Archive for August, 2017:

4 Reasons to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Lee Baer
In Traffic, tagged in Tags: , , drive safely work week speeding

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. We followed it up with a second one on distracted driving. Today, […]

Driving a Roundabout

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Roundabout Blue Valley High School

Known to increase safety, roundabouts can slow speeds and reduce the potential for severe crashes. They have also been credited with reducing congestion and pollution, as well as saving money over the life of the improvement. With those attributes, it’s no surprise they are growing in popularity. In fact, you may have noticed more in […]

16 Ways We Think Civil Engineering Will Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, Sustainability, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/16-ways-think-civil-engineering-will-change/

Since we opened our doors in 2001, many things have changed within our profession. Technology, a focus on sustainability, and increased pressure on funds have all been at the forefront. Lately, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our business, so today, we’re sharing how we think civil engineering could change in the future. Linda: […]

Olathe Completes Final Connection Point on College Boulevard to Support Ongoing Growth

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Ryan Fleming
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in college boulevard olathe kansas

More than 10 years ago, the City of Olathe began the process of widening a one-mile stretch of College Boulevard between Lone Elm Road and Woodland Avenue. They started work on what would ultimately be a 4-lane roadway by constructing 2 lanes on the land that is now the westbound lanes. Throughout the last ten […]

Partnerships Provide Alternate Funding Structure for Stormwater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, tagged in http://affinis.us/partnerships-provide-alternate-funding-structure-stormwater-projects/

Using multiple partners to fund and implement stormwater infrastructure projects is growing in popularity in the area. Many find public and private partnerships offer new efficiencies and opportunities to complete stormwater management projects. The flexibility that comes with these arrangements fosters innovation and ensures infrastructure is constructed in the most suitable location. We interviewed Brad […]