2015: VIKA Announces Principal

VIKA Companies and VIKA Maryland, LLC Announce the Appointment of Mark G. Morelock, PE as Principal “Mark’s appointment to Principal is an exciting opportunity for VIKA’s clients and employees. One of the many things I admire about Mark is his unyielding commitment to VIKA’s sustained growth. His strong leadership skills coupled with his superior client... Read More

2015: Flying Season

Now is the time to have the aerial photos taken before the leaves begin to bloom. Just a friendly reminder that the end of the flying season for aerial mapping is upon us once again. If there are projects in consideration for development, it is still possible to have aerial photos taken before the leaves... Read More

2014: Montgomery County, MD enacts two new Tree Protection Laws

Click here for a printer-friendly PDF These summaries provide some basic information on two tree laws that recently became effective. These laws will impact many development projects and the basic requirements should be understood early in feasibility and concept studies. The laws are complicated, however, and you will want to work with your consultants to... Read More

2014: Anticipated Impact of Virginia’s SWM Regulations (4VAC50-60)

Anticipated Impact of Virginia’s Stormwater Management Regulations (4VAC50-60) New Development and Redevelopment Beginning on July 1, 2014 As the new state stormwater management regulations (4VAC50-60) implementation date of July 1, 2014 approaches, the potential strategic importance of securing site plan permit approval is growing exponentially. To provide a design under current regulations, and not meet... Read More

2014: Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan Announcement

The Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Planning Division recently announced a new Plan Amendment and Work Program Submission Procedure. The Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning invites anyone to participate in the county’s planning process by proposing amendments to Comprehensive Plan recommendations, changes to the order of studies on the Comprehensive... Read More

2014: New Virginia SWM Regulations

In July of 2014, the 2009 General Permit for Discharges from Construction Activities (09 Permit) will expire, and the 2014 version of the state general permit will take effect. At this time, the new SWM regulations mandated in the 2014 general permit will also be in place. Although the impacts of these new SWM regulations... Read More

2014: New VIKA Principal Named

John F. Amatetti, PE and Charles A. Irish, Jr., PE, Prof. LS, LEED AP are pleased to announce the expansion of ownership at VIKA Companies and VIKA Virginia, LLC to include: P. Christopher Champagne, PE, LEED AP+ as Principal VIKA is pleased to announce the appointment of P. Christopher Champagne to Principal. “We are excited... Read More

2013: VIKA gives back for the Holidays

VIKA continues its annual tradition of holiday giving. This year our company chose to support Operation Second Chance, an organization that provides assistance to our wounded veterans and their families. VIKA is honored this year to help give back to the men and women who have served our country – past, present and future. We... Read More

2013: VIKA Wins Tournament

VIKA was proud to be one of the sponsors of the recent Wildlife Foundation of Virginia’s 1st Annual Sporting Clay Tournament. On October 29th, the VIKA Shooting Team of John Amatetti, Ed Ignacio, Bob Bosco and Joe Amatetti won the Annual Sporting Clay Tournament! The event supported the work of Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV),... Read More

2013: June 3-6, VIKA Companies at ‘HxGN Live’ in Las Vegas

VIKA has remained prominent in the field of surveying for 30+ years through our commitment to state-of-the-art technology and by utilizing the latest surveying equipment, including fully robotic and reflectorless total stations for conventional tasks, along with real time Kinematic (RTK) GPS Positioning throughout the greater DC area. See the presentation here. Read More