Civil Engineering is the foundation of all projects. JLA Civil Engineers are problem solvers, employing a team approach, utilizing our Landscape Architects for creative, cost effective site development. JLA’s professional Civil Engineers have specialized experience in permitting.  Below is a partial list of services JLA Civil Engineers provide:


JLA is a Georgia DOT Prequalified Consultant.  We are currently prequalified in the following area classes:

  • 3.01 Two-Lane or Multi-Lane Rural Generally Free Access Highway Design
  • 3.08 Landscape Architecture
  • 3.11 Architecture
  • 3.13 Facilities for Bicycles and Pedestrians
  • 3.15 Highway Lighting

New Design

  • Site and infrastructure master plans
  • Utility rate studies
  • Site layout, grading and drainage
  • Underground utilities (potable water, waste water, fire water, storm water)
  • Water system storage (elevated and ground)
  • Water and wastewater control systems
  • Pumping stations (sanitary and storm water)
  • Storm water hydrology (above and below ground storage)
  • FEMA No-rise analysis
  • Pavement design (asphalt, concrete)

Retrofit/Operational Improvements

  • Traffic routing analysis and design
  • Industrial security operations-entrance and perimeter control
  • Truck and rail loading/unloading facilities
  • Site utility upgrades
  • Site fire Protection and utility upgrades
  • Irrigation


  • Permitting-Local, State (Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina) and Federal
  • Erosion Sedimentation and Pollution Control (ESPC) Plans (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or NPDES permit)
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCCM) Plans
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)
  • Lined containment ponds