Civil Engineering


Martin/Martin’s civil engineers offer our clients a diverse number of civil services. Our high-quality, practical engineering comes from years of varied experience and is enhanced by our commitment to remain on the leading edge of technology and design. Having met the demand for continuous innovation and integrated service in the past, we are carrying this tradition of excellence in engineering into the 21st Century.

Martin/Martin’s civil engineering services are provided to municipalities, public and private development entities, architects, homebuilders, county, state and federal agencies, land developers and special districts.

Bridge DesignB-BridgePromenade-2

Martin/Martin has completed the design of numerous bridges throughout Colorado, as well as in other states. Our previous bridge projects, all of which were designed in conjunction with government and jurisdictional agencies, are proof of our ability to design for both functional needs and aesthetic qualities. Our engineers have extensive previous experience, as well as knowledge and more importantly the skills to complete our bridge design work to the highest levels while adhering to project schedule and budget constraints. Services our bridge group offer include:

  • Highway Bridges
  • Interchanges & Grade Separations
  • Pedestrian & Trail Bridges
  • Historic, Shortline, & Tourist Railroads
  • Mountain Bridges
  • Stream Crossings
  • Architecturally Enhanced Bridges & Treatments
  • Multi-Use Structures
  • Historic Bridge Assessment & Preservation
  • Retaining Walls and Miscellaneous Structures
  • Bridge Rehabilitation
  • Investigative & Forensic Studies
  • Bridge Scour & Hydraulic Analysis
  • Construction Phase Services
  • 3D Rendering

Civil Construction EngineeringA2-CES Services

Our civil engineers offer complete Construction Engineering Services (CES) at the completion of design if desired as part of the project. Martin/Martin’s CES services support the design team, protect the owner and ensure the civil portions of the project are completed as specified in the design documents. Services provided may be adjusted to accommodate multiple levels of civil engineering involvement during this portion of the work. CES services include:

  • Construction Staking
  • Construction Observation
  • Review of Shop Drawings
  • Plan Clarifications
  • Preparation of Field Orders and Change Orders
  • Weekly Coordination Meetings
  • Daily Field Observation Reports
  • Review of Monthly Pay Requests
  • Final Walk-Through Inspections

Commercial DevelopmentA2-CCEnglewood

Martin/Martin’s engineers have completed the design of Commercial and Land Developments ranging from 1 acre to 3000 acres. Our engineers pride themselves on their ability to understand our client’s vision and to create the roadmap to accomplish that vision. Martin/Martin works well in a team atmosphere with other design team members and can offer any developer extensive experience with local jurisdictions.

  • Site Assessment/Feasibility – Due Diligence
  • Value Added Master planning
  • Value Engineering
  • Annexation and Zoning
  • Property Entitlements
  • Site Plan Processing
  • Jurisdiction Submittal Preparation
  • Utility and Drainage Studies
  • Utility Infrastructure, Coordination
  • Planning
  • Existing Utility Condition/Evaluation
  • Mass Grading/Earthwork Modeling and Evaluations
  • Transportation Planning
  • Roadway Design
  • Major Drainage, Site Drainage
  • Low Impact Storm Drainage Design
  • Best Management Practices
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Design (SWMP and GESC Reports)
  • LEED and Sustainable Site Design
  • Construction Management Services
  • Special District Formation
  • 3D Modeling


Energy is a field of practice that has seen a large increase in industry focus in recent years, though Martin/Martin has been involved in the field since the 1970s. Our engineers have experience working with both renewable energy clients and well as consumable, such as gas and mining. We offer up-to-date knowledge on services, materials and processes that can help our energy clients better use their own resources. Services offered in Energy include:

  • Blast Resistant Structures for Storage of Hazardous Materials
  • Crane, Conveyor, Runway Systems and Supporting Structures
  • Design of Foundations for Drilling Pads, Silos and Material Storage.
  • Foundation design for Solar and Wind Turbine projects
  • Design of Industrial/Warehouse/Processing Plant Facilities/Tanks
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Lease and Permit Exhibits
  • Site Selection Support
  • Facility Site Design
  • Special Drainage Crossing Design
  • Wastewater Treatment/Permitting
  • Pipeline Alignment and Easements
  • Peer Review


Our engineers have a thorough knowledge of the entitlement processes for all local jurisdictions and gladly help our clients through that process. We work closely with our team members, architects and owners in the preparation of the required documents. Additionally, if required, we prepare public presentations of the documentation. Entitlement services include:

  • Due Diligence Evaluations
  • Jurisdictional Entitlements
  • Preparation of Submittals
  • Construction Administration Services
  • Site Design and Layout
  • Master Planning
  • General Development/Final Development Plans
  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Detailed Site Grading/Horizontal Layout Control
  • 3D Modeling
  • Roadway Design
  • Drainage
  • Water Quality and Detention
  • Erosion Control Design
  • LEED and Sustainable Site Design
  • Streets, Trails and Walkways
  • Site Accessibility Design
  • Transportation Planning
  • Platting
  • Public Involvement and Presentations


