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How a Full-Service Firm Makes the Design & Construction Process Easier

Civil design and construction projects typically involve more than one discipline. From design, to surveying, construction, and completion, there are a number of important steps that must be taken to ensure a successful project.  While there are businesses that specialize in each component, working with a full-service engineering firm—one with knowledge and expertise in all project phases—can offer a number of advantages that make the whole process easier.

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3 Ways to Get Your Project Off the Ground

It’s no secret that beginning a new project takes a lot of time and effort. While some projects may be easier to execute than others, you will inevitably encounter times when getting a project going will seem like it is never going to happen.

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Construction Observation & Materials Testing Can Minimize Owner Risk

As project owners, you want to minimize the amount of interruptions, delays, challenges and risk that happen during the course of a project. While it’s a long shot to assume you can head off every potential issue, materials testing and construction observation are two important services you should utilize to help minimize risk to an owner, and really the entire design team. 

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3 Reasons to Develop A Capital Improvements Plan

A Capital Improvements Plans (CIP) is a short-range (4-10 year) comprehensive prioritization of all capital projects, equipment purchases and major initiatives of a local government that takes into account priorities of the community, fiscal projections and projected lifespan of current infrastructure. CIPs allow planners, public works directors and fiscal officers to work together to ensure projects are identified and ranked in order of priority as well as plan for systematic completion of a local government’s stated goals.

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WLC Owner, Brad Miskimins, Provides Unrivaled Funding Expertise

Like all of WLC’s owners, Brad Miskimins wears many hats. As Funding Strategist, Grantsman, Marketing Director, Board Secretary, and Owner, Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is tough to rival.

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WLC Secures City of Casper and Platte River Trails Trust Morad to Walmart Trail Project

WLC Engineering and Surveying was recently awarded the Morad Park to Walmart Trail Project by the City of Casper and Platte River Trails Trust (PRTT). The project includes the installation of a multi-use pathway from the Platte River Trail at 2800 SW Wyoming Blvd to the intersection of CY Avenue and the Walmart Business Access Road at the Mountain View Shopping Center. The Morad Park to Walmart Trail Project is expected to be completed in 2020. 

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Financing Options for Future Infrastructure Projects

The need for infrastructure improvements is never ending. Roads and sewer systems require maintenance, buildings need upkeep, renovation or complete overhauls, and plans for facility upgrades are never far from mind.  As is often the case, the need is always there but what about the financing to help cover the hard costs of sound infrastructure? 

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What to Look For When Hiring a Civil Engineering Firm

You have a big development or rehabilitation project on the horizon. Do you know where to start? If there’s new or existing infrastructure design or improvements, who do you approach and what should you consider? No matter the size of the project, civil engineering firms can provide a range of benefits that make hiring them worth it.

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By Land & Air! Aerial Surveying Offered at WLC

Surveying has been a core WLC service since the company’s inception over 70 years ago. With more than 275 years of combined experience, WLC surveyors have the expertise to execute any project on, under and even above the ground.  As part of our cornerstone Land Surveying services, WLC began offering Aerial Surveying via Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) in 2017 and has since provided their aerial expertise on approximately 10 projects throughout Wyoming.  

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WLC Provides Wind & Transmission Services, Broadening Wyoming’s Energy Resources

Within recent years interest in commercial development of Wyoming’s wind resources has intensified.  Wyoming has seen wind production increase significantly within the past few years. According to the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy , there are 23 wind farms currently complete and productive in Wyoming, with a combined 1,004 turbines across all facilities.  With a number of additional projects in the works including Choke Cherry and Sierra Madre, TB Flats, Cedar Springs and others, Wyoming’s wind energy capacity is projected to double, increasing power potential by as much as 5,000 megawatts over the next five to seven years.

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