Category: General Civil / Municipal

Carefully Designed Sidewalks Take Center Stage

By Daryl Myers, PE Most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about sidewalks unless they: A) Have to pay for one. B) Have to walk in the street because their neighborhood lacks them. However, engineers and landscape architects give a lot of thought to sidewalks and/or multi-use paths when these pedestrian lanes are a part of… Read More »

Infrastructure Grades Reveal Rail Improvements, Concerns about Public Transit

By Thomas Tym Technology Solutions Leader The American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2017 Report Card for America’s infrastructure earlier today. Similar to a school report card, the study outlines the condition of the nation’s bridges, water, transportation, and other infrastructure in letter grade format. As someone with a background in infrastructure management, I… Read More »

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 »