Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

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By: G H

September 22nd, 2017

The Use of Drone Technology for Land Surveying of Construction Projects

drones | land surveying

Since Early America, land surveying has successfully mapped unknown territories and established governmental and private boundaries. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were surveyors, utilizing a number of tools such as a compass, chains, and some early version of a transit or sextant to gather land distances, angles, and elevations. Today, land surveying with drone technology adds an additional layer of land access, monitoring, and precision measurement and documentation.

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By: Adam Hoffman

July 31st, 2017

Laser Scanning of Existing Buildings for BIM and Deep Energy Retrofits

3D Laser Scan | Projects | land surveying

Deep Energy Retrofits of Existing Structures

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By: Adam Hoffman

November 16th, 2016

The Importance of A Quality ALTA Survey

land surveying

If you are planning to acquire real estate or do some site improvements, you obviously have a lot to think about such as budget, location, and design. One of the most important papers you can own is your land survey. Having a proper ALTA survey done on your land could help you get peace of mind about your investment. 

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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 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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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

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 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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December 8th, 2015

How are Drones Changing the Face of Construction?

ct construction | Civil Engineering | drones | future | CT | construction | land surveying

Construction Drones of the Future: The future is here and drones are already changing the way we do construction. Many construction sites across the country are utilizing drones to help with project management. They provide real-time data, 3-D scans, project support and much more! They can also provide images for documentation, and most importantly monitor safety and security.

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