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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q Why should I hire a professional engineer? Engineers receive many years of highly specialized education in their respective areas of expertise and are trained to find practical, economical solutions to real world problems. Their education and training teaches them to look beyond just the problem at hand and identify other issues or considerations that might also affect a project. A professional engineer is licensed by the state to practice engineering.
  • Q What sets WhiteField Construction apart from other engineering firms? WhiteField Construction listens to our clients so we can fully understand what they want, and then provide only the services that are appropriate to meeting their projects' needs. By offering land surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering, marine engineering, and environmental and land-use permitting services under one roof, we can provide our clients with coordinated design and construction phase services. Located in an environmentally sensitive region ourselves, we take pride in providing engineering solutions that are environmentally responsible and economically feasible.
  • Q What is the difference between an innovative/alternative sewage treatment system and a Title 5 septic system? A Title 5 septic system is the minimum onsite sewage disposal system allowed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Environmental Code, and typically consists of a septic tank, distribution box, and subsurface soil absorption system. It provides basic mechanical and biological sewage treatment, but only minimal reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients that are of concern in environmentally sensitive areas. An Innovative/ Alternative, or I/ A, sewage treatment system is an additional treatment unit that is installed between the septic tank and soil absorption system of a conventional Title 5 septic system. An I/ A system provides enhanced biological, and sometimes mechanical, sewage treatment in areas where it is critical to reduce nitrogen or other nutrients of concern.
  • Q Why should I have an engineer on board through construction? BuildPress Inc traces its roots back to 1989 in Colorado and since then have never looked back. With thousands of successful projects under our belt, we can proudly say that we are one of the most trusted construction companies in Colorado performing both domestic and international construction work.
  • Q How much will you charge for my project? No two projects are alike. For that reason we are reluctant to give "ballpark" fee estimates without first discussing the project with you to learn more about what you'd like to do and doing some preliminary background research of the property. Once that's done, one of our project managers will provide you with a written scope of services and fixed or budget fee estimate, as appropriate. Keep in mind that the engineering fees are a small percentage of the overall project cost. Money spent in good design can actually save money in construction, and is reflected in the overall performance and durability of the design.
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