Page Site is a large distribution substation encompassing approximately 5.2 acres. There are three large transformers, along with several oil filled circuit breakers that surpass the containment threshold criteria of 1000 gallons. CDI was contracted to complete a full boundary and topographic survey of the site while under full operation.

Client/Owner: Ameren Missouri
Year: 2012
Size: 5.2 Acres
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Improving safety and efficiency through a heavily travelled corridor

The City of Maplewood was in need of implementing a plan for roadway widening, sidewalk improvements, and landscape enhancements to Manchester Road. CDI was contracted to supplement the previous surveys with additional topographic and boundary information. In addition CDI was retained to prepare easement exhibits and legal descriptions. CDI also provided engineering support and construction inspection.

Client: Horner & Shifrin
Owner: City of Maplewood
Year: 2012
Cost: $1 Million
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Establishing a new link to a much-needed bridge that connects communities in Illinois

Civil Design was contracted by Halverson Construction Co, Inc. to verify existing control, layout pavment and utilities

Client: Halverson Construction Co., Inc.
Owner: Illinois Department of Transportation
Year: 2010
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Improving safety by adding shoulders and flattening curves on a twisting two-lane road

As part of Missouri Department of Transportation’s Minor Route Safety Improvement Projects, CDI was contracted by Horner Shifrin to complete a route survey of the existing corridor. CDI established horizontal and vertical control and performed cross sections of the entire 10 mile route and delivered a survey that can be used to improve the current pavement, correct inadequate curves and increase the size of the shoulders, creating a safer route for all.

Client: Horner Shifrin
Year: 2013
Length: 10 Miles
Cost of Construction: $3 Million
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Engineering a Stronger Community: Enhancing the experience for users of one of the country’s premier urban parks

CDI was contracted by CBB to perform a route and topographic survey of the intersection of Clayton Avenue and Skinker Boulevard as well as Oakland Avenue from Skinker to Hampton. For this project CDI established the horizontal and vertical control, performed the survey and worked with SUE engineers to deliver a completed survey that will be used to redesign the traffic configuration of the intersection and adding sidewalks creating a more pedestrian friendly route into Forest Park.

Client: CBB
Year: 2013
Length: 1 Mile
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Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the development of the Collins Autopoint Ford Dealership. The surveying services provided on the 40 acre site included an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey for Ford Motor Company, a topographic survey for use in design, utility easement plats, lease plats, minor subdivision plat and construction staking.

The project consisted of converting an old shopping center to the Ford Development. Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. worked with the Louisville and Jefferson County Planning and Zoning to obtain approval for the development, designed the layout of the site, provided a grading/drainage plan and a landscape plan. The grading plan required the matching of the grades on existing pavement to the proposed improvements and a hydrologic/hydraulic study to determine the affect on an existing basin and the design of compensation areas for the floodplain. There was extensive coordination with the State Highway Department to obtain approvals for left hand turns and extra lanes.

Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. also provided civil engineering and surveying services for the design of the Nissan Dealership at the Autopoint Complex.