TBNC was established in 1999 to provide environmental consultancy services, .... encompassing urban and site-specific planning and design, landscape and three-dimensional architecture, engineering and community / governmental agency dialogue, and project management.

The scope and scale of TBNC services is specifically crafted to the goals established by the client, from initial feasibility and economic studies to the ultimate delivery of the projected program.

TBNC is a professional collaborate of more than one hundred firms, agencies and individuals, comprising a broad spectrum of disciplines.


• Accountants / Financial Planners / EA

• Acousticians

• Aeronautical Engineers

• Archaeologists

• Architects

• Attorneys at Law

• Biologists & Zoologists

• Civil Engineers

• Construction Managers

• Contractors

• Data Managers

• Demography Engineers

• Geotechnical Engineers

• Graphic Artists

• Hydrology Engineers

• Industrial Psychologists

• IP Managers

• IT Managers

• Landscape Architects

• Maritime Engineers

• Professional Organizers

• Structural Engineers

• Traffic Engineers

• Urban Planners


With the formation of the specific project development team,
the collaborators of TBNC offer decades of professional and commercial experience.



• Feasibility & Economic Validation Studies
• Conceptual Planning & Design, Including Three-Dimensional Architecture
• Pre-Engineering Studies & Preliminary Validation Calculations
• Program Graphics & Schema Generation
• Governmental Agencies Interaction and Submittal Management
• Community, Media & Public Agencies Dialogue
• Construction Documentation
• Contract Administration

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Environmental Planning concerns itself with the decision making processes where they are required for managing relationships that exist within and between natural systems and human systems. Environmental Planning endeavours to manage these processes in an effective, orderly, transparent and equitable manner for the benefit of all constituents within such systems for the present and for the future. Present day Environmental Planning Practices are the result of continuous refinement and expansion of the scope of such decision making processes.

Some of the main elements of present day environmental planning are:

Social & Economic Development / Urban Development & Redevelopment / Regional Development / Natural Resource Management & Integrated Land Use / Infrastructure and Intermodal Interconnectivity Systems / Governance Framework

The environmental planning assessments encompass areas such as land use, socioeconomics, transportation, economic and housing characteristics, air quality and air pollution, noise pollution, the wetlands, habitat of the endangered species, flood zones susceptibility, coastal zones erosion, and visual studies among others, and is referred to as an Integrated Environmental Planning Assessment [IEPA].

In the United States, for any project, environmental planners deal with a full range of environmental regulations from federal to state and city levels, administered federally by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

A rigorous environmental process has to be undertaken to examine the impacts and possible mitigation of any construction project. Depending on the scale and impact of the project, an extensive environmental review is known as an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS], and the less extensive version is Environmental Assessment [EA]. Procedures follow guidelines from National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA], State Environmental Quality Review Act [SEQRA] and/or City Environmental Quality Review [CEQR], and other related federal or state agencies published regulations.

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) is a non-profit organization of interdisciplinary professionals including environmental science, resource management, environmental planning and other professions contributing to this field. AEP is the first organization of its kind in the USA, and its influence and model have spawned numerous other regional organizations throughout the United States. Its mission is to improve the technical skills of members, and the organization is dedicated to "the enhancement, maintenance and protection of the natural and human environment". From inception in the mid 1970s the organization has been closely linked with the maintenance of the California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA], due to California being one of the first states to adopt a comprehensive legal framework to govern the environmental review of public policy and project review.


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Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two [2] or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, [this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determination to reach an identical objective], for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature; by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus.


Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.

Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Forms, rubrics, charts and graphs are useful in these situations to objectively document personal traits with the goal of improving performance in current and future projects.



As a discipline, Project Management [PM] developed from different fields of application including construction, engineering, and defense.

In the United States, the forefather of project management is Henry Gantt, called the father of planning and control techniques, who is famously known for his use of the "bar" chart as a project management tool, for being an associate of Frederick Winslow Taylor's theories of scientific management, and for his study of the work and management of Navy ship building. His work is the forerunner to many modern project management tools including the work breakdown structure [WBS] and resource allocation.

The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era. Again, in the United States, prior to the 1950s, projects were managed on an ad hoc basis using mostly Gantt charts, and informal techniques and tools. At that time, two mathematical project scheduling models were developed: (1) the "Program Evaluation and Review Technique" or PERT, developed as part of the United States Navy's [in conjunction with the Lockheed Corporation] Polaris missile submarine program; and (2) the "Critical Path Method" [CPM] developed in a joint venture by both DuPont Corporation and Remington Rand Corporation for managing plant maintenance projects. These mathematical techniques quickly spread into many private enterprises.

In 1969, the Project Management Institute [PMI] was formed to serve the interest of the project management industry. The premise of PMI is that the tools and techniques of project management are common even among the widespread application of projects from the software industry to the construction industry.

In 1981, the PMI Board of Directors authorized the development of what has become A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge [PMBOK], containing the standards and guidelines of practice that are widely used throughout the profession.

The International Project Management Association [IPMA], founded in Europe in 1967, has undergone a similar development and instituted the IPMA Project Baseline. Both organizations are now participating in the development of a global project management standard.


Tom Edgemon Construction Managers San Diego, California CA.CSLB 274107 Environmental Planners, Site Designers & Engineers, Edgemon Carlsbad, California USA

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Collaboration in business can be found both inter- and intra-organization and ranges from the simplicity of a partnership and crowd funding to the complexity of a multinational corporation.

Collaboration between public, private and voluntary sectors can be effective in tackling complex policy problems, but may be handled more effectively by committed boundary-spanning teams and networks than by formal organizational structures. Collaboration between team members allows for better communication within the organization and throughout the supply chains. It is a way of coordinating different ideas from numerous people to generate a wide variety of knowledge.

Collaboration with a selected few firms as opposed to collaboration with a large number of different firms has been shown to positively impact firm performance and innovation outcomes.

The recent improvement in technology has provided the world with high speed internet, wireless connection, and web-based collaboration tools like blogs, and wikis, and has as such created a "mass collaboration." People from all over the world are efficiently able to communicate and share ideas through the internet, or even conferences, without any geographical barriers. The power of social networks it beginning to permeate into business culture where many collaborative uses are being found including file sharing and knowledge transfer.

A plethora of studies have shown that collaboration can be a powerful tool towards higher achievement and increased productivity since collective efficacy can significantly boost groups’ aspirations, motivational investment, morale, and resilience to challenges.


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an interdisciplinary planning & design collaboration

7040 AVENIDA ENCINAS   ·  SUITE 104.299
CARLSBAD   ·  CALIFORNIA   92011.4652

760.729.9231 CORPORATE   ·   760.434.5869 FACSIMILE