As urban development extends to new areas, extension of franchise utilities can be key to the success of investment. Whether telephone, fiber optic, gas, or electric utilities, facilities to support distribution must meet a client's critical schedules and intense accuracy and quality standards. Dunaway’s services in this area begin with support of right-of-way acquisition and extend to negotiation of city development fees and resolution of conflicts. Typical survey services range from marking and staking of existing easements and right-of-way in which utilities will be installed to production of documents for easement acquisition (such as metes and bounds descriptions of parcels). In addition, Dunaway provides environmental permits, investigations, and mitigation. Civil engineering for site development for facilities such as pad sites, equipment stations, or maintenance facilities is another area of expertise.