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Roads & Bridges: A long time coming, New I-74 crossing in Quad Cities

HR Green was selected to accompany the Amec Foster Wheeler Team for the I-74 Expanded Central Section Construction Management project led by the Iowa DOT along with partnering agency Illinois DOT.  This large project includes improvement of the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities from south of Avenue of the Cities in Moline, Illinois to north of 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa.

Roads & Bridges: I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway, Oak Book, IL

HR Green is providing construction management services for the reconstruction and resurfacing of a 12.2-mile section of I-88 from US 52 to Midway Road in Lee County, Illinois. The accelerated schedule project includes both roadway and bridge rehabilitation including coordination within the corridor with two other adjacent contracts.

Top 5 Technologies Communities Can Leverage to Improve Citizen Communications

A well-informed constituent will feel engaged and involved. Communities striving to improve communications with their residents and visitors should periodically evaluate the technologies available and weigh their strengths against the community’s need. Some technologies are excellent at getting information distributed to a broad audience quickly, while others allow for interaction and multimedia applications. 

Classroom Occupant Loading and Egress: What You Need to Know

Occupant loading is not just a matter of how many people can be accommodated in a classroom. It is also how many people can be safely sheltered and evacuated. Whether performing a plan review or inspection, your Code professional does not dictate design, but they should be paying particular attention to this critical part of the overall program, Life Safety.

Leadership Spotlight: Dave Reitz, PLA, on the Importance of Communication & Building Strong Relationships

Our collective backgrounds allow us to look at opportunities from our client’s perspective to help their projects say on schedule with fewer disruptions. We also take time to understand background issues from the investment side and understand the sense of urgency that our clients may expect from a consultant.

Oak Street over BNSF

The outdated bridge was relegated to a five ton weight limit, precluding passage of emergency vehicles (i.e.: ambulances and fire trucks) and limiting access to the Hospital. Emergency vehicles to/from the south side of the railroad were experiencing significant delays due to the high level of rail activity (156 trains per day including freight and

Top 5 Ways Municipal Fiber Networks Can Help Communities with Resiliency

While many communities have used fiber optic cables to connect traffic signals and sites, more and more are leveraging their network to become a robust asset for their community. While some communities focus on attracting retail communication services, others are focusing on creating municipal fiber networks to help them become more resilient for upcoming technical

Building Community Resilience Starts with Sustainable Infrastructure Design

Resilience can be defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. In communities around the country, civil infrastructure projects provide an assortment of challenges to address their community’s needs. Efficiently-operating civil infrastructure is an essential component of a resilient, livable community. The highways, bridges, and wastewater treatment plants we build today have design lives

A 4-Step Process to Restoring Order after a Disaster

This quarter, HR Green is focusing on the concept of resilience and how municipalities recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Communities are much better positioned to deal with disasters, retain a healthy position and regain normalcy when properly prepared. There are few natural disasters more devastating than flooding. Water, a vital life-force,

Viability of Gas Tax as Transportation Infrastructure Revenue Source Questioned

The two-year-old, 10-cent increase in Iowa’s motor fuel tax is helping the state and local governments address challenges on their transportation systems, but an Iowa Ideas panel cautioned that it alone won’t solve changing transportation needs. HR Green’s Aaron Granquist mentions the importance of maintaining bridges as they are key to Iowa economic chain.

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