| Jarion L. Bradley, PE

7 Steps to Maximize IIJA-Funded Infrastructure Projects

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allows for specific infrastructure spending for water, sewer, and broadband investments. This legislation is vital for community resilience, particularly for rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach communities. With these strategies, municipal leaders can prioritize the projects that benefit the communities they serve.
| Brad E. G. Oliver, PS

7 Types of Land Surveys

A survey means different things to different people, and many don’t know the type of land survey needed. As consultants and survey professionals, our job is to dig deeper and define the true scope, so clients receive the right amount of data for their projects. This article covers the seven most common land surveys.

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| Eric Geerlings, PE

Part 1: Why Consider Distributed Solar Solutions?

Renewable energy projects continue taking hold as developers and municipalities strive to meet 2030 clean energy goals. But large, industrial-scale projects aren’t the only solution. Learn about the benefits of implementing distributed solar projects at the local level.

GIS Technology: The Core of Digital Asset Management

Today’s custom GIS technologies and services enable municipalities to make decisions based on real-time data to prioritize and optimize their asset management in the most cost-effective manner.
| Damon L. Garrett, PE

Water System Consolidation: Pros, Cons, and Potential Solutions

As water systems across the country restructure and regionalize, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. The benefits often outweigh the drawbacks, but each locale has a unique set of circumstances that make it hard to generalize.

ROW Acquisition, Crops, and Clear Communication

When a project route runs through valuable farmland, it can prove to be a sticking point for many of the stakeholders within the project area. In my experience, what’s critical to managing this process goes beyond technical know-how and hard numbers—it takes an understanding of human nature and emotional connections to the land.
| Damon L. Garrett, PE

Renewables: From Power Generation to Power Management

Energy storage solutions are in demand as renewable sources integrate into the electrical grid, which is creating more supply than the aging transmission lines can handle.
| Jarion L. Bradley, PE

Water System Management: Functional Ecosystem or Vicious Cycle?

A prime example of the ecosystem at work is in the City of Highland Park, MI, where the water system’s deteriorated conditions stemmed from years of neglect. Learn how the city set up a sustainable operations plan that reversed the cycle into a functional ecosystem that serves the community and the municipality.
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