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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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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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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