Draftel +have long time experience with special long lead permit drawings, such as Subaqueous crossings and Railroad crossings, from this two types the most complicated one is for sure the subaqueous due to the multiple level of approval required, starts with Department of environmental protection (DEP) and them notifying army corps of engineering and the local canal authorities in necessary. The design package is more than just the drawing itself; it requires very specialized knowledge and skills to be able to put together a final package for approval
2.8.1 Title search, this is the first step in the process to determine ownership of the body of water to be crossed, depending on the result it requires to buy a dedicated easement or just a permit to secure the crossing
2.8.2 Certified Profile, requires a state surveyor to perform the work and determine the depth of the canal as the crossing should be at a minimum of 25’ below the bottom of the canal.
2.8.3 Underwater Survey, this survey needs to be performed by certified environmental divers to determine if there are any endangered species within the proposed working Area..
2.8.4 Geotechnical Drilling, to determine the soil condition before the actual horizontal directional drill can be performed