Author Archives: Peggy Amor

A Look Inside the Federal Market

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by
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Having spent time as an engineer in a Facility Engineer Detachment in the Army Reserves, Jason Davis, PE, ENV SP, our vice president of federal services, has performed design work for the Army for nearly two decades. He joined Affinis in 2000 and has lead most of our task orders with the United States Army […]

Co-Worker News: Affinis Adds Two Team Members

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by
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We are pleased to share we’ve added two, new co-workers to our team. Caleb Prentice is serving as an Engineering Technician, and Brandon Gann has joined our survey group. Brandon works closely with those in the field to collect and gather accurate data, while Caleb’s eye for detail helps him to create quality plans. You […]

Client Interview: Merriam, Kansas

Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by
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We recently sat down with Chris Engel, the city administrator of Merriam, Kansas, to discuss how his community is moving forward. In the interview below, you’ll find his insight on infrastructure maintenance, funding, and how the city expects to change over the next decade. What are some of the changes you’ve seen in regards to […]

Part II: How Driverless Cars Are Changing Our Roadways

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by
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This week, we’re continuing our series on autonomous cars. In this post, Mike McKenna, Cliff Speegle, and Lee Baer, are dissecting how driverless vehicles could impact our roadways, workday, and community. How do you think they will impact our roadways? Lee: I think there will begin to be separate lanes – one for autonomous cars […]

Part I: How Driverless Cars Are Changing Our Roadways

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 by
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Autonomous or driverless cars are making headlines around the world. With tech developers and car manufacturers caught in an arms race, many are left wondering what they can expect and how to best prepare their communities. We recently interviewed three co-workers, Mike McKenna, Cliff Speegle, and Lee Baer, on the subject. The result is this […]

2018 Future City Competition

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 by
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Robert Ubben and Jason Davis once again judged entries at the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city design (using […]

4 Clients Recognized with ACEC Awards

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by
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ACEC 2017 Award Wins

The cities of Overland Park, Merriam, Prairie Village, and Olathe all received awards from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Civil Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award recognizes complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and unique or innovative applications. Although each project was quite different, they all delivered for residents, while supporting economic […]

Co-Workers Earn New Registrations

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by
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Our firm was founded on five values. One of which is excellence. To achieve it, we encourage our team to continue their education throughout their careers, whether that means pursuing a new course of study or certification. Today, we are pleased to announce two co-workers have done just that. Lee Baer, a traffic engineer, passed […]

A Holiday Party and a Drive

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by
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Last Thursday, we hosted co-workers and their families at our annual holiday party. The event kicked off with a meeting for our team members, followed by a lively game of Affinis Jeopardy. Then, we spent time socializing, eating lots of pasta, and playing a little Jenga. While we enjoy celebrating the season, we also love […]

The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by
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As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months. Affinis was named a […]