Services:

RA Consultants, LLC, a privately held company, is dedicated to delivering EXCELLENT services to our clients. Our clients include local, state, and federal governments, industry and private industries. RA has significant experience in coordinating project teams and maintaining client contact throughout every phase of a project. Founded in 2004, RA Consultants continues to offer unparalleled resources in the water and wastewater engineering industry. RA Consultants is certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the City of Cincinnati, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Cuyahoga County, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the Ohio Department of Transportation. RA is also PEP certified with the City of Dayton.

Drinking Water:

Water is essential to growth, to health, and to the very existence of every city and community, large or small. RA visualizes water engineering as a balancing act. We insist water engineering requires both technical expertise and the consideration of surrounding communities. While Federal Regulation controls much of the water industry today, RA ensures providing satisfactory water service in an economically efficient and technically sufficient manner.

RA Professionals have experience in long distance, large diameter transmission mains, facility planning & design, as well as construction inspection and field activities. RA's professionals are especially experienced in the key aspects of network analysis, water distribution system layout and design. RA understands that our water clients must serve the demands of their growing user bases; therefore, we continue to upgrade to state-of-the-art water technology and maintain systems' pristine condition.

Professionals of RA work diligently to stay abreast of the ever-changing design regulations. Most importantly, RA professionals always work with the needs of the owner, the constructor and the community in mind.

Wastewater:

RA's employees have been active in the municipal wastewater design for over 30 years. RA's experience and qualifications include Federal Funding Assistance, Concept Studies, Preliminary Design Studies, System Layout, Design of Collection Systems, Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, and Equalization & Storage Systems. RA's professionals have experience in designing both large and small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), as well as major pumping facilities.

Today's standards also require that the design of sewer systems, including force main and gravity sewers, combined sewer overflows (CSOs) or sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), pumping stations and storage & equalization basins, consider watershed service area, future flows and ultimate EPA Consent Decree mandates.

RA understands the needs of our wastewater clients: to serve the demands of consent decree schedules, continuously upgrade to state-of-the-art wastewater technology, and maintain systems condition and level of service. We are keenly aware that our professional services must continue to meet the highest standards in the industry and ultimately, provide safe and efficient wastewater treatment for our region.

RA's professionals are especially experienced in planning & design of collection systems and pumping and treatment facilities, program management and construction inspection.

Storm Water:

RA's employees have been active in the stormwater services for over 30 years. RA's experience and qualifications include Federal Funding Assistance, Concept Studies, Preliminary Design Studies, System Layout, Design of Conveyance Systems, retention detention systems, and sustainable infrastructure solutions.

We perform storm system inventories, mapping and condition assessments, as well as planning, design and construction inspection. We perform drainage improvement designs, permitting and site layout.

Water Management Consulting:

We utilize our experience to help clients improve work processes, identify gaps and needs and develop requests for proposals and request for qualifications. We perform process mapping, identify disconnects and make process improvement recommendations.

We help clients increase diversity and inclusion with their specific spend categories through program development, implementation, economic development assistance, CIP review and development, vendor capability assessment and alignment, focus group facilitation, data analysis and training.

Our staff performs event planning and outreach, researches the capabilities of the S BE, MBE and FBE firms registered with clients and compares to the clients future spend, estimates the labor required to construct CIP projects, and identifies gaps between the capabilities of the SBE firms and the skills required by the clients CIP (engineering and construction).

We assist with project and program goal setting, marketing training, relationship building, steering committee development, internal/external communication and many other things.

Surveying:

RA Consultants has a team of surveyors to assist in the startup of projects. The one, two, or three-man team of surveyors performs topography surveys with the GPS locating anything and everything on the site, as required by the client so that engineering, design, and construction can proceed smoothly.

With the combination of the Electronic Total Station and GPS surveying equipment, RA has the tools to survey both accurately and efficiently. RA Professionals are experienced with GIS asset inventory collection and can provide expedited sub-foot-accuracy updates to databases. In addition to land surveys, our employees in the surveying department provide field investigations, courthouse research, easement/legal document preparation, and dye test investigations whenever necessary.

Survey services include:
  • Electronic total station & GPS surveys
  • Boundary surveys, legal descriptions, and plats
  • Topographic mapping by ground surveys
  • GIS services
  • Courthouse research
  • Field investigation
  • Establish alignment, rectify rights-of-way, resolve property lines, prepare comprehensive base map
  • Locate all surface evidence of project utilities
  • Construction layouts

Land Development:

RA Consultants serves as a One Stop Shop for Land Development support. With our in-house survey, site design, easement acquisition, utility designers and legal support, we provide a single source for our clients' land development needs. We assist in the site design and development of Commercial, Residential and Institutional Sites. Our work begins in the initial stages, assisting with the Planning and Zoning processes, performing survey and boundary work, as well as preparing any necessary land subdivisions.

We develop design and construction plans to meet the requirements of both governing agencies and our clients and offer accompanying permitting assistance services. Available construction services include staking, As-Built detention certification, sanitary and water main certifications. We also provide final Site As-Built surveys as required. RA's Land Development team offers a full-time urban planner as well as LEED-certified Personnel.

Property Acquistion:

Key members of RA's staff are pre-qualified for Right-of-Way Acquisition Services in the areas of negotiations, closings and title research from the Ohio Department of Transportation and are skilled in the area of real property process coordination.

