In North America, with a growing population and the growing need for infrastructure to support it, property acquisition can be an important component of any public project. Atkins has successfully supported clients with right-of-way services for transportation, environmental, utility, and planning and design programs for projects of all types.
Atkins' land acquisition service provides a full range of support to private developers and local and state agencies involved in property acquisition for public works projects. We are staffed with full-time real estate professionals with expertise in property appraisal, acquisition negotiations, eminent domain support, relocation assistance, property management, and database management. These services are supported by professional engineers with expertise in geomatics, engineering design, and environmental analysis.
Atkins is particularly strong in project management, scheduling, and control services. We have managed direct acquisition and relocation assignments, and directed the work of other professionals as an extension of our clients' staff. Atkins has helped pioneer the turnkey approach to right-of-way (ROW) acquisition for highway projects. By providing a client with all required disciplines under a single management point, the company has demonstrated the positive cost and schedule implications of a coordinated engineering and acquisition program. Ultimately, we help our clients meet the demands of their projects—on time and on budget or under budget.
Atkins’ ROW services include the following:
- Acquisition negotiations
- Appraisals and appraisal review
- Database development and management
- Environmental assessment and mitigation
- Pre-acquisition corridor studies and cost estimates
- Program management
- Property management
- Relocation assistance
- ROW engineering and mapping