Civil Engineering Software Review continued…

In my last blogpost on this topic I discussed the five software packages we were evaluating and had promised to post the evaluation method and findings for each for our civil engineering firm. What I failed to take into account was that I was so busy evaluating software that I just didn’t have time to write a blogpost about each package we reviewed – my apologies if anyone was looking for this!

However, I can tell you that we selected a software package: Easy Projects and we are working toward implementing it into our office environment.

Why did we select Easy Projects? Several reasons:

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New Civil Engineer Hired

Girard Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. George Adom as Junior Civil Engineer. A recipient of a Masters of george pic for local paperApplied Science in Civil Engineering from Carleton University, George has had international experience in project management, consulting, design and development in various engineering projects. Teaching at Carleton University, George comes to Girard Engineering with an extraordinary skill set that he will be able to draw upon immediately to assist clients with their various projects.

Among his skills are:

  • Reviewing and interpreting project designs, layouts and shop drawings and write engineering reports/proposals
  • Administering project functions (scheduling, managing subcontractors, document control, etc.)
  • Performing calculations and designing infrastructure using software such as Civil3D, AutoCAD, Micro Station, etc.
  • Proficiency in design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, GIS systems, Micro Station, In Roads)
  • Modelling and analysis of structures using GeoStudio, Slope W, Abaqus, LSDyna, LPiles and Help
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), Primavera P6 and SPSS
  • Monitoring construction inspections and analyzing results and data
  • Understanding the use of instruments (i.e. surveying – Total Station, GPS and level instruments)
  • Conducting laboratory and field investigations on materials used in construction projects
  • Preparing estimates (taking-off), labor and cost reports for tendering

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Civil Engineering Software Review

Engineering Software Review

Engineering software has come a long way. But, why do we need it? And how do you select the software package that’s right for your firm? First, a disclaimer. Girard Engineering is not a software development firm and we do not have relationships with software companies in any way. Simply put, we recognize the need to continually strive to ensure we have the best software solutions to support our clients and we understand that software specific to our industry is extremely important. We do not recommend one software package over another – we are simply posting the results of our evaluations as they occur to assist other engineering firms who may be looking at the same issues we are experiencing.

My first consideration was

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Oxford County Structural Engineering Prices

Oxford County Structural Engineering Prices

Oxford County Structural Engineering involves an Engineer that wears many hats. Structural Engineers are trained in the design and load bearing capabilities of a structure. They can determine if an edifice is capable of withstanding a weight load by factoring material strengths with physics equations – from weight loads due to wind, snow, building materials, and even occupants. How much does your cat weigh?

The types of professionals who work with and require the services of a Structural Engineer include city planners, architects, drafts persons, and general contractors. If your existing house or new house has any structural issues, you will want to talk to a structural engineer. In most cases, a Structural Engineer is required to sign off on any new building project before it receives approval in the form of a building permit.

Average Oxford County Structural Engineering Costs

An Oxford County Structural Engineering project will involve an Engineer whose extensive education requires knowledge in many fields including wide-ranging knowledge of mathematics and geometry. Their training alone is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. As such, their hourly rate and/or project fee is commensurate with their level of education, training and experience.

A Structural Engineer’s average cost is

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