Development Facilitators, Inc.

Development Facilitators, Inc.

DFI's Survey Division has performed surveying and mapping throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia in compliance with state, local and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping/American Land Title Association standards.

  • As-Built Surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Cadastral, geodetic and topographic surveys
  • Construction stakeouts
  • Experience with Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Geodetic Survey and local/state regulations
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Improvement Drawings
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Metes and bounds
  • Right-of-Way Determination
  • Right-of-way plats
  • Subdivision and Condominium Plats

Featured Projects

Surveying and Engineering Services
MD State Highway Administration, District 5

Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI), as part of a Joint Venture, is providing survey and engineering services including topographic surveys, metes and bounds right-of-way plat preparation, hydrologic and hydraulic design, and final engineering design for project assignments in connection with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) Districts 5. The DFI Joint Venture is providing quality field survey services and complete design services based upon our firm’s resources and expertise of our qualified staff in accordance with the SHA’s guidelines, policies, procedures, and schedules.  Sample assignments included: 

MD 2 @ MD 214 Whitetopping, Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Intersection of West Central Avenue (MD 214) and Solomons Island Road (MD 2). Resurfaced and restriped the northern (Southbound) leg of Solomons Island Road.

MD 2 @ MD 4 Traffic Barrier Study, Sunderland, Calvert County, Maryland (near the intersection of Solomons Island Road North (MD 2) and Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD 4).  Inspected guardrails near the intersection of MD 2 and MD 4 as well as checked the locations and numbers for power poles along the roadway.

MD 262 @ Chew Creek, Sunderland, Calvert County, Maryland (along Lower Marlboro Road (MD 262) at the bridge overtop Chew Creek).  Re-designed the traffic barrier for the bridge, particularly the barrier end treatment to better warn oncoming traffic of the barrier.

MD 4 @ Wildewood Parkway, California, St. Mary’s County, Maryland (near the intersection of St. Andrews Church Road (MD 4) and Wildewood Parkway).  Provided preliminary computations and narrative for the stormwater management of the road widening of MD 4. Explored various stormwater management practices and placement for the project.

MD 231 @ Skipjack Road, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland (near the intersection of Hallowing Point Road (MD 231) and Skipjack Road) .Preliminary design of the road, stormwater management, storm drain, and grading for the widening of MD 231 to add auxiliary lanes. Explored several road layouts to minimize impacts to both residential and environmental features which included extensive research and interpretation of the AASHTO Highway Design Manual and  the SHA Book of Standards.

MD 242 @ MD 234, Clements, St. Mary’s County, Maryland (Intersection of Budds Creek Road (MD 234) and Colton Point Road (MD 242). Preliminary and final design of stormwater management and storm drain layout for a proposed roundabout. Completed the stormwater management, structure, and  pipe layout for the project including all necessary computations such as flow tabulations, ESD computations and a POI analysis.

DFI also provided surveying services including, but not limited to, requests for professional land surveyor, multiple person survey crews (two minimum through four person crews), survey technicians, and CAD draft persons as required and/or requested for services outlined below including: Preliminary survey, stakeout and topographic surveys; Preparation of boundary worksheets and exhibits; Boundary surveys - plats and metes and bounds descriptions; Centerline and easement stakeout; Topographic surveys, including worksheets; Construction stakeout - baseline of construction stakeout for Capital projects, stakeout of drainage systems, and water and sewer lines; Stakeout for storm drains and limit of disturbance (cut/fill slopes); Stakeout for sub-grades and final stakeout for paving; Establishing horizontal and vertical control at future project sites; Preparation of property acquisition plats/exhibits.  Final plats/exhibits will be provided on mylar originals, signed and sealed by DFI’s Professional Land Surveyor.

All surveying services and guidelines are in accordance with the latest edition of standards, guidelines, and requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Maryland Standards of Practice for Professional Land Surveyors and Property Line Surveyors