Archive for June, 2020:

A Comprehensive Guide to Stormwater BMPs

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 by Maeve VanLandingham
In Stormwater, tagged in stormwater bmps best practices

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) offer a number of environmental benefits to overall water quality. They can remove pollutants, reduce runoff volumes, and increase biological diversity through the use of native plantings that attract wildlife. A great tool for moving communities forward, we’ve outlined a variety of BMPs, how they work, and keys to their […]

New Data Sources Change Traffic Design and Community Planning

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Industry Trends, tagged in Tags: affinis replica data driven design

For years, traffic engineers and communities have relied on the same resources and methods to project and accurately count traffic. With more data readily available, they now have a range of alternatives, each using its own unique approach. I recently met with Replica, a Kansas City based company whose software strives to help individuals understand […]

USACE Restores Ecosystem in Parkville, Missouri

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: ecosystem restoration affinis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in the process of restoring wetland and riparian habitats in a 130-acres site in the Missouri River floodplain in Parkville, Missouri. The restoration effort is aimed at increasing native plant and animal diversity by adding native plantings to two existing wetland areas and grading and shaping one […]