Abandoned Underground Utilities Need Standardization


Installation of underground utility facilities is on the rise and likely will not be slowing down. Although, some utilities are forced underground, many are voluntarily choosing to go beneath the surface. This is due to a number of reasons that range from; being more aesthetically acceptable than poles, better protection underground, technological advances in equipment, Read More

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Exploring Construction Inspection


What do you think of when you think of a Construction Inspector? Typically, notions of hard hats and stereotypical pick-up trucks fill our heads. Construction inspectors and inspection services teams are much more than this however. The inspection services team here at BHC RHODES offers full service project management and aims to make jobs as 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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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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Dreaming Big Sometimes Means Thinking Smaller


The ability to envision new possibilities is perhaps uniquely human, and engineers are among those who figure out how to translate vision into reality. One of the engineer’s greatest tools is an ability to break down big dreams into the many small steps that must be accomplished to see them realized. Sometimes this includes finding Read More

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Gateway Project Recognized for Sustainability


The City of Grandview’s Main Street Improvement Project has been recognized by Mid-America Regional Council as a 2016 Sustainable Success Stories Honoree. This four-phase effort has brought many improvements to the community by revitalizing nine blocks of Main Street from the downtown business district to 71 Highway. The Main Street Improvement Project emphasized environmental responsibility Read More

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