Category: Environmental

Upon Further Inspection, Is That a Drone in the Chimney?

Santa comes down the chimney with a bound – or so goes the old poem. But Santa isn’t alone in navigating tight spaces. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have been used in a few chimneys this year in Wisconsin. The chimneys in question are state-owned heating plant chimney stacks. Normally an inspector would need to rappel… Read More »

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

By Thomas Pulse, PE Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world –… Read More »

Well-Engineered Landfills Protect Water Supply

By Bill Honea, PG Water is always on the move: down from the clouds as rain or snow, into the soil and eventually groundwater, back out again through streams and wells, evaporating from water bodies and transpiring from plants and animals back into the atmosphere to return to us again as precipitation. The water we… Read More »