Category: Environmental

Grants Spark Turning Point in Brownfield Cleanup

By Scott Wilson, PSS The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award millions of dollars for assessment, cleanup, and planning activities for brownfield sites later this spring. The submittal deadline is January 31, which means now is the perfect time … to start planning for next year. Having a grant strategy aligned with the goals of… Read More »

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 »