What Is a General Civil Engineer in Columbus, GA?

January 16, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

You may have heard of general civil engineering before, but understanding the actual role of a civil engineer can be difficult, especially if you aren’t familiar with the planning or surveying process. General civil engineers are essential to a variety of different planning, design and construction tasks. A civil engineer can provide services in both the public and private spheres, and they might offer anything from code compliance evaluation to utility design. If you are in the midst of planning a major construction or development project, you will likely have to enlist the help of a general civil engineer in... View Article

Tips for Hiring the Right Civil Engineering Firm

January 3, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Civil engineering is one of the most important careers in the world. We’re responsible for designing, planning and building basically everything you rely on. We take on jobs big and small and help build things that stand the test of time. Some examples of projects that civil engineers work on include residential subdivisions, multi-family communities, storm water drainage systems, water distribution systems, erosion control plans in Georgia and much more. When you’re looking for a civil engineer to assist with your project, you’re looking for someone to work side by side with you, and provide the necessary expertise to help... View Article

Debunking the Most Common Myths About Property Surveys in Muscogee County, GA

December 20, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts

Land surveying is a somewhat difficult business that requires a lot of training and education to excel at. Given the fact that there are few people out there with land surveying experience, and that land surveying is a necessary part of modern life, especially if you want to buy or sell property, there is an abundance of myths out there about the surveying process that simply are not true. Here are some of the most common myths about our industry, and about property surveys in Muscogee County, GA in particular. Myth 1: If you can find your survey stakes, you... View Article

Civil Engineers Pave the Way

November 17, 2017 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 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