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November 16, 2007

On Wednesday, November 14, Horizon Engineering hosted a Business Card Exchange for the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for the event, which provided an opportunity for those in Upper Bucks County to meet and interact with their fellow business owners. The Business Card Exchange was held at Horizon Engineering’s corporate office in Quakertown, offering refreshments from local businesses and a tour of Horizon’s recently expanded facilities. Horizon Engineering principal, Larry Romanowski, is incoming President for the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

October 25, 2007

Several of Horizon Engineering’s Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) recently attended a seminar on Geosynthetic BMPs for Stormwater Management sponsored by the PA Chapter of ASCE, the PA/DE Chapter of ASLA and the PACD. The seminar, attended by a variety of professionals from private and municipal engineering firms, development and contracting companies, and regulatory agencies, discussed how various geosynthetic products could be utilized to meet and/or exceed regulatory requirements for E&S and Stormwater BMPs in innovative and economical ways.

August 13, 2007

Horizon Engineering is pleased to announce their membership to the Lehigh Valley Builders Association for 2007-2008. The Lehigh Valley Builders Association is a non-profit, trade organization representing active builders, developers, and remodelers, as well as professionals, subcontractors, and suppliers associated with the building industry.

July 31, 2007

Horizon Engineering is proud to announce the addition of Robert R. Miller as Director of Surveying. Bob became licensed as a Professional Surveyor in 1979 in Pennsylvania, and 1993 in Delaware. He is a past State President of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) and is a founding trustee of the Pennsylvania Land Surveyors Foundation, which has presented over $100,000 in scholarships in the last ten years to students enrolled in College Survey curriculums. Bob is the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Governor of Pennsylvania, representing the surveyors of Pennsylvania in Washington as a liaison for educational, legislative, and public relation initiatives. He also serves as the Pennsylvania chairman of the NSPS Trig-Star program and serves on the NSPS ALTA/ACSM Standards Committee, where he was involved in the preparation of the 2005 ALTA/ACSM Standards. For the last 15 years Bob has been teaching workshops in Basic and Applied Survey Mathematics, Construction Surveying, Writing Legal Descriptions and Boundary Survey Law. Bob is a member of the Pennsylvania State University Surveying Curriculum Advisory Board.

July 9, 2007

Horizon Engineering announces the formation of a Stormwater Permitting Task Force to embrace stormwater quality regulations and further develop the firm’s expertise in this area. The group will focus on clarifying the new NPDES permit applications and procedures initiated by PADEP, will explore the impact of the firm’s recent acquisition of 3rd party consultant status with PADEP, and will examine new site design alternatives that will be “what it takes” to balance a developer’s economic project constraints with environmentally friendly development approaches.

June 29, 2007

Sunshine was plentiful and spirits were light as the Horizon Engineering staff traded their drafting equipment for golf clubs at this year’s Company Golf Outing. The yearly event is held at Butter Valley Golf Port in Barto, PA, and is an opportunity for the staff to engage in friendly competition and to enjoy each other’s company outside the office setting. Prizes were awarded for overall winning team, long drive, and closest to the pin. Horizon Engineering would like to extend a special thanks to Butter Valley Golf Port. As always, their staff was gracious and hospitable and the course was in great shape.

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June 29, 2007

Horizon Engineering of Quakertown, PA is pleased to announce that Cynthia Smith, a principal with the firm, has become a member of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2007-2008. The Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member-based business advocacy organization whose mission is to serve as a resource and marketing center for business, and, to cultivate a favorable climate for planned growth, educational alliances and economic development.

June 22, 2007

Horizon Engineering of Quakertown recently completed site design and obtained municipal and Commonwealth agency approval for the Reserve at Warrington, located in Warrington Township, Bucks County. The Reserve at Warrington is a 29-lot single family residential development located at the intersection of Upper State Road and Limekiln Pike. Horizon’s responsibilities on the project included full site and landscape architectural design and permit acquisition from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Bucks County Conservation District.

June 1, 2007

Horizon Engineering has recently unveiled its new Graphic Design Department. Noting the increasing need for presentation graphics and general illustrative support during the engineering and land development process, Horizon Engineering responded with the development of this new department. Its personnel have more than 10 years of experience in providing high-quality graphics and marketing material for professional clientele. The department specializes in generating support material for public presentations, including: site and landscape plan renderings; photorealistic composite imaging; aerial and photographic imaging presentation; and site, community, and directional mapping. Additionally, the Graphic Design team offers stand-alone graphics for use in general marketing applications and consulting services for the design and implementation of material for use in electronic and print media. This new service complements the firm’s array of professional engineering, surveying, and landscape architectural services. Take time to peruse the website that you’re currently viewing, as it is a good indication of the work that this new department is undertaking. Not only was all of the graphical content created by Horizon Engineering, but the Graphic Design team was instrumental in the layout and overall presentation of this website as well.

