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Cardno’s Subsurface Utility Engineering Boosts Risk Management

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Maintenance, Modeling

Mapping underground utilities using the latest technology and proven methods more readily pinpoints underground conflicts and mitigates the risks of change orders and project delays. Cardno senior project manager Rhett Sloan will discuss the benefits of subsurface…

Multiagency Team Working to Reduce Erosion and Flooding Threat in Eastern Washington

December 11, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Erosion control

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Washington’s devastating 2014 and 2015 wildfire seasons put vast areas of the state at risk of erosion and flooding, posing additional…

Preventing Floods and Erosion After Fire

August 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California…

Gemeente Hoorn Mitigates Urban Planning Risk with Palisade’s @RISK

August 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

London, Aug. 18, 2015—Local government planners from Gemeente Hoorn (the City of Hoorn) are using Palisade’s leading risk analysis tool @RISK to mitigate financial risk as a result of urban planning within the region. As Amsterdam’s population continues…

EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation Activities

June 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. The Technical Guide for Assessing and…

Road Congestion Relief: How Engineers are Fighting Traffic

April 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Roads, Transportation

Congested roadways are common problems that all drivers have to deal with. Whether commuting to work or enjoying a leisurely drive through the city, it is a problem that causes a great deal of stress and unnecessary frustration. However, while it is still…

Project Successfully Maps Wildlife Paths Across U.S. 20 in Island Park

February 5, 2015 - in Analysis, Projects, Roads, Transportation

RIGBY, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2015—A four-year collaborative study in the Island Park area regarding wildlife-related hazards and improved safety on U.S. 20 and Idaho 87 has been completed. Finalization of the study was announced by the Idaho Transportation Department…

How Roadside Drainage Ditches Reduce Pollution

Stormwater can pick up chemicals and sediments that pollute rivers and streams. Roadside drainage ditches, also known as swales, lessen this effect by absorbing water. But until recently, MnDOT didn’t know how to quantify this effect and incorporate it into…

Hoboken Looks to be a Model for Urban Flood Protection

December 17, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning

This city was nearly swallowed by the Hudson River during Superstorm Sandy last year. Three of its electrical substations and most of its firehouses flooded, businesses and homes were submerged, and people were trapped in high-rises because elevators didn’t…

Supreme Court Ruling Makes it Harder for Communities to Adapt

June 30, 2013 - in Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling in the case Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the legal equivalent of a wrestling undercard, was a little bit surprising. The 5-4 ruling essentially scolded government for being overzealous in imposing requirements…