The American Public Works Association (APWA) – Iowa Chapter recognized the Cities of Ames and Cedar Rapids with 2018 Project of the Year awards. Both projects were nominated by project engineer, Bolton & Menk.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) – North Dakota Chapter recognized North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) with the 2018 Project of the Year Award for communities under 5,000 at the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference.
Emergency vehicles must get to locations as quickly and as effectively as possible. When sight lines are impacted, a nearby traffic signal or emergency beacon may be activated to notify approaching vehicles to be on the lookout for emergency vehicles. The Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MNMUTCD) includes another option; the Emergency Vehicle Hybrid Beacon (EVHB).
Airport planning has become a key component when working towards federal funding for an airport capital improvement project. While spending entitlement dollars on the planning paperwork is not the most exciting item to pay for, the results are valuable for the airport staff, FAA, and the community. Completing successful Airport Master Plans, Airport Layout Plans (ALPs), and environmental assessments allow projects to move forward with the support and justification needed for federal funding.
To assist clients with their understanding of the complex project, Bolton & Menk, Inc. used state-of-the-art AutoCAD Plan 3D design software and renderings to produce a realistic model of the treatment facility allowing operators, the public utilities department, city management, and council to easily review and understand the upgrades. The 3D plans provided the cities with drawings showing the structures, equipment, pumps, piping, and valves as they will be constructed.
We are thrilled to announce Bolton & Menk, Inc. has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
The demand to actively engage communities is increasingly essential to the success of a project. In response to this demand, having someone dedicated to managing your public engagement and communication will benefit both staff and community members affected by the work. Project communication services identifies and executes effective communication tools and strategies throughout the life of a project, be it the preliminary design phase or final construction.
This week we launch our fourth children's book, Doug the Water Drop. Join Doug as he travels from your home to the wastewater treatment plant, and back out into the environment. To read about Doug and all of our other children’s books, visit www.Bolton-Menk.com/Library.
By Justin Ernst, P.E., Project Engineer
Whether a project is small or large, simple or complex, embraced or confrontational, challenges and complications can arise at any point during a public improvement project. Projects sometimes don’t go as planned and curveballs are thrown your way. These curveballs can pop up anytime, from project initiation to project closeout.
When the City of New Prague wanted a more reliable and accessible system for locating electrical and water utilities, they looked for a long-term solution. They found their answer via a web-based GIS mapping application. This forward-thinking system not only saves time and money, but has provided many additional benefits to the City and the New Prague Utilities Commission.