Similar to the systems that run the human body, Infrastructure is defined as the systems that run a site or development. Roads, utilities, drainage, these are all critical parts of a development and can be designed by the engineers at Martin/Martin. We have completed infrastructure design for large and small developments. Additionally, site infrastructure (systems that pertain to just one site) are a particular specialty. Martin/Martin’s infrastructure design services:

  • Highway and Roadway Planning and Design
  • Highway Access Permitting
  • Traffic Calming
  • Major Drainage and Flood Control Design
  • Utility Master planning
  • Street Widening
  • Bridges and Drainage Structures
  • Water, Storm Sewer, and Sanitary sewer planning and designs
  • Regional Stormwater System and Detention Analysis
  • Low Impact Storm Water Designs
  • Master Planning
  • 3D Modeling

Public FacilitiesB-AdamsCounty-1

Public Facilities typically refer to any facility that is publically owned such as local government buildings. These include town halls, police and fire stations, public parks, etc. Unlike private facilities, Public Facilities require a clear understanding of circulation, a multitude of jurisdictional coordination and often LEED Certification. Martin/Martin’s Civil Engineering Department has completed an extensive number of Public Facilities and offer a wide range of related services:

  • Municipal Utility Planning and Design
  • Municipal Roadway Planning and Design
  • Regional Drainage Analysis
  • Standards and Regulations
  • District Engineering
  • ROW Surveying and Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Capital Improvements Programs
  • Development Review
  • Surveying – Topographic, ROW, Boundary, Utility Locations, Construction Staking
  • Construction Administration and Management
  • Cost Estimating and Scheduling
  • Federal Civil Works
  • 3D Modeling of Infrastructure
  • LEED and Sustainable Design


Private residences, large multifamily and single-family subdivisions round out Martin/Martin’s residential experience. Our engineers offer a clear understanding of the requirements unique to the places we all call home. Civil services offered include:

  • Site Assessment/Feasibility and Due diligence
  • Preparation of Submittals to Jurisdictions
  • Jurisdictional Entitlements
  • Value Added Master Planning
  • Annexation and Zoning
  • Residential Neighborhood Layout
  • Parks, Trails and Connectivity
  • Platting
  • Utility and Drainage Studies
  • Roadway and Intersection Design
  • Regional Drainage and Floodplain Analysis
  • Regional Detention Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Low-Impact Storm Drainage
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Value Engineering
  • Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Individual Plot Plans
  • House Staking
  • Cost Estimating and Scheduling
  • Construction Administration/Management
  • 3D Modeling
  • Metro District Formation


Martin/Martin Inc. is well suited to provide professional civil drainage services. Our staff is very experienced providing planning, design and construction related services for stormwater projects throughout Colorado. These stormwater projects have included open channels, storm sewers, bridges, box culverts and other special drainage structures. Our services have also included floodplain delineation/modification (CLOMR/LOMR) for submittal and approval by FEMA. We work continuously with Urban Drainage and Flood Control District’s Criteria Manuals, as well as with other design criteria state-wide. Our projects have required unique, thoughtful and cost effective solutions with a continual eye towards sustainability and specific watershed requirements. Services include:

  • Major Drainage and Flood Control Design
  • FEMA Letter of Map Corrections (CLOMR/LOMR)
  • FEMA Coordination
  • Urban Drainage and Flood District Coordination
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Low Impact Designs and Sustainable Water Quality Features
  • Regional Drainage
  • Master Drainage Design/Master Planning
  • Non-pointSource Management
  • Municipal Storm Sewer Evaluation
  • Channel Improvements
  • Floodplain Analysis
  • USACE Permitting (404 Permitting)


Similar to infrastructure design, Subdivision Platting focuses engineering efforts on the systems of the subdivision as a whole. Working with recent surveys, Martin/Martin’s engineers consider utility distribution, site drainage, historic flows, floodplains, easements, Right-of-Way and jurisdictional requirements when designing a subdivision plat. Working with the owner/developer, our engineers incorporate “vision” with “necessity” in plat production. Services specific to Subdivision Platting include:

  • Surveying
  • Jurisdictional Approvals
  • ALTA Surveys
  • Residential Plot Plans and Neighborhood Platting
  • Design of Commercial Subdivisions


The Martin/Martin survey department has three survey crews equipped with the latest robotic total stations, conventional total stations and multiple GPS systems. Our surveying team offers a balanced combination of skills and experience. Team members have participated in a wide range of projects throughout Colorado and in other Western states. They have demonstrated abilities in control monumentation, ownership research, right-of-way research, topographic surveying, drainage surveying, CADD capabilities and project management. Project experience includes ALTA surveys, topographic surveying, utility locations, legal descriptions, final platting/subdivision documents, easements, right-of-way research, route surveying, preparation of land descriptions, preliminary and final design and construction layout services. Read More about our Survey Department…

