Firm News

Ames Office Moves to New Location

Thanks to the confidence and trust of our valued clients, Bolton & Menk, Inc. continues to grow and expand. This growth, combined with on-going expansion of services to better meet our clients’ needs, has led to our moving into a new office located in Ames, Iowa. Since our first Ames office opening in 1986, we are proud to serve the greater Ames area and look forward to continued service as your local engineering resource. Come visit us at our new location: 1519 Baltimore Drive, Ames, IA 50010. 

Understanding Your Project with an Interactive 3D Model

Sioux Center, Iowa was facing development of a complex engineering project at their wastewater treatment facility. An early goal of the project was to help educate the city council and staff on wastewater treatment and how the project was going to work.

To assist clients with their understanding of the project, Bolton & Menk used state-of-the-art 3D design software to produce a realistic model of the treatment facility and allow operators, the public utilities department, city management, and council to easily review and understand the improvements. 

Mankato's Water Treatment Backwash Reclamation Project Named APWA Project of the Year

The American Public Works Association (APWA) named the City of Mankato’s Water Treatment Backwash Reclamation Project “Project of the Year,” the highest honor in the environmental category for a project less than $5 million. The award was presented during the APWA 2017 Public Works Expo and Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida August 27-30.

The Value of Adding Landscape Architecture to Your Project

By Shannon Gapp, Landscape Designer

When thinking of landscape architecture, these words probably come to mind: landscape design, environmentally compatible, sustainable, and beautiful. These are accurate descriptions; however, the value of bringing a landscape architect into a planning, design, or construction project can be even more profound. Published in Minnesota Cities Magazine. Click here to read more. 

Jonathan Nelsen designs outdoor classroom for Nativity Child and Family Center Playground

The Nativity Child and Family Center in St. Anthony was struggling to provide an enriching outdoor atmosphere for its children due to aging play equipment and a small segmented site. By reimagining the site and redeveloping the existing playground into a natural play area, the playground now provides children of all ages an enriching outdoor play and learning experience.

Wetland Restoration on Marginal Lands

As a result of falling commodity prices, farmers have been looking at different avenues to profit from marginal land. One of these is to restore wetlands and place them in the state and federal wetland banking system. These systems allow landowners to restore agricultural land to its presettlement condition and receive compensation through the sale of wetland credits. The credits are generated through the restoration of previously converted wetland and surrounding upland buffer. The credits are sold to public and private entities that impact wetlands and are required to mitigate those impacts through the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Wetland Conservation Act (WCA).

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