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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Advantages of Using 3D Revit BIM in Renovations

We know one of the very costly aspects of a renovation and retrofit project is the occurrence of errors due to insufficient knowledge of existing conditions of a building and its infrastructure.  When we were asked by Dalmark Development Group, LLC to provide a 3D Revit building information model (BIM) of the existing conditions of Read More

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