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A Brief History of Civil Engineering

September 26, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since humans stopped their nomad lifestyle and developed settlements, civil engineering was born. The title Civil engineering distinguishes the profession of developing structures meant for our everyday use, as opposed to military engineering or architects. Wikipedia dates the earliest civil engineering practice commencing between 4000 and 200BC, so civil engineering is almost as old as humankind. The History of Engineering Ancient Romans did the first big-scale civil projects. The stretch of the Roman Empire meant they needed to build roads, especially waterways, to transport goods and people from place to place, necessitating the development of civil engineering skills.  In the... View Article

Do Elevation Certificates Expire?

May 30, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An elevation certificate is an important document required by many mortgage lenders, insurance companies, and local building departments. This certificate verifies the elevation of a structure about the base flood elevation (BFE) — the height water is expected to reach during a base flood. The BFE is determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). What Are Flood Elevation Certificates? Elevation certificates are issued by licensed land surveyors, professional engineers, or registered architects. The body issuing the certificate must have evidence that the structure was built to meet or exceed the minimum elevation requirements. The certificate must be signed and... View Article

How an Engineer Consultation Can Help Your Project

August 13, 2021 12:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Engineers are a crucial resource for any construction project, in terms of their abilities to design projects and then aid in their development through completion. Just about any type of construction project can benefit from the assistance of an engineer. What kind of work can you expect of an engineer who does designs and consulting? Here’s an overview of what to expect, and how such consultation work with an engineer can help your project along and give you the best possible results. What’s in the job? Engineers who do design and consulting work will work on a project from the... View Article

What a Civil Engineer Does: An Overview

July 30, 2021 12:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Civil engineers have a lot of different duties that aren’t necessarily as obvious as those of, say, an electrical or mechanical engineer. So, what is involved with civil engineering, and what kind of work can people entering this career path expect to take on? The most general answer is that civil engineers are tasked with designing and overseeing the construction of various infrastructural projects and buildings. They will either be consultants who design projects, or contractors who execute the designs on site and assist with the management of the project. Here’s an overview of what a civil engineer does on... View Article

The Importance of Engineering Drainage Plans

June 15, 2021 7:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you in the process of planning a new subdivision or residential community in Guadalupe County, TX? There are plenty of things to consider when you’re building a new housing development from scratch, and one of those is engineering drainage. While it takes years of expertise to know the ins and outs of drainage plans, you should get to know the basics about why you need one. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of draining plans. Drainage plans and site grading Creating a drainage plan requires the execution of a site grading program. By properly grading the... View Article