Civil Engineering Design

The two principal engineers, Stuart Jones and Peter Cnossen are directly responsible for every design. Together they have over 50 years of experience. Clients can discuss every part of their project with the owners of the company. Stuart and Peter listen carefully to their client’s objectives, personally visit every property to creatively evaluate the advantages nature has given the property and craft a unique, efficient design to maximize their client’s success.

The partners’ construction knowledge enhances the design process. They are able to design projects with an eye to efficient construction. This blending of creativity and practicality allows projects to be consistently fast from design to completion, saving clients’ money.

Establishing professional relationships with municipal decision makers facilitates understanding during the review process. Plan drawings consistently pass through the review process at area municipalities in a timely manner.

Land Planning

Land Planning is a complex integration of finding the best use for the property, using creativity to blend with the developers’ needs or vision, and adhering to the governmental requirements of each location. At Jones & Cnossen, the land planners have a comprehensive knowledge of each step in the process of developing land and are able to create a land plan that is creative, efficient, functional and cost effective at each stage, from beginning to end.

At Jones & Cnossen, the philosophy is to start with the property and think the process through past the construction of the project before a land plan is begun. Stuart Jones and Peter Cnossen visit the site to evaluate natural advantages or potential liabilities present in the original state of the land. The next step is to investigate governmental restrictions or requirements for the property. They meet with developer clients to discuss their assessment and align the conceptual plan with the client’s goals. Meetings with governmental agencies and other consultants to gain input continue through the design process. The end objective is that the land plan is refined and ready for approval with the least amount of time wasted.

The intention is that through the combination of preparation and experience in all phases of development, the land plans are able to pass through the approval and construction phases with the least amount of hold-up, saving developers time and money.

Construction Management

Since 1988, Jones & Cnossen Engineering has been one of the few civil engineering firms to offer both construction management and design services by the same engineer. This marriage of skills allows the designer to effectively understand how to design projects that are easy to implement. When the same person is the designer and construction manager, contractor questions are resolved quickly with less cost to the client. Contractors say that they know they will have fewer problems in the field with a Jones & Cnossen design because of the attention to detail and the understanding of the challenges of working with the land.