A Civil Engineer often carries out the design of construction projects such as land development, subsurface sewage disposal systems (septic systems) or house building. Instinctively, since the design is not as tangible as the construction itself, people tend to try to save money on that part in order to keep more for the actual construction. As a rule of thumb, the design part of a project consists of approximately 5-20% of the budget while the actual construction uses the rest of the budget.
If you are planning to acquire real estate or do some site improvements, you obviously have a lot to think about such as budget, location, and design. One of the most important papers you can own is your land survey. Having a proper ALTA survey done on your land could help you get peace of mind about your investment.
A proper water management system is one of the keys to success of any construction projects. That is why it is a big challenge for any projects to be designed with a sustainable stormwater management solution.
=In the construction industry, development projects usually require the knowledge and understanding of civil engineering and architecture. These are important disciplines that deal with the process of creating structures, such as buildings, airports, churches and houses.
Both professions have critical functions that are essential in any construction job and they rely on one-another to accomplish a given task. Continue reading “What is the Difference between Civil Engineering and Architecture?”
Even though you own the property on which your home rests, the utility companies in the area might have the right to use parts of it. When you purchased your home might be a utility easement on the property.
This is the case for many properties that are connected to a city power grid, sewer or water system.
How Does a Connecticut Engineer use CAD?
[Updated September, 2016] Ever since CAD (Computer Aided Design) was introduced, it has been mainly used for drawings required in the field of mechanical, manufacturing, electrical and civil engineering. Continue reading “How Does an Engineer use Computer Aided Design (CAD)?”
While most people strive to be good neighbors, disputes over property lines and land boundaries can turn even the most amicable relationships into bitter feuds.
Whether you are currently involved in a conflict over land ownership, or you are simply looking to prevent any future issues related to the location of your lot lines, a professional land surveying company can help.
Man’s abusive behavior over the last 150 years has caused tremendous damage to the earth’s topsoil resulting in vast land degradation such as erosion, deforestation, waterlogging and a decline in soil fertility. Land degradation has become a critical global issue because of its harmful effects on agronomic productivity, the ecosystem, as well as its impact on food security along with the quality of everyday life. Continue reading “How Can You Reduce Land Degradation in Connecticut?”
Godfrey-Hoffman Associates, LLC & Hodge, LLC are small land surveying / civil engineering firms with our headquarters in North Haven, CT and a satellite office in Farmington CT. Since 1924 & 1925 respectively GHA & Hodge have provided Connecticut with superior service and integrity in the land surveying & civil engineering arena. We are reaching out to you our clients and colleagues to help us connect with the best in our fields. Below is a description of the career opportunity available at our firm in our North Haven office. If you or you know of anyone who fits this opportunity, feel free to pass it along.
Feasibility studies in the construction industry can be simply defined as the evaluation of the viability of a development project. It is used as a tool for analyzing if a proposed task can operate under a given set of assumptions, such as the technology used and the monetary aspects of the construction work.
Feasibility studies focus on providing information to help investors decide whether to proceed or redesign a proposed development project or idea. They are mainly used in business ventures relating to the construction industry. Continue reading “Why is a Feasibility Study Important?”