Author Archives: Affinis Corp

What It’s Like to Intern at Affinis

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 by
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This summer, we brought on two interns, Will Atkinson and Dane Walker. Will is a student at the State Technical College of Missouri, studying civil engineering technologies. He has been supporting our construction engineering team. Dane is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is pursuing a degree in civil engineering and has been […]

Street Maintenance Program Invests in Neighborhood Preservation

Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 by
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Each year, the City of Overland Park preserves the quality of their community’s infrastructure through their annual street maintenance program. Most recently, they identified three sections of residential street in need of reconstruction. These included Bond Street (north of 141st Street), 157th Terrace (west of Switzer Road), and Lucille Street (north of 141st Street). The […]

9 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Street Lights

Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2023 by
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Great street lighting design increases safety and improves aesthetics in neighborhoods, parks, on roadways, and at businesses. However, staying on top of the health of your system and knowing how to best add new facilities can be overwhelming. When assessing existing systems, we suggest looking at the structural integrity of your current poles and evaluating […]

City of Overland Park Connects Parks and Communities with 91st Street Trail

Posted on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 by
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The City of Overland Park, Kansas had plans to construct a mile and a half long trail connection along 91st Street to provide safe pedestrian access to surrounding residential and commercial areas as part their Greenway Linkage Plan. The project received federal funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as part of the transportation […]

City of Gardner Improves Safety for Students and Families on Waverly Road

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 by
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Waverly Road, from US Highway 56 to Fountain Street, is a largely residential area characterized by two, local schools. The City of Gardner, Kansas wanted to improve safety and traffic flow for Gardner/Edgerton High School and Madison Elementary, as well as local drivers. During pick-up and drop-off, traffic was congested for both those turning left […]

Intersection Study Aims to Increase Safety for Busy Area

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 by
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The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG) requested the intersection at 103rd Terrace and Leavenworth Road (K-5) be studied due to a number of customer concerns. Our study revealed two safety issues. The first is speeding. The second is sight distance. 103rd Terrace is a side street, characterized by a vertical […]

NRCS Assesses 20 Watershed Sites to Meet Oklahoma Dam Requirements

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2023 by
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In Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) had several dam sites that were constructed in the 1960’s. At that time, they were built to meet low-hazard requirements, as there was no development downstream. However, since that time, development has increased downstream, and the structures need to meet the criteria for […]

Pump Station Improvements Protect Local Industries and Residents’ Homes

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 by
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Affinis began working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District on the CID and Armourdale Pump Station Modifications project in 2019. They had plans to raise the levees, and the existing pump station structures needed to be analyzed to determine if they could handle the additional load. To kick things off, […]

Mike McKenna Receives Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 by
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Each year, we announce the winner of our firm’s award, the Schmitty. It is given to the co-worker who best models Affinis’s core values. We’re pleased to announce Mike McKenna, PE, PTOE, ENV SP is the 2022 recipient. The Schmitty is named in honor and memory of our co-worker Dale Schmidtberger, who passed away in […]

Co-Worker News: 4 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 by
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to four, new team members. Each has been added over the last several months. While their roles are varied, we can already see the positive impact they’re making on our clients and our firm. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Madison, Makenzie, Morgan, and […]