CA did both the surveying and engineering for our project and will do it again for our next project.
— Architect, Multi-Purpose Site

Civil Engineering

The quality of our project services has earned us a reputation with our clients, regulatory authority staff, and contractors that makes us very proud. Our experience allows us to deliver projects that flow smoothly in all phases, from inception through close out.

Feasibility Studies

A well prepared feasibility study is an essential prerequisite for a successful project. It provides the client with critical information about many aspects that directly affect the profitability and schedule of the project. Our expertise covers issues such as zoning limitations, federal, state, and local codes and regulations, drainage and flood plain studies, utility availability, required access and roadway improvements.

Commercial and Institutional Development

Our site development projects vary in size and complexity from a single office building to large apartment complexes and schools. In addition to the site plan requirements imposed by the regulatory agencies, our staff has the experience to address complex engineering issues that are associated with these projects such as major drainage studies, water quality, and utility analyses.

Commercial Development:

  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Planned Development Area

Institutional Development:

  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Universities
  • Daycare Centers
  • Churches

Residential Development

Cunningham|Allen has designed many subdivisions in Central Texas. Our staff has the experience and the expertise to tackle the many challenges these projects present due to environmental and regulatory restrictions. Coordination between our engineering, surveying, planning and processing departments during the design and approval process of these projects ensures that all potential regulatory and construction issues are addressed in a timely fashion. Our familiarity with the regulatory review requirements is an important factor in facilitating and expediting the approval process.

Residential Development:

  • Single Family
  • Multi Family
  • Retirement Communities
  • Golf Course Communities
  • Planned Unit Development

Infrastructure Improvement

Cunningham|Allen has the staff and experience to design major water, wastewater, roadway, and drainage improvements for our public and private clients. Our projects include water distribution system analysis and design, wastewater collection and lift stations, utility relocation projects, new roadway design and road widening projects, storm water detention facilities, and regional flood controls and floodplain studies.

Infrastructure Improvement:

  • Street & Highway Design
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics Modeling
  • Flood Plain Studies
  • Stormwater Detention/Retention
  • Modeling & Design
  • Lift Station Design
  • Permitting

Construction Phase Services

Cunningham|Allen, Inc.'s services continue through the execution phase of the project to its completion and acceptance for occupancy. Services include assisting clients with bidding and awarding the construction contract, performing construction observation, reviewing shop drawings and pay requests from contractors, assisting in equipment start-up, performing final inspections and punch lists, and project closeout.

Construction Phase Services:

  • Bid & Construction Contract Documents
  • Project Budgets & Cost Controls
  • Project Scheduling
  • Site Inspection
  • Construction Administration
  • Cost Estimates



Land Surveying

Cunningham-Allen offers a broad range of Land Surveying services to meet your needs. Each survey is made with attention to detail, quality of service, and professional values in mind. Land surveys are typically the foundation on which successive services are built. Cunningham-Allen surveyors, using state of the art equipment and procedures, strive to provide a solid foundation for your project.

Land Title and Boundary Surveys

These surveys, often called "as-built" or "improvement" surveys, depict the property boundaries, the locations of above-ground improvements and utilities, as well as easement information. Cunningham|Allen works closely with lenders, attorneys, and title companies to provide a complete and accurate survey for a timely closing.

Topographic Surveys

Topographic Surveys depict contours, tree locations, the location of improvements, and visible utilities. They are typically tied to a vertical datum, or point of known elevation, so that engineers can determine a site vertical location relative to floodplain, wastewater mains, and other features. Cunningham|Allen's survey team is experienced in providing details critical for the complete design of a project.

Route Surveys

These surveys combine many of the elements of boundary, design, and construction surveys along the corridor or route of proposed civil projects such as highways, pipelines, and drainage channels. Cunningham|Allen's experience in managing parcel mapping and engineering design surveys allows these projects to flow smoothly throughout each phase.

Subdivision Platting

Subdivision platting involves not only surveyors, but engineering and land planning professionals as well. In addition to staking new tract boundaries, the surveyor assists land planning consultants during the preliminary layout of a subdivision, and provides information to our engineering counterparts for their design of subdivision improvements. No matter the size or complexity, Cunningham|Allen's experience in dealing with governmental jurisdictions ensures a consistent result and success of the project.

Control and GPS Surveys

Cunningham|Allen uses Global Positioning Systems equipment to provide horizontal and vertical control for land development projects, route surveys, and topographic and aerial mapping projects. This technology allows our staff to place accurate control points throughout the project.

Construction Staking

Cunningham|Allen is accustomed to helping make ideas on paper become reality. We provide staking for all forms of construction including utilities, roadways, and commercial and multi-family projects. Because our staff is comprised of registered professionals accustomed to this type of work, we are able to provide flexible, comprehensive service to meet the needs of our clients and their contractors.


Land Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Subdivision Planning

Permitting & Processing

  • Local Government
  • County
  • State (TNRCC, TXDOT, etc.)
  • Federal (FEMA, EPA, NPDES, etc.)