Environmental
Computer-Aided Drafting

Environmental Drafting is the art of creating drawings that accurately transform the information included in your environmental reports into beautiful figures.

Don't have trained CADD Professionals on staff?

Is your Environmental Drafter sick or on vacation?

Has your workflow grown beyond your on-staff capabilities?

Whatever the situation, A3E has you covered!

Phase I, II & III Site Assessment Figures

Site Maps, Sample Location Maps, Exceedance Location Maps with Detailed Call-outs are just a few examples of what we typically do for Phase I, II & III Figure Sets.

But how often are projects "typical"?

Let us help you sort through the laboratory analytical results, illustrate modeled extent of contaminants or create                                   figures detailing your excavation. 

PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT FIGURES

Phase 1 ESA Figure Set:
  • Fast Turnaround (Typically 1-2 Days)
  • Set consists of Three Standard Figures:
    •     Figure 1: Site Topographic Map
    •     Figure 2: Site Area Map - Aerial Image with property boundary, street names, adjacent
    •         business' and land use noted.
    •     Figure 3: Site Detail Map - Aerial Image with property boundary, street names and site
    •         specific features (if any) noted.

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT FIGURES

Phase II Figure Set:
  • Typical 2-4 Day Turnaround
  • Set consists of Three Base* Figures:
  • *(additional figures possible based on project requirements and findings)
    •     Figure 1: Site Topographic Map
    •     Figure 2: Site Area Map - 2-D Drawn Map of Site Area with property boundary,
    •         street names, adjacent business' and land use information.
    •     Figure 3: Site Detail and Sample Location Map - Same as Figure 2, shown at a larger
    •         scale. Will show site specific details and features, as well as sample locations.
    •     Figure 4+: Analytical and/or Exceedance Location Map(s) - Same as Figure 3, with
    •         detailed analytical call-outs where required.

PHASE III ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT FIGURES

Phase III Figures:
  • Turnaround time is based on number of Figures needed.
  • Number of Figures will vary based on specific project requirements.
  • Email for Quote and more detailed turnaround time.

Still Have Questions about Phase I, II & III ESA CADD?

Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Figures

Our Environmental Site Assessment figures are completed with the latest available versions of AutoCAD and Adobe DC Pro. State and local governmental agencies may be referenced for property specific information (including but not limited to) parcel boundaries, GIS data, right of way and/or utility information. It is the responsibility of the client to specify what information is desired or required in all drawings, and provide said information when not readily available. Regardless of any pricing or turnaround times shown on this web page we will provide a cost/time estimate for each project which will require approval prior to commencement. Completed figures will be submitted back in PDF format, if there are file size restrictions please make that known at the beginning of the project so we may adjust accordingly. All files will be turned over upon project completion including all DWG (AutoCAD) files and associated external reference material. 

With all that being said, we are happy to accommodate whatever needs your project dictates. Let's work together to create your next set of beautiful custom Environmental Drawings! 

How to Start

If it is our first project with you we will ask you send a copy of your logo so we can create a custom Title Block just for you. Have a title block (in DWG format) you'd like us to use? No problem., we can appreciate the need for consistency!

Phase 1 ESA Drawings

For a Phase 1 we could get going with nothing more than a property address and your project number to include in the title block. Couldn't be more simple!

Phase 2 ESA Drawings

To get started on a Phase 2 we would need the project address, your project number, any site specific information you'd like included (features of concern or utility information if desired) and sample locations. Exceedance call-outs can be added at the end of the project as needed.

Phase 3 ESA Drawings

Phase 3 drawings typically require the previous ESA's associated with the property, any new information regarding site features and sample locations/exceedances. For Phase 3 figure sets a list of project specific drawings keeps everyone on the same page, feel free to just make a list and email it to us.

potentiometric maps & groundwater contours

With as few as three monitoring well elevations we can caluculate Hydraulic Gradient Value and estimate groundwater flow.

With more than three well elevations we can create beautifully detailed water contours.

