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Civil Engineering

The deterioration of our nation’s infrastructure has been news for several years. Municipalities have water and sewer systems that are over a century old and treatment plants that can no longer comply with ever-changing, stricter regulations. Our road and highway systems cannot keep up with constantly increasing volumes of traffic. Pollution from stormwater runoff, solid waste disposal, sewage discharges, and other sources threatens our quality of life, our environment, and our wildlife. And there is not enough money to address these critical issues.

Hurt & Proffitt’s Civil Engineering Department is working to help the responsible state, county, and municipal governments and private agencies correct those deficiencies and update obsolete and failing infrastructure. From identification of need and project concept, to funding assistance and preliminary design, to final design and permitting, to construction administration and project closeout, our professional staff can take your project from start to finish. The support available from our other departments – Land Development, Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Services, and Construction Inspection/Materials Testing – and the strategic alliances that we have with other consultants, from small to large, from local to international, make Hurt & Proffitt’s Civil Engineering Department a “one-stop shop” to meet your infrastructure improvement needs.

Need funding? Our civil engineers have obtained many millions of dollars to fund major water and sewer improvement projects for small towns in Virginia. Need fast response? Our civil engineers have addressed critical situations requiring immediate resolution involving drought-period water supply and catastrophic water system failure. Need expertise? Our civil engineers are trained to provide many services not offered by many consultants – dam evaluation and certification, trenchless utility rehabilitation, safe yield analysis, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable development, funding assistance, and others, in addition to the extensive catalog of standard project experience below.

Whether you need help on a single project, or wish to be added to our long list of clients with whom we have decades-long term contracts, or anything in between, Hurt & Proffitt’s Civil Engineering Department is ready, with the professional staff, experience and expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and desire to be of service, to help address your infrastructure needs. Come benefit from our Vision: “To be the engineering and surveying consulting firm of choice, recognized for providing excellent service, every time.”

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“Hurt & Proffitt, and its predecessor corporations, have provided a wide variety of consulting engineering services to our Authority continuously for more than years… During this time, we have always been pleased with their skills, responsiveness and professionalism. The long-term duration of this working relationship is the highest compliment we can pay and what we believe is the best recommendation possible.”
– Dan French, Director of Public Utilities, Amherst County Service Authority