Interchange Blog

City of Lake Waukomis Supports Homeowners with Dam Repair

Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Structural, tagged in dam grouting

The water levels at Lake Waukomis were dropping due to dam seepage. As a result, area homeowners couldn’t access their boats from the dock. The City of Lake Waukomis, MO knew they needed to address the issue to support residents. They selected our team for the Lake Waukomis West Dam Abutment Grouting project. We began […]

USACE Offers Insight on Pump Station Project’s Design Challenges and Strategies

Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 by Lane Odle
In Federal Services, tagged in pump station design

Our Vice President of Federal Services, Jason Davis, presented with Zack Parsons, Project Manager at the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), at the 2024 Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) National Conference. As part of the stormwater quality and climate change workshop, they shared a first-hand account of our Armourdale and CID Levee Units […]

APWA’s Kansas City Metro Chapter Awards City of Olathe Project of the Year

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Stormwater, tagged in https://affinis.us/apwas-kansas-city-metro-chapter-awards-city-of-olathe-project-of-the-year/

The City of Olathe and Affinis were awarded the Kansas City Metro Chapter of American Public Works Association’s Public Works Project of the Year Award for their Stagecoach and Sleepy Hollow Stormwater Improvements project. Thoughtfully designed, the final solution protects homeowners and increases roadway safety. The City of Olathe, Kansas was experiencing significant flooding concerns […]

Preliminary Engineering Study Helps Raytown Leverage Funding

Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Roadway, tagged in preliminary engineering study

The City of Raytown, Missouri routinely evaluates the condition of their pavement. In a recent assessment, they identified poor pavement conditions in the Green Valley neighborhood. Additionally, a concrete lined drainage channel running through the neighborhood was failing. They wanted to gain a better understanding of the condition of the neighborhood’s infrastructure and the associated […]

KDOT Leverages Mobile LiDAR and Traditional Techniques for US-83 Survey

Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Survey, tagged in

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) wanted to improve traffic flow on US-83 from the Scott-Finney County line north towards Scott City. To efficiently survey the 8.5-mile stretch, they needed to use a combination of old and new technology. Affinis’s survey group was selected for the project. Our team was asked to perform a full […]

Olathe Tackles Neighborhood Improvements Near Superfund Site

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Roadway, tagged in https://affinis.us/interchange-blog/

As part of the 2022 Street Reconstruction Program, the City of Olathe, Kansas chose to invest in the Highland Park Neighborhood by replacing deteriorated infrastructure that was beyond maintenance or preservation conditions. Located within the city’s Neighborhood Revitalization Area of historic Original Town, the neighborhood had deteriorated pavement, limited street lighting, and a deficient storm […]

Traffic Study Offers Safe Design Alternatives for KDOT

Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Traffic, tagged in https://affinis.us/interchange-blog/

There were safety concerns at the intersection of US-75 and K-9 in Jackson County, Kansas. Some of these included poor sight distance, near-miss crashes, and difficulty maneuvering through the intersection due to the skew. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) asked our traffic team to study the area to assess the current state, project future […]

Affinis Co-Workers Drive Plans for 2024

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in strategic planning Affinis

In 2022, we kicked off our 10-year strategic plan, charting the course for the next decade. During the first leg of our journey, we made great strides. In fact, we achieved each of the goals we established for 2023. One of the largest was increasing co-worker engagement. We asked each person to identify how they […]

Brandon Gann Named 2023 Schmitty Award Winner

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 by Lane Odle
In Firm News, tagged in

For two decades, we’ve recognized outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. Today, we’re excited to share Brandon Gann, LSIT, a land surveyor-in-training, was selected as the 2023 recipient. Selfless and hard-working, Brandon has shown tremendous growth as a servant leader, while working at Affinis. This year, he stepped up […]

Precast Structures: What to Consider on Your Next Project

Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
In Structural, tagged in precast structures

Using precast structures, like manholes and junction boxes, on a project can offer several benefits. However, they aren’t the perfect fit for every site. In this article, we share when to use them and what to consider before installation. Precast structures are used a lot because they are often less expensive than cast-in-place and provide […]