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Is Your UAV Vendor Properly Insured to Mitigate Risks?

Drone / UAV technology is a boon to our industry and the technology is providing high quality and cost-effective data acquisition. However, there are significant risks associated with the use of UAV, making it essential that your vendor is properly insured to mitigate these risks.

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A Solution for Faster Project Closeout

You're pushing for project completion, but that long punch list just isn’t getting done fast enough. Sound familiar? Drawn-out project closeout costs you time and money. Often, this is caused by reassignment of contractor resources to their next project or difficulties scheduling with subcontractors. Expedited project closeout can be achieved by tracking and communicating project deficiencies in real time using an open issues log.

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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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The Secret to Roundabouts is Triangular

Two of the biggest benefits of roundabouts over traditional intersections are 1) reduced delay to traffic, and 2) improved safety through less severe crashes. And while the shape we most often associate with roundabouts is the circle, these two benefits can be attributed to another shape...the triangle.

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