Site / Civil

Site design varies from project to project, from tight urban sites to wide open rural settings.  CGA’s professional civil engineers develop plans and specifications for all grading, paving, utilities, and site improvements outside of building footprints. We serve as the site / civil engineer, coordinating our work with engineering and architectural teams for new buildings and building additions following the AIA process.  In addition, we provide maintenance and/or improvement plans working directly with our clients when no building construction is involved.

After 60 years of serving Iowa, we’ve encountered nearly every type of challenge that a construction site can present. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate potential hurdles and create plans to mitigate problems before they occur. Our goal to minimize change orders will save you money and keep your project on schedule.

CGA offers our clients flexibility.  We have delivered countless projects over the years using various methods including traditional design-bid-build, the construction manager process, and design-build.  We have the resources to work on multiple pieces of your project simultaneously and provide multiple construction document packages so you can break ground as soon as possible. We have experience with several specification formats and are always willing to work with owner-provided.

We engineer concept to completion.

We create a solid foundation for your building plans. We focus on the details coordinating pedestrian and vehicular access, parking and layout, utility connections, site drainage, earth retention, and storm water retention with the client and design team. 

To assist with presentations and approvals, CGA offers 3D renderings with vivid detail showing the potential of your site and multiple design options as well as exhibits showing vehicle turning movements and fire hydrant coverage. Want a hands-on layout experience with your engineer? Not a problem! Sit down with us and our interactive modeling software to help optimize your site. We go beyond design – we oversee bidding, construction, and permitting so you don’t have to.

LEED and SITES Certifications

We incorporate sustainability and energy conscious design. CGA can assist you with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and SITES applications and certifications.