Construction Engineering

Stormwater Improvements Protect Overland Park Residents from Flooding

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
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Residents in Overland Park, Kansas were experiencing flooding on 170th Terrace. A new neighborhood to the south had created additional run-off. The excess water was causing the overflow of ditches in the area, and water was running over the street. They needed proper stormwater control to capture the extra water. The city selected the Affinis […]

From the Field: Construction Progresses on North Brighton Avenue

Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, tagged in construction engineering

Our construction engineering group is partnering with the City of Kansas City, Missouri on the North Brighton Avenue Improvement Project. We are responsible for inspection of all construction activity and are tasked with contractor, utility, and citizen coordination. Our job is to keep the project moving forward and protect the city’s investment. The North Brighton […]

Affinis Construction Engineering Project Update

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, tagged in construction engineering affinis

The Affinis construction engineering group has been on site overseeing a variety of projects in the metro area. Throughout the year, we work with municipalities and states to produce completed projects that meet their goals. Below, you’ll find brief descriptions of our current work, along with progress photos. 167th Street We are currently overseeing the […]

An Inside Look at the KC Streetcar’s Construction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, tagged in kc streetcar construction

Before working at our firm, John McCanless, a Senior Project Representative at Affinis, helped perform construction observation on the KC Streetcar project. The line was constructed in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and spans approximately 2.2 miles. It opened in 2016 and has quickly made its mark on the community. We recently interviewed John to learn more […]

Tiffany Springs Bridge Supports Growth for the City of Kansas City, MO

Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, tagged in tiffany springs bridge construction

More than 10 years ago, the City of Kansas City, Missouri set the process in motion to rebuild the Old Tiffany Springs Road Bridge and Donovan Drive. The area was developing rapidly, and they needed a safer travel route to serve those crossing I-29 or making a connection to nearby commercial, residential, and recreational developments. […]

8 Ways to Limit Disruptions to Commercial Areas During Construction

Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, Roadway, tagged in limiting disruption to commercial areas during construction

Adding improvements, like newly paved streets, sidewalks, and lighting, enhances communities and attracts people to them. For commercial areas, these changes can be even more impactful. By improving the infrastructure adjacent to a building, a less popular location can start to appeal to a wider range of customers. However, constructing these improvements can mean disruption […]

What It’s Like Working with a Construction Inspection Team

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 by Affinis Corp
In Construction Engineering, tagged in construction inspection affinis

For many years, Affinis has provided civil engineering designs for a variety of clients. We’ve found the true measure of a completed project’s success is “Did you get what you paid for?” and “Did you get what you expected?” Our inspection team is tasked with helping our clients answer yes to both on every project […]

Construction Services: Common Challenges and Best Practices

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by Affinis Corp
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Affinis offers a wide variety of construction services within the civil engineering realm. We cover heavy highway/roadway construction, bridge construction, utility facilities, sidewalks and streetscapes, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and relief well construction just to name a few. We asked John McCanless, our senior project representative, to share how owners can benefit from construction services, […]