EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering makes extreme use of technology to do our work. We know that our experience can best be applied to your project by maximizing productivity through the intelligent use of technology. Technology comes in many forms starting with enhanced communication, ending with the very best available 3-dimensional design software.
These are exciting times to be in Civil Engineering. There are major new challenges as our economy struggles to rise out of the terrible situation created by the recession of 2008. Today we must provide more with less.
Full 3-D Design Technology
We use the most sophisticated suite of design software available anywhere. Our designs make use of the latest versions of Autodesk’s Civil 3D software. We also use Autodesk’s 3D Studio software to make our designs understandable to clients and the design team.
Water Quality Analysis & Design
We use the most advanced computer solutions to model, compute and analyze the stormwater pollution solutions for your project. One of our favorites is the new software from Clear Creek Solutions that allows us to analyze an entire watershed or project drainage area using tools that integrate EPA SWMM and EPA HSPF. This is a very new tool that has been used on dozens of projects to evaluate pollutant removal BMPs as well as compute the requirements for remedial hydromodification associated with “rain gardens” and “bioretention basins”.
Hydraulic & Hydrologic Analysis of Drainage Systems
The backbone of our stormwater design and analysis is the use of Hydrology Studio and Stormwater Studio software systems from Colorado-based engineer Terry Springer. These are elegant and easy-to-use tools that make the most sophisticated drainage systems workable. We use this for conveyance system analysis under various design storm frequencies. We also use it for computation of hydrographs using the rational method, modified-rational method, and SCS (TR-55) hydrology methods.
Project Visualization (See what your project will look like)
Most clients want to know what their completed project will look like. This is because most don’t fully understand the civil engineering plans they are shown. Since they will be spending thousands of dollars on the design effort, it is fair and reasonable to expect to see what they will get.
Another important consideration is that providing accurate visualizations of land development efforts can greatly speed their approval / permitting by local agencies and public over-sight groups. Also, lenders and investors greatly appreciate being able to see what their project actually looks like.
Obviously, if taken to the extreme – visualization can be cost-prohibitive. However, it is now practical to prepare project visualizations at a reasonable cost.