Engineering for people.
In an industry devoted to projects of scale, we start with people and purpose to design and engineer workable, livable infrastructure solutions.
With people-first perspective and best-in-class professionalism, we collaborate with clients and communities to bring great works to fruition:
Planning and design considering connections between structural, human and natural resources
Quality engineering, including assurance, improvement and control programs
Value engineering to maximize benefits throughout project lifecycles
End-to-end management, from design to delivery
Rottenwood Creek Trail Master Plan
Hilton Hawaiian Village
GDOT Northwest Corridor improvements
- Civil Site Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Water / Wastewater
- Solid Waste / Landfill
- Land Acquisition Services
- Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
- Surveying & Mapping
- GIS Asset Inventory and Assessments
- NBIS and Transit Bridge Inspection
Civil Site Engineering
Atlas has provided planning and design services for new development and redevelopment projects since 1997.
Our design professionals have a broad range of expertise on a wide variety of project types with a unique focus on urban and sustainable design. We are accustomed to working on large diverse project teams on complex projects, requiring a higher level of communication and coordination. We strive to identify the unexpected and extraordinary cost items early in the design process, and we provide cost-effective options and solutions. Our goals are completely aligned with our client’s goals.
- Site Engineering
- Hydraulic Studies
- Bridges, Roadways, and Site Developments
- BMP Design
- NPDES Design
With decades of experience in design and construction of a broad range of transportation projects, Atlas brings unique expertise in the fields of transportation engineering and planning.
The firm’s services include highway and bridge design, program management, transportation planning, traffic engineering, and traffic impact studies.
- Transportation Planning
- Roadway Design
- Traffic Engineering
- Pavement Design
Services range from complex highway interchange bridge design to the restoration of historic structures to designs for new buildings, railroad bridges, retaining walls, and dams.
- Foundations and Walls
- Bridge Design
- Dam Engineering
- Minor Buildings
Our nationwide staff perform foundation condition analysis, drilled pier inspections, deep foundation inspections, quarry investigations, and prepare associated reports.
Geotechnical Engineering team investigates subsurface conditions and materials to determine the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties relevant to a particular project. Investigating and compiling data from soil and rock samples allows the assessment of potential risks posed by existing site conditions; and for structures and earthwork to be built according to specifications and requirements. We strive to ensure preliminary geotechnical exploration can prevent unforeseen and costly complications prior to construction and provide informative data to be used in the development of a site to ensure structural integrity and longevity.
Atlas’ geophysical services can provide valuable information regarding engineering, infrastructure, and design projects. Geophysical methods provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to help investigate site structural, geotechnical, geologic, and hydrologic conditions as well as subsurface infrastructure. Hiring a geophysical professional early, can often reduce site exploration costs and minimizing unexpected site conditions.
Our geophysical staff have backgrounds in geotechnical, environmental, and construction, which provide them with first-hand knowledge of our clients’ needs and potential challenges. In addition to standard safety and quality compliance training, they have special certifications and training associated with oil refineries, railroads, transportation authorities, mines, military, and MEC/UXO evaluations.
Atlas Geophysical Methods:
- Seismic refraction and reflection studies
- Downhole and crosshole shear wave studies
- Surface wave (ReMi & MASW) studies
- Electrical resistivity profiles and soundings including land and marine Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
- Electromagnetic (EM) studies
- Ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiling
- Magnetic studies
- Vibration monitoring
- Gravity studies
- Hybrid Source Magnetotelluric (HSAMT)
- Induced Polarization (IP
- 3D seismic and resistivity visualization
These geophysical methods are often useful in environmental remediation, renewable energy, and developmental projects evaluating groundwater resources; rock rippability; stratigraphy; deep structural geology; soil corrosivity, contamination plumes; landfills; buried underground structures; underground storage tanks (USTs); utilities; mineral deposits; faults and fractures; abandoned wells; concrete condition; rebar location; unexploded ordnance (UXO) / Munitions of Exploding Concern (MECs); grave/burial sites; sinkholes and voids.
Atlas Geophysical Evaluations:
- Utility Location and Mapping – Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Level B
- Rebar / Post Tension Cable Detection
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Detection
- Rippability and Depth to Bedrock Studies
- Fault and Fracture Mapping
- Vibration Monitoring
- Groundwater Resource Studies
- Mineral Resource Exploration
- Site Characterization
- Grounding Studies
- Archeology Evaluation
- UXO/MEC Detection
- Concrete and Pavement Condition Studies
- Void or Sinkhole Detection
- Oil Well Evaluations
- Locating Buried Drums
- Landfill and Leachate Delineation and Mapping
- Corrosion Studies
- Pile Integrity Testing
Atlas’ Geologists and Hydrogeologists provide professional environmental consulting services for private sector, state and local government, and federal government entities.
