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By: Adam Hoffman

November 21st, 2016

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineering

A Civil Engineer often carries out the design of construction projects such as land development, subsurface sewage disposal systems (septic systems) or house building. Instinctively, since the design is not as tangible as the construction itself, people tend to try to save money on that part in order to keep more for the actual construction. As a rule of thumb, the design part of a project consists of approximately 5-20% of the budget while the actual construction uses the rest of the budget.

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By: Adam Hoffman

October 20th, 2016

The Most Common Storm Water Management Problems and How to Solve Them

Civil Engineering | land surveying

A proper water management system is one of the keys to success of any construction projects. That is why it is a big challenge for any projects to be designed with a sustainable stormwater management solution.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 21st, 2016

What is the Difference between Civil Engineering and Architecture?

Civil Engineering

In the construction industry, development projects usually require the knowledge and understanding of civil engineering and architecture. These are important disciplines that deal with the process of creating structures, such as buildings, airports, churches and houses. Both professions have critical functions that are essential in any construction job and they rely on one-another to accomplish a given task.

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By: Adam Hoffman

September 19th, 2016

What is a Utility Easement?

land surveying | Civil Engineering

Even though you own the property on which your home rests, the utility companies in the area might have the right to use parts of it. When you purchased your home might be a utility easement on the property. This is the case for many properties that are connected to a city power grid, sewer or water system.

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5 Reasons To Hire a Civil Engineer.

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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 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 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

March 18th, 2016

"the great green design" at Common ground school, new haven CT

Civil Engineering

Recently Godfrey-Hoffman was recognized for their plan for a "great green design" for the Common Ground School in New Haven, CT. Read the testimonial regarding the design plan by Godfrey Hoffman Associates, LLC below:

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By: Adam Hoffman

March 17th, 2016

Introducing our new employee!

Civil Engineering

Mr Jason Morehouse It is with great pleasure, Godfrey-Hoffman and Associates announces Mr. Jason Morehouse has recently joined our team.

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