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5 Lessons We Learned from the MCORE Project

Earlier this month “The MCORE Story” was presented at the 2019 APWA Illinois Chapter Conference by Clark Dietz, Hanson, City of Champaign and CU-MTD. As the project team reflects on what has been accomplished, we have identified valuable lessons...

Staff Find Life Balanced in Kenosha County

Kenosha resides right in the heart of the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor. Access to these bustling cities is great, but Kenosha has a personality of its own. There's a charm about the area that makes it appealing to both live and work. A balance...

Bringing Quality Water to People Impacts All of Us

Departing for Guatemala is always the same, everyone is anxious to arrive in the village and get their hands dirty bending rebar, mixing concrete, and digging trenches. You can feel the anticipation as everyone enthusiastically chatters. What's...

7 Tips That'll Make You Better at Obtaining Grants

Whether you are a small town, mid-sized village, or big city, there are always infrastructure projects that go unfunded or unfinished. Every municipality has a wish list of projects they want to see completed. One way to start knocking those...

Benefits of Using Photogrammetry with Drones

Drones are a great benefit to the civil engineering industry. When used throughout construction and post-construction, documented videos or photos can show the project progression for public information purposes or client record. Video or photo...

4 Steps to Effective Asset Management

Municipal, public works, and utility professionals play a critical role in balancing the service needs of their communities while managing assets in a fiscally responsible manner. Effective Asset Management Planning will provide your community...

Guidelines to Energy Efficiency in Existing Municipal Buildings

While energy savings are best realized when implemented across a broad portfolio of buildings; funding and personnel resources are not always available. The following guidelines can be applied to existing buildings and set the stage for growing...

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