Category: General Civil / Municipal

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 »

Best Management Practices Clean, Control Stormwater

Most communities have a substantial investment in a system that historically has been nearly invisible: the system of drains and pipes that diverts stormwater and snow melt from streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. If it’s working correctly, the system does its job, water disappears, and people go on with their day. It’s a natural system… Read More »

The Detail Behind the Design – Creating a New Community Pool

By Katie MacDonald, PE When most people see an image like the one above, hopefully they see a fun pool and a cool place to take their family in the summer. An engineer, however, tends to see all the thought that went into the site layout and pool vessel and utility design. Pool Design Starts… Read More »