Planners and engineers often see the world through different lenses. While planners typically look for the “when” and “who,” engineers seek the “how” and “what,” which can lead to conflicts.
We are excited to announce that Bolton & Menk, Inc. has opened an Algona, Iowa office as of March 1, 2018. The opening of the office gives us better access to serve the needs of our northwest Iowa clients in municipal engineering, agricultural drainage, and land surveying. Come visit us at 1609 US Hwy 18 East, Algona, IA 50511, or give us a call at 515-395-3140.
Bolton & Menk, Inc. has opened an off-site studio location in downtown Mankato. Demand for high end video has advanced the company to new lengths in order to meet clients’ needs and produce the standard of video the firm has been known for. Bolton & Menk Studios houses the Graphics Work Group, specializing in 3D animation, video editing, music and audio recording, graphic design, green screen production and aerial photography.
Bolton & Menk, Inc. ranks third on Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Largest Metro Engineering Firms top 25 list. There are 101 metro registered engineers and a total of 343 Bolton & Menk employees in the metro area. The firm has a total of 492 employees in 17 office locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Derek Arens, P.E., Bolton & Menk, Inc.