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Building a Circular Economy: Industry Insights and Sustainable Practices

A circular economy, geared towards minimizing waste and maximizing natural resources, hinges on reusing, repairing, remanufacturing, and recycling products and materials. It establishes a closed loop that conserves natural resources and facilitates the regeneration of natural systems. In sharp contrast ...

Lessons from COP28: The Opportunity for Infrastructure

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently launched the Buildings Breakthrough at COP28, the United Nations’ annual climate summit. Aiming for near-zero emissions and climate resilient buildings by 2030, this initiative marked a pivotal moment in the global commitment to ...
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STV and Mentoring: Empowering M/WBEs to Excel in their Communities

Each January, professionals come together to recognize and reaffirm the importance of National Mentoring Month. During this pivotal time, I’m reminded of the transformative potential of harnessing our collective efforts to support Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). As a ...
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STV/ITSA Partner to Deliver New Webinar Series on Roadway Digital Infrastructure  

Today, there’s a digital layer that sits on top of nearly everything in our lives – from social networks to the WiFi in our homes. It has a profound impact on how we work, conduct business, communicate and get around. ...
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Planning for Multi-National High-Speed Rail in the Pacific Northwest

What if you could travel from Portland to Seattle—or Seattle to Vancouver—in an hour? It’s an idea that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been investigating since 2016, following Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive to WSDOT to determine the ...
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How LiDAR Changes the Way We Survey Projects

From the earliest land measurements to the more precise methods that helped lay the foundations of modern cities, surveying is a crucial element of the iconic infrastructure we use every day. More recently, the surveying field witnessed a remarkable transformation ...
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Providing a Better Perimeter Around Our Transit Operational Technology Infrastructure

As public transit agencies continue to move towards leveraging digital solutions to enhance operations, provide visibility for the public, and expand their capability to manage their infrastructure, the need for a more robust cybersecurity plan has become essential. While cybersecurity ...
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Using Water Usage Patterns During the Pandemic to Predict Wastewater Discharge

COVID-19’s profound impacts on our daily way of life are well documented. But while conducting research for a sewer basin improvement program in York County, SC, our project team made some unexpected discoveries regarding wastewater discharge patterns during the height ...
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STV’s New Grants Research Tool Simplifies How We Identify Funding Opportunities for Clients

In light of federal legislation like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as growing funding programs at the state and local level, the United States is currently experiencing a watershed moment as it ...
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Designing Locally: How CSVT Reduces Traffic Congestion in Central PA

On a sunny Saturday last summer, my husband and I joined the over 6,000 people who came out to walk the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) River Bridge over the West Branch Susquehanna River. Ahead of the CSVT Northern Section’s ...
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Fueling the Future: Supporting the Transition Towards Hydrogen Infrastructure

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) recently made a momentous announcement that brought with it a wave of optimism and enthusiasm to the realm of clean energy and infrastructure development. The earmarking of $7 billion of Infrastructure Investment and ...
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Water for All: Bridging the Water Equity Gap

Imagine a day without water. Water is a basic necessity that most of us take for granted until we are without it. The Imagine a Day Without Water day of action serves as a stark reminder as to why we ...
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Merging Tech and Accessibility for Public Rights-of-Way Projects

Sidewalks, crosswalks and curb ramps are vital forms of public, right-of-way transportation for pedestrians, especially for people with disabilities. As such, any pedestrian facilities need to be safe, accessible and compliant with Federal Transit Administration’s Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)—standard ...
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Design for Well-being: Architecture that Enhances Lives

In a recent conversation on Bloomberg Businessweek, I was asked to identify the prevailing trend shaping our approach to architecture. My response was unequivocal: At STV, our focus revolves around fostering holistic experiences, weaving humanity into our designs, and nurturing ...
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Staying on Top of the National Environmental Policy Act and its Impacts on Our Communities

There’s been a lot of change in the environmental planning sphere over the past 2+ years, which means there’s a significant amount of policy evolution that our clients and other key stakeholders need to keep up with, especially as it ...
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Picking Up the Pace to Deliver Bridge Rehabilitation in Massachusetts

Updating our nation’s bridge infrastructure cannot be executed with a one-size-fits-all approach, especially when it applies to structures that are more than 160 years old and in need of an expedited but effective solution. In the case of Connecticut River ...
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Designing for People, Modernization and Readiness

As we prepare for the 2022 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference,…

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Effective Community Outreach for Equitable Outcomes

A key question I ask myself and my team at the onset of every new project…

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A 360- degree View: Accessibility and Inclusivity with 3-D Mapping

When video games first came out, a misguided concern was that they would rot kids’ brains….

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Helping Clients Provide Equity in Transit Service

As transit planners, working with our clients and community stakeholders to create more equitable access to…

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STV’s Thought Leaders on Display at IBC 2021

As the leader of STV’s national bridge practice, I’ve never been more excited by the innovation…

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A Road Map to Success for Women in Construction

I recently took part in a panel discussion – virtually of course – regarding women’s roles…

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