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Our History and Our Future

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in affinis timeline

To celebrate our 21st Birthday, we put together a series of videos. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be unveiling these on our social media accounts. But today, we’re excited to share one that highlights our history, alongside our vision for the future. Discover how we’ve grown and changed over the last two decades and […]

New Regional Detention Area Prepares Olathe for Future Development

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by Jason Frericks
In Stormwater, tagged in brougham dam

The City of Olathe, Kansas was having downstream flooding along Coffee Creek. To solve it, they decided to create a regional detention area near Lindenwood Dr. and Brougham Dr with funding assistance from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program. In addition to managing the water, this project will also support future development in this rapidly […]

Affinis Clients Weigh in On Infrastructure and Workforce Changes

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 by Lane Odle
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As part of our strategic planning initiative, we worked with a consultant to survey our clients. Based on their candid feedback, we learned how their businesses are changing and what they thought of our firm. Find details on their evolving work environment and the impacts on infrastructure and engineering below. The survey was sent to […]

A New Vision for Affinis

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in affinis vision

For years, Affinis has had a clear understanding of who we are as a firm. We’ve lived our mission, vision, and values in and out of the office. But, as we neared our 21st Birthday, we wondered what was next. For two decades, our firm has held tight to our mission and values. And, in […]

NRCS Increases Safety with Dam Rehabilitation Project

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 by Jason Davis
In Structural, tagged in Boiling Springs Dam Rehabilitation

Boiling Springs 1 is an existing dam structure that was constructed in 1973 in Latimer County, Oklahoma. It has operated for 45 of its 50-year design life. This site was originally designed as a low hazard structure. However, it has since been re-classified as a high hazard due to downstream development. To increase safety for […]

City of Independence, MO Increases Safety for Pedestrians along US-40 Highway

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Roadway, Stormwater, tagged in

The City of Independence, Missouri has high pedestrian traffic along US-40 Highway. This 4-lane, undivided roadway has wide shoulders, which people were using to access area businesses from the surrounding neighborhoods. The city wanted to increase safety by adding sidewalks. Affinis was selected by Independence for the US-40 Highway Complete Streets project. Improvements were designed […]

ACEC Missouri’s Future Leader Academy Offers Professional Development Opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in

Professional Land Surveyor, Aubrey Meyer, PLS, recently completed the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri’s Future Leader Academy. A six-day program, each class has between 18 and 20 participants every year. In this article, learn more about his experience and why he found it beneficial. Why did you apply for Future Leader Academy? What […]

What It’s Like to Work at a “Best Firm”

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in best-firms-affinis

This year, Affnis was recognized by the Zweig Group as a “Best Firm to Work For” for the 13th time. Our selection is due in part to positive co-worker input. Each year, they are asked to complete an anonymous survey describing work life at Affinis. We take that feedback and use it to improve our […]

Co-Worker News: 3 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in

We continue to grow the Affinis team, and today, we’re excited to introduce you to three, talented new team members. Two are engineers-in-training, and the third is a member of our survey crew. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Anthony, Blake, and Michael. There, you’ll discover things like what they […]

An Interview with Our Summer Intern

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
In Firm News, tagged in affinis intern interview

This summer, we’ve had a college student interning at Affinis. Pierce Miller, a University of Kansas Student studying Civil Engineering, has supported our traffic, roadway, structural, and stormwater teams. Set to graduate in 2024, we asked him to tell us about his experience at Affinis. In this interview, he shares a typical day and what […]