The Prime Buyer's Report

The definitive guide to local shopping; methodically researched, updated daily.

Sacramento Edition

Prime Buyers Guide Civil Engineers

The Best Civil Engineers in Placer County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire


Civil engineers in Placer County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those engineering firms that exceeded the minimum California regulatory requirement. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them as civil engineers in Placer County CA, including land surveyors, structural engineers, and geotechnical engineers.

 

Updated June 13, 2017

 The TOP 10 Civil Engineers in Placer County CA

Advanced Engineering Tech
(916) 543-7244
1926 Hamersley Ln
Lincoln, CA 95648

Areas Served: Lincoln CA,Placer County CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Granite Bay CA,Auburn California
Services: civil engineers, land surveyors, structural engineers, land site planners

RSC Engineering Inc
(916) 788-2884
2250 Douglas Blvd # 150
Roseville, CA 95661

Areas Served: North Auburn CA,Granite Bay CA,Lincoln CA,Rocklin CA,Roseville CA,Placer County CA
Services: civil engineers, structural engineers, land surveying, site planning

MSA Engineering Inc
(916) 788-4456
1340 Blue Oaks Blvd # 200
Roseville, CA 95678

Areas Served: Granite Bay CA,Placer County CA,Rocklin CA,North Auburn CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,
Services: civil engineering firm, GPS surveys & land surveying, soil analysis

KB Foster Civil Engineering
(530) 546-3381
5193 N Lake Blvd # 2
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Areas Served: Auburn CA,Placer County CA,Granite Bay CA,Lincoln CA,Rocklin CA,Roseville CA,Colfax
Services: site planning, water resource planning, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering

Ourada Engineering
(916) 624-1221
3111 Sunset Blvd # L
Rocklin, CA 95677

Areas Served: Rocklin CA,Placer County CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,Granite Bay CA,Lincoln CA
Services: civil engineering, land planning, land surveyors, hydro surveyors,structual engineers

Auerbach Engineering Corp
(530) 581-1116
3092 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Areas Served: Auburn CA,Placer County CA,Lincoln CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Granite Bay CA
Services: stuctural engineers, civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, land surveyors

GHH Engineering
(530) 886-3100
11960 Heritage Oak Pl # 2b
Auburn, CA 95603

Areas Served: Placer County CA,Roseville CA,Rocklin CA,Lincoln CA,Granite Bay CA,Auburn CA,Loomis
Services: civil engineers, site planners, soil analysis, geomorphological studies, perc tests

Collins Engineering Inc
(530) 887-8151
13350 New Airport Rd
Auburn, CA 95602

Areas Served: Roseville Calif,Placer County CA,Auburn CA,Lincoln CA,Rocklin CA,Granite Bay CA
Services: land planning, land surveying, site staking, structural engineering, civil engineers

The Best Civil Engineers in Placer County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire 


Land surveyors and civil engineers in Placer County CA are required to be licensed by the state of California such as with the C license for civil engineers or the L license for land surveyors, based on passing an exam, degrees, and documentation of previous work experience.

But that is no guarantee that any particular civil engineering firm is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying clients. Likewise, there is no legal requirement that civil engineers in Placer County have liability insurance or workers' comp insurance which is critical to reimburse you in the event of any damage that occurs, or protect you from liability if an employee of theirs is injured on your property.

This makes it all the more significant that all civil engineers in Placer County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified license, liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.





Civil Engineers in Placer County CA Perform Numerous Services

Civil engineering is a broad classification of professional practices. For this reason, most civil engineers specialize in a specific subset of the industry, such as structural engineers, land surveyors, transportation engineers, or geotechnical engineers. It's crucial to successful evaluation and design of your project that the civil engineer you hire can adequately provide for your particular consultation or planning.

All civil engineers in Placer County CA that have been licensed by the State of California are required to be able to provide consultation and structural design for foundations, roads, airports, tunnels, dams, site planning, permit processing, commercial buildings, residential buildings, drainage and sewage systems, masonry walls, retaining walls, bridges, improvements for subdivisions, structural beams and trusses, and general structural design requirements. With such a plethora of proficiency, a detailed interview is necessary to hire the right engineer for the project.


If you're undertaking a new construction project, you can enlist a local engineer to perform initial land planning and construction staking, alta and hydro surveying, area flood level studies and land surveying for plot delineation or boundary disputes. Civil engineers who limit their focus to building design might specialize in winery design, resort design, estate design, and subdivision design. Their knowledge of structural improvements allows them to conduct damage assessments, real estate inspections, investigative engineering, and seismic retrofitting for dams and water supply systems.


Civil engineers that specialize in land planning and geomorphological studies in particular can perform perc tests, grading plans, GPS surveys, soil analysis, topographic map drawing, pond design, and erosion control design. All civil engineers in Placer County CA are required to adhere to and uphold local building codes. Some might have accreditations through the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) or the ANSI (American National Standards Institute).


Structural Engineers in Placer County CA

Structural engineering is a specialty within civil engineering. Structural engineers in Placer County CA create drawings and specifications, perform calculations, review the work of other engineers, write reports and evaluations, and observe construction sites.  The best structural engineers in Placer County CA are specialists in the field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. 



