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Brad Schleeter Recognized with Schmitty Award

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2020 by Cindy Martens
In Culture, tagged in brad-kristen-700

Since 2003, we’ve honored outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. We’re pleased to announce Brad Schleeter, PE, CFM, ENV SP, Senior Project Engineer, has received the award for 2019. To select a co-worker, the three previous recipients met and developed a list of nominees. Those names were given […]

Fort Riley Main Post Stormwater Study Ranks System Upgrades for Next 30 Years

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 by John Spell
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , fort riley stormwater study

Fort Riley’s Main Post was constructed in the early 1900’s. Given the age of the facilities, there were few maps, as-builts, or internal historical knowledge about the stormwater system. Fort Riley’s Directorate of Public Works (DPW) was addressing system problems, but wanted a comprehensive improvement plan that considered all of the Main Post’s needs and […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in News_Jan_700

Today, we’d like to introduce to you to two new co-workers. Meet Matt Brenizer and Travis Sanders. Matt is a professional land surveyor, and Travis is a project representative. You can learn more about them by following these links: Matt and Travis . There, you’ll learn things like what they wanted to be growing up or […]

Improvements to Camp Funston Will Reduce Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , camp funston project

The Fort Riley Directorate of Public Works (DPW) wanted to provide an efficient drainage system for Camp Funston. DPW worked with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Affinis to design a solution that drains the very flat grades and improves undersized pipes to meet the current 10-year design standard. Improvements will reduce […]

Affinis Team Shows Servant Leadership with 4 Local, Community Service Projects

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 by Cindy Martens
In Community, tagged in affinis volunteer

Servant leadership has been a core Affinis value since its founding. For the last several years, we’ve challenged one another to celebrate stewardship by performing acts of community service. In 2019, we logged more than 940 hours as a firm. In addition to choosing their own community service, we asked co-workers to submit ideas for […]

4 Takeaways from the Edgerton, KS Concrete Paving Projects Presentation

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 by Kristen Leathers
In Clients, tagged in concrete pavement edgerton ks

In November, Dan Merkh, Public Works Director for the City of Edgerton, Kansas; David Hamby, PE, City Engineer for Edgerton and Principal of BG Consultants; Joe Chick of Miles Excavating; and myself presented at the Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Concrete Paving Association’s Annual Concrete, Pavement, Parking Lot, and Flatwork Seminar. At the event, we provided […]

4 Takeaways from the ACEC Emerging Leaders Program

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by Scott Crain
In Industry Trends, tagged in acec ks emerging leaders program

Over the last several months, I have participated in the ACEC Kansas Emerging Leaders Program. It was designed to impart specific skills and competencies, identified by Kansas firm principals, that are critical for leadership success. The sessions began in September, and from each one, I’ve gathered a number of key takeaways. Below are the most […]

Co-Worker News: New Engineer

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Maeve-700

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to our new co-worker. Meet Maeve VanLandingham, who joined our team as a project engineer. You can learn more about her by following this link: Maeve. There, you’ll see what she likes to do outside of work and her favorite place.

Economist Sheds Light on Conflicting Economic Forecasts

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 by Lane Odle
In Industry Trends, tagged in Tags: affinis industry summit 2019

Last month, Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, presented at Affinis’s fourth Industry Summit. In his presentation, “Finding the Dark Cloud Behind the Silver Lining: Economy in Late 2019,” he shed light on conflicting economic forecasts. We found these takeaways to be particularly thought-provoking. U.S. Economic Status The United States is seeing […]

Co-Worker News: New Design Technicians

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Co-Worker-news-October-2-700

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to new co-workers. Both are design technicians on our team. Meet John Slayman and Mike Drumwright. You can learn more about them by following these links: John and Mike. There, you’ll see what they wanted to be growing up and what they’d try if they knew they wouldn’t fail.