Author Archives: Peggy Amor

16 Ways to Give Back

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, many are wondering how they can give back. Whether it’s spending time at a local animal shelter or leading your child’s troop, there are a number of ways to help. At the beginning of the year, we challenged every co-worker to donate 16 hours of community service. Co-workers earned tickets […]

16 Things We Have Learned at Work

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by
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Over the last several months, many new graduates have been settling into their first job. They’re figuring out how to use the copy machine and the names of their co-workers, but over the course of their careers, they will discover a lot. We asked 16 co-workers to share what they’ve learned since they started working. […]

Thinking Beyond Vehicles with Multimodal Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by
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The demand for bike lanes, trails and mass transit has been steadily growing. These new transportation modes offer a number of benefits, but bring with them new challenges. Today, we interviewed Linda Rottinghaus, PE, ENV SP, senior project engineer, on why they are becoming popular and how cities can start to integrate them into their […]

Affinis Named a “Best Firm to Work For”

Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by
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Affinis once again earned a spot on the Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” list. Ranked #12, this is the 9th time in 11 years that Affinis has been recognized. This award honors the creation of outstanding workplaces through workplace design; teamwork; and excellent benefits and amenities; as well as work culture. Firms are graded […]

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 […]