The Big A

The designed environment is always changing. We’ll help you get up to speed.

How to Make a Kayak/Canoe Launch ADA-Compliant

By Pete Kolaszewski, PE, and Blake Theisen, PLA “And now I sign legislation, which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the freedom they could glimpse, but not grasp. Once again, we rejoice as this barrier falls for claiming together we will not accept,… Read More »

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A Short Course in Environmental Acronyms

Under NEPA, the EPA (or DOT, NRCS, USDA, or another federal agency) oversees EIA and EIS processes. On the other hand, FWS and NMFS are responsible for overseeing the ESA. OMG. Sometimes the federal government seems to have a language all its own. To help you navigate your way through that territory, here’s a tourist… Read More »

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Moving Right Along: Will Your Development Require Traffic Impact Analysis?

By John Davis, PE, PTOE, RSP Change is a constant, it has been said. And looking at the built environment around us, few could argue to the contrary. Our towns, cities, and transportation networks are continually evolving to better serve the interests of the community, moving forward with new structures, enhanced resources, and modern facilities… Read More »

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