Carlson Software Forms Civil Engineering Division

25 Nov, 2007

New unit to incorporate Carlson's civil engineering development team and a specialized sales force in locations throughout the United States and abroad.

Carlson Software has formed a civil engineering division, which includes the company's civil software development team and a specialized sales force that will be located throughout the United States and abroad.

"Over 10% 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," said Bruce Carlson, founder and president of Carlson Software.

Carlson Software's 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.

Harry O. Ward has been named to head the division. Ward, who also serves as director of the Training Division of Carlson Software's Carlson College, brings more than 20 years of experience in applying CAD within the civil engineering and surveying industry. He is a licensed professional engineer, a licensed contractor, a member of the engineering faculty at George Mason University, and a columnist for P.O.B. and Site Prep magazines.

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

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

Dave Carlson, vice-president of development for Carlson Software, will continue to direct the product development of Carlson's civil engineering solutions. Carlson has more than 15 years of experience in civil software development and has led the development of the dynamic options of LotNet, SiteNet, RoadNet, and StormNet, which are available in Carlson civil products.