RA has provided services as part of utility improvements and transportation projects. In addition, RA has provided ROW services as part of integrated plan implementation for consent decree projects.

We have a wide-ranging experience providing technical support to the client agents by providing the necessary Environmental Site Assessments, design consultant coordination, reporting requirements, mapping with ArcGIS and plan review.

Transportation

RA is ODOT prequalified in the following categories:

ROADWAY:
  • Bicycle Facilities & Enhancement Design
  • Non-complex Roadway Design
RIGHT OF WAY PLAN DEVELOPMENT:
  • Limited
RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION:
  • Negotiation
  • Closing
  • Title Research
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION:
  • Construction Management Firm
  • Construction Engineering Level 1
  • Construction Engineering Level 2
  • Coatings Inspection

GIS Services:

Through our StrataGIS Division, we offer geographic information system services to support federal, state, regional and local agencies and commercial/industrial clients. Our GIS team works hard to study and stay ahead of the latest trends and technologies in the GIS market. Our informed and educated team listens intently and is committed to helping clients successfully navigate geospatial data. Using client geospatial data, the RA GIS team helps clients effectively use GIS tools to deliver a usable and applicable product. RA utilizes all ESRI software and extensions for its mapping services to ensure a high-quality product every time.

The GIS team can assist your organization with any of these services:
  • ArcGIS Online Services
  • ArcGIS Server Installation
  • ESRI Software Sales
  • ESRI Crowdsource Application Installation, Setup and Configuration
  • ESRI GeoEvent Installation, Setup and Configuration
  • GPS Asset Inventories
  • Spatial & Predictive Modeling
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Data Georeferencing
  • Data Conversion
  • Geodatabase Design
  • GPS Data Collection
  • Address Geocoding
  • Video Surveys

Fleet Tracking:

An affordable fleet tracking alternative where tracking data is transmitted directly to your Geographic Information Systems, where your other assets are currently mapped. StrataGIS FLEET™ was originally designed for the municipal market. By linking directly to ESRI© ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server, AVL tracking can be seen with all existing GIS municipal assets, which are already being mapped.

This direct connectivity is a huge benefit for your customer service representatives and dispatching agents. In addition, there are many computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) that are built on the ESRI ARCGIS platform.

By utilizing StrataGIS FLEET™, coupled with our optional OBD2 transmitters and additional sensor inputs, any information captured by your vehicles computer can be transmitted through our platform. The data can be used for a real-time vehicle asset management system.

The benefits of StrataGIS Fleet are many, including:
  • Fleet Fuel Savings.
  • Increased Productivity.
  • Reduced Vehicle Mileage.
  • Better Customer Service.
  • Increased Driver Safety.
  • Link to Your ESRI GIS System.
Own Your DATA:
  • Data can be streamed directly to your ArcGIS Server, or sent to your ArcGIS online account. Hosted solutions available.

Vehicle Quick Report

Pre and post trip vehicle inspections are required consistently throughout the industry and are typically completed in paper format. The usable data resides in the vehicles and becomes to cumbersome to use for fleet maintenance, until now.

Utilize StrataGIS VQR™ as an electronic method to capture the relevant data from each inspection, transmit and store the data electronically so it can be effectively used by fleet managers.

Our application was designed with simplicity in mind. By scanning a vehicle's ID code placed on each vehicle, users access easy checkbox templates detailing each item to be reviewed. The user notes defects and transmits these defects as the report is submitted. The use of VQR requires a device with scanning and display functionality.

By utilizing StrataGIS VQR™, with our StrataGIS Fleet™ AVL Solution, all of your vehicle inspection data can be linked and displayed in the fleet reporting dashboard.

The benefits of StrataGIS VQR are many, including:
  • Forced Inspection.
  • Save time not having to manually enter written reports.
  • Links Driver to Vehicle.
  • Required by Federal Regulations.
  • Pre and Post Trip inspections.
  • End of Day/End of Tour.
  • Improved Health and Safety.
  • Improved Vehicle Maintenance
  • Hosted Solutions Available
  • Supported on Android and Apple iOS devices.

GIS Solutions:

As an ESRI ArcGIS Online Specialty provider, we can assist you with everything you need to create interactive web maps and apps that you can share with anyone. With ready-to-use content, apps, and templates you can be productive right away. And no matter what you use - desktops, browsers, smartphones, or tablets - you always have access to your content.

We develop and provide:
  • On-line applications for real-time data collection for structure investigations.
  • On-line map applications to track the easement acquisition process.
  • Operations dashboards for fleet management.
  • Map based applications for flow monitoring data and water quality sampling data collection.
  • From scratch GIS systems utilizing existing paper maps and as-built drawings.
  • Crowdsource Application Installation, Setup and Configuration
  • GeoEvent Installation, Setup and Configuration


Software Reseller:

As an ESRI ArcGIS Online Specialty provider, we can assist you with everything you need to create interactive web maps and apps that you can share with anyone. With ready-to-use content, apps, and templates you can be productive right away. And no matter what you use - desktops, browsers, smartphones, or tablets - you always have access to your content.

We develop:
  • on-line applications for real-time data collection for structure investigations.
  • on-line map applications to track the easement acquisition process.
  • operations dashboards for fleet management.
  • map based applications for flow monitoring data and water quality sampling data collection.
  • from scratch GIS systems utilizing existing paper maps and as-built drawings.