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Engineering Services

Learn more about Cardinal Strategies' engineering services. We have everything to meet your hydrology and hydraulic needs.

During a flood study or downstream assessment, Cardinal’s stormwater engineers will evaluate and define the flood risk and impact of a proposed land development project, as well as take steps to eliminate any adverse impacts. Our engineers follow the regulations and requirements outlined by the local municipality and FEMA.

Cardinal’s stormwater engineers are well-versed in the land development process and understand how standard practice flood studies and downstream assessments fit into that process. Our team prioritizes technical excellence for models anywhere from basic to the most complex.

Contact Cardinal today about your development project and let’s discuss how we can help you.

Does your development project impact or alter a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mapped floodplain? Cardinal’s engineers will submit on your behalf the FEMA Letter of Map Change (LOMC) required by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and will coordinate these submittals through the local floodplain administrator. Our team can submit all types of FEMA-required changes including:

  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
  • Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (LOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Change (CLOMR)
  • Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)

Cardinal is here to help make your submittal process as smooth as possible. Our engineers are experienced at navigating the LOMC process, file dozens of submittals each year, and have cultivated relationships with FEMA contacts and third-party representatives. Contact us today to start your submittal.

Detention ponds are an important part of mitigating the hydraulic impacts of land development. Some development projects can avoid detention facilities through a downstream assessment showing no adverse impacts to existing facilities downstream. However, many development projects are required to have detention by the local municipality to mitigate off-site impacts.

To properly size your detention pond, Cardinal engineers pair their understanding of a detention pond’s purpose with the importance of minimizing the pond’s footprint in order to cut down on construction costs and maximize the usefulness of the surrounding property. Our team optimizes the size and design of every pond with constructability in mind.

Give us a call today to start your detention sizing and/or design.

Does your civil engineering project need special consideration with a complex hydraulic system? Cardinal’s engineering team is proficient with a full array of complex hydraulic systems including HEC-RAS2D, XP-SWMM, EPA-SWMM, Interconnected Pond Routing (ICPR) and more.

Our engineers can save you time and budget by knowing when to use these complex systems and having the knowledge to complete the work. Contact us today to start the conversation about your niche project.

Does your dam have a hazard classification of “significant” or higher? The Dam Safety Guidelines outlined by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ require a dam breach analysis to determine what impacts there would be downstream if the dam was breached during a catastrophic event. The study is done to eliminate the risk of loss of life and minimize damage downstream.

Our engineers know the importance of a dam breach analysis and its goal to eliminate the risk of loss of life and minimize damage. Accompanied by our expertise in detention sizing, our team is also experienced with this type of critical evaluation.

As development occurs in your city or county, it’s important to understand the existing state of the watershed and flooding sources within it to prepare for future conditions and protect life, property and infrastructure. Cardinal’s team of civil engineers are skilled at floodplain analysis and management and already monitor these risks for several municipalities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Our stormwater team understands the unique balance between land development and municipal floodplain and watershed management that allows all parties to meet their goals. Contact Cardinal today about floodplain analysis and management for your city or county.

Do you have a failing stream bank? Or major erosion concerns in a nearby channel? These complex erosion issues occur over time and can be accelerated by development changes upstream in the watershed. Now’s the time to address your failing bank before it exposes utility lines, affects nearby amenities or walking paths, and more.

Cardinal’s experienced stormwater engineers can design a holistic solution to stabilize and/or restore your stream to a natural state and mitigate future erosion concerns. In order to design a more sustainable solution, our stormwater engineers consult with experienced in-house contractors who have extensive field experience and real-world application.

Not only can Cardinal engineer the design for your stream restoration or stabilization project, but our highly experienced in-house construction group can construct the solution as well. Cardinal is your one-stop-shop for major complex erosion issues.

Contact us today to get started on the design and execution of your stream or channel project.

Cardinal Strategies

2770 Capital Street
Wylie, TX 75098

(469) 547-1281

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