Archive for October, 2016:

Relief Well Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , ,

Relief wells are constructed to provide pressure relief caused by floodwaters at the landward toe of the levee. Excessive pressure at the landward toe of a levee can cause sand boils to develop. When this occurs, levee material moves (called piping). If enough material is piped from the foundation, a direct path can be created, […]

Public Engagement Strategies for Thoroughfares

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Peggy Amor
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: ,

For our public engagement series, we interviewed Affinis co-workers on strategies, best practices, and lessons learned. In our third and final installment, we’re sharing thoughts from Ryan Fleming, PE, ENV SP. Here, he offers insight into his work on large, thoroughfare projects. How often do you work on large thoroughfare projects? Every day With whom […]

Sleep Connected to Driver Safety

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Lee Baer
In Community, Culture, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , Drive Safelty to Work Week

As traffic engineers and roadway designers, we examine how streets and thoroughfares are used. We consider sightlines and traffic, working to improve safety on every project. This week, we are proud to participate in Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). However, instead of preparing a […]