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Importance of Continued Education

February 13, 2018 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At Moon, Meeks, Mason, and Vinson, we believe in the power of continued learning. As Professional Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, we have a responsibility to educate ourselves on the latest technology and methods in our field. Therefore, we consistently seek out opportunities to learn about new products, computer programs, and equipment that will help us deliver the best possible results for our clients. We maintain relationships with quality suppliers in our area by attending and hosting programs where they explain the benefits of their product line. We also contact these manufacturers as needed to receive support in the design... View Article


AutoCAD Civil 3D – The latest tool in our toolbox.

February 13, 2018 3:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a design and documentation solution for civil engineering that supports building information modeling (BIM) workflows.  At its core Civil 3D is a modeling software, so drawings are no longer simply 2D lines. Everything in our drawings is part of a 3D model or surface as Autodesk would call it. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D allows us to easily draw, design and change a 3D surface which in turn automatically changes all subsequent views and profiles tied to that surface. This automation saves valuable time and cuts down on inconsistencies on our drawings. At Moon, Meeks, Mason... View Article


Civil Engineers Pave the Way

November 17, 2017 3:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Engineering is defined by Webster Dictionary as “the art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships and chemical plants”. I like to simplify by saying “engineers solve problems using math and science”. Civil engineers create, improve and protect the environment as well as plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, dams, power plants, and water and sewerage systems. Civil engineers generally fall into two types: consulting engineers and contracting engineers. Consultants are responsible... View Article


Moon Meeks and our SAMSOG Connection

October 30, 2017 3:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SAMSOG (The Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia) traces its beginning to1947, when the Georgia Institute of Technology sponsored the Georgia civil engineers’ seminar. At that time the civil engineers invited the surveyors to the seminar as their guests. Over the years the organization has worked with the legislature to pass numerous bills and in doing so has advanced the surveying profession. SAMSOG’s educational participation and contributions have been many. About twenty years ago SAMSOG developed a surveyor’s handbook. The six chapters were: State Statutes and Regulation, SAMSOG and ACSM Regulations, Standards, Legal Aspects of Surveying, Field and Office Guidelines,... View Article