Civil Engineering

The Site Civil Group has designed site improvements for various types of development including, but not limited to, residential, commercial, industrial, heavy utility, colleges, landfills and churches. Our work includes the preparation of site improvement plans and specifications necessary for bidding, construction and to secure the required permits. The following describes some of the types of work performed within each area of expertise:

Residential Development

We prepare site improvement plans for high end stand-alone homes, attached town homes, and subdivisions. We often work with our Structural Group on projects that require deep foundation work and/or retaining walls.

Commercial Development

Our commercial work includes new and renovated commercial office and retail space.

Industrial Development

We often work with builders who construct new or expanded pre-fabricated buildings as warehouses. These warehouse buildings range in size up to 200,000 square feet.

Heavy Utility

Our clients include companies involved with the drilling for natural gas. We design the facilities necessary in gathering, processing and transporting natural gas liquids. We also assist the companies in emergency pipe exposures and repairs.

Colleges and Universities

Our projects include new classroom buildings and various site improvements for both State and Private colleges throughout Ohio.


We design storm and sanitary systems that support the operation of construction and debris landfills.


Our work includes site improvement plans for various churches of all faiths.

Retaining Walls

We work with our Structural Group in the layout and elevation of retaining walls and temporary shoring.

Storm Water Management

As is necessary for almost all the types of projects described above, Alber and Rice, Inc. prepares storm water management plans for both pre- and post-construction phases. This includes storm water management and quality as required by the State and enforced by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Storm water management plans consist of the design, layout and details of facilities including extended dry and wet surface detention ponds, underground detention, bio-swales and rain gardens, and other post-construction best management practices.

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