• February 2021 | Civil + Structural Engineering Magazine

    Answering the Call at TD Garden

    Damian Schmalz and Ben Revette

    Damian Schmalz and Ben Revette describe how upfront preparation, open stakeholder communication, thoughtful and thorough design, and continuous client support helped the team successfully deliver a fiber optic-based distributed antenna system (DAS) at the TD Garden Arena, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.

  • January 2021 | Lidar Magazine

    Surveying Inland Waterways: A Florida Case Study

    Al Karlin, Emily Klipp, Amar Nayegandhi, and James F. Owens

    Al Karlin, Emily Klipp, Amar Nayegandhi, and James F. Owens share how topobathymetric lidar presents a cost- and labor-efficient alternative to more conventional hydrographic mapping when considering inland waterways. The subject matter experts explore case studies in the topographically challenging inland waterways of Florida. 

  • November 2020 | Gov CIO Outlook

    Dewberry: A New Shape to Crisis Response

    Vice President Jay Harper shares how our firm is helping to move the needle at the forefront of disaster relief services by guiding clients in handling the complex after-effects of disasters and recovering more quickly from them using the power of technology and technical expertise. 

  • October 2020 | Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Journal of Dredging, Vol. 18, No. 1

    Utilization of Passive and Active Mechanical Dewatering Technologies to Process Navigational Dredged Material on a Small Footprint

    James Heeren, Christopher Mullan, Scott Minnich, W.S. Douglas, and W. Henderson

    This paper reviews strategies used for dewatering, specific challenges addressed, and costs associated with the Shark River Channel and Spur dredging project in New Jersey, and how it could be replicated for other projects in densely developed areas where traditional management methods are not viable.

    This article was first published in the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Journal of Dredging, October 2020 edition and is reprinted here in an adapted version with permission.

  • September 2020 | Point of Beginning

    Breaking Ground

    Al Karlin, Raymond Miller Jr., and Amar Nayegandhi

    Al, Raymond, and Amar share how survey data using high-resolution lidar mapping from the recently completed Tallahassee-Leon GIS Landbase Update project helps to characterize the region’s landscape and fills a need for high-quality elevation data as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3-D Elevation Program. 

  • July 2020 | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

    Best Practices for Designing Government Buildings

    Troy Windom

    In this MEP Roundtable, Troy Windom shares his thoughts on the biggest trends in government, state, municipal, federal, correctional, and military projects. 

  • Summer 2020 | ASHE Scanner

    Less Congestion, More Safety: First Continuous Flow Intersection in Sunshine State

    Raymond Lee

    Raymond Lee describes some of the unique challenges and solutions involved in the design and completion of Florida’s first continuous flow intersection. 

  • May 2020 | Civil + Structural Engineer

    Rehabilitating the Martinsville Interceptor

    Leslie Barksdale
    Leslie Barksdale describes the creative delivery process that resulted in a cost efficient interceptor sewer line that will collect the majority of sewage for the city of Martinsville and neighboring rural counties. 
  • May 2020 | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

    Three Tips for Legacy Hospital Smoke Control Systems

    J. Alex Harwell
    J. Alex Harwell shares three tips for working with existing smoke control systems in hospitals to help with devising strategies for hospital renovations and additions.  
  • April 2020 | Diplomatic Courier

    Innovative 3-D Elevation Program Has Huge Economic Promise

    Paul Nash

    This article explores the economic impact of the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3-D Elevation Program and our involvement in its development. 

  • Spring 2020 | High Performing Buildings

    Decarbonization of Building Energy Systems

    John Roberts

    John Roberts shares the importance and process of decarbonizing building energy systems to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

  • March 2020 | Water Resources IMPACT

    Why Use High-Density Lidar for Surface Modeling in Urban Environments?

    Al Karlin

    Al Karlin makes a case for why high-density lidar is preferable to photogrammetrically derived contours for topographic maps and describes the advancement of lidar technology over the past two decades.

    This article was published by the American Water Resources Association in the March 2020, Volume 22, Number 2 edition of Water Resources IMPACT.

  • March 2020 | The Chronicle

    Things We Take for Granted – National Security and the Convenience of Consumer Goods

    Ken Spahn
    Ken Spahn shares how new straddle carrier technology at the Port of New York and New Jersey are helping keep us safe from national security threats and enabling the high-volume of consumer goods to be transported during the holidays.
  • February 2020 | xyHt Magazine

    Lidar for Floodplain Models: A Project in Florida

    Alvan Karlin

    Alvan Karlin discusses a massive lidar project that is collecting and updating Florida’s topology data which will help to inform decision making in mitigating the impact of hurricanes and other natural disasters. He also delves into the project’s challenges, advantages, and contributions to the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program.

  • December 2019 | Journal AWWA

    Assessment of Bromide in Three North Carolina Watersheds

    Amber Greune

    Project Manager Amber Greune shares findings from municipal and industrial wastewater discharge samples taken from three North Carolina watersheds. One of the primary objectives of the assessment was to evaluate the potentially harmful presence of disinfection byproducts, also known as DBPs.

    Courtesy of Journal AWWA

  • November 2019 | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

    NFPA 20: Fire Pump Design

    Tracey Foster
    Tracey Foster discusses how the standard for the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection–NFPA 20–factors into designing a fire pump. She also describes how to properly size a fire pump, appreciate cost variations between different pump styles and controller options, and understand the difference between various styles of fire pumps.
  • October 2019 | Roads & Bridges

    Go With The Flow

    Tim Bruns
    This article describes the benefits of continuous flow intersections looking specifically at State Road 82 from Lee Boulevard to 40th Street outside of Fort Myers, Florida, the first of its kind in the state. We are serving as the engineer of record for this historic project.
  • Fall 2019 | NC Currents

    GenX and PFAS: A Legacy of Innovation and Convenience

    Ryan Ames, Leigh-Ann Dudley, and L. Alex Wall

    Ryan Ames, Leigh-Ann Dudley, and L. Alex Wall describe the impact of two manmade chemicals in the environment – GenX and PFAS – and the steps being taken to mitigate their harmful impacts in North Carolina. See page 91.

  • August 2019 | Roads & Bridges

    The Big Shift: NEPA Approval Gets U.S. 219 Link Underway in Maryland

    Kenneth R. Davis
    Ken Davis describes the 1.4-mile realignment of U.S. Route 219 in western Maryland which looks to ease congestion and promote economic development in the area. We are serving as lead transportation engineer for the project. 
  • July 2019 | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

    Government Facility Design: Sustainability

    In this Q&A, Brian Pak answers questions about project performance, sustainable features, value-add items, and energy recovery technology for sustainable government facility design.