Leaving a Legacy of Enduring Improvements to Our Community
Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, a civil engineering, survey, planning and consulting firm was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1959 by Don Lamp and Bill Rynearson. Our firm, which is made up of over 100 dedicated professionals in Omaha,NE, Fort Collins, CO and Kansas City, MO is focused on providing quality services for community-changing projects. New projects often come to us because of our reputation in the community. Most of our work is for returning clients – a solid indicator of the level of professional service Lamp Rynearson consistently provides.
Lamp Rynearson is a small business based on the guidelines of the Small Business Administration. Employees are involved in our communities and are respected leaders in our industries. Read our Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Following is a list of some of the primary services we provide.
The most desirable places to live in the Omaha metro area are designed by the imaginative talents at Lamp Rynearson. Ease of access, inviting design, and convenient parking combine to draw customers to commercial retail properties designed by Lamp Rynearson. Over 50 years of land development experience gives us familiarity with developer needs and the ability to assist in the visioning process. We have run the course with local regulatory agencies many times, and are able to complete quality design that is both cost-effective and timely.
Lamp Rynearson is working with the City of Omaha to aid in the separation of sewers within older areas of the City. Lamp Rynearson has improved infrastructure for the Qwest Center Riverfront, Aksarben, and other areas. This work includes separating combined sewers to allow flows during heavy rain events. Throughout our history, Lamp Rynearson has provided sanitary and storm sewer design for Sanitary Improvement Districts (SID) clients. We have designed many pump stations, ranging from small grinding pumps, municipal lift stations and large complex storm water lift stations.
Lamp Rynearson plans, designs, and offers construction management for highways, bridges, urban streets and arterials, and airports. We provide solid professional knowledge and leadership for our clients’ transportation projects. Lamp Rynearson does route planning, geometric design, hydraulic studies, bridge design, culvert design, right-of-way services, bidding, and construction administration. We develop innovative answers for commercial development and urban redevelopment projects, traffic analysis, route studies and traffic calming, and provide a comprehensive range of traffic engineering services for our clients. Our traffic services include capacity and operations studies, traffic impact studies, traffic safety studies and traffic simulation, as well as signal design.
Lamp Rynearson knows airports and is recognized for its talents in designing and managing aviation projects. Our work includes aircraft movement plans, loading bridge (jet bridges) designs, parking plans, access roads, security fencing, storm sewer design, navigational aids, and all other aspects of airport facilities. Lamp Rynearson knows FAA requirements inside and out, and thoroughly understands funding resources. Our innovative in-house GIS team assists with air space analysis, and pavement, utility and property/facility management services. We have completed over twenty Aeronautical Approach Surveys for general aviation airports throughout Nebraska to assist in establishing new LPS Approaches with lower minimums (LPV Approaches).
For more than half a century, wastewater-handling projects have been a significant part of our business. Today more than ever we are committed to meeting our clients' needs by applying advanced technology, using designs that meet increasingly stringent regulations for quality, and building collaborative partnerships. We utilize new generations of control technology that lend themselves to automation to control aeration blowers. We incorporate new technologies into our designs that facilitate simplified treatment processes. We devise effective sewage collection methods for smaller flows and we tackle infiltration and inflow (I/I) in growing areas.
Our drinking water projects are engineered to meet the specific objectives of each community, and our designs ensure the highest quality drinking water possible. Our professionals integrate proven systems with innovative technologies, while meeting budget and cost requirements and supporting the economic development envisioned by the community. We handle everything from the largest, most complex engineering projects - like state-of-the-art process control - to the simplest, most routine tasks - like a water main extension. We'll also help you identify the most feasible financing arrangement for your project and your community
Larkin Aquatics, a division of Lamp Rynearson, has specialized in aquatics planning and design for more than 60 years and has completed over 500 aquatic facility projects throughout the United States. We understand your needs and provide innovative solutions to the challenges you face. We work with you to build community consensus and get the funding you require.
People look to Lamp Rynearson for comprehensive, accurate, and efficient surveys. Our in-house quality control processes assure that the end product strictly adheres to American Mapping Standards for all contour intervals. Our Total Station and GPS capabilities are used to accurately and efficiently lay out paving, sewers, buildings and other infrastructure. Construction surveys have been offered since we opened our doors in 1959. Types of surveys we provide include:
- Cadastral & Boundary
- Right-of-Way Surveys
- Control Surveys
- Construction Staking and Monitoring
- Architectural & Engineering
- Airport Obstruction
- ALTA/ACSM Surveys
- Mine Surveys
- Railroad Surveys
Long a leader in introducing the newest survey technologies to the area, Lamp Rynearson hosts MARN, a network of GPS base stations used in conjunction with a rover unit (remote GPS unit logged into the network system) to make the work of land surveyors more accurate and efficient. The use of MARN translates to faster, more accurate surveys for MARN area customers.
