Constructive Candor

Separated Bike Lanes: The Next Step in Road Design Evolution

This post is the first in a three-part series covering a new alternative being considered for street sections, the separated bike lane. This post will cover the basic concepts and options for how bike lanes can be separated. Future posts will cover the challenges and opportunities related to Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater and Protected (Dutch) Intersection design.

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The Eight Traits of Successful Developers: Trait #8

Several years ago, after finally gaining approval for a large master plan project that required several city council and planning commission meetings, a client and I shared more than a couple beers over absurdly large steaks and talked about why we do this work. He was very successful and a veteran of many projects. I have always been interested in soaking in his experience and knowledge.

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Am I Stuck Paying for My Consultant's Error?

If you’re an owner who's been involved with a major construction project, this question isn’t hypothetical. Yet while this situation is extremely common, many owners don’t have a strong grasp on their contract’s terms and conditions or the relevant case law that forms the underpinnings of a defensible answer.

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The Eight Traits of Successful Developers: Trait #7

Don’t you wish you could time the stock market to sell at the peak? Doesn’t everyone want to know when to get off the rollercoaster before the next freefall so we can maximize our return on investment? That’s the dream, to predict the market, and developers are no different when it comes to the land development market. Well, most developers are no different.

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