Archive for February, 2016:

Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: ,

Last month, I helped judge entries at Future City, a science and engineering competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities that represent their vision of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineering mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to […]

Three Envision Practices You May Already Be Using

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Sustainability, tagged in Tags: , public engagement meeting

One of the main reasons we received Envision certification was to help our clients successfully achieve their community vision. We liked the program’s flexible approach to innovation and focus on quality infrastructure. We learned that much of the Envision process involved methods we, along with our clients, already valued. They included improving quality of life, […]

Project Spotlight: Liberty Drive Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Projects, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , ,

Affinis designed improvements to Liberty Drive from South Ridge Avenue to West Mill Street. The Liberty Drive Improvements project involved: Reconstructing, milling, and overlaying the pavement; Adding or replacing curb and gutter and sidewalk; Adding bicycle lanes and connections through the corridor; Retaining wall construction to help save backyards and utilities and make room for […]