Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

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Get the latest tips on land surveying and civil engineering.

By: Adam Hoffman

September 16th, 2016

How Does an Engineer use Computer Aided Design (CAD)?

Civil Engineering | CAD

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.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 15th, 2016

How to Settle Property Disputes through Land Surveying

land surveying

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.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 15th, 2016

How Can You Reduce Land Degradation in Connecticut?

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.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 15th, 2016

Career Opportunity in North Haven Office

CAD | land surveying

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.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 13th, 2016

Why is a Feasibility Study Important?

land surveying

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.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 12th, 2016

The Difference Between Civil Engineering And Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering are two disciplines in the field of engineering which deals with evaluation, design construction and preservation of elements. Generally, structural engineering is categorized as an area of specialization of civil engineering. But through the years, modern development in science and architecture has made structural engineering into a separate discipline. The difference between civil engineering and structural engineering is tricky. The task of discerning the two terms would be difficult without first understanding the concept behind each line of work.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 9th, 2016

Emphasizing the Importance of Land Surveying

land surveying

The importance of land surveying can never be overly emphasized; it is a necessary step to be taken in every home renovation or project.  Having your land properly surveyed helps establish property boundaries, an important thing all homeowners should be aware of. Not only can mistakes involving encroachments and easements slow down your project’s completion time and cause legal problems, they can also cost thousands in additional construction requirements. 

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 8th, 2016

What is Civil Engineering? Everything You Need to Know

Civil Engineering | Sustainable Engineering

What is Civil Engineering? Civil engineering is an arm of engineering that focuses on the maintenance, construction, and design of different types of public works such as transportation systems, government buildings, water systems, and public facilities like train stations and airports.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 7th, 2016

4 Major Civil Engineering Blunders Caused by Faulty Measurement

Civil Engineering

Accurate and reliable measurement is the foundation of all civil engineering works and structures. Without it, engineering machines will break down, buildings will collapse, and vehicles will crash.

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By: Adam Hoffman

August 9th, 2016

GPS Technology

Recent advancements in technology, have made certain tasks more efficient, and the information derived from these to be more precise. The Global Positioning System (GPS), makes use of triangulation to determine the coordinates of positions at or near the surface of the land being surveyed. Triangulation is the trigonometric law by which the interior angles of a triangle can be calculated, if the lengths of all three triangle sides are known. The GPS system extends this imperative into three dimensions. This system uses various available satellites, orbiting the earth to help get the information required.

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