"Municipalities have a responsibility to the public and
we are there to assist in that responsibility ... in whatever manner
that may take."
managing municipal projects, and your constituency's expectations,
is rigorous. Planning and regulatory requirements are becoming more
complex, while time and budgets are shrinking. At Provan & Lorber,
we understand the issues facing smaller municipalities, and we're
experienced in developing innovative solutions to help you overcome
With strong relationships at the state and federal levels, Provan
& Lorber streamlines the permit approval process, saving time
and money. We can help you with loan and grant applications. Our proven
record for locating financing significantly reduces the burden on
taxpayers. We'll facilitate public hearings, educate those in your
community and answer the tough questions that arise. From concept
to completion, our systematic, step-by-step approach helps you make
cost-effective choices that serve the best interest of your community.
Water Treatment Plants and Distribution Piping
Wastewater Treatment Plants & Pump Stations
Storm Water Management Systems
Roads and Bridges
Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
Transfer and Recycling Stations
Water Distribution Improvements
Road Inventory and Improvements
Storm Sewer Extensions and Improvements
Economic and Community Development Grants
- County Administration Offices
- Nursing Homes
- Correctional Facilities
- Wastewater Treatment Systems
- Water Systems
- Structural Evaluations
- Building Expansion Feasibility Studies
- Nursing Home Facility Expansions
- Fire-Protection Improvements
- Office Buildings
- Road and Bridge Alignments
- Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation
- Storm Drainage System Improvements
- Correctional Facilities Expansions
- National Parks
- Wetland Delineation Projects
- Recreational Campgrounds and Trails
- Boundary and Topographic Surveys
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. provides a variety of water supply engineering,
planning, design, and construction services. These services include
the design of distribution and treatment systems, booster stations,
and storage facilities.
Distribution And Storage
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has designed water mains, distribution
systems, and treated water storage facilities for projects throughout
New England. These projects serve subdivisions, municipalities,
and commercial sites. Additional components include the design
of booster pumping stations with associated instrumentation.
The U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Act required many water suppliers
to provide new water sources or provide filtration and treatment
systems. PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has provided services to approximately
35% of the 70 New Hampshire communities required to meet these
standards. Our assistance has resulted in water supplies that
meet or exceed quality standards through cost-effective solutions.
Study and design services by PROVAN & LORBER, INC. include:
- Water Studies - demand projections, development of surface
and groundwater sources, investigations of water supply characteristics,
- System Evaluations - interpretation of mapping and hydrogeologic
data, field testing, pressure and flow testing, hydraulic analysis,
computer modeling, and cost-effectiveness of alternative systems.
- Treatment System Design - flocculation, filtration, chemical
addition, chlorination facilities, and radon removal.
- Source Development - investigation and installation of gravel
and bedrock wells.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. provides a variety of wastewater engineering,
planning, design, and construction services. These services include:
collection and treatment system designs, drainage and storm sewer
studies and design, and sewerage pumping stations design.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has designed sewerage collection and
transmission systems for projects throughout New England. These
facilities service subdivisions, municipalities, and commercial
sites. Additional components include the design of raw sewerage
pump stations, instrumentation, and force mains.
Improvements to wastewater systems include design of headworks facilities
such as screens, grit removal, and septage receiving wet wells,
package treatment plants, aerated lagoon systems, advanced treatment,
activated sludge systems, sludge digestion and dewatering facilities,
chlorination systems, pumping systems and raw sewerage pumping stations
and various support facilities. We have substantial experience in
the planning and design of treatment systems serving large communities.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has evaluated many existing, large
subsurface disposal systems and the design of new facilities to
serve large housing and condominium complexes. Subsurface systems
have also been designed for industrial parks/complexes.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has experience in industrial wastewater
treatment facilities employing biological, aeration, filtration,
and chemical treatments. These include recycling systems for water
conservation and compliance to meet stringent stream discharge
standards. Our staff has been actively involved in the planning,
design, and construction of sludge dewatering and disposal systems
- many incorporating innovative methodologies - and have experience
in sludge composting facilities design.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has completed a facility plan which
evaluated a package-activated sludge process, as well as aerated
lagoons and other options. Our firm also planned the improvements
to pretreat wastes from a large latex manufacturing facility.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has extensive solid waste management
and site remediation experience throughout New England. We offer
study and design services for:
- Site selection studies, landfill designs, and closure plans
for both industrial and municipal facilities.
- Sanitary landfills and recycling/transfer stations for municipal
districts and communities.
- Landfill disposal of municipal refuses, industrial boiler
fly ash, wood ash, and paper mill waste.
- Cost evaluations and alternative strategies for solid waste
collection and transfer stations.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. prepares landfill plans for municipalities
and private sector firms. These plans incorporate site layout,
routing of roads, storm drainage, monitoring well placement, cover
requirements, final contouring, erosion control groundwater protection,
and operational plans. Many landfill plans also include provisions
for leachate collection and treatment.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. develops closure plans for landfills.
Closure plans may include site assessments, installation of monitoring
wells, groundwater analysis, projection of landfill life, remedial
action plans, and design of the most acceptable closure strategy.
