Author Archives: Peggy Amor

The Zweig Group Names Affinis a “Best Firm to Work For”

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 by
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We did it! Affinis once again earned a spot on the Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” list. Workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and a co-worker survey are all considered as part of the award process. This is the 11th time Affinis has been recognized. Our recruitment and retention team reviews co-worker feedback […]

Water Modeling Gets Interactive with GIS

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 by
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At Affinis, we’ve been delivering stormwater models in a new way. Using GIS, our team is mapping locations of inlets and connecting pipes to see how they work together. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed and supports the stormwater management model EPA SWMM. This software is the powerhouse engine behind our GIS integrated models. The […]

Co-Worker News: Meet our Interns

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 by
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This summer, we’ve added two interns to our team. Conner Jackson started with us on May 13 and will be serving as a construction services intern. He is a student at Missouri Western State University. Jason Eskina began last week and is a civil engineering intern from the University of Kansas. We asked each one […]

A Day in the Life of a Levee Engineer

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 by
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Flood season is in full swing for many of our clients, which means our flood fighting team is working around the clock to protect those communities. Last week, we sat down with one of our levee engineers to learn what a typical day looks like during flood season. Here’s what Jason Davis had to say. Jason, […]

Co-Worker Interview: National Surveyors Week

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 by
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In honor of National Surveyors Week, we interviewed two of our co-workers, asking them why they chose the profession and how it has changed over the years. Here’s what they had to say: Why did you decide to become a surveyor? Aubrey Meyer: Like so many in the land surveying profession, it sort of found […]

Fight for Air Climb

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 by
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In late February, Affinis sponsored and participated in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb. Over the last several years, Fight for Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million across the country. Those funds are used to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. Our co-worker, Kristen Leathers-Gratton, joined the board for […]

2019 Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 by
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Affinis has a long-standing history supporting 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 SimCity); an essay; a […]

Ryan Stobaugh Receives Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by
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Each year, we announce the winner of our firm’s award, the Schmitty. It is given to the co-worker who best models Affinis’s core values. We’re pleased to announce Ryan Stobaugh, PE is the 2018 recipient. To select a co-worker, Jason Fine, Peggy Amor, and Bill Bishop, the three previous winners, met and developed a list […]

2019 Predictions

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by
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As we settle into 2019, we asked several co-workers to share their predictions for the year. While we received one about our company and another on potential medical breakthroughs, it was no surprise that most centered around sports – particularly the Chiefs. “My prediction is the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl in February,” said […]

Moving Grain Valley Forward

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 by
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Route AA from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri was congested with limited access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The city wanted to connect two commercial areas and accommodate a variety of users to support economic development. In this video, the City of Grain Valley, Missouri shares how the new improvements offer benefits to […]