Services Overview

ALA provides structural and civil engineering, as well as facility/safety inspection and construction inspection and management services to the transportation sector within the Mid-Atlantic Region. All of these services are provided for a wide range of transportation related facilities including bridges, highways, tunnels, transit facilities, garages, retaining and noise walls, drainage and stormwater management facilities, and utilities. Among the services regularly provided by ALA include the following:

Structural Engineering

ALA Structural Engineering Services 
  • Bridge Design
  • Pedestrian Bridge Design
  • Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation
  • Tunnel Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Noise Wall Design
  • Facilities Design and Demolition – Maintenance Buildings, Garages, Fuel Storage, etc…
  • Transit Station and Platform Design
  • Load Rating Analysis
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • Development of Design Criteria
  • Construction Phase Services


Highway/Roadway Engineering

ALA Highway/Roadway Engineering Services 
  • Highway Design
  • Intersection Design
  • Geometric Improvements
  • Roadway Widening
  • New Horizontal and Vertical Alignments
  • Grading
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Safety Improvements, including Sidewalks, Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
  • Signing and Striping
  • Preparation of Maintenance of Traffic Plans/Access Management
  • Right of Way Investigation and Analysis

Hydrologic/Hydraulic Engineering

ALA Hydrologic/Hydraulic Engineering Services 
  • Highway Culvert and Drainage System Design
  • Hydrological Data Collection and Analysis
  • Hydraulic Study Report Preparation
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Measure Design
  • Stormwater Management and Flood Mitigation Structure Design
  • LID Stormwater Management Facility Design
  • TMDL Calculation and Development
  • Floodplain Analysis
  • Scour Analysis and Countermeasure Design


ALA Utilities Services 
  • Utility Coordination
  • Utility Conflict Analysis
  • Water and Sewer Line Relocation and Design
  • Underground and Overhead Communication and Power Line Relocation and Design
  • Conduit Analysis and Design

Site Civil Engineering

ALA Site Civil Engineering Services 
  • Site Infrastructure Design including Grading
  • ROW Investigation
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Phase Services

Facility/Safety Inspection

ALA Facility/Safety Inspection Services 
  • Identification of Access Methods and Necessary MOT
  • Notation of records all areas of visible bridge distress including, but not limited to
    • concrete scaling
    • cracking
    • spalling
    • delaminations
    • exposed reinforcement
    • steel corrosion
    • section loss and fatigue-cracking
    • soil erosion
    • scouring
    • timber condition, including infestation, checks, cracks, and rot
  • Non-Destructive Testing
    • D-Meter
    • chain Drag
    • internal Video Scoping
  • Facilities Safety Inspection
    • Brides
    • Culverts
    • Sign Structures
    • Retaining Walls
    • Sound Walls
    • High Mast Lights
    • Low Level Lights
    • Roadway Pavement
    • Traffic Safety Features
    • Toll Plazas
    • Tunnels
  • Rating Analysis and Report Preparation
  • Inspection Manual Development

Construction Inspection and Management

ALA Construction Inspection and Management Services 
  • Construction management and inspection for major interstate/interchange construction, as well as for primary and secondary roadways
    • Structures including bridges, ramps, retaining walls and tunnels
    • Highway construction, repair, and safety improvements
    • Building facilities
    • Environmental controls
    • Maintenance of traffic
  • Review of plans and specifications
  • Daily construction observation to ensure quality control and contract compliance
  • Oversight of other project inspectors
  • Materials testing including concrete, HMA asphalt, soils/aggregate, pavement marking
  • Assurance of correct traffic control device placement
  • Assurance of E/S control compliance
  • Quantity review
  • Schedule review and reports
  • Pay estimate preparation and review
  • 90-day cash flow forecast
  • Monthly material clearance reports
  • Change order preparation
  • Project documentation including compiling project data of over/under runs of items,
  • Preparation of engineers punch list
  • Project close-out
  • Enforcing safety procedures
  • Communication with contractors, elected officials, various DOT departments, developers, home owners, and other external customers