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What is an Elevation Certificate?

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FEMA has developed a standardized Elevation Certificate form that is used to gather elevation data for the purpose of accurately assessing flood risks to structures located in Flood Hazard Zones. An Elevation Certificate must be prepared and certified by a Pennsylvania licensed Land Surveyor.  An Elevation Certificate contains:

  • Accurate determination of Flood Zone and Base Flood Elevation (BFE)
  • Geographic location of structure (latitude & longitude)
  • Ground elevations adjacent to structure foundation
  • Type of structure and foundation system
  • Elevation of lowest storage level (crawlspace, basement, slab, ...
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Stormwater Management

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whenitrainsGovernor Corbett signed a bill allowing for the creation of stormwater authorities.

A bill aimed at improving stormwater management in Pennsylvania was signed into law by governor Tom Corbett.  Senate Bill 351, authored by Senator Edwin “Ted: Erickson (R-Chester), enables the creation of stormwater authorities to help create a stable source of funding for municipal management planning and projects.  The bill became Act 68 of 2013.

This bill gives municipalities a vital ...

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What We Are Up To…

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PMAA’s 71st Annual Conference & Trade Show

Peters Consultants, Inc. once again exhibited at PMAA’s 71st Annual Conference & Trade Show August 26 and 27th.

PMAA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show is the largest gathering of authority board members, managers, engineers, and consultants in Pennsylvania.  The event was August 25 – 28 and held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

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Mr. Dennis R. Peters, P.E., P.L.S., President of Peters Consultants, Inc. and President ...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGINEERS AND THEIR SERVICES

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGINEERS AND THEIR SERVICES

What Is A Licensed Professional Engineer?

A licensed professional engineer (PE) evaluates, plans, designs, supervises, and/or consults on the construction or operation of: utilities, houses, office buildings, shopping centers, roads, bridges, storm water management, sanitary sewer design and management, etc., machines and equipment and other projects and processes that require the application of engineering principles and data to safeguard people and property. Individuals, government agencies and private companies employ professional engineers.

What Credentials Does A Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Engineer Have?

A licensed Pennsylvania ...

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What we are up to…

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Career Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPeters Consultants, Inc. once again participated with Career Day at Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School.  David Seatter, licensed Professional Land Surveyor, our Chief of Surveys and AutoCAD Manager, along with Jeff Brutosky, our Survey Crew Chief, demonstrated field surveying principles using GPS surveying equipment as well as a traditional total station to Drafting and Design Technology students on May 16, 2013.

 

Elected President…

The North Eastern Pennsylvania Claims Association and its members ...

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What is a Professional Land Surveyor?

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What is a Professional Land Surveyor?

Licensed surveyors must have a current license and registration, have a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying certificate of qualifications, meet experience and education criteria, and successfully pass state land surveying principles and practice examinations.

To become a licensed land surveyor, an applicant must complete the state surveying fundamentals examination, obtain certification as a surveyor-in-training and meet board experience requirements. These requirements include graduation from a four-year civil engineering program, at least six years of surveying experience or an ...

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Natural Gas Vehicle Program

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Natural Gas Vehicle Program

Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program for medium to light-weight vehicles now open.

An estimated $10 million in grants is now available through the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program for organizations, non-profit agencies, for profit companies, commonwealth or municipal authorities and local transportation organizations. The grant funds available will include an opportunity to propose projects which will convert or purchase natural gas vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds as well as convert or purchase electric, propane, or other alternative fuel vehicles of ...

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May is National Electrical Safety Month

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May-ElectricThe Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace.  To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.  This year’s campaign theme is “Electrical ...

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What we are up to…

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We attended the PA One Call Excavator Program in Danville, Montour County. This event was mainly intended for contractors and excavators, however this allowed Peters Consultants, Inc. to better understand what responsibilities contractors have, which allows us to advise our clients and contractors we work with of safe digging practices.  Presented by Kevin Goldblum from PA One Call, for more information visit www.pa1call.org.

We attended the PAG-02 Permit Revision Training seminar in Allentown, PA. This training session included recent updates on the Permit ...

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Come Visit our Booth at the upcoming Municipal Conferences

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Peters Consultants, Inc. is once again participating in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs 2013 Conferences.

Please visit our booth and register to win a $25 gift card at each conference.

PSATS at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, April 21-24, Our booth number is 9.

PSATS at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, April 21-24, Our booth number is 9.

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