Continuing CAD Education

The two most important aspects of Civil Engineering are accuracy and clarity.  Here at D.L. Howell, we pride ourselves in excelling at both.  So as our firm continues to expand, it has become even more imperative for our drawings to reflect this.  Which is why we have...

Continuing CAD Education

The two most important aspects of Civil Engineering are accuracy and clarity.  Here at D.L. Howell, we pride ourselves in excelling at both.  So as our firm continues to expand, it has become even more imperative for our drawings to reflect this.  Which is why we have...

Red Hill, The largest fuel depot in Hawaii.

This year my wife and I had the privilege of vacationing in Hawaii. There are many things to do in such a beautiful state, and one of our first adventures was to visit Pearl Harbor and experience the naval base and the memorials. During our trip to Pearl Harbor, we...

How can a DLHowell Drone Services Help You and Your Project?

D.L. Howell & Associates' Drone Services can benefit you with your project in many ways. Here are some of the add-on drone services our certified drone pilots can provide to improve the development and marketing of your project. High-Resolution Aerial Photography Our...

How Do You Define Engineer?

The word engineer is defined in two ways. The first and most identifiable way is used as a noun which describes “a person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works.” This usually implies a person with a degree and/or license in engineering....

An Engineering Collapse

Have you ever experienced a situation where just because you work in a specific field that people think you know everything about it? After the pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed back in March, I have received the question of what happened to it numerous times....

Possible Rain Today

I took the liberty of jotting down some bullet points in case it rains today. They may sound like they are sarcastic because they are. It has been less than 24 hours but this is EXTREMELY important. There is a chance of rain today. Now, don't panic, but this means a...

Zoning: When, Where, Why, & How

Have you ever had a dream crushed by a Zoning Ordinance? Have you ever wondered what brought all these wonderfully specific laws into play? Legend has it; we owe it all the Equitable Building. The Equitable Building, designed by Ernest R. Graham located at 120...

Golden State Mandate

In our line of work, we deal with countless municipal regulations that dictate everything from the footprint of a house to the type of sewage disposal method. Although we can achieve credits with certain regulatory entities by incorporating solar panels into the...

What are sinkholes and how do they form?

Ever wonder how a sinkhole can seemingly appear out of nowhere and swallow up people’s cars or homes in minutes? Turns out, the makeup of the dirt beneath your feet plays a large part in the creation of these sinkholes. We’ve seen this problem start to occur more...

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