Plan on Excellence.

When it comes to planning, civil engineering, surveying and mapping, and remote sensing, CFA believes you should demand excellence. As one of northern Nevada’s leading firms, we plan on it every day. And we execute it every day.

From feasibility studies and site design to topographic mapping and landscape architecture, from private development to government projects, we pride ourselves on our uncanny ability to be professional, creative, thorough, efficient and easy to work with—all at the same time.

Civil Engineering

CFA provides comprehensive engineering services from planning through design, permitting, and construction. From initial regulatory approvals to final buildout, CFA staff have developed in-depth technical knowledge from our involvement with an extensive list of commercial, residential, industrial, educational, and public works projects. Our expertise in a diverse range of areas, including feasibility studies, utility assessments and site/civil engineering design and permitting, complements and supports our other disciplines. CFA is team-oriented, which gives us the opportunity to work on multiple aspects of very complex projects. 

Specific areas of expertise offered by CFA in civil engineering include:

•  Site and Utility Design
•  Subdivision Design
•  Hydrology and Hydraulics
•  Infrastructure Analysis
•  Street and Highway Design
•  Public Facility Design
•  Sanitary Sewer Design
•  Public Water System Design
•  Storm Drain Design
•  Cost Estimates
•  Construction Observation

Land Surveying

CFA offers a broad range of land surveying services. We work with each client to determine the appropriate scope of services and level of accuracy to meet the objectives of the project. Since our firm offers both land surveying and civil engineering services, we can anticipate the type of information needed to design or document particular types of projects. Our crews use total stations, data collectors, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and robotic-total stations. Each of our crew chiefs has achieved “Certified Survey Technician” licensure from the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Specific areas of expertise offered
by CFA in surveying include:

•  Property Line Surveys
•  ALTA Surveys
•  Topographic Mapping
•  Aerial Survey Control
•  Construction Surveys
•  Boundary Adjustments
•  Parcel Maps
•  Tentative Maps

Land Use Planning

CFA offers a broad range of planning services to our clients. Our knowledge of local codes, relationships with agency staff and ability to get challenging projects approved, make us the logical choice. Our project sizes range from small commercial sites to regional mixed-use master plans.

Specific areas of expertise offered by CFA in planning include:

•  Feasibility Studies 
•  Due Diligence Investigations 
•  Site Planning
•  Entitlement Permitting & Approvals
•  Public Participation 
•  Design Standards 
•  Comprehensive Planning Studies 
•  Policy Planning
•  GIS Analysis 

Remote Sensing

CFA offers comprehensive Remote Sensing services. Working in concert with our other disciplines, our Remote Sensing professionals provide valuable information that can be difficult, if not impossible to capture using conventional methods. Our crews use UAS (drones) and 3D laser scanners in conjunction with total stations and GPS receivers to provide highly accurate models to meet client and project needs.
CFA’s UAS pilots are all FAA certified under CFR 14, Part 107.

Specific areas of expertise offered
by CFA in remote sensing include:

• UAS-based Aerial Surveying
• 3D Laser Scanning
• Aerial, Mobile, and Terrestrial
Lidar Processing
• 3D Modeling
• Building Information Modeling (BIM)
• High-Resolution Aerial Imagery