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Startup for a temporary wastewater solids handling facility
Startup for a temporary wastewater solids handling facility

Startup of a new facility is not as simple as the turn of a key or the flip of a switch.

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Roughened channel fish passage design addresses problematic streambed materials
Roughened channel fish passage design addresses problematic streambed materials

When asked to alleviate flooding issues by designing drainage improvements in an area with clay soils, Mead & Hunt delivered a unique solution.

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Traffic Noise Model® receives major upgrades
Traffic Noise Model® receives major upgrades

The Federal Highway Administration changes the noise modeling game again with their first major update to Traffic Noise Model® in over a decade – TNM 3.0.

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Acquisition and execution of federal engineering and construction contracts are changing
Acquisition and execution of federal engineering and construction contracts are changing

My review of the President’s Budget and the USACE Civil Works Budget suggests that acquisition and execution of federal contracts are changing.

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Urban planning standards: Design for people first
Urban planning standards: Design for people first

It is a planner’s job – at times – to challenge what is considered standard.

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Cautious implementation of low impact development recommended
Cautious implementation of low impact development recommended

Many communities want the well-publicized benefits of green infrastructure, aka low impact development. However, LID may also have potentially adverse impacts.

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Exploring transportation’s future: The Hyperloop
Exploring transportation’s future: The Hyperloop

The transportation industry is being revolutionized with new technologies and innovations. During World Creativity and Innovation Week, Mead & Hunt celebrates innovation in the transportation industry.

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Addressing iron in your water-wastewater system
Addressing iron in your water-wastewater system

Unpleasant tastes or odors, stains on linens, or rusty slime build-up on plumbing fixtures are just a few of the problems associated with iron and iron bacteria.

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Building more than infrastructure with the design-build method
Building more than infrastructure with the design-build method

Design-build projects are all about integration – not just of design and construction, but of people and ideas.

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New water project funding released for coastal California
New water project funding released for coastal California

It was recently announced that the Coastal Conservancy will award project grants to protect and enhance California’s coastal resources.

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