GROUNDWATER FLOW WITH HYDRAULIC GRADIENT VALUE

Groundwater Flow Map:
  • Figure Consists of:
    •     Site Map drawn with associated Monitoring Wells shown
    •     3 Monitoring Wells depicted with groundwater elevation (Feet above Mean Sea Level)
    •     Triangulated with estimated water table elevation lines
    •     Apparent groundwater flow direction arrow
    •     Calculated hydraulic gradient value

POTENTIOMETRIC CONTOUR MAP

Potentiometric Contour Map:
  • Figure Consists of:
    •     Site Map drawn with associated Monitoring Wells shown
    •     4+ Monitoring Wells depicted with groundwater elevation (Feet above Mean Sea Level)
    •     Detailed water table contour lines drawn relative to the well information provided
    •     Apparent groundwater flow direction arrow
    •     Calculated hydraulic gradient value

GROUNDWATER FLOW WITH HYDRAULIC GRADIENT VALUE

Groundwater Flow Map:
  • Figure Consists of:
    •     Site Map drawn with associated Monitoring Wells shown
    •     3 Monitoring Wells depicted with groundwater elevation (Feet above Mean Sea Level)
    •     Triangulated with estimated water table elevation lines
    •     Apparent groundwater flow direction arrow
    •     Calculated hydraulic gradient value

Well Information

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All we require is the location of the monitoring wells and the well elevations. If all you have readily available is the depth to water, feel free to send that along and we will figure out the rest! We can work from marked up areials, hand sketches or GPS coordinates. In addition to location, include the depth to water or water table elevation, unit of measure used and associated monitoring well tags.

Well Selection

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If you are looking to have detailed water contours drawn and are sending more than three monitoring well elevations specify which three you would like us to use to calculate the groundwater flow and hydraulic gradient value. If we make the selection, typically we will use the highest and lowest elevations with the mid range elevation being the closest representation to the mean of all the wells.

Geotechnical Cross SectionS, UST Removals & 45-Day Lust Figures

Cross sections are a wonderful way to convey information that requires depth.

And they are really fun to do too!

GEOTECHNICAL CROSS SECTION

Geotechnical Cross Section:
  • 3-4 Day Typical Turnaround
  • Figure Consists of:
    •     Cross section view showing sample locations and elevations
    •     Soil conditions illustrated based on drill findings
    •     Small scale plan view showing overview of site area and sample locations
    •     May also include water table elevations

45 Day Lust Figure Set

45-Day LUST Figure Set:
  • 3-4 Day Typical Turnaround
  • 45-Day LUST Set typically Consists of Four (4) Figures:
    •     Figure 1: Site Location Map - Topographic or Street Map marked with location of
    •         subject property
    •     Figure 2: Site and Surrounding Land Use Map - Site Area drawn with property
    •         boundary, location of excavation, UST locations, street names, surrounding business
    •         names and land use information.
    •     Figure 3: Site Map - Similar to figure 2 but at a larger scale. Showing additional detail of
    •         UST excavation, including any associated sample locations.
    •     Figure 4: UST Detail Map - Cross Section views of all applicable UST(s) including
    •         measurements and surface/sub-surface material information.

Tools and Software

We use for drafting services.

 

 

LEGEND

  • Sketchup
  • ArcGIS
  • Inventor
  • Adobe
  • AutoCAD

beyond the figures...

Often we get requests for things that are helpful, although outside the realm of standard environmental reporting.

Need help calculating the square footage of asphalt covering a large lot?

Or bringing your GIS datasets to life?

Need paper versions of required documents converted into editable electronic files?

Maybe you are just interested in finding out where historical features overlay current geographical information.

We can do that and more!

Historical Features

HISTORICAL FEATURE OVERLAY

Historical Feature Overlay:
  • Fast Turnaround (Typically 1-2 Days)
  • We can work from surveys and/or historical documents

100 Year History of Huricanes (GIS)

100 Year History of Hurricanes:

Created using ArcGIS

Displays a 100 year History of Catagory 1 thorugh 5 Hurricanes around the globe

Paper File Conversion

Paper file Conversion:
  • Paper files can be scanned or hard copies
  • Specify desired document dimensions and orientation

New York Map

New York Map:

Created using ArcGIS Pro

 

ASPHALT AREA CALCULATION

Asphalt Area Calculation:
  • Turnaround time is typically same day
  • Site address and property boundary is all we need to get started

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

Asbestos Abatement:
  • We can work from electronic building plans or scans/paper copies
  • We provide plan sheets with homogeneous areas shown (either separate or all on one)
  • Optional sample location markers may be added

SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN

Soil Mangement Plan:
  • We can work from electronic site plans or scans/paper copies
  • We provide plan drawing with soil designations shown
  • Optional plan grid or utility information may be added

ILLINOIS SITE BASE MAP

Illinois Site Base Map:

UK Election Map

UK Election Map:
  • Created using ArcGIS Pro

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About your Project.

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