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Co-Worker News: Affinis Adds Construction Professional

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in john mccanless

We’ve been growing our construction observation team over the last year and are pleased to share we’ve added John McCanless to that group. At the job site, he ensures projects are completed in accordance with plans, specifications, budget and schedule. Quick on his feet, John is skilled at finding solutions that deliver for our clients. […]

Save Dollars with Pavement Preservation

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in

Maintaining pavement impacts not only safety, but also a city’s bottom line. To increase performance and ensure roads reach their full service life, it’s important to prevent micro-cracking with surface treatments. Untreated, these small cracks can spread, resulting in an expensive and disruptive, full tear out. We sat down with two of our pavement experts, […]

Leawood and Liberty Win Awards for Project Work

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, tagged in http://affinis.us/leawood-liberty-win-awards-project-work/

The City of Leawood, Kansas and the City of Liberty, Missouri both received awards for work within their communities. Leawood’s project featured stormwater improvements in a residential area, while Liberty completed infrastructure improvements in a residential section as well. Both cities were committed to providing great solutions to their residents. The Leawood Heritage Stormwater Improvements […]

Sweet 16 Open House

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis sweet 16 open house

Last week, we hosted co-workers, colleagues, and clients at our office for a Sweet 16 Open House. Over food and drinks, we toasted the long-lasting relationships that have helped us stay in business. Below, you’ll find photos from the festivities.

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 […]

Traffic Noise Challenges

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Lee Baer
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/traffic-noise-challenges-2/

An important consideration in roadway design is traffic noise. It can be much more destructive than people think. In fact, it can adversely affect your physical health and the environment. Some effects include increased blood pressure, hearing loss and decreased overall mood. In Kansas, a resident or property is considered affected by traffic noise, if […]

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Cindy Martens
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/introduce-girl-engineering-day/

Recently, we participated in the Society of Women Engineers’ 7th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Bartle Hall. We had two co-workers volunteer. Linda Rottinghaus served as a mentor to three girls throughout the day, and Peggy Amor lent a hand at the industrial engineering booth. Attended by high school students, IGED began with […]

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 […]

Affinis Surveyors Help Preserve 200-Year-Old History

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Surveying, tagged in http://affinis.us/affinis-surveyors-help-preserve-200-year-old-history/

2016 marked the 200th anniversary of the running of the Osage Treaty Line. This was the first boundary survey line in what is now western Missouri. To commemorate the event, members of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) led the charge in retracing historic steps to find it. While the exact location was unknown, […]