SITE DESIGN MODELING AND MAPPING TECHNOLOGIESWHM/BAI has developed visual aids to help regulators and the public understand the scopeand visual impact of a project through design and site location mapping, in addition to 3Dproject visualization. Additionally, hydrology and hydraulic design softwares can be used todesign appropriately sized infrastructure. These software tools help clients for planning,managing, and decision making. Below are some of the commonly used software packages.Mapping Software Hydraulic Design Software • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 – Used for • HY-8 – Used for road overtopping grading design for design work • AutoCAD Land Desktop 2004– • VT/PSUHM – Determine flows for Used for grading design pipes and channels. • ArcGIS – Used for a variety of • HEC-RAS - Used to model water mapping and analyses flow • Trimble Terrasync – Used on the Hydrologic Design Software GeoXH GPS Unit • TR-55 Software – Used for smaller • Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office – watershed runoff calculations. Used for the GeoXH GPS Unit • USGS-WRIR – Used for larger • Visual Nature Studio – Used for 3d watershed runoff calculations. Video Animation utilizing GIS data. • PSU-IV - Used for larger watershed runoff calculations. ENERGY DEVELOPMENTEnergy will remain high on the nations list of priorities for many years, and this is a keyarea of our practice. As the nation searches for new sources, we offer: • Strategic Planning • Carbon Credits • Site Assessments and Development • Solar • Risk Management • Government Relations • Biogas • Uniting Partners and Clients • Wind to Energy WASTE MANAGEMENTWe have demonstrated innovation in nearly all sectors of waste management, includingliner technology, leachate management, bioreactors and landfill gas utilization. Ourpersonnel are skilled at the art of balancing environmental considerations with economicsand potential liability. • Brine Water Treatment & Disposal • Soils and Geosynthetic Materials • Landfill Disposal • Spill Prevention & Management • Permitting & Planning Services • Hazardous Waste Treatment • Regulatory Coordination • Hazardous Waste Recovery • Environmental Remediation • Reclamation • Emergency Response • Operation • Beneficial Use Projects • Closure • Hazardous Waste Collection • Monitoring • Construction Management • Post Closure • Quality Assurance • Impoundments
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENTTHE PNDI PROCESSIn recent times, regulatory agencies, municipalities and corporations have becomeincreasingly concerned about ecological issues. The investigation and appropriateidentification of biological and natural resources are the foundation of any ecologicalproject. WHM personnel have the knowledge, skills, and experience to identify anyarea’s flora and fauna. Regardless of whether the project requires a one-day siteassessment or a long-term advanced research study involving a complete biologicalinventory, WHM has the ability to prepare an ecological or biological evaluation planthat meets the project’s needs and provides a feasible solution.The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources describes PNDI inthe following manner:The Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) is a partnership between thePennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the Nature Conservancy, and the WesternPennsylvania Conservancy to conduct inventories and to collect data to describe theCommonwealths rarest and most significant ecological features. These features includeplant and animal species of special concern, rare and exemplary natural communitiesand outstanding geologic features. Site-specific information describing these features isstored in an integrated data management system created from map, manual, andcomputer files. The PNDI information system is continually refined and updated toinclude recently discovered locations and to describe environmental changes affectingknown sites. The goal is to build, maintain and provide accurate and accessibleecological information needed for conservation, development planning and naturalresource management. http://www.naturalheritage.state.pa.us/WHM believes that through advanced planning and minor modifications todevelopment plans, it is feasible to work with PNDI and developers to prevent losses ofbiological diversity without consequence to the economy.