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How Prioritizing Infrastructure Benefits the Community

Consider the innerworkings of healthy, functioning communities. What do they all have in common? It is likely you thought of several basic physical systems, or infrastructure. Without such things as roads and transportation, communication systems, water treatment and distribution,  sewage treatment  and collection, power generation, and so on, communities would struggle to survive. Government entities and municipalities are responsible for ensuring infrastructure is not only present but functioning in a way that contributes to a positive quality of life for its residents.

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Qualifications Your Materials Testing Firm Should Have

Materials testing refers to testing programs, investigations, and studies of concrete, soil, and asphalt in order to ensure projects are being constructed and completed as designed and to the proper specifications. In order to verify the proper materials are in place and meeting industry compaction standards, among other criteria, there are several qualifications and certifications you should look for in a civil engineering or testing firm.

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Flood Elevation Certificate: When & How to Get One

Spring means wet weather in Wyoming and while we’re fortunate to live in an area rarely plagued by extreme flooding, the occasional high waters from winter runoff or an extreme storm can still occur. If you’re a home or business owner in a “high-risk” or flood susceptible location, your insurance provider or mortgage company will likely request a Flood Elevation Certificate (FEC) in order to determine your flood insurance premium.

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Why Stormwater Management Master Plans are Important for Your Community

A Stormwater Management Master Plan (SWMMP), is the framework  that details how a municipalities’ stormwater infrastructure, or how stormwater (water from rain, melting snow, hail and sleet) is managed. These plans  typically include recommendations for future improvements, conceptual designs, cost estimates and financing alternatives that address water quantity and quality, plus various environmental issues that impact the health of a community.

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The Importance of Experience on Oil & Gas Surveying Projects

WLC has a tremendous amount of surveying experience; especially on complicated oil and gas projects, where proper surveying is of the utmost importance.  Deep industry and environmental knowledge, as well as work experience provides several advantages that can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful outcome.

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Take Your Projects to the Next Level with High Definition Scanning!

Imagine you have a renovation project that requires incredibly precise surveying, of waterpipes and electrical and mechanical systems, where an attached structure once stood? Prior to 3D high definition scanning, this task would have been extremely difficult and very time-consuming.

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When to Utilize a Boundary Survey

As a potential or current property owner, it’s important to understand where your boundary lines are. Without clearly marked boundaries, it is often difficult to determine what property is yours and how much area you have for the activity you are interested in. An accurate boundary survey can help remove confusion or mitigate a disagreement about a boundary line.

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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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