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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Development Trends Show Rise in Non-Traditional Healthcare


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 Essential 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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What is an ALTA/NSPS Survey & How is it Used?


When it comes to land deals, such as real estate transactions, development and more, a key part of due diligence is to have a standard format for the various parties to evaluate the investment. While there are a variety of land surveys available, an ALTA/NSPS Survey provides a standard base that all parties recognize. Parties Read More


Promontory Underground Basin: Breaking from Tradition


Promontory is coming to Overland Park and bringing exciting opportunities for the future of the city along with it. If you’re not familiar with the development, Promontory is slated to be a $97.5 million mixed-use redevelopment project that combines active lifestyle, leisure and retail into one. Developing in three phases, Phase 1 is well underway Read More

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Roads Don’t Have to be Wider to Move More Traffic


From ancient Roman roads to the 20th Century, we assume roads have to get wider to move more traffic. However, we are helping our customers to understand that this is no longer automatically true.  As communities continue to advance and innovate, the most effective road may be different than it used to be. Whenever engineers Read More

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