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: 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: 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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OWNER, Meet DESIGN & BUILD, The New Power Couple

Design-build (D-B), like a lot of industry terms, can mean different things to different people. To understand how local public works agencies use it, let’s start by highlighting the key advantages that design-build CAN (but is not guaranteed to) provide to a public owner: Schedule – design-build can shorten the overall time from conceptualization of Read More

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Welcome to the BIG Brain blog!

Everyone knows engineers are considered big brains. Those educated experts who help solve perplexing problems and think, and think, and think some more. We’re getting inside those savvy minds and funneling their expertise and ideas into a new BIG Brain blog (B3). Our blog will bring you information about the latest and greatest innovation and technology Read More