Safe Digging with Alabama 811

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Best Practices, Safety | No Comments
Safe Digging with Alabama 811

By: Matt Lackey, Survey- UAS/Drone Pilot Whether you are an engineer, contractor, or property owner, you play an essential role in keeping people safe with every dig. Safe digging begins with calling Alabama 811. Alabama 811 is dedicated to preventing damage to Alabama’s underground utilities and promoting public safety. The organization functions as a communication […]

Drones for Surveying

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Drones for Surveying

Drones are the future of Surveying, Urban Planning, Land Management, and Construction/Earthwork/Quantities. Whether measuring cut & fill, performing as-built surveys, boosting quarry productivity, or gathering planning information, drones can change the way professionals gather and measure data. Check out the video to see what we covered at our drone demonstration.

A History Lesson in Surveying

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Survey | No Comments
A History Lesson in Surveying

By: Roger Joiner, PLS / Survey Department Manager Our company currently has offices in three states and has successfully completed projects in a total of 37 states. On some of these projects a survey is needed for the civil design. So what’s the big deal? Pack enough clothes for a week and leave Alabama early […]

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

SB316 – A Landmark Bill for Engineers & Land Surveyors

By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner  On April 19, 2018 the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 316 by Governor Kay Ivey was held in Montgomery. I had the privilege to represent the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Legislature Chair and Advisory Captain along with ASCE Vice President Brad Williams, […]

When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Survey | No Comments
When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

By:  Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader You go to a doctor when you get sick or hurt, a lawyer when you’re in trouble, a dentist if you have a toothache. A surveyor is like any other professional. You hire one when you need one. Well, when will I need a surveyor? The most common reason […]

Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Community involvement | No Comments
Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course.  Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]

A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in CE&I | No Comments
A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Construction staking is essentially the process of putting construction plans and designs on the ground by marking the location of proposed new structures. It’s an important part of the construction process because it ensures that the project is begun according to very specific engineering designs.

A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Survey | No Comments
A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

An interview with Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader What do you enjoy about working in the field as a surveyor? The part I enjoy the most about surveying is that you’re not ever in the same place too long. I love the outdoors and an added bonus of this job is that you get to […]

Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Survey | No Comments
Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader When designing a construction site, surveying is an extremely important part of the process. It’s the first step that must be done in order for the engineer to know the existing topography, or geographical features of the land, which they’ll utilize when planning the design of a building or roadway.

Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Did You Know, Survey | No Comments
Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.