Category: General Civil / Municipal

Piecing Projects Together: Permit Puzzle Lays Foundation for Site Development

By Gareth Shambeau, PE Wherever you go, chances are you’ll encounter some kind of construction project, whether it be minor road repairs on your commute or a major undertaking to prepare a site for a big-box store. What you see isn’t always what you get – by the time you drive by and see that… Read More »

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 »