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Celebrating Engineers Week and Making a Positive Difference Everywhere You Look

By Thomas Pulse, PE If you enjoy clean water, safe bridges and roads, sturdy buildings, and managed stormwater – thank a civil engineer. Engineers come in many flavors – from aerospace and agricultural to biomedical, mechanical, and many more – but here at Ayres Associates we are primarily civil engineers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More »

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Mobile Devices, Fieldwork Apps, and Gear Lighten Engineers’ Load

By Dusty Robinson The advent of smartphones, tablets, and bluetooth GPS units has decidedly altered the way engineers, surveyors, and technicians conduct their business when out in the field. Before this new era, collecting data in the field (whether that be survey, construction plan review, construction observation, site assessments, or any other number of fieldwork… Read More »

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Infrastructure: Fund It, and They Will Build

Federal and state programs, policies, and budgets often are subject to great debate and polarized positions. But there’s at least one policy area where most sides agree: We need to take care of our infrastructure. Countless studies have determined our roads, bridges, public transportation, shipping ports, and utilities are in disrepair. The latest American Society… Read More »

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