WSSC Update: Expirations for Letter of Findings

Effective April 15, 2016, the 2016 Development Service Code (formally known as the Development Services Process (DSP)) goes into effect. This new code contains many changes and updates to the WSSC process. Most importantly, it includes the addition of a “Sunset Clause” for the Hydraulic Planning Analysis (HPA). During the HPA process: WSSC performs a... Read More

Arlington Mill Community Center wins 2015 DESIGNArlington Award of Excellence

On February 25, 2016 the Arlington Mill Community Center (AMCC) was awarded the 2015 DESIGNArlington Award of Excellence for the recreational and service needs it provides for the community while serving as a teaching tool and example of environmentally-responsible civic design.  Team members recognized included:  Davis Carter Scott Ltd; Hitt Contracting; and, VIKA. VIKA provided surveying,... Read More

Northern Long-eared Bat Update – February 2016

Northern Long-eared Bat Update – February 2016 Last year when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) listed the Northern Long-eared Bat (NLEB) as a threatened species, VIKA provided a summary to help you understand if that action would affect your project. On January 14, 2016, the FWS issued the final 4(d) rule which is effective... Read More

The New 2016 ALTA/ACSM (NSPS) Survey Standards

For the past year, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have been working on the next version of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.  A survey performed pursuant to these standards is often referred to simply as an “ALTA Survey,” although it is... Read More

VIKA Virginia Joins Tysons Partnership’s Emerging Leaders Council

The Tysons Partnership (the Partnership), a group focused on shaping the development of America’s next great city, has recently formed an Emerging Leaders Council (ELC). VIKA Virginia, LLC, a long-time member of the Partnership, has also joined the budding ELC. The Partnership is comprised of a veritable who’s who in the land development sector, including property owners,... Read More

VIKA Announces the Appointment of Two New Partners

VIKA Companies and VIKA Capitol, LLC Announce the Appointment of Edmund J. Ignacio and Michael D. Benton as Partners John F. Amatetti, PE, Charles A. Irish, Jr., PE, Prof. LS, LEED AP, P. Christopher Champagne, PE, LEED AP, and Mark G. Morelock, PE, as well as the other members of the Management Committtee, Robert R.... Read More

VIKA Adopts 3D Design

VIKA is going three-dimensional. We’re using Building Information Modeling (BIM) in our designs through AutoCAD Civil 3D pipe networks and corridors. By incorporating these BIM principles, our multi-discipline design team can share data across a centralized model. Through this modeling environment, we’re able to collaborate and analyze easily and eliminate potential conflicts within design elements.... Read More

2015: Take 3! VIKA & Partners Win Multiple Awards…

TAKE 3! VIKA & PARTNERS WIN MULTIPLE AWARDS AT NAIOP – NORTHERN VIRGINIA’S ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA VIKA is proud to announce that three client projects were award winners at the 2015 Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia “Focus on Excellence” Gala held on November 16, 2015. These best-in-class projects spanned several categories: Best Build-to-Suit... Read More

2015: ePlans – Check Out Fairfax County’s New Entitlement and Rezoning Application Technology

Fairfax County has turned up the technology with ePlans, a new platform for submitting certain zoning applications. ePlans will enable Fairfax County staff to process applications far more quickly and efficiently than using existing databases for tracking, copying, and distributing the high volume of application materials. VIKA Virginia, LLC, has been helping Fairfax County test the... Read More

2015: VIKA Expands Capacity with Second Laser Scanner

For the past four years, we’ve been providing 3D laser scanning services for our clients and have seen a surge in 3D scanning. To keep up with the increased demands, we’ve purchased a Faro 3D X 330. Our industry and team partners (including architects, structural engineers and mechanical engineers)  are working toward a more 3D... Read More