Drones Can Handle Cost-effective Volume Estimates

By Paul Crocker If you have ever had to order topsoil or mulch for a yard improvement project, you understand the difficulty of accurately estimating the volume of an irregularly shaped pile of material. Counties and municipalities often need to estimate the volume of their stockpiles of sand, salt, or gravel. About the Expert: Paul… Read More »

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Who Knows What You’ll Find When Building Roads

This giant boulder revealed itself during reconstruction of a city street. By Andy Dana, PE Design plans for road construction are just that – plans. However, sometimes those plans hit, shall we say, a roadblock. About the Expert: Andy Dana, PE, is a transportation project manager in Ayres’ Green Bay office. He has been involved… Read More »

Strategic Planning for Investments in Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure

By Amanda Arnold, AICP Communities seeking to grow in their economic resilience may be tempted to put the cart before the horse. Local leaders and stakeholders must be mindful not to launch new projects and/or programs before doing the self-examination and strategic planning necessary to promote success. Examples where an introspective and strategic planning approach… Read More »

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