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Martin/Martin is committed to including sustainable and environmentally conscious design practices for all our projects. This can simply involve implementing minor modifications to traditional construction practices or material selection that are more environmentally friendly. We are also currently working with the National Park Service, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Forest Service (as well as a variety of other federal, state and local entities), on several projects that are utilizing this philosophy that will be examples for the entire industry as to what can be done to provide a high quality product while minimizing its impact on the environment. We are accustomed to designing demolition and site reuse and recycling plans when appropriate on our projects which outline possible recycling and reuse plans for the existing onsite material. We have also prepared “sustainable site enhancement plan” for projects which outlines several of the sustainable elements that might be implemented to address the stormwater management or other water quality needs of the site.


Transportation is more then how we get to the office – Our engineers can provide the necessary expertise to analyze potential transit impacts related to proposed project plan alternatives. We offer our clients assurance that our findings and recommendations are cohesive with the existing area roadway network, and are consistent with other plans for a project’s region. Martin/Martin will work directly with the various associated review agencies’ staff (i.e., CDOT, municipal departments and adjacent municipalities) to create a coordinated effort for access and connectivity to the surrounding roadway system, and any planned infrastructure improvements and changes. These efforts could then be utilized to determine the potential impact to both the existing and future designated areas related to the project area.

Martin/Martin can assist in developing project conceptual designs so that proposed alternatives are realistic. We will provide the client with the necessary assistance in preparing applicable sections of a report pertaining to vehicular and pedestrian circulation and safety, identifying parking needs and utilizing available transit accommodations. Finally, Martin/Martin will be available to attend the appropriate project, committee and public meetings throughout the course of the project. Transportation services:

  • Roadway Designs
  • Traffic and Transportation Reports
  • Mass Transit Facilities
  • Coordination with PUC and LocalMunicipalities
  • Circulation – Vehicular and Pedestrian


Martin/Martin has been involved with numerous small communities, national agencies and special districts in the planning, design, permitting and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and other wastewater related services. Our firm has processed many Site Location Applications and Preliminary Effluent Limitation requests through the Colorado Department of Public Health’s Water Quality Control Division. We have worked directly for several sanitation districts in the capacity of District Engineer while working within almost all Special Districts in the Denver Metro area. Our experience includes full master planning, improvement program derivation and implementation, GIS maintenance and mapping, sanitary design, construction documents, bidding, construction administration and project closeout. In addition to system improvements using various forms of CIPP and mainline replacement/rehabilitation, we have extensive experience in administering projects having multiple elements/tasks/schedules and financial requirements. Services offered include:

  • Wastewater Collection
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Lift Station Design
  • State & Local Permit Processes
  • District Engineer Services
  • Development Review
  • Annual Capital Improvements Program
  • Design Build & Alternative Contract Delivery
  • Water Reclamation & Reuse
  • Treatment Alternative Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Flow Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation for Infrastructure Improvements
  • Modeling
  • Estimating Construction Cost
  • Annual Budget Assistance
  • Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Construction Management
  • GIS Mapping And Integrated Maintenance Program
  • Alternative Rehabilitation Studies
  • Rate Studies
  • Funding Sources

Water SystemsA3-Water

Martin/Martin engineers can demonstrate significant experience in water system design (potable and non-potable) including water distribution systems and water lines, pump stations, utilities improvement design, water engineering design, water treatment facilities, storage tanks, tertiary processes, wetlands design, ground water monitoring, water resources, and effluent reservoir design and monitoring. Services have included design of new pump stations/infrastructure as well as civil engineering evaluation and renovation of existing pump stations/infrastructure.

  • Utility Mapping, GIS Mapping & Integrated Maintenance Program
  • Utility Master Planning
  • District Engineer Services
  • Route Analysis
  • Hydraulic Modeling & Designs
  • Pump System Analysis & Design
  • Water Transmission Design
  • Water Supply Evaluation
  • Metering/Valves & Vault Evaluation & Design
  • Plan & Profile Design
  • Review Authority Services
  • Jurisdictional Approvals Permit Processes
  • Rate Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Document Creation
  • Utility Condition Analysis
  • Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Row Analysis & Planning
  • Water Storage – Reservoir, Above & Below Ground Tanks
  • Estimating Construction Cost
  • Annual Budget Assistance
  • Well Analysis & Water Treatment
  • Booster Pump Station
  • Water Treatment
  • Cross Connection Evaluation & Control
  • Above & Below Grade Storage  Delete, Already Called Out
  • Fire Flow Modeling
  • Funding Sources