Author Archives: Peggy Amor

16 Ways We Think Civil Engineering Will Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by
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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: […]

Partnerships Provide Alternate Funding Structure for Stormwater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by
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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 […]

16 Ways Affnis Has Changed Since 2001

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by
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Over the last 16 years, the business world has changed in some significant ways. We asked five, co-workers who’ve been with us since the beginning to share their thoughts on the topic. Find out how Affinis has evolved below: 1. Jason Davis: We have refined our mission. When we started, we had a great mission […]

Moving Kansas City Forward with Harvesters

Posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by
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Last week, we hosted a co-worker volunteer day at Harvesters. We selected this organization, because they make a huge impact in the 26 counties they serve. Their mission is to feed hungry people today and end hunger tomorrow. That forward-thinking approach is one with which we connect. Our firm is committed to moving communities forward, […]

16 Things We Wish We Knew When We Graduated

Posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by
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With summer in full-swing, many new grads are trading finals and term papers for cubicles. We asked 16 co-workers to share what they wish they knew when they graduated. Here’s what they had to say: “I wish I had learned more about writing and public speaking. I had to learn both on the job,” Rick […]

Affinis Takes Home When Work Works Award

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by
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Affinis has had a flexible work environment since opening its doors 16 years ago. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise we received our second, When Work Works Award, which was created to celebrate companies who provide flexibility. Today, our president, Rick Worrel and manager of recruiting and retention, Cindy Martens, are sharing […]

Jason Davis Graduates from Leadership Overland Park

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by
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Jason Davis is graduating from Leadership Overland Park tomorrow. Hosted by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, it is an annual program designed to provide a source of motivated leaders. It offers information about the community and its issues, along with leadership training. Over the years, we’ve had a number of co-workers participate in the program. Many […]

16 Reasons We’re Ready for Summer

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by
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This weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. As pools open across the metro and construction kicks into high gear, we can’t wait to: Watch the Royals play ball at the “K.” Enjoy a little sunshine while surveying. Give back as a company on July 13 for Harvesters’s Volunteer Day. Exchange travel tips. Take a […]

Co-Worker News: Affinis Adds Construction Professional

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by
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We’ve been growing our construction observation team over the last year and are pleased to share we’ve added John McCanless to that group. At the job site, he ensures projects are completed in accordance with plans, specifications, budget and schedule. Quick on his feet, John is skilled at finding solutions that deliver for our clients. […]

Save Dollars with Pavement Preservation

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by
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Maintaining pavement impacts not only safety, but also a city’s bottom line. To increase performance and ensure roads reach their full service life, it’s important to prevent micro-cracking with surface treatments. Untreated, these small cracks can spread, resulting in an expensive and disruptive, full tear out. We sat down with two of our pavement experts, […]