May 29, 2007

Horizon Engineering of Quakertown is proud to announce that the firm has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Watershed Management, as a Consultant to assist Permit Applicants in the Preparation of Complete and High Quality National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Applications for Construction Activities in DEP’s Southeast, Northeast, and Southcentral Regions.

DEP, in an effort to encourage more complete and better quality initial applications for NPDES Permits for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (NPDES Permit), improve the efficiency of application review procedures, and enhance assurances that appropriate, effective stormwater management best practices are implemented, has authorized qualified Third Party Service Providers to assist applicants and their consultants in assembling complete, quality NPDES permit applications, Erosion and Sedimentation Control (E&S) Plans, and Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Plans, and to assist in facilitating "Team" approaches to construction project E&S and PCSM plan development.

DEP has identified Horizon Engineering as an experienced consultant with the documented knowledge in post-construction stormwater management to assist NPDES Permit applicants assemble quality and complete applications that reflect the new requirements and guidance. Applicants that use the services of an authorized Consultant qualify for a DEP priority Post Construction Stormwater Management permit application review schedule - permit decision, considering public input, within 32 calendar days of the close of the 30-day public comment period assuming no unusual circumstances. Selection as a Qualified Consultant to participate in this program identifies Horizon Engineering as a leading expert in their industry.

May 18, 2007

Horizon Engineering is proud to announce that four members of our engineering staff have earned Certification as Professionals in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, as part of a program founded by the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA. In order to obtain the CPESC certification, each gentleman met rigorous educational and practical experience requirements and successfully passed the comprehensive written examination required by the program.

The CPESC program was founded in 1981, and is administered and managed today by CPESC, Inc. The program currently boasts over 3,500 active registrants throughout the world, and in obtaining this certification, Horizon Engineering's four engineers join the elite company of only 45 Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This achievement highlights Horizon Engineering’s commitment to providing the highest level of professional expertise possible, in order to do “What it Takes” to responsibly and ethically meet the needs of our clients.

May 11, 2007

Horizon Engineering is pleased to announce that Trevor Smith, a principal with the firm, has been named to the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation's Board of Directors for 2007-2008. The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation provides financial services, site selection assistance and other programs to promote and enhance the growth of Bucks County's businesses and industrial sectors.

May 4, 2007

April 22, 2007 marked the 37th observation of Earth Day. What began in 1970 as a national environmental protest to spread awareness of environmental issues in the United States has grown to become a global celebration in more than 185 countries involving more than half the world’s population. Why Earth Day? Because it works! The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. Today, Earth Day continues to broaden the base of support for environmental programs, rekindle public commitment and build community involvement around the world through a broad range of events and activities.

Horizon Engineering believes in sustaining our environment. Our own recent campus master plan project included the construction of a stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) facility to improve water quality and the installation of 145 trees and other plantings that not only beautify, but also contribute to improving air quality, reducing carbon monoxide, and providing habitat for local wildlife and shade to help reduce our building’s energy consumption.

Horizon Engineering understands the importance of providing innovative and thoughtful solutions to facilitate the needs of our clients in an environmentally responsible manner. A truly successful execution plan for any development project, whether a small backyard patio or a new park or school facility, must include the implementation of measures to avoid adverse impacts on the environment in which we all live. Horizon Engineering’s team of engineers, landscape architects and LEED Accredited Professionals take great pride in doing What it Takes to address the environmental concerns of our clients and the public.

April 25, 2007

Horizon Engineering of Quakertown announces the launch of its new Real Estate Support Services Group. Implementing this new and dynamic suite of services, Horizon Engineering is able to assist landowners and their representatives in real estate valuation through identification of the most valuable use of a property relative to its development potential. Additionally, Horizon Engineering can assist business owners or investors with site selection if a particular facility need or development objective is known.

April 23, 2007

Horizon Engineering is proud to announce the unveiling of our new company logo and launch of our newly redesigned website. April 2007 marks the start of our seventh year in business. Over our first six years, Horizon Engineering has grown to become a very capable and complete land development consulting firm. We believe our updated logo and website more accurately represent our firm, reflecting our professional and straightforward approach to business and reaffirming our commitment to be the best we can.

