Interchange Blog

Strategies for Communicating with Residents About Pavement Preservation

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in pavement

Pavement preservation programs help cities maintain valuable infrastructure. With a wide-range of stakeholders affected, communication is critical. It reduces frustration, as residents become aware of the logistics and overall benefit of the work. For many, pavement preservation may seem like a waste of tax dollars or an inconvenience. However, studies have shown that maintaining infrastructure […]

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 […]

Co-Worker News: New Hires and a Transition

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Affinis co-worker news

Over the last several months, there have been a number of changes at Affinis. We opened a project office in North Kansas City, Missouri  and added some faces to our team. Here is a quick look at what has been going on: Garrett Spease officially joined us as an Affinis co-worker in August. He will […]

Overland Park Presented with MOVITE Award

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, tagged in 2018 MOVITE Affinis Overland Park Kansas

In October, MOVITE presented the City of Overland Park, Kansas and Affinis with the MOVITE Excellence in Transportation Award for the 159th Street Improvements, Metcalf Avenue to Nall Avenue. The award recognizes organizations who accomplish one or more of the following: Development of an innovative concept in transportation planning, design or operations; Innovative application of […]

Affinis Company Picnic

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Uncategorized, tagged in affinis company picnic

This fall, we held our annual company picnic at Franklin Park in Prairie Village, Kansas. Every year, it provides us with a great opportunity to connect with co-workers and get to know their families. This time, we had a barbeque food truck serve dinner and played several competitive rounds of Jenga. It’s something we look […]

What It’s Like Working with a Construction Inspection Team

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Construction Services, tagged in construction inspection affinis

For many years, Affinis has provided civil engineering designs for a variety of clients. We’ve found the true measure of a completed project’s success is “Did you get what you paid for?” and “Did you get what you expected?” Our inspection team is tasked with helping our clients answer yes to both on every project […]

New North Kansas City, Missouri Office

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Construction Services, tagged in http://affinis.us/new-north-kansas-city-missouri-office/

We are pleased to share we have opened a project office in North Kansas City, Missouri. Located north of the river, the new space allows our construction services team to be closer to their projects, so they can be on site quickly. Right now, they are working on the Old Tiffany Springs Road Bridge over […]

Thinking About LED Street Lighting in Your Neighborhoods?

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 by Lee Baer
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/thinking-led-street-lighting-neighborhoods/

Many cities are making the switch from high pressure sodium lights to LED lights in their residential neighborhoods. LEDs offer greater visibility for vehicles and pedestrians at night and don’t require as much energy to provide the same amount of light, which can translate to long-term cost-savings. LED fixtures with a color temperature of 5,000K […]

Finding the “Right Size” for Your Roadway

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by Mike McKenna
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , ,

By Mike McKenna Over the last few years, focusing on finding the right size for a roadway has become more commonplace. Instead of adding lanes, cities are analyzing traffic flow and all modes of transportation before they make changes. Using this approach offers communities the opportunity to improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility and increase the […]