LEI Oregon President Jamie Van Agtmael uncovers a National Forest boundary monument as the LEI Oregon cadastral survey crews continue another successful week of establishing, monumenting, and marking National Forest boundaries on the Willamette National Forest. The days have been long and hot, but the crews are making exceptional headway as they continuing a successful field season. Great Job!
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LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) is pleased to announce the start of the Fish Creek Rock Quarry Development Project for the USDA Forest Service on the Umpqua National Forest. This is a project to perform sub-surface exploration and design of the possible expansion of the Fish Creek Rock Quarry to much larger capacity. If successful, this rock quarry could provide a material source for southern Oregon for decades to come!
LEI Oregon teamed with renowned drilling company Western States Drilling to begin the exploration phase of this project this summer, with design continuing into the fall of this year.
LEI Oregon Senior Engineering Geologist Steven Palmer, CEG, PHD supervises setup of the drill rig to begin a week of exploratory rock coring.
The week of drilling went extremely well, with LEI Oregon and Western States Drilling meeting their goal of drilling two 150 feet depth borings, or 300 lineal feet of rock coring and sampling. Well Done Team!!
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) is excited to announce that it has been award a 5-year A/E Boundary Surveying contract with the USDA Forest Service, Region 6, and the USDI BLM Oregon. This 5-year contract involves surveying and establishing property lines for the US National Forests throughout the region. LEI Oregon is looking forward to providing the Forest Service and BLM with top quality and highly accurate cadastral surveying.
To kick this project off, LEI Oregon was awarded its first task order under the contract surveying and establishing National Forest lines through the Upper Quartzville Creek and Detroit Lake portions of the Willamette National Forest. LEI Oregon is leveraging its decades of remote logistics and steep terrain to successfully accomplish this new task order.
We at LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) have taken pride adhering to our core values including, "doing the right thing, the right way, even when it's not the easy thing or way". This has been the basis of our business model from day one and will be continue during these unprecedented times, as well as beyond.LEI Oregon is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the global, federal, state, and local levels. We are committed to following our core values during this time of uncertainty for our employees, our clients, and our partners.
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this virus. Under extremely adverse circumstances we are seeing the best in many people in our communities as we unite to fight this global pandemic. The health, well-being, and safety of our employees, clients, partners, families, and communities remain our highest priority.
We want you to know and understand that LEI Oregon has put in place an "Action Plan" that will be implemented immediately. It has been created to assist our management as we continue to facilitate operations to complete projects for you our valued clients. This "Action Plan" also allows the flexibility to adjust quickly as required while we continually evaluate the ever-changing situation.
Please note some of the changes that will or may affect you as our clients.
- We will be shifting the majority of staff to remote access (working from home)
- We will be restricting all in-person meetings whenever feasible
- We will be restricting access to our office to essential staff only
- We will be restricting field surveying to minimize contact for our survey crew and the public
By implementing these adjustments quickly and strategically we strongly believe that we can minimize effects on projects we are currently working on with you, our valued client. This includes future projects as well, as they present in the coming months and beyond.
We ask that if you any need for additional information about a current project please contact the project manager assigned to your project. Any additional questions about LEI Oregon's "Action Plan", future projects and/or business management please contact Jamie Van Agtmael, President, 503-399-3828 ext. 104.
In closing, we want to ensure you that we are all in this together. First and foremost, we want to protect and preserve the health, well-being, and safety of everyone in our great state and country while maintaining our ability for LEI Oregon to provide services needed during and after these unprecedented times. We will persevere and adjust to our changing world; we will continue to provide you with all services we can safely provide and together we will continue to move forward in the future.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce that our Pacific Valley Apartment Complex project in Woodburn, Oregon, has broken ground! This 500 unit apartment complex development started in early 2019 and will bring new high density residential housing to the City of Woodburn.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying team member for a multi-disciplinary development team to develop this new residential housing development being completed with community input and deploying the latest in architectural and engineering practices. The team lead for this development is Leeb Architects out of Portland Oregon. Leeb leads the development team with innovation in high density residential development and with a focus on the highest quality architectural design.
Working in close coordination with City of Woodburn Public Works Staff, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon looks forward to completing the Engineering of this new and exciting development.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed the route surveying, hydraulic surveying, hydraulic analysis and design, structural analysis, and roadway design for a 39-foot structural plate arch over the Nestucca River, on the Nestucca River Back Country Byway, west of Yamhill Oregon.
The existing structure at this crossing was a 10-foot span box culvert that was providing minimal to no fish passage. Due to site constraints, a bridge was not possible at this location. LEI worked with the BLM Hydraulics Resource Specialist to determine the channel width that needed to be spanned by a structural plate arch drainage structure. During this discussion and analysis, it was determined that not only should the structure span the 35'+ active channel width, but a 9-foot width low water channel should be included along the river thelweg to provide adequate depth for fish passage during low flow conditions. It was also determined that the channel design through the structure should provide boulders and large woody debris to simulate the natural river channel.
