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Thinking About Adopting a Complete Streets Policy?

 
If you’re thinking about adopting a Complete Streets Policy, it’s a good idea to talk with someone who  has been through the process. The City of Battle Ground, Washington was recognized as having the tenth best policy   in the nation in 2015 by Smart Growth America. I recently sat down with Scott Sawyer, the  Public Works Director at the City of Battle Ground, to discuss his experience. 
 
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Using Contractor Payment as Carrot and Stick

As a project owner or manager, you need certain types of information from the contractor to ensure your project is on track. Too often, though, the contractor doesn’t provide the information you need in a timely fashion (if at all). Before you know it, the project can be off schedule and out of budget. How can you avoid getting caught in this situation?

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Don’t Let Poor Concrete Work Crack Your Project

Concrete may initially sound like a boring blog subject, but if you’ve ever experienced a problem with it on one of your projects, you know concrete can become a costly and time-consuming nightmare.

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Will Drones Be Useful in the Gas Industry?

Recent volatility around oil prices has sent our gas clients on a frantic scramble to do more with less. The impacts are far reaching and the result is rapid change. Fortunately, new technologies are available that are shortening survey, design, and construction delivery times and dramatically decreasing costs.

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