Retail’s New Groove


Gone are the days where traditional, mammoth shopping centers sprawl acre upon acre relying only on the classic anchor tenants we’ve all grown up with. Over the past several years retail has undergone a quiet transformation. With advancements into the digital age, and lifestyle trend fluctuations, retail and restaurant developments must be quick on their Read More

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The Importance of Giving Back to the Community


It’s no doubt that the world we live in today is fast-moving, extremely complex, and sometimes even disappointing. In the grander scheme of things we are all just tiny specs on a map, longing to make an everlasting impact on the world around us. By trade, engineers inherently impact the world as their work can Read More

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Traffic Study 101: Vital to Your Commute


Traffic Study 101: Vital to Your Commute The property is well-priced, preliminary layout has been defined, and the tenant is ready to proceed when someone in a meeting says, “We’ll need a traffic study.” Both new development and redeveloped sites often trigger the need for a traffic study.  As a civil engineering firm, here are Read More

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Who Leads a Smart City Initiative?


The conversation about smart city technology and infrastructure is rapidly expanding and always evolving. In a previous blog we explored “What is a Smart City” and found that the definition isn’t as clear cut as one might think. Beyond the new and shiny technologies, there are very important conversations to be had about appropriate infrastructure and Read More

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How to Thrive as an Engineering Firm for 25 Years


June 8, 1992 was a big day for BHC RHODES. Known as the founding day, each year it is celebrated as a reflection on how far the firm has come. Having the same founding partners, this year was particularly exciting as it marked 25 years in business. Relics from the past made an appearance on Read More

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Non-Traditional Healthcare is a Rising Trend


Historically, development as a service has covered a wide range of market segments. Everything from education, federal/military, commercial, office, industrial, mixed use, and retail, all fall in the wheelhouse of a development team. Specifically, over the past couple of years at BHC RHODES we have taken note of increasing demand in healthcare development opportunities. Two Read More

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5 Tips for Engineering Students Transitioning from University to Office


It’s that time again! Graduation season is right around the corner, and for many eager grads that means it is officially time to transition from a student-centered mindset to working professional. We sat down with two of our Civil Engineering Interns, Spencer Sinkhorn and Terry Bondy, who are currently navigating that transition first hand while Read More

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Woonerfs – A New Concept For Complete Streets


Complete Streets policies for cities are increasingly popular with the goal of improved access and safety for all transportation modes.  Almost all projects now include pedestrian improvements, bulb outs, bicycle accommodations, transit planning or other Complete Street elements.  However, residential pavement width designs not impacted by bicycle master plans, remain largely unchanged. A woonerf, pronounced Read More

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Beyond the Tipping Point: What has Happened Since Wireless Guidelines Changed


To satisfy the rapidly growing demand for wireless broadband, wireless carriers are aggressively expanding their network capacity. In addition, a number of municipalities are moving forward with Smart City initiatives, accelerated plans for autonomous vehicles and a growing list of IoT products and applications. These initiatives continue to add to the demand for more wireless Read More

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