For Superintendents


By continually building on our expertise and services we’re able to act as trusted project managers on every project. Providing the superintendent with the best design, with the best product, with the best contractor, at the best price is the ultimate project goal.



Phase 1: Site Study

The site study begins with a thorough examination and evaluation of a new site or the existing irrigation system as it relates to the present agronomic condition of the golf course. This determines the the design process. Recommendations, along with a preliminary budget will be presented.

The site study will provide a detailed evaluation of the following system components:

  • Sprinkler coverage and spacing

  • Hydraulics and piping

  • Control system and water windows

  • Power requirements

  • Pumping station and structures

  • Water source, quality, and alternatives

Supplemental: Member Newsletter

An important function of the consultant is to sell the project to the membership. We have the tools to create presentations and newsletters for members or Board of Directors to sell the project. See an example newsletter we put together collaborating with the President of The Sanctuary Golf Club.



Phase 2: Design

When site parameters and budget considerations are clearly defined, the design process begins. A complete irrigation system is designed for the purpose of bidding and construction.

Preliminary Design:

The preliminary design will provide an irrigation layout representing color coverage plans, a mechanical irrigation plan, and detailed cost estimates. Key components of the preliminary design include:

  • Sprinkler head layout

    • Type of head spacing

    • Effective Coverage

  • Pipe routing

  • Pumping station

    • Type and concept of control

  • Equipment

    • Sprinkler heads

    • Control system

Final Design:

The final design provides the construction documents formulated from owner review of the preliminary design.

Mechanical, electrical, pump station, and detail sheets are provided and include the following:

  • Electrical

    • Power and communication to field

  • Specification and bid forms

  • Pump house schematic (optional)

  • Sprinkler head layout

  • Controller

    • Piping and valving

    • Size and location

  • Pump station - detail

    • Inlet, Wet wells, Pump pad

  • Construction cost estimates

Review a Final Plan


Phase 3: Bidding & Selection

The purpose of this phase is to assist in contractor selection for installation purposes. Our experience allows us to negotiate and provide the best product, the best contractor, and the best price.

Bidding and selection include:

  • Distribution of irrigation plans and specifications

  • Assistance in pre-bid meetings

  • Addenda

  • Assistance in evaluation of bid proposals and selection of contract

  • Recommendations and negotiations

Phase 4: Construction

The role of irrigation consultant is to turn the final design into a tangible process. This includes adapting to everything from architectural field changes to underground site condition changes.

The scope of the construction phase consists of the following:

  • Assistance in pre-construction conference

  • Assistance in procurement of material and pump station

  • Staking

    • Flag actual sprinkler head locations to site conditions

    • Provide “as-staked” drawing to contractor for construction

  • Observations

    • Prepare change orders and field changes as necessary

    • Observe installation techniques and system testing

    • Review and make preliminary approval of pay estimates

Phase 5: As-Builts & Water Programming

The ability to record and formulate as-built drawings and to program the initial irrigation scheduling and programming become integral parts of the consultant’s role. The ultimate result is to provide the owner with accurate and thorough documentation and complete satisfaction.

Prepare record drawings and as-build documents to include:

  • Irrigation system specifics

  • Individual controller sheets

  • Mechanical, electrical, and combined as-builts

  • Program disk

  • Combined overall as-build drawing (color)

Prepare GPS record drawings to include:

  • Record Drawing and as-built binder to include:

    • Irrigation system specifics

    • Mechanical, electrical, and combined as-builts

    • Program disk

    • Combined overall as-built drawing (color)

  • Provide GPS Record Drawings

    • GPS Collection

      • Generate Record Drawings during the construction phase of the project. 

      • GPS Equipment Use

        • To ensure best possible accuracy (typically sub-centimeter). GPS data shall be gathered by differential measurement with Survey Grade equipment.

    • CAD Work

      • The GPS data will be converted into the appropriate coordinate system and imported into an AutoCAD drawing.  

    • Final Product/Deliverables

      • The final record drawings will consist of a hydraulic plan, electrical plan, and programming plan to include both station identification and area tags. 

      • Provided Square footages of all primary turf areas.

      • Provide individual hole sprinkler yardages.

Programming to include:

  • Program Initial Database Development

  • Following data defined for each station:

    • A station name consisting of a minimum of the Hole Number and Turf Type

    • Proper program selected

    • Correct Nozzle and number of heads

    • Correct sprinkler pressure, arc, pattern and typical spacing

  • A Computer Generated Hydraulic System Configuration, based on actual piping structure from the GPS Record Drawing

  • Map representation of site to include:

    • Sprinklers, Piping, Wire Splices, Isolation valves, Vegetation lines

      Electrical lines, Cart paths, Pump house, Maintenance facility

Purdue University Testimonial:

At every turn, your role was outstanding. As a result, Purdue University’s first-class courses will have irrigation systems of commensurate quality. And, of paramount importance to us on the academic side, our Turf Center has an irrigation design that encourages research of the highest quality. You should take great satisfaction in what you have accomplished. We are grateful.
— Myron Davis, Director - Agriculture Development Office at Purdue University