The City of Pipestone faced a series of issues with both their water and wastewater treatment systems. The ground water supply used for drinking water contained elevated levels of Gross Alpha, a radionuclide regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department of Health as a potential carcinogen. The existing facility, constructed in 1919, had no treatment capabilities and was limited in its ability to be modified due to being a historical site.
The City of Waterville needed to update their significantly aging Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) to meet the effluent phosphorus limits in the new NPDES permit and meet future wastewater treatment needs. The WWTF discharges to Sakatah Lake, one of the city’s most important resources.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) – Minnesota Chapter recognized Forest Lake Area Schools at the annual conference on November 22. The High School Water Stewardship project received the Environmental Stewardship award for their commitment to environmental conservation and protection.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) – Minnesota Chapter recognized the City of Bloomington at the annual conference on November 22. The Penn American Stormwater Storage project received the Project of the Year award for their work to develop a linear storage system that combined retention and conveyance of the runoff while mitigating the impact to Upper and Lower Penn Lake.
So often we find ourselves in one echo chamber or another, whether professionally or socially. In the context of the civil engineering field, the echo chamber can be a shared frustration with another engineer over how some architect approaches form over function, comfort in what worked the last time versus a different directive, or some seemingly crazy idea a planner thinks is best for the ‘placemaking’. At the same time, specialization of roles has heightened over time.
The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Bolton & Menk, in collaboration with Design Workshop, with the 2019 Planning and Analysis Honor Award on September 17 for the Highway 14 Corridor Study in Marshalltown, Iowa.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers recognized Dakota County and Bolton & Menk with the 2019 Transportation Achievement Award for Planning for the Southview Boulevard (CSAH 14) and 3rd Avenue Improvements project on July 22 at their annual conference in Austin, Texas.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa recognized a few of our clients with Engineering Achievement Awards in Transportation, Water/Wastewater, and Special Projects. Congratulations to Spencer, Ames, and Cedar Rapids!
The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota recognized the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) with the 2018 Engineering Excellence Award in Special Projects for their Infrastructure improvements. This $13 million project, which improved utility infrastructure and addressed pedestrian, ADA, parking, and traffic movement, was completed over the course of three construction seasons.