Courtney Eaton, Environmental and Sustainability Engineer in our Boston office, teamed up with industry colleagues to develop a three-part series highlighting the need to incorporate sustainable thinking into infrastructure design. The first article of the series, On the Road to a Sustainable Infrastructure: Part 1 – Defining Our Responsibilities, was recently published in the Journal of the New England Water Environment Association.
Nancy is a Water Market Major Accounts Manager and was recognized for her contributions to Sacramento’s water resources, leadership positions within the AEC industry, and inspiring young engineers and scientists. Flip to Page 79 to see her well-deserved spotlight.
Mark Franklin, 3-D Reality Capture Lead in Kleinfelder’s Edmonton, Alberta office, was featured in the most recent publication of Construction Tech Review. In the article titled, “Customizing Modular Design with 3-D Reality Capture Scanning,” Mark explains how engineers use 3-D reality capture scanning to eliminate uncertainties during planning, design, and construction. By capturing data about every element of a building or site with scanning technology, engineers create detailed and highly accurate 3-D renderings of existing buildings or construction sites that can be used to manipulate elements of a design, optimally configure construction sites, and allow project teams to complete virtual run-throughs to make sure there are no surprises when it comes time to execute project work.
Robin Seidel, Climate Resiliency Architect, and Nasser Brahim, Sr. Climate Resiliency Planner, were featured in WIRED's article "Designing the Coastal City of the Future" and in the WIRED video "How to Design a Resilient City for the Future." Faced with the threat of flooding from rising sea levels and more frequent extreme storm events, Boston is implementing one of the most ambitious municipal resiliency plans in the United States: Climate Ready Boston. Upon launching the initiative, the City of Boston turned to architects, planners, and engineers, including Kleinfelder, to help prepare the city for the long-term impacts of climate change. (September, 2019)
The publication highlights the award winning Georgia Street Bridge project and discusses how Kleinfelder engineers squeezed a modern seismic design into the framework of a historic arch bridge. (May, 2019)
The article discusses a unique foundation construction approach that reduces reliance on outage schedules, providing flexibility in the construction schedule of transmission line projects which may result in overall cost savings. (April, 2019)
In the article Update on PFAS and Massachusetts Drinking Water, Kirsten discusses how emerging contaminants of concern, such as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), can affect the general public, and how MassDEP is working to implement guidelines and regulations to reduce human exposure to PFAS through drinking water. Recently, (after the article went to press), MassDEP announced its intention to begin the process of establishing a drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) for certain PFAS. The State’s website provides additional information regarding MassDEP’s statement. (January 2019)
Stacie’s article, Paving Your Way to Success, discusses the seven primary causes of asphalt distress and stresses the importance of having an assessment and maintenance plan for parking lots in order to preserve the property's aesthetics, ensure customer and tenant safety, and extend the service life of the pavement. (January 2019)
Aspire, the concrete bridge magazine, highlights Kleinfelder in the article "Designing for the Real World." Featuring Jim Frost, Robert Torres, Keith Gazaway, and Wade Brown, the article discusses how Kleinfelder applies in-house expertise, including structural and bridge engineering, geotechnical, environmental, and construction management services, to ensure bridge designs meet every stakeholder's needs while offering efficient constructability. (December 2018)
Jonnas Jacques' article, 'Piloting Innovation in the Waters of Boston, Massachusetts,' was recently published in NEWEA's Winter Journal. The article, which Jonnas co-authored with David Peterson (Project Manager from our Boston office) and Amy Schofield (Project Manager from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission), discusses the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the assessment of underground pipelines, culverts, and conveyance conduits. (December 2018)