Hydrographic Surveying

Hydrographic Surveying

Just in case anyone was wondering, Hydrographic surveying is not for the faint-of-stomach. It is also something that is often over-looked when it comes to construction and engineering on the waterfront, at least by the average person. And that’s a terrible thing to see, because if more people even knew about hydrographic surveying they wouldContinue Reading

Consider the Societal Impact of Civil Engineering

Consider the Societal Impact of Civil Engineering

It has been said that civil engineering has done more for the health and welfare of society than all of the doctors. Civil engineering, as a field of study, is a major impact on the creation of safe water, effective sewerage treatment, safe highways, efficient storm water management and socially satisfying urban environments. Our societyContinue Reading

ALS, Inc. Completes Rail Extension in 100-Year Flood Plain

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS, Inc.) recently completed a rail line extension for a private speciality chemical company in Bayport, Texas. This unique project is entirely within the 100-Year Flood Plain which provides specific challenges. With the high price of gasoline, commercial transportation has shifted towards increased use of rail. Due to this increased trafficContinue Reading

ALS, Inc. Awarded 2-year Survey Contract from the Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District (TxDOT) has notified Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS, Inc.) that the company has won a qualification based selection process for one of 30 Houston District surveying contracts. The contract will be awarded for a two year period. ALS, Inc. has won six of these coveted two-year contracts sinceContinue Reading

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. Completes Survey of Brazos River

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc, a regional surveying and engineering company recently conducted a 100 mile survey of the Brazos River through Fort Bend County. The project was completed for the Federal Emergency Management Administration and Fort Bend County to support new flood plain mapping of the county. When the project was finished, it included 55Continue Reading

The Need For Formal Education For Registered Professional Land Surveyors In Texas

The changes in demographics during the last half of the 20th Century and the changes in surveying technology during the 1970’s and 1980’s have created a new world for the surveyor. Will his previous training methods adequately serve the public’s needs? It is this author’s opinion that the surveyor of tomorrow will require the insightsContinue Reading

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