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

Severna Park Gateway Village,
Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI) provided survey services for a mixed-use development comprising of 106,000 square feet of residential condominium units, 45,000 square feet of retail and 49,000 square feet of office use. DFI utilized global positioning systems (GPS) and robotic surveying systems to perform a field run boundary survey of the 12-acre site utilizing historical deed information, existing county monuments and markers, as well as  title information provided by a title attorney.

DFI field crews performed a field run topographic survey of the property and as part of that survey, DFI crews ran cross-sections at 50 foot intervals of a low lying area of the site as part of a need for engineering staff to determine the limits of a 100-year floodplain traversing and encroaching upon the site. DFI crews also located wetland flagging placed by an environmental consultant for purposes of identifying and verifying non-tidal wetland areas that are governed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Army Corps of Engineers.  Included in the work task for the environmental consultant, DFI located specific trees and environmental features onsite for preparation of a Forest Stand Delineation (FSD) and Existing Conditions Site Plan.

As part of the development of the site, DFI survey crews provided all construction stakeouts for the site to include, but not limited to, site grading, water and sewer main construction, storm drains, stormwater management facilities, paving, curb and gutter and building stakeouts. 

The survey office staff was responsible for the preparation of county right-of-way dedication plats and public utility easement plats, as well as written descriptions in accordance with county standard details and specifications for public dedication to the county. DFI survey staff prepared a land condominium plat to allow for land and building units to be sold on the site. In support of the owner’s need to secure construction financing for the project, DFI prepared an American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. (ALTA/ASCM) survey based upon title information provided by the owner’s title attorney.