2013: VIKA Flying Season. The leaves are coming…

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

2012: Presentation – Stormwater Treatment, Rainwater Harvesting and Wastewater Solutions for Northern Virginia – November 9

Chris Champagne, VIKA Virginia’s Executive Vice President presented “Experiences in Working Through the Tysons Stormwater Ordinance” at the Contech sponsored event “Stormwater Treatment, Rainwater Harvesting and Wastewater Solutions for Northern Virginia.” This well attended event was held at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport on November 8, 2012. As one of the leaders of the VIKA... Read More

2012: Maryland Team Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 – Seven employees and one family member rode 30 miles each and raised over three thousand dollars for Cystic Fibrosis as part of the Aptalis CF Cycle For Life event. To learn more about the disease, the foundation and what they do, please visit this link: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/metrodc/ Read More

2012: New Virginia SWM Regulations

On September 13, 2011 revisions to Virginia’s Stormwater Management Regulations went into effect. Like most changes in state level regulations, the effective date for such changes marks only the beginning of the impacts these changes will have on the development community. Generally certain milestone dates are included within these regulation changes. Implementation of these regulations... Read More

2011: Kathleen Kulenguski retires…

May 12th was a bittersweet day for VIKA. Kathleen Kulenguski retired. While we are all excited for Kathleen to be begin the next phase of her life; all of us will miss her daily presence. For the past 11 years, Kathleen has been a mainstay of our Maryland office and contributed significantly to its growth... Read More

2010: Maryland SWM Update – April 7

The key grandfathering component of this Consensus Agreement is: MDE has provided a waiver process that can be used by the local approval authority to grandfather a project that has preliminary plan approval or consistent approval as of May 4, 2010. In order to be eligible for the waiver, the preliminary plan process must include... Read More

2010: VIKA receives Fairfax County Land Conservation Award

VIKA recently received Fairfax County’s 2009 Land Conservation award for our work on the Pavilions at Huntington Metro Multi-family. VIKA provided surveying and civil engineering services for this mixed-use development zoned Planned Residential Mixed-use (PRM) that consists of 180 multi-family units, 250,000 gross square foot of office space, and 25,000 gross square feet of retail... Read More

2010: Maryland SWM Update – February 2

Environmental Site Design (ESD) is defined as a storm water management approach that uses: 1) small-scale storm water management practices; 2) nonstructural techniques; and, 3) better site planning to mimic natural hydrological runoff characteristics and minimize the impact of land development on water resources. Complying with the directive to put into practice ESD to the... Read More