April 20, 2007

In memory of those who lost their life or were severely injured in the recent tragedy in Blacksburg, Horizon Engineering joins with millions throughout the country in marking April 20 as Hokie Hope: Orange and Maroon Effect Day. "Orange and Maroon Effect Day" is a longstanding Tech tradition, an open invitation to Tech fans to wear the colors to athletic events. On this day, everyone from all around the country is a member of the Virginia Tech family.

April 13, 2007

HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE SEEING EYE!

Horizon Engineering in cooperation with ABITIBI Paper Retriever recently instituted a recycling program for discarded paper products and is offering our collection site to the community and other local businesses. By participating in this program, not only is the environment benefited by reducing the material sent to landfills and the number of trees milled for paper, but importantly all revenue generated from the sale of the material being recycled has been directed by HORIZON ENGINEERING to be donated to "THE SEEING EYE, INC", a nonprofit organization that facilitates Seeing Eye Dogs for visually impaired individuals.

We invite your participation. The large green and yellow recycling dumpster is located in the parking area of our facility at 200 Kelly Road, in Quakertown (directly behind Sands Bros. Auto Dealership, located on Route 309) and is available to the public seven days a week.

To access Kelly Road from Route 309 north, turn right on Pumping Station Road and travel 1/8 mile, turn right on O'Neill Drive and pass through the first intersection, which is Kelly Road, to the second driveway on the left. The dumpster is located in Horizon Engineering's parking area directly behind our office. For additional directions to our office, please visit our website at www.horizonengineers.com.

Please note you may discard all of the following items: catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, office paper, fax paper, wire bound notepads/notebooks and file folders. Unfortunately, phonebooks and cardboard cannot be processed at this time. On behalf of The Seeing Eye, Horizon Engineering thanks you for your participation.

April 5, 2007

Horizon Engineering was recognized at the Pulte Homes 2006 Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penns Landing. Pulte Homes is a national residential community builder and a FORTUNE 200 company. Horizon Engineering has been providing site engineering and surveying services for Pulte Homes’ residential communities in the Delaware Valley and Lehigh Valley for the past six years, and was recognized at the recent event for their dedication and contributions on many of Pulte Homes' most successful communities in the region.

March 23, 2007

Horizon Engineering project managers attended training on March 6th and 7th for the Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual recently implemented on December 30, 2006 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The new manual has been published by DEP as guidance for engineers and site designers to ensure effective stormwater management techniques are developed as part of construction projects to minimize the adverse impacts of stormwater on ground water and surface water resources. BMPs serve to reduce and infiltrate storm water flows and improve water quality to protect the Commonwealth’s streams and ground water supplies. Horizon Engineering is committed to providing innovative, thoughtful, and economical solutions to facilitate the needs of our clients in an environmentally responsible manner. By attending this training, our staff is better equipped to implement measures to avoid adverse impacts on the environment and better service our clients.

March 18, 2007

The week of March 18th is Land Surveyor's Week in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution No. 25 to recognize the crucial role Land Surveyors play in the development of our community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. In passing the resolution, the Senate recognizes the technological and societal advancements, such as the expanded use of computers, robotics and satellites to determine precise geographical boundaries and in the proper construction of new roads and buildings. This reflects the increasing complexity of surveyors' skills and their integral role in the development of the United States. Land surveyors provide an exceptional service to our communities, our Commonwealth and our nation through their work to develop and improve transportation routes, buildings, water systems, housing projects and much more. The survey department at Horizon Engineering Associates in Quakertown, PA takes pride in working at the leading edge of the technology currently available to surveyors in the execution of everything from performing individual lot surveys for homeowners in our community to construction layout as-built services for residential and commercial developments.

March 12, 2007

Horizon Engineering designers attended training on February 22 and 23 for the Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual recently implemented on December 30, 2006 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The new manual has been published by DEP as guidance for engineers and site designers to ensure effective stormwater management techniques are developed as part of construction projects to minimize the adverse impacts of stormwater on ground water and surface water resources. BMPs serve to reduce and infiltrate storm water flows and improve water quality to protect the Commonwealth’s streams and ground water supplies. Horizon Engineering is committed to providing innovative, thoughtful, and economical solutions to facilitate the needs of our clients in an environmentally responsible manner. By attending this training, our staff is better equipped to implement measures to avoid adverse impacts on the environment and better service our clients.