Author Archives: Peggy Amor

New HyDrone Equipment Increases Safety and Accuracy for Survey Team

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by
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The Affinis survey team has been using a new, remote-controlled Unmanned Survey Vessel (USV) to gather measurements on bodies of water. This new tool, called the HyDrone, increases safety, efficiency, and accuracy in the field. We recently asked Garrett Spease, Field Crew Member and GIS Specialist, to share more about how it’s used and why […]

Cindy Martens to Retire in October

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 by
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Today, we’d like to share that Cindy Martens, SPHR-SCP, our Manager of Recruiting and Retention, will retire in October. Over the course of her career, she’s helped attract and retain talented co-workers who embody our firm’s principles. Cindy has worked at Affinis for 15 years. When we asked her to describe how the firm has […]

An Inside Look at the KC Streetcar’s Construction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by
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Before working at our firm, John McCanless, a Senior Project Representative at Affinis, helped perform construction observation on the KC Streetcar project. The line was constructed in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and spans approximately 2.2 miles. It opened in 2016 and has quickly made its mark on the community. We recently interviewed John to learn more […]

Co-Worker News: 3 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 by
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to three, new co-workers. Addison Miller has joined our team as a traffic engineer. We’ve also added Mark Hoppe a senior project engineer, and Sam Ramirez will now be leading our railroad efforts as our new rail manager. You can learn more about each person by following these links: […]

Evaluating Risk and Resilience in Stormwater Systems

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020 by
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The practice of risk and resilience assessment has been around for years for the evaluation of dams, levees, and bridges, because if one were to fail, the effects would be catastrophic. Now, we are seeing risk and resiliency evaluations being applied more broadly to stormwater systems. It is being used to prioritize stormwater improvements and […]

Affinis Named a “Best Firm to Work For”

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 by
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We are excited to announce Affinis has been named a “Best Firm to Work For” by the Zweig Group. This is the 12th time we have been recognized with this honor. This year, we came in at number eight in the 1-49 employee category. The “Best Firm to Work For” award honors the creation of […]

AEC Internship Partnership Key Takeaways

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 by
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This year, our two returning interns participated in the 2020 AEC Internship Partnership. Organized by BHC Rhodes, it was created to offer participants exposure to the project life cycle, partner relationships, and disciplines outside of their course of study. Our firm worked with the City of Blue Springs, Missouri; Hollis + Miller Architects; and Kissick […]

Construction Observation Partner Offers Scalability to Clients

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2020 by
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The Affinis construction observation team works with a number of companies in the field. Today, we’re excited to highlight one of our partners, Hg Consult, a full-service engineering and planning firm. Our team has worked with Hg Consult for the last several years. During that time, we’ve overseen a variety of construction projects for the […]

Affinis Co-Worker Shares Insight into Environmental Permitting

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 by
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Securing permits for projects can often be a challenge. In this interview Linda Rottinghaus, PE, ENV SP, Principal at Affinis, discusses environmental permitting. She shares her keys to success, a tested approach, and how requirements have changed. When it comes to permitting what are some common roadblocks clients encounter? Over the years, I have found […]

Affinis Clients Recognized with Awards

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 by
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We are excited to share three clients have received awards for projects on which we partnered with one another. That list includes the City of Overland Park, Kansas; City of Edgerton, Kansas; and the Johnson County Park and Recreation Department (JCPRD). Learn more about each honor and how they helped move communities forward below. The […]