Category: General Civil / Municipal

UNDER PRESSURE: How Municipal Water Commutes to Work

For the City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Ayres designed a 1.5-million-gallon water tank located in a west-side high-pressure zone, an area that includes two business parks. By Michael Stoffel, PE With a mere turn of the faucet, water arrives when and where we need it so routinely that few give this modern-day miracle a second… Read More »

Building Interest: National Engineers Week a Good Time to Focus on STEM Advocacy

By Disa Wahlstrand, PE, LEED AP National Engineers Week is February 16-22. Each year, engineers throughout the United States celebrate this week and its importance in recognizing engineering of all types – and the impact that engineering has on our daily lives. The Engineering Management Institute’s “The Civil Engineering Podcast” has a Women in Civil… Read More »

Permeable Pavement, Pavers Can Be Part of Stormwater Management Solution

Here’s an intriguing thought: Sometimes the best pavement surface is one that isn’t dense and solid. Permeable pavement – also called pervious paving – allows runoff and rainfall to infiltrate through the surface to the soil below. That can be a real asset for communities searching for ways to more effectively move water off streets,… Read More »