ENGINEERING SERVICES   ››   Summary of Engineering Services


Planning, investigative and feasibility studies for streets, utility systems, and site and residential development reviews, including:

Studies and master utility planning for sewage systems, wastewater treatment facilities, water distribution systems, and water treatment facilities

Water conservation and management plans for municipal water systems

System Development Charge programs and Utility Rate studies

Local Improvement District studies

Flow mapping

Transportation Plans including street and roadway planning, traffic volume studies, parking studies, traffic circulation, and traffic control

Financial planning including assistance in identifying sources and securing financial assistance from various state and federal agencies


Full spectrum of land, mapping, precision control, topographic, utility corridor and site-specific surveys using state-of-the-art surveying technology including robotic total stations, GPS and digital levels for:

• Easement acquisition
• Boundary surveys
• Construction staking

• Design surveys
• Record surveys
• Preliminary route surveys

• GPS and Hydrographic surveys
• GIS Infrastructure mapping


Preparation of preliminary designs and construction documents for renovation of existing and/or new construction of proposed infrastructure, streets, and site developments including:

• Storm water systems including conveyance, pumping and detention
• Wastewater conveyance including gravity and STEP systems and treatment
• Water distribution, storage and treatment
• Site development including layout, earthwork and grading
• Roads and streets including traffic control, traffic circulation and parking maximization
• Cost estimating
• Preparation of bidding and contract documents
• Application of value engineering and life-cycle cost evaluation for design optimization


The Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc. has extensive experience with municipal financing and the development of financing programs for public works improvement projects. Since the firm has historically served smaller municipalities which do not have access to financial advisors, the firm has become proficient in assisting in assembling complete funding packages (loans, grants, etc.) and assisting its clients in all phases of the funding programs.

Dyer is particularly experienced in local financing procedures and in the application and administration of the following grant and/or loan programs.

• Rural Development Administration (RDA)
• Oregon Business Development Department Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA)
• Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
• Economic Development Administration (EDA)
• Public Works and Development Facilities Grant Program ** See U.S. Dept of Commerce
• Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
• U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (USDA RUS)
• U.S. Department of Commerce
• Oregon Department of Energy


Design / Build projects have focused on private and tribal facilities. Tasks include preparation of pre-design and construction documents for renovation of existing and/or new construction of proposed developments including:

• Flow-through Sequencing Batch Reactors for Wastewater Treatment Facilities
• Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment Facilities
• Conversion of Sequencing Batch Reactors to Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment Facilities
• Water distribution, storage and treatment
• Site development, including layout, earthwork and grading
• Roads and parking facilities
• Cost estimating


Dyer, at the Owner's request, provides comprehensive construction and post-construction services for nearly all engineering projects. These services include:

• Administration of construction contracts
• Construction surveys
• Supervision and inspection, periodic and full-time
• Commissioning of new facilities
• Operator training for optimal performance and energy efficiency
• Preparation of record "As Built" drawings in AutoCAD format and paper copy
• Operation and Maintenance programs and preparation of manuals
• Warranty inspections to verify operation and compliance
• Performance evaluations, plans and reports