Cities and towns manage the infrastructure that supports a community’s way of life, with ever-shrinking funding, constantly changing political climate, and competing municipal challenges that adversely impact investments in that infrastructure. Our engineers, planners, permitting experts, and public works specialists work with communities to maintain critical assets, from subsurface utility infrastructure to streetscapes, solid waste facilities, parks and trails, DPW facilities, and more. Whether we are developing master plans, implementing proactive maintenance programs, designing major upgrades or expansions, or revitalizing existing systems, we focus on meeting the current and future needs of the community at a cost they can afford.
EXTENDING COMMUNITIES’ ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES
Public works departments across the country work hard to balance the routine responsibilities of maintaining their communities’ infrastructure, with the need to perform emergency repairs, make ongoing improvements, and plan effectively for the future. These departments need a partner that acts as an extension of their municipal engineering staff, working collaboratively with their staff and leadership to solve problems quickly and effectively.
We work hand-in-hand with cities and towns across the country on infrastructure projects of all types and sizes. Our range of skills, decades of experience in municipal engineering, and track record of innovation makes us an ideal partner. And we believe that a strong relationship encourages collaboration, drives efficiency, and creates better outcomes.
STREETSCAPES: PERFORMANCE, AESTHETICS, AND ECONOMICS
The condition of a city’s streets can have a huge impact on the performance of the street itself and the vitality of a neighborhood. Creating an attractive, functional streetscape that meets the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, residents, and businesses while effectively managing stormwater and working with the subsurface utility infrastructure is a complicated but essential process.
Our engineers understand emerging visions for how urban places are accessed, used, and maintained, from complete streets, to “naked” streets, to woonerfs. We help make sure that streets contribute to the health of a neighborhood and help address Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4) requirements, improve stormwater quality, and protect against flooding. And we believe in protecting our clients’ streets by applying asset management approaches common to other municipal infrastructure. With an understanding of the age, condition, and importance of its pavement assets, a community can use proactive and preventive maintenance to extend the life of its streets.