Civil Engineering services were our main focus when we opened in Springfield in 1958. Today, civil engineering design services are still the base service of Anderson Engineering.
We provide many civil engineering services, including:
Municipal Engineering is work done by an engineer - that was ordered by local government or municipal council - for the use and/or safety of the general public. This could include the initial build or the maintenance of community areas or resources such as parks, roads, sewage systems, bridges, etc.
Commercial/Industrial Site Development
The development of a site for either commercial or industrial use is a multifaceted process that, as concisely stated by The Sun Rock Group, often includes such steps as:
- “Site Clearing
- Grading & earthwork
- Gravel installation
- Parking lot construction
- Paving & surfacing
- Storm drainage construction
- Sidewalks, ramps, curbs & more”
Some other factors to bear in mind include landscaping, lighting, location convenience, and visibility from the roadside.
Subdivision Layout and Design
Subdivision layout and design consist of parceling off areas of land into smaller residential subsets within a relatively secluded area. The overall layout could take various forms –a cul-de-sac for example. This strategy facilitates easier layout design, zoning, and selling of each individual lot.
The end result is the optimization of the space in the original land purchase – allowing for a larger number of residents to inhabit their new homes in a timelier manner.
Land Use Planning
Land use and planning refer to the regulations on the use of a section of land based on environmental factors and the good of the community. It also involves the planning of those regulations and divisions based on the specific conditions and the amount of land available in a given area. For more information on specific factors and regulations, visit the Sustainable Cities Institute.
Sewer, Water, Street and Drainage Design
Design of these public resources is done with public use, safety, and functionality in mind. This being the case, there are several important factors to consider in the course of such a project – state standards, federal and local guidelines and regulations, zoning issues, the preservation of natural resources, impact on quality of life, etc.
Wastewater Treatment and Process Design
Simply put, wastewater treatment is the process of designing and implementing a system to clean water for recycling. The water is then safe for public use or reintroduction into the environment. Methods utilized for treatment may include biological, chemical, and/or physical processes.
Lift Station Design
Lift stations are pumps that transport sewage to increased elevations as needed so that the flow of gravity can then move the substances through the treatment process. This economical solution lessens the expense of sewer construction.
Storm Water Drainage and Detention Analysis and Design
Storm water drainage is typically facilitated by the design of a catch basin – a drain in the curb or street – to which storm water is drawn, typically through gravity, to reduce flooding.
Storm water may then be detained or retained in a basin. It would be detained to release water slowly in order to prevent flooding - or retained, after a storm with considerable runoff, in order to ensure water quality.
Traffic engineering is the design of roadways and traffic features for the safest and convenient public use. Visit here for a list of factors influencing traffic engineering.
Structural Engineering and Design
Structural engineers design, as you may expect: structures. These could include tunnels, buildings, carports, railroads, bridges, etc. They consult with architects in construction to ensure the design is and remains structurally feasible – can withstand natural disturbance and is composed of the best-suited materials for the job.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is an inspection of the site by a professional to discover if any chemicals or hazardous materials are being or have ever been released on site. The conditions that would be indicative of this release are known as “recognized environmental conditions.” For more information, visit Resource Management Associates.