John Rock Receives Final Approval

John Rock, Inc. received final approval from the Sadsbury Township Board of Supervisors to construct an 88,000 S.F. building. John Rock is one of the five largest pallet manufacturing plants in the United States. They are located just off the Route 30 bypass in West...

John Rock Receives Final Approval

John Rock, Inc. received final approval from the Sadsbury Township Board of Supervisors to construct an 88,000 S.F. building. John Rock is one of the five largest pallet manufacturing plants in the United States. They are located just off the Route 30 bypass in West...

What is a Limiting Zone?

Stormwater infiltration testing is required for projects that require stormwater management. In most cases, the infiltration rate computed by these tests are fine, but in some cases, testing doesn’t work due to limiting zones. A limiting zone is defined as the upper...

Stoltzfus RV Expansion Nearing Completion

The RV business is booming at Stoltzfus RV and Marine on Route 202 in Birmingham Township, Chester County. D.L. Howell was contracted by Stoltzfus RV to secure approvals for the proposed expansion of the lot adjacent to the existing Stoltzfus RV site. The 13,750...

D.L. HOWELL FIELD DAY

IN THIS SEGMENT, WE TAKE YOU ON A PHOTOGRAPHIC “RIDE ALONG” OF A TYPICAL DAY HERE AT DL HOWELL WHERE THE FIELD AND OFFICE BECOME ONE..  3, 2, 1….go!   4 SITE VISITS 116 EMAILS 22 PHONE CALLS 2 ZONING EMERGENCIES 1 NEWSLETTER 2 WAWA STOPS   1 DAY   Happens every...

Pemberton, a Bentley Homes Community

Construction continues at the Bentley Homes new Pemberton Community in New Garden Township. After beginning construction early last year, Phase 1 is nearly halfway completed.  D.L. Howell has been with this project from the beginning working through the subdivision...

Volumes, Areas and Cross Sections Using Drones

As D.L.Howell and Associates continues to advance our drone program, we find more and more ways to utilize the data we acquire when we fly a site. The software we use gives us more than just a high-resolution image, it also allows us to get approximate volumes of...

Geosynthetic Engineering Alternatives

Engineers are constantly being challenged with the task of trying to find cheaper alternatives for projects to save money for their clients. This presents a challenge because it is not always easy to find an alternative while maintaining the same characteristics that...

Can’t touch them!

It seems in this day and age there are so many lines on our plans that they have almost, I say almost, become unreadable. It isn’t just property lines and easements anymore. It is now different pipe sizes, every utility known to man (and woman) (both existing and...