The developed design incorporated these hydraulic and stream geomorphology components to provide both an economically feasible and environmentally friendly crossing.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is excited to announce that President and Principal Jamie Van Agmael successfully passed the NCEES Professional Land Surveyor Exam, paving the way for Jamie to becoming licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oregon. Well done Jamie!
On December 3, 2019, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon conducted a public meeting at McCornack Elementary School for Phase 5 of the Timberline Hills Subdivision Phase 5. This final phase of this PUD project will involved development of 96 residential lots, construction of new public streets and utilities, extension of the existing trail systems, and establishment of several conservation areas.
The Timberline Hill PUD project began in 2005 with the construction of Phase 1, 2, and 3. Phase 4 of the PUD is currently under final permitting and is planned for construction in 2020. Construction of Phase 5 is planned for the summer of 2021.
Many local residence attended the public meeting where they were able to share their thoughts of the new development as well as express any concerns. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon looks forward to working with the City of Eugene Planning Department staff to finalize planning approval for this final phase and move the project into construction.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is very excited to begin work on the Marion County Recycling Center Expansion Project near Brooks Oregon. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon will be working as the Land Surveying and Civil Engineering components of the design-build team to complete this project in 2020.
Reducing Forest Fire Risk and Improving Forest Health
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon worked during the summer of 2019 to assist the USDA Forest Service out of Republic, Washington, to complete forestry and engineering work for a fuels reduction and stand treatment project. This exciting project involved delineating stand treatment boundaries that will be later treated through thinning and removal of downed woody debris to reduce forest fire risk. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed this project over six months ahead of scheduling allowing the Forest Service to move ahead with stand treatment over a year ahead of schedule.
This project is part of the USDS Forest Services ongoing effort to improve forest stand health and reduce forest fires. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon was happy to be a part of making this project a success for the Colville National Forest.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce forester Chris Hugget successfully obtained his Certified Arborist Credential. Good job Chris! This means LEI can now expand its comprehensive array of traditional forestry services to include Urban Forestry and Arboriculture. These services include Certified Arborist reports, tree preservation plans, tree removal plans, hazard tree evaluation and risk assessment, determination of critical root zones, evaluation of trees damaged by construction, and construction inspections.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed the road engineering component of the Lookout Pass Ski Resort Expansion Project. Logging of the new ski runs is currently underway and construction of the new road will begin this fall. LEI is proud to be a part of the expansion of this exception ski resort!
At LEI, we believe in being involved in and invested in our local community. We believe in supporting and encouraging youth. As such, LEI is a proud supporter of the Cascade Cougars Baseball Program, in Turner Oregon. LEI Principal Jamie Van Agtmael has been a coach for this program and leads LEI's effort to continue to support and encourage this great youth program.
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LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is seeking a Forester for logging unit layout, forestry surveys, timber cruising and other field forestry related work throughout Oregon and Washington. Minimum of 1 year of Forestry experience and a degree are required to qualify for this position. 5 years of experience in Forestry may be substituted for a forestry degree. This is primarily a field position with some incidental office work. Candidates should be proficient in the use of field data collectors and GPS. Candidates should also be in good physical condition and be willing to work in adverse terrain and inclement weather conditions. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS is a positive, but not required.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is currently conducting a comprehensive inspection and inventory of all stream crossings in a large tract of timberlands in the Oregon Coast range. This effort looks at the current condition of stream crossing and assesses the need for maintenance, stream crossing reconstruction, and other construction needs to insure effective and adequate stream conveyance. Water quality and fish passage are major components of properly designed and constructed stream crossings. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon assesses this and looks at ways to improve fish passage and water quality.
At LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon, Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Priority. We work hard to make sure every client receives timely and high quality services, meeting their project needs and objectives. We aren't happy with a job until our clients are happy. This focus on client satisfaction is seen in LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon recently being awarded the "Elite Service Professional" badge by HomeAdvisor for top quality services and client reviews. The HomeAdvisor Elite Service Professional badge is awarded to professionals who provide superior expert services.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is the premier Land Survey firm in the Eugene and Springfield Area. Locally owned and operated since 1985, LEI Engineering & Surveying provides leading, professional, and cost effective Land Surveying throughout Oregon and the Northwest. With a focus on client satisfaction, LEI Engineering & Surveying develops solutions to meet client need and expectations.
LEI Engineering & Surveying Oregon's broad range of services includes property corner location, property line marking, topographic surveying, boundary surveying, legal description preparation, deed research, partitions and subdivisions, title surveys (ALTA), civil engineering surveys, and construction surveys.
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