Archive for July, 2019:

Co-Worker News: New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis new hires

Over the last year, we’ve added a number of new faces to our team, and today, we’re pleased to formally introduce you to a few of them: Justin White is now a member of our survey team. Kara Darnall has been working with us as a proposal coordinator. Scott Crain joined us as a senior […]

Women in Engineering Spotlight: Sarah Shafer

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Uncategorized, tagged in sarah shafer interview women in engineering

We recently had the honor of interviewing Sarah Shafer, PE, LEED AP BD+C about her career. Over the years, she’s seen multiple facets of the engineering profession, including corporate consulting and municipal civil service. Drawing on that dual perspective, she shared with us her thoughts on how the engineering profession has changed over time and […]

Johnson County Delivers Signature Park Experience

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by John Spell
In Projects, Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , MeadowBrk-Websize-2618_1290

Johnson County Parks and Recreation (JCRPD) wanted to deliver a new signature park experience to residents. The fast-growing populations in Prairie Village, Overland Park, and Leawood would all benefit from a park, but there weren’t many large greenspaces available. Several years ago, JCPRD was presented with a unique public/private partnership. The plan was to transform […]

City of Overland Park Reinvests in Neighborhoods with Residential Streets Program

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Kristen Leathers
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in overland park residential streets affinis

Every year, the City of Overland Park, Kansas reinvests in its infrastructure. One component of that practice is their residential streets program. Our team first helped with these efforts in 1992. Over the years, we’ve partnered numerous times. Starting in 2016, we worked together to design and reconstruct the infrastructure for the Glenwood Estates community. […]

Factoring Levee Risk & Resilience as USACE Changes Guidance

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , , usace levee risk resilience affinis

When it comes to the risk and resilience of levees, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is changing its guidance. Recently, they have been trying to build more resilient infrastructure with an additional factor of safety. For levee sponsors, this translates to additional analysis and ongoing maintenance. All levees are built to withstand […]