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Kate Ackerson Featured in BSCES News, “Cambridge, MA: Sharing the Streets”
Senior Project Engineer Kate Ackerson’s article, Cambridge, MA: Sharing the Streets, sheds light on the innovative approach of shared street design. The article addresses challenges like outdated infrastructure, accessibility issues, and balancing urban development with ecological preservation. Kate highlights shared streets as a solution that accommodates pedestrians, cyclists, and low-speed vehicles while maintaining green infrastructure and accessibility, showcasing successful implementations in Cambridge as a model for more sustainable urban environments. (September 2023)
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Mark Franklin Featured in Geo Week News, “Navigating the Next Era of 3D Visualization”
Kleinfelder’s 3D Reality Capture Lead Account Manager Mark Franklin shares his perspective on the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of applying advanced 3D visualization techniques, such as augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), within the AEC industry. (May 2023)
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California Builder & Engineer Highlights Courthouse Commons Tunnel Project
Kleinfelder, in partnership with Delve Underground, provided engineering and construction services for the $83 million, 23-foot-diameter, 328-foot-long, concrete-lined tunnel and three-story underground transfer facilities shaft for transporting inmates from the Downtown San Diego Central Jail to the new Superior Courthouse. The project won an ACEC California Engineering Excellence Honor Award. (April 2023)
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Pete Daniels Published in NASTT NE Magazine, Trenchless for Gas Infrastructure 2023
Pete’s article, Raising the Bar for HDDs, details the need for raising expectations (and the bar) and implementing best practices for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects. Pete notes that higher expectations and contractual requirements by utility owners will encourage all HDD contractors to embrace change, invest in new technologies to provide a better product, and continue to move the HDD industry forward. (April 2023)
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Kyle Johnson and Kate Willis Featured in Civil + Structural Engineer Article
In the article titled, “Moving Forward with Historic Preservation and Climate Resiliency,” Kleinfelder Climate Resiliency Professional Kyle Johnson and Kleinfelder Architectural Historian Kate Willis discuss how climate resiliency planning presents an opportunity to both achieve a more equitable future and protect communities and historical resources from the effects of climate change. (October 2022)
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Kleinfelder Architectural Historian Kate Willis Featured in USA Today Article
The article titled, “Boston Tea Party rebels and shipwrecked souls rest here. The ocean had other ideas, though.” examines how historic sites with connections to ancestry, culture, and stories of the past – like the historic Cohasset Central Cemetery in Massachusetts – are being impacted by extreme climate events, such as flooding, and how important sites may be preserved as communities continue to grapple with climate change. (September 2022)
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Kyle Johnson and Ariel Patterson Featured in ASCE Article on Global Warming
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) published an article titled, “How engineers combat conditions within the ‘red zone’ of global warming,” which examines how a warming world is producing more intense wildfires and more extreme heat waves. The article features what engineering experts – like Kleinfelder’s Kyle Johnson and Ariel Patterson – are doing to protect and preserve our threatened infrastructure. (July 2022)
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Bill Hasbrook Featured in ENR Texas-Louisiana Article
As a board member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Kleinfelder VP Bill Hasbrook provides expert insight on the design-build delivery method for ENR’s article, “P3 Design-Build Offers Valuable Tool for Successful Mega-Projects.” (June 2022)
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PDG’s Schoolhouse Park Project
Kleinfelder’s Poggemeyer Design Group team received recognition in both the Dayton Daily News as well as nationally in Yahoo! News for their work in developing plans for a $3.14 million park in the Village of Covington, OH – the first new park in 100 years in the area. (June 2022)
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Kleinfelder’s Miramar Clearwell Improvements Project Featured in WaterWorld Magazine
The article, authored by Vice President Simon Wong, PE, SE and titled “In with the New,” was featured as a cover story and examines how Kleinfelder’s work to replace the City of San Diego’s clearwells provided enhanced reliability and efficiency as well as increased water supply. (June 2022)
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The University of California San Diego’s Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Featured in (PCI) Journal
The University of California San Diego’s Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project was featured in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal. Kleinfelder served as the prime design consultant for this $10 million project that enhances access and connectivity on the campus while encouraging walking and biking. (May-June 2022)
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Kleinfelder’s Dennis Doherty Inducted into NASTT Hall of Fame, Featured in NASTT NE Journal
Kleinfelder Senior Principal Professional Dennis Doherty, PE, FASC, was inducted into the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Hall of Fame at the 2022 NASTT No-Dig Show. A NASTT member since 1992, Dennis has been a champion of bringing trenchless technology to the next generation and describes his early exposure to trenchless technology, details milestone projects in his illustrious career, and shares his ideas on fostering the next generation of trenchless technologists in this NASTT Northeast Journal of Trenchless Technology Practices feature article. (Spring 2022)
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Kleinfelder’s York Street Pump Station & Connecticut River Crossing Project Featured in NASTT NE Journal