Civil Engineers in Placer County CA Consult on Many Projects
As stated previously, civil engineering is a broad field and professionals within often confine themselves to a particular niche, such as structural engineering as one example. Even within their particular industry subset, civil engineers will exclusively perform one of the phases of engineering design. Many civil engineers in Placer County CA prefer to consult on the initial planning aspect of the process. They may offer environmental planning, construction planning, structural planning, water resource planning, geotechnical planning (with the proper licensure), or fire protection system planning. Those civil engineers in Placer County CA who focus their skills on design span the field. They work with transportation design, hydraulic design, construction design, and even swimming pool design. Planning or design civil engineers in Placer County CA can consult on almost any building project, and, at times, will follow through to the construction phase. 


Some Civil Engineers in Placer County Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these civil engineers in Placer County: Collins Engineering Inc, GHH Engineering, Advanced Engineering Tech, RSC Engineering Inc, Ourada Engineering, MSA Engineering Inc, KB Foster Civil Engineering, Auerbach Engineering Corp. Other civil engineers in Placer County CA who might still be in business include: . 









  

 

 

Questions to Ask Civil Engineers in Placer County CA 


Step 1: Describe Work to the Placer County CA Civil Engineers

Be prepared to explain what you'll need from your civil engineer. Elaborate on your reasons for the consultation, whether the changes are the result of a natural disaster, the type of property you need consulting for, and how much you are willing to spend. Be consistent in the way that you present the information so each civil engineer can generate an equally informed evaluation and estimate.

Step 2: Ask Questions of the Civil or Structural Engineers in Placer County CA & Take Thorough Notes

You'll want to be sure that your consulting civil engineer is not only proficient in his field, but a fair businessman as well. This list of questions can be used to glean this information from your candidate interview and eventually determine the civil engineer you prefer to work with. Record the conversation for easy reference and comparison later.

• How long have the engineers been licensed civil engineers and licensed structural engineers in Placer County CA? (Long experience with the specific local area suggests better familiarity with local soil and weather conditions, as well as local codes and permit requirements.)

• Do the engineers have experience in the type of work you've described such as land surveyors versus land planning services?

• Will the engineers give you names and numbers of previous clients who you can call as references? (All civil engineers in Placer County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their clients called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How long do the civil engineers expect it to take to complete the engineering process?

• Will the structural engineers provide a written, itemized estimate for the engineering work?

• Will they show you proof of their liability insurance and workers comp insurance? (All civil engineers in Placer County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Are there alternatives or modifications to the civil engineering project that could make it more attractive or bring the costs down?

• During the course of the structural engineering work, what might cause the charges to increase?

• Can they show you that all the employees they send to you are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All civil engineers in Placer County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.) 

• Will the structural engineers in the Placer County CA provide a warranty for their engineering plans or designs?

• Will permits be needed for the civil engineering work? If so, who will be responsible for getting them, you or the engineers?

• Do the structural or civil engineers in Placer County CA do the engineering work themselves, or do they use a team of technicians working under them?

• Will the local civil engineering firms in Placer County CA provide a written contract for the engineering work?

• What is the engineers' projected price? Does that include the fees for filing permits?

• Can the civil and structural engineers advise through the construction phase?

• Will they show you proof of their California state license, which is required by law? (All civil engineers in Placer County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


After you've identified the best civil engineeers in Placer County CA for your specific needs, make sure they have a good complaint record.  (All civil engineers in Placer County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their good complaint record verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About Civil Engineers in Placer County CA 


Associations & Licensing Relevant to Civil Engineers in Placer County CA


AAWRE American Academy of Water Resource Engineers www.aawre.org
ACSM American Congress on Surveying and Mapping www.acsm.net
ANSI American National Standards Institute www.ansi.org
APWA American Public Works Association www.apwa.net
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers www.asce.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CBPELS California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors www.dca.ca.gov/pels
GLIS Geographic and Land Information Society www.glismo.org
NABIE National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers www.nabie.org
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers www.nspe.org

Media & Web Resources Relevant to Civil Engineering Services in Placer County CA


Building Engineer
California Builder and Engineer
Civil Engineering Magazine
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine
Engineering News Record
Environmental Science and Engineer Magazine

http://www.ask.com/
http://www.cseforum.net/
http://www.discoverengineering.org/
http://www.jets.org/
http://www.eng-tips.com/
http://www.icivilengineer.com/



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Civil Engineers in Placer County CA within the following zip codes.

95631, 95765, 95604, 95663, 95736, 95747, 95714, 95602, 96148, 95701, 96140, 95678, 95648, 95717, 95650, 95681, 95677, 96141, 95703, 96145, 95661, 96143, 95603, 96146, 95658, 95722, 95746 and 95713



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Civil Engineering in Placer County CA within the following cities.

Newcastle, Tahoe Vista, Dollar Point, Rocklin, Auburn, Roseville, Foresthill, Penryn, Sheridan, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Sunnyside-Tahoe City, Loomis, Alta, Kings Beach, Lincoln, North Auburn and Colfax

 

 

 

 

 

    See related categories in Placer County

 

Record or Write a Review

Consumers use the Prime Buyer's Report to avoid the scam, fraud, and businesses with low customer satisfaction.

Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

See All The Research Steps

Civil Engineers in Placer County serving Newcastle, Tahoe Vista, Dollar Point, Rocklin, Auburn, Roseville, Foresthill, Penryn, Sheridan, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Sunnyside-Tahoe City, Loomis, Alta, Kings Beach, Lincoln, North Auburn and Colfax

 

Learn:

Questions to Ask Civil Engineers in Placer County CA


When hiring engineering services in Placer County CA ask these questions about their credentials, experience, and methods. more »

 

Resources:

Resources About Civil Engineers in Placer County CA


The following is a list of licensing & regulatory bodies, associations, and publications relevant to civil engineers in Placer County CA.more »

 

Learn:

more »