Lamp Rynearson is proud to have a strong construction administration team in-house and in the field. We are the municipal engineer for more than 30 SID’s (Sanitary Improvement Districts) throughout the Omaha area, and are the official engineer for the Village Boys Town. Lamp Rynearson’s construction administration team members are experts at specification interpretation and will make sure things are done right the first time. Lamp Rynearson has excellent relationships with public agencies, contractors and subcontractors which assist us in getting things done efficiently.
Often starting with a “blank canvas”, we let the natural topography of the land lead us in designing spaces that respond to a site and embrace its natural features. Lamp Rynearson incorporates elements of new urbanism and traditional neighborhood design in our planning, such as walkability, safe streets, neighborhood gathering places for young and old, and an interesting mix of housing styles. We create parks and trails that are beautiful, sustainable, and user friendly. We’re outdoor enthusiasts and put ourselves in the shoes of the trail and park user throughout the design process.
The requirements for stormwater management have become more and more complex. Lamp Rynearson has a highly skilled and experienced stormwater management team that is thoroughly familiar with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. We have hands-on experience in the design and monitoring of erosion control measures for residential, commercial and institutional developments. Our erosion control team members have attended numerous training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences. Training focuses on local, state and federal NPDES permitting and inspection requirements and procedures, design and use of erosion and sediment control best management practices (BMP), and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) preparation.
From the assessment of a single well site to the development of complex oil and gas facilities, our team understands the specific issues that affect your oil and gas project. We provide a full range of consulting services. Lamp Rynearson's talented team of experts is prepared to address all parts of the permitting process. Our all-inclusive team will act as an extension of your operations and increase the efficiency and consistency of your efforts.
Contact: Fank Kohl at 970.226.0342
Oil and gas services that Lamp Rynearson provides include:
Project leadership and coordination
Oil and gas well permitting
Produced water disposal facility/evaporation pond site planning and design
In-house expertise to handle all aspects of facility development
Land use permitting (Use by Special Review)
Well pad planning and layout
Coordination, survey and exhibits preparation for right-of-way and easement acquisition
Site planning and design (industrial, commercial, residential)
Stormwater Management Plans and Permits
Coordination of environmental compliance and permitting
Asset Management/GIS Analysis
Lamp Rynearson’s approach to infusing sustainability principles into our projects begins with thorough communication with our client to develop a clear understanding of the client’s vision and expectations. We believe it is our responsibility to share viable, sustainable design options. As a leader in the civil engineering field in the adoption of sustainability for civil infrastructure projects, Lamp Rynearson applies innovative thinking to find better, more sustainable ways to get successful project results. Lamp Rynearson has six LEED accredited professionals on staff and has been involved with the Envision Rating System for Infrastructure since its pilot project stage.
Lamp Rynearson is adept at planning workshops and facilitating them. With genuine interest, widespread experience, and respected accreditation, our workshop planners and facilitators can organize and lead your workshop, meeting, or public involvement process.
- Neighborhood Business District Analysis project for the Greater Omaha Chamber
- Sarpy County Energy Element for Sarpy County
- 2012 ICSC Heartland Idea Exchange
- Omaha Community Center for Sustainability Stakeholder’s Workshop
- Environment Omaha Resource Conservation Committee and Core Committee Meetings
- Wiles Development Workshop for Wiles Development
- Ralston Public Schools Elementary Playgrounds Workshop
- Stream Restoration Workshop
- Keystone Trail Workshop
Lamp Rynearson's GIS specialists have several years experience designing and developing technically sound, long-term GIS solutions for government and private agencies. We produce flexible, cost-effective, intuitive and scalable deliverables, using reliable technology transfers. We can train your staff to understand and be comfortable with GIS technology. We can provide the following services:
- Systems Needs Assessment
- Utility Mapping
- Application Development
- GIS/GPS Mapping & Training
- Demographic & Market Analysis
- Airport CAD to GIS Conversion
- Custom Cartography & Geocoding (locating)
Do you need some help taking the guesswork out of compliance? Lamp Rynearson can help to shed light on the complexity of meeting these regulations. The requirements for stormwater managment have become more and more complex in recent years. Lamp Rynearson's highly skilled stormwater management team, focused on National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) compliance for industrial and construction sites, offers a full range of services to keep your site in compliance:
- Design of controls and practices
- Creation of compliance documents
- Facility/ site inspections
- Water quality monitoring
- Coordination with regulatory officials
Changes in Permitting for 2013: As regulations change, we work hard to keep our clients ahead of the curve, and in compliance. Specifically, we are preparing for the significant changes of the new NPDES Construction General Permit to be adopted by the State of Nebraska this coming December, 2012. At Lamp Rynearson, our goal is to take on the worry and make sure your compliance concerns are addressed smoothly, quickly, and painlessly. For further information about NPDES regulations, contact us any time, or check out the links below.
EPA NPDES Stormwater Page
Nebraska Industrial Storm Water Permits Documents
Nebraska Construction Storm Water Permit Documents
City of Omaha Storm Water Permitting Website