Archive for September, 2015:

PLTW’s Kick-Off Workshop

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Les Hamilton
In Community, Culture, tagged in pltw workshop

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationally certified, pre-engineering program for high school students. It is noted as one of the top, nationwide, STEM programs. PLTW offers a senior capstone class, Engineering Design & Development, which allows students to experience the process of solving a technical problem of their choice. In it, the students […]

Rejuvenating Communities Through Street Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/rejuvenating-communities-street-reconstruction/

Our residential street team has a proven reputation for developing practical, quality designs that rebuild, rehabilitate, and rejuvenate neighborhoods. When aging infrastructure is worn out, it’s our job to make it new again and fix things that may not have worked well in the original design. These projects are an opportunity to: Improve an infrastructure’s […]

Co-Worker News: 1 New Hire & a Promotion

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Cindy Martens
In Culture, Hiring, tagged in hiring-announcement

We’re pleased to share we’ve added another new face to the Affinis team and promoted one of our co-workers. Alex Pestinger joined our survey team this month as a field crew member. He will assist with the following kinds of surveys: topographic design, property boundary, and construction. Learn more about his favorite place and what […]

Affinis and KU Kick-Off Industry Partnership

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , , , http://affinis.us/affinis-ku-kick-industry-partnership/

This week, we had the opportunity to host some of the transportation engineering faculty from the University of Kansas. The meeting served as a kick-off for what both groups intend to be a long-lasting relationship. Dr. Alexandra Kondyli, Dr. Steven Schrock, and Molly Paugh from the School of Engineering spent a few hours with our […]

Using Co-Worker Survey Data to Improve Culture

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Cliff Speegle
In Accolades, Culture, tagged in Tags: , http://affinis.us/using-co-worker-survey-data-improve-culture/

Submitting for the “Best Firm to Work For Award” and attending industry conferences help us take inventory of what we’re doing right and which practices need improvement. Last week, I attended the 2015 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference in Boston with Rick Worrel, because Affinis was recognized as a Zweig Group Best Firm to […]