Carlson Software Forms Civil Engineering Division

MAYSVILLE, Ky.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 20, 2007— In recognition of the expanded needs of the civil marketplace, Carlson Software has formally formed a Civil Engineering Division incorporating its civil software development team and a specialized sales force headquartered in strategic locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Carlson, an independent company founded in 1983, has been providing comprehensive civil engineering solutions for more than two decades. Carlson civil software solutions include Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, Carlson Roads and the Carlson Civil Suite, which is made up of the modules, Civil, Survey, Hydrology and GIS. The company is also well known for its surveying, mining, construction and machine control software.

"Over 10 percent of all Carlson employees are licensed civil engineers, and we have linked this expertise with our elite programming staff and formed this division based on the demands of the marketplace for better civil engineering software," says Bruce Carlson, PE, PLS, founder and president of Carlson Software. "With the challenges of the current economy and the critical need for improved productivity by civil engineers, Carlson Software is ready with its tried-and true solutions combined with its industry-leading free tech support and customer service."

Harry O. Ward, PE, of Front Royal, Va., has been named to head the division. Ward, who is a member of the Engineering Faculty at George Mason University, brings more than 20 years of experience in applying CADD within the Civil Engineering and Surveying industry.

"Carlson is dedicated entirely to providing the tools that civil engineers need and offering the industry a choice," says Ward. "We believe in providing solutions that offer a complete toolset - one that allows civil engineers to move into 3D as needed with 3D intersection design, multi-baseline road networks, lot layout, and storm and utility analysis and design."

Joining Ward on the team is Scott Griffin of Jacksonville, Fla., who will direct Carlson's National Civil Sales Team. Griffin brings more than 15 years of civil design and sales experience to the position.

"We are a service-oriented sales team, dedicated to providing software that works the way our clients need it to work," says Griffin.

Dave Carlson, V.P. of Development for Carlson Software, will continue to direct the product development of Carlson's civil engineering solutions, listening closely to input from customers and Carlson's civil engineering team. Carlson has led the development of the dynamic options of LotNet, SiteNet, RoadNet, and StormNet, which are available in Carlson civil products.

Carlson Software specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide. For more information about Carlson Software and its civil engineering software choices, call 800-989-5028 or visit


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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Richard Romano'
    Our company is a long time dedicated user of Carlson Software survey and engineering software going back to the early days of SurvCADD's solutions for survey and road design.
    Thier new 2008 Civil suite provides even more simplified and productive tools for subdivisions, intersections and cul-de-sac 3-D design/ edit. I cannot imagine a better designed or supported 3-D soluiton for our company. Bravo just keeps getting better and so does our productivity!!

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