We undertake in-depth field investigations, coordinate with regulatory
agencies, research available data, and supply an analysis of existing
conditions and make recommendations for remedial actions.
The design and location of modern roadway systems and bridges
must include the integration of variables which are unique to
every site. Roadways and bridges serve residential and commercial
uses and pleasure and business users. Each use application requires
attention to location, service levels, environmental impacts,
design factors, costs, property ownership, topography, access,
and ownership. Every roadway and bridge is unique and necessitates
careful planning and design to fulfill its potential use.
and Rural Roadways
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has acquired experience in roadway design
and construction from the development of many miles of roads and
drives in subdivisions, commercial, and industrial sites throughout
New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. We have represented
municipalities on public works projects to improve local roads
and drainage. We have completed designs for state and local highway
widening projects, intersection improvements, and bridge approach
improvements. During the roadway design process, we coordinate
and process various permit applications, including trench excavation
permits, wetlands permits, and railroad licenses.
Our engineering and technical staff utilize computer software
and field surveying instruments that allow for the efficient collection
and production of highway design data. We select a variety of
alignments to demonstrate the least intrusive, and/or most economical
route for new roads and improvement projects. Our plans include
horizontal and vertical alignments, cross-sections, superelevation,
sidewalks, utility aspects, drainage, erosion control measures,
signs, and pavement markings necessary for the design speed, local,
and state specifications. We have provided designs in conjunction
with downtown revitalization projects and master plans. State
transportation agencies also review many of our projects.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. has measured and rated roadway surfaces
utilizing the RSMS software developed by the University of New
Hampshire. The maintenance and repairs identified by this priority
system enable a town to select roadways for repair, rehabilitation,
and reconstruction so as to maximize the benefits received from
PROVAN & LORBER, INC.'s structural engineers offer practical
and economical solutions to bridge design for rehabilitation and
replacement. We have worked with the New Hampshire Department
of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation on
various state bridge and roadway approach projects. We have also
worked with a number of communities using the NHDOT's "municipally-managed"
process on the design and construction of local bridges.
Structural engineering staff are familiar with state and federal
regulations, design standards (AASHTO), and the requirements of
various regulatory agencies.
We provide the following services associated with new bridges,
rehabilitation or replacement of existing bridges, and historic
- Inspections and Reports
- Bridge Rating Analysis
- Remediation and Replacement Cost Options
- Maintenance Priority Programs
- Bid Documents and Technical Specifications
- Construction Observation Services
- Construction Phasing/Traffic Routing
- Alignment Studies
- Approach Roadway Improvements
- Right-of-Way Easements
- Wetlands Permitting Assistance
Specifications and Bidding
- Prepare bid documents to meet local standards with respect
to unit pricing, bonding, form of contract, general and special
conditions, insurance, construction schedule, and technical
- Distribute the plans and specifications to the contractors
and building associations and provide for public notices.
- Present a prebid conference with all bidders, answer questions
during the bid process, and issue addenda, if required.
- Attend the bid opening, tabulate and evaluate bids, and
distribute the bid tabulations to the contractors. Provide
contractor recommendations to the client, if desired.
- Prepare for and attend a preconstruction conference with
the selected contractor and client. The construction contract
is awarded and the project discussed in detail at that meeting
so all parties will know what is expected at the outset.
PROVAN & LORBER, INC. provides a variety of professional
services to ensure that quality assurance procedures are extended
throughout the construction process. Construction Administration
Services (Clerk of the Works) and full- or part-time construction
observation services are typically performed by our staff in connection
with various planning and design projects.
Typical Construction Administration Services include:
- Interpret the intent of the drawings and specifications
to protect the owner against defects and deficiencies in construction
on the part of the contractors.
- Furnish additional detail drawings and specifications according
to a schedule prepared with the contractor.
- Prepare necessary contract change orders for approval by
- Determine those work items that are in addition to the contract
and obtain necessary approvals and change orders in accordance
with the contract documents.
- Review and approve, for conformance with the design concept,
any necessary shop and working drawings furnished by the contractor
or their suppliers.
- Confirm the project schedule and shop drawing submission
dates prepared by the contractor.
- Serve as the liaison between the owner, engineer, and contractor.
- Maintain a record of shop drawing submissions, sample testing,
construction events, and site schedules.
- Ensure timely requests for required testing to prevent delay
- Maintain orderly files for correspondence, reports of job
meetings, shop drawings and samples submissions, reproductions
of original Contract Documents including all addenda, change
orders, field orders, and other project-related documents.
Typical Construction Observation Services provided:
- Attend prebid conference and assist in the selection of
the contractor (owner's option).
- Full- or part-time observation of construction to verify
the work is being performed in accordance with the intent
of the engineering documents.
- Prepare field reports summarizing work events.
- Recommend rejecting work that does not conform to the engineering
documents or standards.
- Review contractor applications for progress payments and
final payment and make recommendation to the owner.
- Provide partial and final inspections of the completed project.
Prepare final project construction report.
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