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Staying in the Proactive Zone
Staying in the Proactive Zone
February 11, 2021

PUBLICATION
Aziz Ahmed, PE, discusess why utility managers need to know their utility's current performance status to effectively manage it and proactively address any management- and maintenance-related pressures in this article originally published in WaterWorld.

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Tom Karis speaks with students on Clarkson University's Ignite Podcast
Tom Karis speaks with students on Clarkson University's Ignite Podcast
February 5, 2021

PUBLICATION
Tom Karis, Chief Engineer, spoke with students on The Clarkson Ignite Podcast, a bi-weekly podcast meant to inspire the Clarkson University community. You can listen to the podcast here, or via Apple, Android, or Spotify.

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Georgia DOT's Roadside Decked Beam ABC Project
Georgia DOT's Roadside Decked Beam ABC Project
January 20, 2021

PUBLICATION
Jim Aitken and Kevin Kahle discuss the design and construction process behind the Georgia DOT's Blackhall Road over Rum Creek project in this article originally published in Aspire magazine.

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Keep Regulators Happy with a Strategic Asset Management Plan
Keep Regulators Happy with a Strategic Asset Management Plan
January 12, 2021

BLOG POST
Asset management strategies help prioritize investments, optimize maintenance, and mitigate risk. These strategies often consist of Consent Orders and Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) Plans—mandated Asset Management Plans. Why don't more utilities start with a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) to keep regulators happy?

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Sportsfield Design Responds to Life Amid a Pandemic
Sportsfield Design Responds to Life Amid a Pandemic
December 14, 2020

PUBLICATION
Jason Pollard, Senior Engineer with CHA’s Sports Group, explores how designers have shifted their strategies during the pandemic to support safe fields in SportsField Management magazine.

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CHAtting with CHA - Juston Manville
November 30, 2020

VIDEOCAST
CHAtting with CHA: A conversation with Juston Manville, Infrastructure Asset Management Business Practice Leader, about our strategic asset management approach.

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Transforming Your Community - Road Diets as a Tool to Implement Complete Streets Policies
Transforming Your Community - Road Diets as a Tool to Implement Complete Streets Policies
November 10, 2020

BLOG POST
Complete streets policies have been developed in most urban areas in the U.S. so that roads can accommodate all transportation users, not just cars. If we take a deeper look at the use of the road diets as a tool to implement complete streets policies, we should answer the question: "Can complete streets policies be successfully applied to existing urban corridors without additional right-of-way?"

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Living More Productive, Healthier Lives: How Low Energy Design Directly Benefits the End-User
Living More Productive, Healthier Lives: How Low Energy Design Directly Benefits the End-User
November 3, 2020

BLOG POST
Americans spend most of their days indoors, whether in the homes they live and sleep in or the workplaces where they spend 40-60 hours per week. Improving energy efficiency leads to better health, improved productivity, and generally a successful and happier quality of life.

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Smart Building Environment Welcomes Employees Back
Smart Building Environment Welcomes Employees Back
September 28, 2020

BLOG POST
Whether they voice their uneasiness or not, employees are nervous about returning to the office. Developing a plan and taking important steps that cultivate a smart building environment can put your staff at ease and promote the health and safety of your workforce. Taking precautions to protect your workforce does not have to cost a fortune and is a sound investment in your business.

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The Industry Is Ready for You, Are You Ready for the Industry?
The Industry Is Ready for You, Are You Ready for the Industry?
September 11, 2020

BLOG POST
If you’re getting ready to launch your engineering career, you’ve likely spent years working hard inside and outside the classroom on projects, coursework, jobs, and internships. While what you learned in the classroom is valuable, there are things not covered in textbooks that are just as valuable to know and understand before entering the workforce. Industry veteran, Tom Karis, shares his essential tips to make a lasting impression for recent engineering graduates.

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