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Troy Lavelle Named 2021 Schmitty Award Winner

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 by
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Since 2003, we’ve recognized outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. Today, we’re excited to share Troy Lavelle, a design technician and long-standing member of our team, was selected late last year. To choose a winner, the three previous recipients collaborate to develop a list of nominees. Those names […]

Co-Worker News: 3 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 by
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to three of our new co-workers. Shane Standley has joined our team as a transportation project manager. Mark Nolte is a new member of our survey group, and former intern, Jason Eskina is now a full-time engineer-in-training. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Shane, […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 by
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two of our new co-workers. Jason Frericks, PE, PTOE is now a project engineer for our transportation team. Our former intern, Conner Jackson, recently came onboard full-time, joining our construction engineering group. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jason and Conner. There, you’ll discover […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by
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Today, we’re excited to introduce two of our new co-workers. Jacob Wilson has joined our roadway group as a project engineer. In addition, Canyon Mallory is our new marketing coordinator. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jacob and Canyon. There, you’ll discover things like their favorite places and what they’d eat […]

Tested Strategies for Improving Utility Coordination

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by
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Utility coordination is an important component of many of our projects. In today’s post, we interviewed Survey Technician Brandon Gann, Intern Engineer Levi Cole, and Municipal Streets Group Engineer Chris Farney about their favorite strategies. Find out what works well for them and how their strategies change based on the utility and phase below. What are a […]

Affinis Clients Recognized for Award-Winning Projects

Posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 by
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We are excited to share four Affinis clients have received awards for recent improvements. The City of Overland Park, Kansas; the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; the City of Edgerton, Kansas; and the City of Merriam, Kansas have all been recognized for our work together. Below, you’ll find more about each of the winning projects […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers for EWeek

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 by
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Every year, Engineers Week celebrates the engineering profession and strives to inspire the next generation of professionals. Committing to STEM education and outreach year-round is one way we support those efforts. In this short video, you can see some of the ways we give back to our communities and lend our expertise. A/E/C Internship Program Last […]

John Skubal Recognized with the Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 by
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Late last year, the Overland Park Chamber presented John Skubal with the Richard A. Worrel Community Award. Senator Skubal was selected, because of his work within our community. He believes investments in education, infrastructure, and business development are critical components to an area’s success. Before becoming a senator in the Kansas Legislature, John served on […]

John McCanless Recognized with Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 by
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For over 15 years, we’ve recognized outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. Today, we’re excited to share Senior Project Representative John McCanless, a leader in our Construction Engineering Group, was selected. To choose a winner, the three previous recipients collaborate to develop a list of nominees. Those names […]

Railroad Engineering Group Offers New Services

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by
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Railroad engineering requires a unique skillset and network. It is needed any time the railroad falls within a project’s limits. We recently sat down with Sam Ramirez, the Affinis rail manager and asked him to share how this new group can benefit municipalities and departments of transportation. Find his interview below. Sam, can you tell […]