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A Comprehensive Guide to Stormwater BMPs

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in stormwater bmps best practices

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) offer a number of environmental benefits to overall water quality. They can remove pollutants, reduce runoff volumes, and increase biological diversity through the use of native plantings that attract wildlife. A great tool for moving communities forward, we’ve outlined a variety of BMPs, how they work, and keys to their […]

New Data Sources Change Traffic Design and Community Planning

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Industry Trends, tagged in Tags: affinis replica data driven design

For years, traffic engineers and communities have relied on the same resources and methods to project and accurately count traffic. With more data readily available, they now have a range of alternatives, each using its own unique approach. I recently met with Replica, a Kansas City based company whose software strives to help individuals understand […]

USACE Restores Ecosystem in Parkville, Missouri

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: ecosystem restoration affinis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in the process of restoring wetland and riparian habitats in a 130-acres site in the Missouri River floodplain in Parkville, Missouri. The restoration effort is aimed at increasing native plant and animal diversity by adding native plantings to two existing wetland areas and grading and shaping one […]

Construction Observation Partner Offers Scalability to Clients

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2020 by Peggy Amor
In Construction Services, tagged in construction observation affinis

The Affinis construction observation team works with a number of companies in the field. Today, we’re excited to highlight one of our partners, Hg Consult, a full-service engineering and planning firm. Our team has worked with Hg Consult for the last several years. During that time, we’ve overseen a variety of construction projects for the […]

USACE to Develop New Levee Guidance

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in USACE levee systems ec

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in the process of developing an Engineer Circular (EC), EC 1165-2-218. An agency document, it outlines policies and procedures for the Corp’s Levee Safety Program. The guidance consolidates and formalizes the principles, policies, and key processes used. The proposed EC will be divided into four volumes: Levee […]

Affinis Co-Worker Shares Insight into Environmental Permitting

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 by Peggy Amor
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , , environmental permitting affinis

Securing permits for projects can often be a challenge. In this interview Linda Rottinghaus, PE, ENV SP, Principal at Affinis, discusses environmental permitting. She shares her keys to success, a tested approach, and how requirements have changed. When it comes to permitting what are some common roadblocks clients encounter? Over the years, I have found […]

Co-Worker News: New CAD Technician

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by Lane Odle
In Culture, tagged in william laclair affinis

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest co-worker. William LaClair has joined our team as a CAD Technician. You can learn more about him by following this link: William. There, you’ll see what he’d eat for this last supper and what he wanted to be growing up.

Affinis Clients Recognized with Awards

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Clients, tagged in meadowbrook park overland park edgerton kansas

We are excited to share three clients have received awards for projects on which we partnered with one another. That list includes the City of Overland Park, Kansas; City of Edgerton, Kansas; and the Johnson County Park and Recreation Department (JCPRD). Learn more about each honor and how they helped move communities forward below. The […]

City of Overland Park Reduces Flooding for Local Neighborhood with Storm Sewer Repairs

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , stormwater stormsewer rcb replacement

The City of Overland Park, Kansas wanted to address street and structure flooding issues and upgrade infrastructure in one of its residential neighborhoods. The Walmer Street Major Storm Sewer Repair (MSSR) project was designed to achieve these goals while minimizing impacts to homeowners. A part of the city’s CMP replacement program, our team was responsible […]

Baffle Chute Design Protects Resident and County Infrastructure

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 by John Spell
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , baffle chute design

Leavenworth County, Kansas wanted to add value to their community by upgrading one of their rural, gravel roads. Together, we smoothed out the road’s profile, making it less hilly and improved it to an asphalt surface. Along with designing these elements, the Affinis team was tasked with improving the stormwater conditions. The road crossed a […]