Projects

Part II: 16 Great Projects from Affinis’s 16 Years

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Lane Odle
In Projects, tagged in 159 Quivira to Antioch 2

To commemorate our 16th anniversary, we’re sharing a project for each of the years we’ve been in business. Last week, we featured some from our first eight years. Today, you’ll find examples of our work from 2009 to 2016 below. 2009 Levee Inspections, United States Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District 2010 I-470 View […]

16 Great Projects from Affinis’s 16 Years

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Projects, tagged in 470 50

The last 16 years have been sweet. We’ve worked on everything from residential streets to large scale levee inspections. While we’ve grown and changed since we first opened our doors, our commitment to moving communities forward remains the same. To commemorate the long history with many of our clients, we’ll be sharing a project for […]

Relief Well Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , , http://affinis.us/relief-well-maintenance/

Relief wells are constructed to provide pressure relief caused by floodwaters at the landward toe of the levee. Excessive pressure at the landward toe of a levee can cause sand boils to develop. When this occurs, levee material moves (called piping). If enough material is piped from the foundation, a direct path can be created, […]

Silt Buildup Surveys at Weatherby Lake

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Robert Ubben
In Projects, Surveying, tagged in Tags: , , Affinis Survey Team at Weatherby Lake

A lake may seem resistant to change, but hard rain events and construction activities taking place upstream can adversely affect its shorelines, capacity, and eco-system more than you may expect. Silt and mud will always accumulate at the points where tributaries feed water into the lake. However, seasons with extreme amounts of rain or construction […]

Project Spotlight: Meadowbrook Country Club Master Plan

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Cliff Speegle
In Projects, tagged in http://affinis.us/meadowbrook-master-plan/

Affinis partnered with Landworks Studio (LWS) on a master plan for the former Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, Kansas. Half of the former golf course is being developed into a county park. LWS worked on the park’s design, while Affinis was responsible for verifying its feasibility in terms of logistics and budget. The remaining property […]

Qualifying for KDOT Access Management Funding

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Mike McKenna
In Clients, Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , KDOT access management plan

As areas experience economic growth, they often discover they need to make changes to their existing roadways. Systems that once worked may no longer be effective. To help with access management, KDOT is now taking a proactive approach. They are encouraging cities and counties to put an access management plan in place with the introduction […]

Federal Services – Environmental

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, Projects, tagged in Tags: , , , , federal services downtown airport

Within the Federal Services team at Affinis, we have two, prior-service, military members, Ryan Stobaugh (8 years Navy) and myself (22 years Army). Over the years, we’ve tackled a number of projects. In fact, some of the work we complete under the federal services umbrella is even outside the federal realm. For example, projects performed […]

Project Spotlight: Liberty Drive Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Les Hamilton
In Projects, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , , street-liberty-drive-improvements

Affinis designed improvements to Liberty Drive from South Ridge Avenue to West Mill Street. The Liberty Drive Improvements project involved: Reconstructing, milling, and overlaying the pavement; Adding or replacing curb and gutter and sidewalk; Adding bicycle lanes and connections through the corridor; Retaining wall construction to help save backyards and utilities and make room for […]

159th Street Improvements Win ACEC KS Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Ryan Fleming
In Accolades, Clients, Projects, Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/159th-street-improvements-win-acec-ks-award/

We recently received an ACEC of Kansas Engineering Excellence Award for our work with the City of Overland Park on the 159th Street improvements between Quivira Road and Antioch Road. The competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of innovation, achievement and value. Completed under budget and within schedule, this complex […]

Using the Complete Street Policy to Make Route AA Safer

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , route aa

Affinis designed improvements to approximately 2,200 feet of Route AA (Main Street) from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri. Because the project received federal funds and a Sustainable Places grant, we followed the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Complete Street policy. With this funding, our design must provide safe and convenient travel for […]