Author Archives: Peggy Amor

Railroad Engineering Group Offers New Services

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by
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Railroad engineering requires a unique skillset and network. It is needed any time the railroad falls within a project’s limits. We recently sat down with Sam Ramirez, the Affinis rail manager and asked him to share how this new group can benefit municipalities and departments of transportation. Find his interview below. Sam, can you tell […]

Veterans Offer Diverse Backgrounds and a Team-Based Approach to the Affinis Workforce

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 by
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In celebration of Veterans Day, we are excited to share that Affinis was recognized with a platinum medallion from the Hire Vets Medallion Program in 2019. To qualify for this distinction, at least 10 percent of an organization’s team must be comprised of military veterans as well as provide a variety of tools and benefits […]

Affinis Survey Crew Previews New Topcon Solution

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 by
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Members of our survey crew, Garrett Spease and Justin White, recently beta tested Topcon’s new workflow solution, which includes GT-1200, MAGNET Field, and FC-6000. As a long-time partner, they wanted our feedback on its performance, so we evaluated it out in the field. The new total stations include a new field computer, a full-version update to […]

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 […]