Answers by The Haaland Group
"Civil engineers at Haaland Group pride themselves on providing timely, cost-effective solutions to create a valuable deliverable set of construction documents. " - The Haaland Group
Questions and Answers
1. What makes a good civil engineer?
Civil engineers at Haaland Group pride themselves on providing timely, cost-effective solutions to create a valuable deliverable set of construction documents.
2. What are the most important tasks a civil engineer contributes to a project's development and completion?
The most important tasks that civil engineers contribute to projects are value engineered plans, timely responses, plan preparation, and plan turnaround, and excellent communication skills.
3. What are the necessary certifications civil engineers must have prior to being hired at Haaland Group?
The most important license for a civil engineering consultant to passes is a current Registered Civil Engineer (RCE) license. Secondly, the consultant's proactive should include a Licensed Land Surveyor (LS or RLS). Both of these licenses should be for the state in which services are being performed. In addition to a professional license valid in the state in which you are practicing, engineers offering storm water services (SWPPPs) and storm water monitoring services must now be licensed Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs). Civil engineers frequently confer with licensed specialist engineering geologists, structural engineers, and others in order to provide comprehensive project services.
4. How are the qualifications of a civil engineer determined?
A qualified civil engineer has successfully completed projects similar to your upcoming project, and so has an understanding of the process for that project. Ask your engineer for examples of previously completed projects.
5. What other services do civil engineers at Haaland Group provide?
The civil engineers at Haaland Group offer a full range of services starting with due diligence reports, including a financial cost analysis and construction cost estimate. Haaland Group's services also include cost-effective preliminary surveys, boundary (cadastral), as-built, A.L.T.A., construction surveying, and BOMA building surveys. We further offer a full array of topographic surveys utilizing GPS, robotic, and hand-operated instruments, including:
- Aerial Photographic Surveys
- Architectural Design Surveys
- Legal Descriptions & Exhibits
- Monitoring Surveys
- Street Vacation
- Right-of-Way Mapping
- Pipeline Surveys
Haaland Group civil engineers further offer a full range of land planning and preliminary engineering services from which more refined cost analysis may be performed. Our civil engineers are particularly skilled at preparing cost-effective, value oriented, construction plan and specification preparation, and project close out management. All services at Haaland Group come with comprehensive and consistent communication and skillful project management.
6. What are some potential roadblocks when being involved in land development and planning?
Many civil engineers do not approach the project from their client's position. At Haaland Group, we have extensive experience in providing cost-effective, hands-on solutions for our clients. We make a point to first understand our client's needs and then to provide economical, constructible solutions within an appropriate time frame. Occasionally, consultants lose sight of a client's end requirements and create monuments to engineering. At Haaland Group, we approach the solutions as if the project was being built with out own money.
7. What actions can be taken to assist a civil engineer in processing a project successfully (with the city/municipalities)?
A consultant should not work in a vacuum. At Haaland Group, we encourage clients to take an active role and take every opportunity possible to engage our clients in the entitlement and construction document preparation process.
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