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July 7, 2021
Redefining “Complete Streets”

Current trends in transportation and community planning are expanding the discussion beyond safety and level of service into areas such as equity and environmental justice, climate change, and maximizing the street’s footprint for non-transportation functions. Here are three key considerations that are leading to an evolving definition of Complete Streets.

June 15, 2021
Conquer Potholes with Pavement Management

Every community has different needs, funding situations, political structures, and approaches to handling roadway maintenance. That is why HR Green specifically tailors each Pavement Management Plan to our client’s individual needs and situations. Apply the right treatment, to the right pavement, at the right time.

March 12, 2021
Resilient Engineering: 6 Tips to Maximize Your Engineering Budget

Keeping your public works infrastructure resilient when facing challenges like a limited supply of dollars or unexpected repairs caused by long-deferred maintenance is both a science and an art. Here are six ways to get a good grip on budget management by focusing on stretching that seemingly inflexible wallet.

June 15, 2020
Underground Success: Pre-design planning for buried utility projects

If you’ve been an owner or builder of underground utility projects for any length of time, then you’ve probably been surprised by something that turned up in a trench or tunnel. Many times the surprises create only mild inconvenience. In other cases, they jeopardize project success by revealing profound constructability issues of which the designer seemed unaware. Costly change orders and schedule delays may result.

July 23, 2019
Goodbye, Parking Garages. Hello, Dedicated Driverless Lanes.

Transportation technologies are evolving at an unprecedented pace and will have profound effects. Engineers and public officials must start preparing today for an inevitable, vastly different future.

May 29, 2019
A Summary of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) is a federal law that provides for water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. AWIA became law on October 23, 2018. Section 2013 of AWIA includes newly enacted requirements for community water systems serving more than 3,300 people.

April 2, 2019
The Transportation Planning Evolution is Upon Us

Technology is evolving rapidly, and will have profound effects on our transportation options, networks, and spending habits within the next few decades. Public officials need to start preparing today for an inevitable, vastly different infrastructure future due to a variety of technologies that are emerging and changing the ways we plan and develop our future roads, parking, transportation networks, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). 

March 7, 2019
The Growing Role of Broadband in Utility Damage Prevention

The infrastructure that utilities build and maintain can run the spectrum from convenience for the utility’s customers to critical infrastructure (both for customers and national grids.) The potential damage to the many components of that infrastructure can come from different sources with varying intent.

March 19, 2018
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

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