Our expertise includes a wide range of hydrogeologic applications including; groundwater contamination site investigation, groundwater contamination fate and transport and remediation, aquifer testing, water resource planning and permitting, environmental conceptual site model and groundwater flow modeling, surface water/groundwater interaction, extraction and injection well design, aquifer recharge and well yield determinations. With our full service of hydrogeologic experience, Atlas can offer anything from routine hydrogeologic data acquisition and interpretation to providing subject matter experts for unique and technically challenging water resource and environmental problems.
Water / Wastewater
Atlas has been providing engineering services for all phases of municipal potable water, wastewater, and reuse water projects since 1991.
Through the current use of technology and proper coordination with clients, permitting agencies, and contractors, we are capable of expedient project turnaround times, staying on budget, and exercising a high level of quality control. Atlas provides supporting services, all aspects of project planning, design, preconstruction fieldwork, and construction management can be completed in-house.
Our professionals have the experience and education specific to water and wastewater systems, along with the technological skills and teamwork needed to provide customized solutions.
Solid Waste / Landfill
Over the past three decades, the team of engineers and geologists at Atlas have successfully designed and permitted over 1600 acres of solid waste disposal areas.
As a result, our staff has developed a thorough understanding of the regulations and have obtained insight into the regulatory issues that are of greatest concern. Atlas’ solid waste team has provided services for municipal solid waste disposal facilities, leachate storage ponds, non-municipal solid waste, restricted waste and construction demolition debris waste disposal facilities and transfer stations. The staff has also prepared closure and post-closure plans for the full range of waste disposal facilities, including electric power generating station ash ponds.
Atlas maintains an experienced staff of civil and geotechnical engineers who are intimately familiar with Subtitle D design requirements. Our professionals are adept in all aspects of liner and leachate collection system design, geotechnical requirements, slope stability analyses, stormwater run-off and run-on controls design, as well as final cover design.
- Landfill Design & Permitting Services
- Landfill Construction Quality Assurance
- Landfill Leachate Management
- Landfill Gas Management & Utilization
- Groundwater Investigations & Monitoring
- Landfill Closure/Post-Closure Services
- Strategic Solid Waste Management Services
- Materials Engineering & Testing
- Drilling Services
Land Acquisition Services
Atlas provides right-of-way/land acquisition services with an in-house staff of professional appraisers, negotiators, relocation specialists, managers, legal specialists, and support staff whose full-time responsibilities focus on right-of-way for clients.
Our real estate staff has extensive experience in roadway right-of-way acquisition; utility easement acquisition; and airport property acquisition, including noise program development and implementation. Atlas’ real estate personnel have extensive knowledge of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) professional guidelines and our staff is well-versed in all state, federal and local requirements. We understand client needs and are able to provide complete services that enhance our negotiation performance.
- Cost Estimates
- Cost to Cure Engineering
- Right-of-Way Acquisition
- Utility Easement Acquisition
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Atlas understands that critical to the design and construction of roadway and aviation infrastructure and building improvement projects, is our underground utility locating services.
A full array of tools are used in this process to provide accuracy in identifying their location including radio detection designating equipment, ground penetrating radar, and a Utilivac and vacuum excavation truck to pothole existing utilities to determine their exact location, size and elevation.
Surveying & Mapping
Atlas’ highly qualified surveying staff includes Professional Land Surveyors, Certified Survey Technicians and additional field and technical support staff.
We are committed to staying current with the rapidly changing surveying technology in our dynamic profession, including computer hardware, software, and surveying equipment. Atlas’ survey crews utilize the latest data collection equipment and surveying technology available, and have extensive experience in conventional surveys, GPS surveys, 3D scanning surveys, bathymetric surveys, and GIS data collection.
- Land Surveying
- Drone Surveying and Photography
- Lidar Mapping
GIS Asset Inventory and Assessments
Atlas’ asset management experts are experienced in deploying large resources to quickly inventory and characterize your assets for more cost-effective ways to track, manage, invest in, and optimize the purchase, maintenance, and disposition of your assets.
As a result of our nationwide footprint, our geospatial analysts capitalize on a staff of 3,000 professionals to quickly mobilize to address the entire asset life cycle using the most sophisticated tools.