Protect Your Investment with Due Diligence


If you ask anyone who is successful how they did it, I guarantee their story would have some amount of failure or loss. Bad decisions or investments are bound to happen, but the best way to be sure about a decision is by doing your due diligence. By definition due diligence is: the care that Read More


What is Stormwater Utility?


What is a Stormwater Utility? Once upon a time, not that long ago, Kansas City was a region of grassland, woods, and prairie where precipitation fell and meandered its way to the great rivers.  Even then, there were flooding and stormwater issues. As the community established itself and continues to grow, a percentage of the Read More


Does the Long Eared Bat Affect your Schedule?


Construction delays are not uncommon in the A/E/C industry. They can be caused by the climate, change in project scope, design changes, subcontractors, etc. None of these causes are out of the ordinary but one fairly new cause of delays might strike you as odd, which is the northern long-eared bat (NLEB). The northern long Read More

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Hot Buttons in Office Design to Attract Millennials


There are many things the group of Americans born between 1980 and the mid-2000’s are called (i.e. lazy, entitled, self-expressive, open-minded) but one thing is for sure, they are the largest generation in the U.S. and will be an important part of the economy for years to come. This group of Americans are known as Read More


Utility Coordination is One of the Biggest Unknowns


Johnson County Gateway I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange is one the busiest, most congested interchanges in the state of Kansas with around 230,000 vehicles using the interchange every day, according to Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).  The project is a massive, multiphase reconstruction with goals to improve current traffic flow, prepare for future traffic growth, support economic development Read More

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Customer Service is a By-Product of Office Environment


Private offices and cube farms are becoming a thing of the past. What was once used for privacy and to promote productivity is the exact thing that is now stunting it in the workplace.  A year ago we moved our corporate office and not only changed locations, but we changed the entire flow of our Read More


Drone…is it what you thought?


Quadcopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), Unpiloted Air System (UAS’s) or the most recognized term, drone, are just a few of the many names describing this flying technology.  One of the first things people think of when they hear the word “drone” is the military drone such as a Predator, but what they don’t know is Read More

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Abandoned Utilities – Elephant in the Room


Installation of underground utility facilities is on the rise and likely will not be slowing down. More utilities are being buried underground than ever before. This is due to a number of reasons that range from being more aesthetically acceptable than poles, technological advances in equipment, the deregulation of the telecommunications industry, to the creation Read More

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