Interchange Blog

Moving Overland Park Forward

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Lane Odle
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in affinis video 159th st

As school kicks off tomorrow in the Blue Valley School District (BVSD), we’re pleased to unveil a new video celebrating improvements made in the district. Prior to our work with the City of Overland Park on 159th Street, Metcalf Ave. to Nall Ave., traffic congestion had become an issue for the city around Blue Valley […]

Prairie Village Presented with ACEC Kansas Award

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , prairie village acec award

Shown Left to Right: Mayor Laura Wassmer; Keith Bredehoeft, Public Works Director; and Rick Worrel, President of Affinis On Monday, we presented the City of Prairie Village with an Engineering Excellence Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Civil Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award recognizes complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and unique […]

National Professional Engineers Day

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis professional engineers

In honor of National PE Day, we asked our licensed, engineering co-workers to share why they pursued their PE’s. Here’s what they had to say. “My dad was a structural engineer. I have great memories of joining him Saturday mornings in his office using colored pencils, triangles, and scales, while he was working on a […]

Co-Worker News: A New Project Representative

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by Lane Odle
In Hiring, tagged in JP Wright Affinis

We are pleased to announce J.P. Wright has joined the Affinis team as a project representative. In his new role, he will act as a client advocate, moving projects forward, and making sure they are constructed according to the specifications. Find out his favorite place to be and what he’d have for his last meal […]

Construction Services: Common Challenges and Best Practices

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Construction Services, tagged in Tags: , construction-services

Affinis offers a wide variety of construction services within the civil engineering realm. We cover heavy highway/roadway construction, bridge construction, utility facilities, sidewalks and streetscapes, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and relief well construction just to name a few. We asked John McCanless, our senior project representative, to share how owners can benefit from construction services, […]

Affinis Co-Worker Shares Her Top 3 Takeaways from Leadership OP

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by Kathy Minnick
In Community, tagged in Tags: leadership overland park affinis kathy minnick

On June 22, Kathy Minnick, our controller, graduated from the Overland Park Chamber’s Leadership Overland Park program, which was designed to provide a source of motivated leaders to the area. It offers information about the community and its issues, along with leadership training. Here are her takeaways from the annual program. During the six months I […]

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 […]

Co-Worker News: Affinis Adds Two Team Members

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis new co-workers

We are pleased to share we’ve added two, new co-workers to our team. Caleb Prentice is serving as an Engineering Technician, and Brandon Gann has joined our survey group. Brandon works closely with those in the field to collect and gather accurate data, while Caleb’s eye for detail helps him to create quality plans. You […]

Client Interview: Merriam, Kansas

Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Clients, tagged in Tags: , client interview city of merriam ks

We recently sat down with Chris Engel, the City Administrator of Merriam, Kansas, to discuss how his community is moving forward. In the interview below, you’ll find his insight on infrastructure maintenance, funding, and how the city expects to change over the next decade. What are some of the changes you’ve seen in regards to […]