The Architect, Civil Engineer & The Land Surveyor: How They Can Work Together During the Design Phase of a Project (1 LU Pending)
Civil Engineering and Land Surveying are two key components of many successful architectural and urban planning projects. Strategic implementation of these services can significantly improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a design. This presentation will describe several key Civil Engineering and Land Surveying design strategies on how to utilize their services to the architect’s advantage.
This presentation will focus on definitions of key Civil Engineering and Land Surveying concepts that are often required for successful development projects. Architects are very often the “prime consultant” for a project. They are responsible for coordinating and/or retaining Civil Engineering and Land Surveying services for the project developer.
The presentation will concentrate on common civil engineering and land surveying issues that can create problems for the Architect if not adequately understood and implemented into the project at the appropriate time.
In the Civil Engineering section, we will discuss utility and storm water treatment/control issues that can be problematic to the Architect.
In my 30 years of experience, I have found that there is often a great deal of confusion regarding the different types of surveys. Therefore, in the Land Surveying section, we will provide information and samples of the different types of surveys that may be required for different types of projects.
About the Speaker
Jeff Moore, P.E., principal and owner of Greenwood & Moore, Inc. (G&M), has 25+ years of experience as a professional Civil Engineer. Moore received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly/Pomona in 1984, his Master’s of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from UC/Berkeley in 1986 and he received his Professional Civil Engineering License in 1987.
G&M is a multi-disciplined design, engineering and land surveying firm that serves the Northern California area.
Jeff Moore has had the opportunity to work on numerous types of projects within the residential, commercial, industrial and municipal sectors of the construction industry. Because civil engineering is a core element of the design process, Jeff works with architects in many capacities on a routine basis.
Moore has been the featured speaker on subjects of interest to the design and construction industries. He has made numerous presentations on Stormwater Control and Site Design Issues, Site Accessibility Compliance and Strategies and The Land Use Planning Process to architects, general contractors, real estate community and facility managers.
Moore was appointed a member of the Alameda County Planning Commission in 2012. Among other things, this body is responsible for reviewing and acting upon various development applications issued by the County.
Moore served as a member of Alameda County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) from 2011-2012. This body is responsible for the review and approval of variances, conditional use permits and code enforcement actions throughout Alameda County.
Prior to serving on the BZA committee, Moore served as a member and past-chairman of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (CVMAC) from 2001-2011. The CVMAC is a mandated council that is responsible for reviewing land development projects within Castro Valley prior to their being submitted to the Alameda County Planning Department.
Moore is an active member and past president of the Castro Valley Rotary Club. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations including, AIA/East Bay, AGC of California, American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE), California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), California Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE) and California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies (CASQA).