Excel Awarded 2012 Project of Distinction

Excel Engineering was awarded the 2012 Projects of Distinction Awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) for Wisconsin Central Christian School in Waupun, WI and Kwik Trip Bakery in La Crosse, WI.

Wisconsin Central Christian School project was awarded Gold and Kwik Trip Bakery project was awarded Silver.

Excel Engineering is a national full service architectural and engineering firm providing fully integrated design solutions for our clients. For more information, visit www.excelengineer.com.

Why 3D Laser Scanning?

Is your as-built information outdated or insufficient? Do you even have the existing information for your facility or building? Well, then maybe 3D laser scanning is for you. 3D Laser scanning is an efficient and cost effective method to capture as-built information about your facility and allows for safe, unobtrusive, highly accurate data collection of existing conditions that can be stored electronically for years to come. Common applications include as-built data collection, façade inspections, and facility expansion.

What are the benefits of 3D laser scanning has multiple benefits as it is highly accurate, safe and unobtrusive, reduces field measuring and data collection time, no physical contact needed with objects, has the ability to convert data to 2D plan and 3D model, and helps eliminate return site visits and measurement errors.

For more information on 3D laser scanning please visit 3D Laser Scanning under our Services on our website at www.excelengineer.com.

Sustainability and Green Design in Civil Engineering

Sustainability and green design in civil engineering has been discussed for a number of years. Many arguments can be made for implementing elements of green design in horizontal infrastructure projects. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is “leading” the way for vertical infrastructure. More recently, Greenroads and Envision rating systems have been developed to address horizontal infrastructure. How has your community addressed sustainability in your infrastructure improvements? What, if anything, has prevented you from applying sustainable elements? We’d love to hear from you, so please leave your comments below.