Importance of Continued Education

February 13, 2018 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 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

How to Obtain Elevation Certificates in Columbus, GA

January 30, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

With all of the advances that have been made in construction and development over the last century, it can seem as though some structures completely defy the constraints of the environment. Nevertheless, builders still have to contend with natural factors when they build. Natural disasters and extreme weather conditions can strike at any time, and builders have to ensure that their structures are resilient enough to withstand the damage and that they are safeguarded against significant loss. In order to insure yourself against flooding, you must obtain an elevation certificate that provides your insurer with the information they need to... View Article

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