Federal Services

Fort Riley Main Post Stormwater Study Ranks System Upgrades for Next 30 Years

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 by John Spell
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , fort riley stormwater study

Fort Riley’s Main Post was constructed in the early 1900’s. Given the age of the facilities, there were few maps, as-builts, or internal historical knowledge about the stormwater system. Fort Riley’s Directorate of Public Works (DPW) was addressing system problems, but wanted a comprehensive improvement plan that considered all of the Main Post’s needs and […]

Improvements to Camp Funston Will Reduce Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , camp funston project

The Fort Riley Directorate of Public Works (DPW) wanted to provide an efficient drainage system for Camp Funston. DPW worked with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Affinis to design a solution that drains the very flat grades and improves undersized pipes to meet the current 10-year design standard. Improvements will reduce […]

Factoring Levee Risk & Resilience as USACE Changes Guidance

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , , usace levee risk resilience affinis

When it comes to the risk and resilience of levees, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is changing its guidance. Recently, they have been trying to build more resilient infrastructure with an additional factor of safety. For levee sponsors, this translates to additional analysis and ongoing maintenance. All levees are built to withstand […]

Relief Well Systems Evaluations Mark Changes for Kansas City, Missouri

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , relief well maintenance

The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Water Services Department (KCWS) asked Affinis to evaluate four relief wells that were part of the East Bottoms Relief Well System. Originally, KCWS requested relief well replacement design. However, after initial review Affinis determined the relief wells could be abandoned. This saved the city a few hundred thousand dollars […]

Improving Military Operations with USACE

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in milcon affinis usace

Military Construction (MILCON) work is performed exclusively on military installations or for military operations. Whereas, the Civil Works program targets water resource projects, which are not located on a military installation or used for military operations. Dollars spent for MILCON must create a “complete and usable project.” That means funding cannot be broken into pieces unless […]

Targeting Water Resources Projects with USACE

Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in usace civil works affinis

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Civil Works program targets water resource projects, such as flood risk management, navigation, recreation, infrastructure, and environmental. Efforts with this designation are not located on a military installation or used for military operations. The USACE Civil Works mission is to provide quality service to the nation during […]

MILCON: What to Expect and How It’s Changed

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: fort riley milcon

More than 10 years ago, there was a large push to realign posts and air force bases with the Base Relocation and Closure (BRAC) program. In keeping with this, we are seeing less new construction in the Military Construction Program (MILCON). In fact, we expect this trend to continue and the focus to remain on […]

A Look Inside the Federal Market

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Federal Services, tagged in Jason Davis_700

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 […]

Preliminary Assessment for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in section 203 preliminary feasibility assessment

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) has identified problems in creeks on their Reservation. These issues include streambank erosion, sedimentation, and poor water quality, and they impact wildlife habitat within and adjacent to these creeks. Under the authority of the Tribal Partnership Program, the tribe sought to partner with the United States Army Corps of Engineers […]

Restoring Ecosystems with USACE

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , Harlan Lake Ecosystem Restoration

Maintaining or restoring healthy habitat for native plant and animal species is no easy feat. This task is something we tackle through our ecosystem restoration work. Our experience includes developing shoreline stabilization measures to reduce and direct in-lake sediment deposition currently impacting reservoirs in the region. These projects are expensive, and the key is to […]