What’s a Land Survey, and Do I Need One?

A land survey is a process of defining the boundaries of a parcel of land. It not only outlines the edges, but details the topography, or physical features, of the lot. Land surveys can be conducted following various guidelines, and for various purposes. If you plan to develop a parcel in any way, it’s beneficial […]

Why Civil Surveys are Crucial to Your Success

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According to American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: “Surveying is the science and art of making all essential measurements to determine the relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the position of points […]

Why Are Ethics so Important in Civil Engineering?

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Good buildings are built by good people. Keeping with good ethics and values is what keeps buildings as strong as the physical materials they’re built with. Anderson Engineering aims to keep with good ethics and good building practices. It all starts with a good plan. Anderson Engineering has been integral to the maintenance and building […]

Stages of a High-Level Construction Engineering Project

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Anderson Engineering focuses on some of the biggest construction, engineering, and maintenance projects in Utah. Having a plan is the first step in producing high-quality buildings and structures that are built to last. The following are some general steps from Bernie Roseke, P.Eng., PMP, for a project: Planning and Preliminary Engineering  The first stage at […]

How Civil Engineering Provides A Positive Environmental Impact

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Building clean and efficient systems/structures benefits people and environmental impact. A healthy earth means healthy people.  The goal of civil engineering is to build physical structures or systems that improve the quality of life of the people using them. The more a system or structure is made to reduce its impact on the environment, the […]

Acoustic Emission in Engineering

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Building materials have big roles to fill; they not only have to meet budget demands, but they need to perform well and sometimes look good while doing so.  What is Acoustic Emission? In civil engineering, it’s important to understand the phenomena of acoustic emission. These are the elastic waves experienced by solid materials during mechanical […]

What We Look for in a Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis

You don’t want to wait until the Big Bad Wolf comes along huffing and puffing to determine your building’s structural integrity. Long before a threat arrives, you should have a thorough structural analysis completed by a structural engineer who looks at a variety of factors. Considerations in a Structural Analysis Dead and live loads need […]

Understanding Response Reduction Factor

For structures located in earthquake-prone areas, it’s important that they’re engineered to withstand large amounts of force. The response reduction factor in structural engineering takes into account how energy is transferred during an earthquake and helps produce buildings that can ride the wave. Methods for Response Reduction When an earthquake occurs, waves of seismic energy […]

Ways Automation Will Change the Business Landscape

AI is changing the business landscape, from customer service and sales to product design as well as supply chain and supply chain management. Many of the top companies in the world are being driven by AI, whether it’s Spotify’s algorithm that decides what music you like or Alexa ordering groceries. Even if you’re not Elon […]