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Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr.

PE, RLS, AICP -- President

Tom Robertson | Cranston Engineering Group, P.C.

Mr. Robertson is President of Cranston Engineering Group, P.C. He is responsible for the overall management of the company and is active in all aspects of the firm's design work. He has more than forty years experience with the company as a consultant for a wide variety of civil engineering, planning, urban design, land surveying, and historic engineering projects throughout the southeast. As both a civil engineer and planner, he has talents that are especially suited for developing initial design concepts and conceiving overall plans for a wide variety of projects. He also specializes in designing projects that are sensitive to the context in which they are located.

In his engineering practice, he has a sound background in flood plain studies and in the design of dams, canals, and levees. Additionally, his experience includes safety inspections under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) guidelines.

As a planner, Mr. Robertson has worked on successful plans that vary in scale from regional master plans to downtown visions to development plans for individual tracts of land. For many of these, he has led multi-disciplinary teams and public participation processes to reach community results. He brings fresh, conceptual, and strategic thinking to each assignment so that each is tailored to the individual circumstances and to the clients' goals. He possesses proven talents as a land-use planner to arrange programs that meet human needs in ways that work with the natural and cultural landscape.

As a land surveyor, Mr. Robertson strives to produce surveys that represent land title lines based on good field methods on the ground, in-depth studies of realty records, and careful platting in the office.

Specialties

Civil Engineering

  • Site Design
  • Water Works
  • Wastewater Systems
  • Storm Drainage
  • Transportation
  • Roadway Design
  • Context Sensitive Design
  • Land Development
  • Conservation Friendly Design
  • Residential Communities
  • Dams and Reservoirs
  • Levees
  • Flood Plain Studies
  • Waterfront Development
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Streetscape Beautification
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Historic Rehabilitation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Planning

  • Public Participation
  • Regional Plans
  • Land Use Plans
  • Land Use Impact Assessments
  • Facility Plans
  • Feasibility Studies

Land Surveying

  • Boundary Surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM Surveys
  • Topographic Maps
  • Volume Measurements
  • Hydrographic Charting
  • Wetlands Mapping
  • Global Position (GPS) Surveys

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cooperative Plan
Chi Epsilon - Civil Engineering Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma - Freshman Honor Society

Registrations / Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer

  • Georgia No. 11289
  • South Carolina No. 7408
  • North Carolina No. 12803

American Institute of Certified Planners

  • AICP No.15863

Registered Land Surveyor

  • Georgia No. 2024
  • South Carolina No. 7408
  • North Carolina No. 2939

Georgia Safe Dams Program Certified Engineer of Record
Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Certified Erosion Control Designer, Level II Certification ID 21558
FERC Dam Safety Program Approved Independent Consultant

Professional Associations

  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Planning Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials
  • Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia
  • South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors
  • National Coalition for Heritage Areas
  • The Waterfront Center, Inc.
  • Historic Augusta, Inc.
  • Augusta Canal Authority
  • Augusta Museum of History
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors