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Covid-19 Update

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Covid-19 was once an unknown virus that now has had an unprecedented impact on the world. The connectivity between locations has enabled diseases to spread like never before. Each day, thousands of flights transported the virus around the globe in a matter of months. As governments became reactive, restrictions expanded on travel, work, and other privileges.


Essential Business During Covid-19

Starting on March 23, 2020, Governor Wolf began to put in place stay at home orders on a county-by-county basis. As positive test results grew, the order expanded on a daily basis, till April 1, 2020. At that point, it covered the entire state. Since then, it became clear that a new normal was starting.

One unfortunate outcome was the lack of understanding and clarity. What is a life-sustaining, essential business, and what is not? How can a plastic manufacturer be essential, but not all the items they make can be essential? How can a car dealership not be essential when people need cars to get food or medical care?

We all understand we have a responsibility to not harm others. Even so, it has been hard to do everything possible and forget the impacts on ourselves. We need to take social distancing seriously. We must put health before the economy. Finally, we must apply common sense practices, like hand washing and covering up a cough or sneeze.

But along this path, we somehow forgot that construction and engineering are essential. They are not only essential in the form of the economy, but also in health, safety, and security. By closing down these industries, vital roadway projects halted. Sewage systems (on-site [septic] and public) saw increased and inappropriate use.  Ultimately, pending homeowners became collateral damage to the battle.


Here to Serve You

As the Federal Government has implemented a small business focused stimulus package. The PA House of Representatives introduced a bill to reopen the construction industry. It does not allow engineers to resume office operations unless granted a waiver.

With all that said, ACA has stayed operational since the start of the outbreak. We have implemented precautions to protect our clients, staff, and families. Our staff stepped up to ensure our operations and mission continue. This outbreak will not break our hope and it will not get us to stop striving to “Help You Make Informed Decisions”.

During these times, individuals might have issues with their sewage system. Homebuyers and sellers will have questions about their homes. People could be looking to reduce the financial burden of their floodplain insurance. ACA is here to answer those requests and provide services. We will not hold as many in-person meetings as we usually do, but that will not stop us from ensuring our services are meeting the call to duty.


Who is ACA?

Started in 1992 and located in Chester County, PA ACA has grown to become a full-service engineering firm. Today, we merge professional services with practical knowledge for residential and commercial projects. No matter the scale, from installing a fence, to building a structure or developing land, you need permits. Because the approval process includes many permits and agencies, it can be a headache. Working with ACA’s full-service team saves you time, money, and headaches.  Every step of the way, we are here to support you and educate you about the process. Here are some of the basic services we provide:

Construction Management | Civil Engineering | Environmental Permitting | Septic System Testing and Design | Land Surveying | Wetland Delineations and Mitigation

Please feel free to browse our website or if working on a project or need help, contact us at (610) 469-3830. 

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