Author Archives: Peggy Amor

New North Kansas City, Missouri Office

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by
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We are pleased to share we have opened a project office in North Kansas City, Missouri. Located north of the river, the new space allows our construction services team to be closer to their projects, so they can be on site quickly. Right now, they are working on the Old Tiffany Springs Road Bridge over […]

Prairie Village Presented with ACEC Kansas Award

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by
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Shown Left to Right: Mayor Laura Wassmer; Keith Bredehoeft, Public Works Director; and Rick Worrel, President of Affinis On Monday, we presented the City of Prairie Village with an Engineering Excellence Award 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 […]

National Professional Engineers Day

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by
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In honor of National PE Day, we asked our licensed, engineering co-workers to share why they pursued their PEs. Here’s what they had to say. “My dad was a structural engineer. I have great memories of joining him Saturday mornings in his office using colored pencils, triangles, and scales, while he was working on a […]

Construction Services: Common Challenges and Best Practices

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by
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Affinis offers a wide variety of construction services within the civil engineering realm. We cover heavy highway/roadway construction, bridge construction, utility facilities, sidewalks and streetscapes, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and relief well construction just to name a few. We asked John McCanless, our senior project representative, to share how owners can benefit from construction services, […]

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 […]