The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Northeast Journal of Trenchless Technology Practices has featured Kleinfelder’s work as the lead consultant on Springfield Water & Sewer Commission’s $122 million York Street Pump Station & Connecticut River Crossing project. Kleinfelder Principal Engineer Gus O’Leary provides an overview of this complex project – one of the first horizontal pipeline projects in Massachusetts to warrant an alternative delivery method – including existing conditions, history, and approach. (Spring 2022)
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Kleinfelder’s Parking Lot No. 6 Stormwater Tank Project Featured in Stormwater Magazine
The article, titled Stormwater Management for Resilient Communities, examines how stormwater management infrastructure can be used to help safeguard vulnerable neighborhoods from future impacts of climate change, while relieving pressure on crowded underground systems. The article highlights Kleinfelder’s work as the lead consultant for the City of Cambridge’s PL6 Stormwater Tank Project, which features a 390,000-gallon, 119-by-36-foot cast-in-place underground stormwater tank in The Port Neighborhood of the City. (February 2022)
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John Rahill & Dan Scott Published in Northeast Journal of Trenchless Technology Practices
The article, titled Town of Swampscott, MA, Stacy’s Brook Comprehensive Sewer Rehabilitation – Lessons Learned from Lateral Renewal, examines the Town of Swampscott’s sewer rehabilitation program to reduce concentrations of Enterococcus in the stormwater discharging at King’s Beach. Rahill and Scott provide a chronological dialogue of the original problem, the determination of the limits of the project area, the comprehensive sewer rehabilitation design approach, and a focused discussion on the design approach and lessons learned regarding the design and construction of cured in placed pipe (CIPP) lateral lining. (November 2021)
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Samuel Christie Authors Article in GEOSTRATA Magazine
Mr. Christie has over 18 years of experience working on bridge, tunnel and marine projects all over the world, specializing in numerical modeling and earthquake engineering. The article, Seismic Performance of a Deep Soil Mixing Grid, which Sam collaborated on with three co-authors, presents a case study of the shoreline ground improvement for the new petroleum and cement terminal (PCT) berth at the Port of Alaska which was subjected to strong motions generated by the Mw 7.1 Point Mackenzie earthquake about one month after completion of the Deep Soil Mixing (DSM) zone along the seismically vulnerable shoreline. The article assesses the performance of the DSM zone compared against the adjacent unimproved slope and discusses the effectiveness of using DSM to shield the trestle piles from seismic induced lateral slope displacement. (September 2021)
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Mark Franklin Published in Informed Infrastructure Sustainable Engineering Issue 2021
In the article, ‘Managing Water Assets with Reality-Capture Technologies,’ Mark discusses how 3D scanning, reality capture and modeling technologies can be used as a highly efficient and cost-effective way to provide detailed information needed to manage, maintain, and upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure. (August 2021)
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Felipe S. Contreras Featured in Construction Tech Review Magazine
In the article titled, ‘Protecting Human Health and Aquatic Ecosystems with Ultrasonic Technology,’ Felipe discusses how ultrasonic algae control units equipped with water quality monitoring technology will serve as a vital component to maintaining healthy waters and reducing risk to people, wildlife, and the environment. (May, 2021)
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Kleinfelder Authors Article in NASTT Northeast Journal
Kleinfelder was featured in the North American Society for Trenchless Technology Northeast Chapter’s Journal for a more than 9,100-foot Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) project completed across an environmentally sensitive area and with numerous stakeholders. (December, 2020)
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Mark Franklin Featured in Rigzone Magazine
In the article titled, ‘3D Scanning Offers a Path to Remote Asset Management,’ Mark discusses how 3D scanning can be used within the oil and gas industry to improve efficiencies, reduce risk, and cut costs. (June, 2020)
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Kleinfelder’s Partnership with SkillBridge Highlighted in Diversity in Action
Partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge program, Kleinfelder is giving service members a leg up in the job market and gaining valuable employees in the process. (May, 2020)
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Kleinfelder Featured in APWA Reporter Magazine
The publication highlights the important role Kleinfelder played as the prime design consultant for the development of the Lakeside Equestrian Facility – a 14-acre recreational park in eastern San Diego honoring the county’s history and celebrated western culture. (April, 2020)
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Nancy Walker selected as one of Sacramento Magazine’s top 300 most powerful business leaders!
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.
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Mark Franklin, Kleinfelder 3-D Reality Capture Expert, Published in Construction Tech Review
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.
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Kleinfelder’s Robin Seidel and Nasser Brahim featured in WIRED.
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)
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Kleinfelder’s Georgia Street Bridge Project Featured in Civil + Structural Engineer
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)
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Kolleen Backlund Published in T&D World
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)
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Kirsten Ryan Published in BSCES
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)
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Stacie Steel Published in Parking Today
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)
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