Category: General Civil / Municipal

Highways Designed with Snow and Cold in Mind

By Eric Sorensen, PE From temperature extremes to drainage, roadway designers factor in the snow and cold when designing for our northern and mountain states. Let’s look at the properties of various pavement types and the basics of how that pavement is placed and treated for optimal performance in climates plagued by cold and snow.… Read More »

Climate Change Intensifies Stormwater Challenges

By Karen Menné-Jacobsen April showers have long been celebrated for their delivery of May flowers. But due to the Earth’s relentlessly changing climate, showers and snowstorms that occur every month of the year are doing so at increasingly torrential rates. And that poses significant challenges related to stormwater and how to handle it. About the… Read More »

BUILT LIKE A TANK: Towers, Pressure Keep Water Flowing

Ayres helped the Village of Suamico rehabilitate its water tower, which included cleaning the tower inside and out and repainting the outside of the tower. A video of the refreshed Suamico tower can be seen here. By Michael Stoffel, PE With a mere turn of the faucet, water arrives when and where we need it… Read More »