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Working Around Bats Does Not Have to Be A Major Constraint

Despite what most people think, bats are found everywhere.

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Subsurface Utility Location Expert Dennis Mead Joins Psomas

During his 20-year career, Mead has provided subsurface utility locating services for major utility companies as well as numerous private contractors.

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LA’s Iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement

Psomas Bridge Experts to Support Construction of LA’s Iconic Sixth Street Viaduct..

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2019 Paper Yacht Challenge – Create Now

Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards! Join us April 18, 2019 for the Paper Yacht Challenge! All proceeds will benefit Create Now.

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Three New Principals of the Firm

Psomas is pleased to announce the appointment of three new principals of the firm: Brett Barnett, Richard Sullivan, and Kevin Thornton.

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Psomas Announces New Associates for 2019

Psomas is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 new Associates for 2019.

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State-of-the-Art Electronic Water Meter Reading Using GIS

State-of-the-art electronic meters enhance the tracking of water consumption, providing input into a near real-time monitoring.

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Drones Boost Efficiency in Traffic Engineering Projects

For civil engineers, drone technology has become extraordinarily useful for traffic monitoring and keeping track of projects under construction.

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Bay Area CM firm Covello Becomes a Psomas Company

The acquisition of Covello not only enhances Psomas’ CM capabilities, it also strengthens the company’s water resources portfolio.

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The Pioneering Use of 360-Degree Cameras

A 360 camera literally captures a much larger perspective to document everything that you are seeing: vertically, horizontally, in front, and behind.

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Civil + Structural Engineer Features Bike Share Article

Kevin Thornton’s article about using Envision to assess a non-traditional or unique infrastructure program is featured in Civil + Structural Engineer.

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Getting Around Without Your Car Via Active Transportation Programs

Across the country, public agencies are supporting programs that encourage bicycling and walking as an alternative to using our cars.

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Re-use Of Railroad Piers for Trail Projects

Programs like “Rails to Trails” are taking advantage of unused railway corridors by converting them into bike and pedestrian trails.

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Four New Principals of the Firm

Psomas is pleased to announce the appointment of four new principals of the firm: Augie Chang, Ernie Gomez, Bob Talafus, and Byron Tobey.

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Psomas Taps Rose Fistrovic to Head Land Use Entitlements

Rose Fistrovic to Head Land Use Entitlements Practice for Psomas.

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Psomas Announces New Associates for 2018

Psomas is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new Associates for 2018.

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Tucson Bike Share – Using Envision to Rate a Unique Project

Bike sharing is a healthy transportation option and an affordable alternative for people with flexible transportation needs.

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Enhance Your Chances of Securing ATP Funding

With substantial ATP funding available, how does a local agency improve its chances of securing funding?

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Andregg Geomatics Joins Psomas

Andregg Geomatics, one of Northern California’s oldest and well-respected surveying and mapping firms, has joined Psomas.

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Using Drones for Parking Studies Utilizes Far Less Manpower

The use of drones when conducting parking studies, utilizes far less manpower, while collecting more comprehensive data.

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ATP Update: $100 Million Annually for Active Transportation Programs

Public agency programs that get commuters out of their cars and onto bicycles and sidewalks.

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Robert Pieplow Joins Psomas As Resident Engineer

Robert Pieplow joins Psomas as Resident Engineer in Roseville, CA office.

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ISI Shares our Take on Envision Rating

Kevin Thornton’s discussion on how the Envision process influences projects for the better, regardless of certification, is re-posted on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s website.

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3D Mapping—a Valuable Tool in Construction Management

3D laser scanning (LiDAR 3D mapping) provides a wealth of data at significant cost savings.

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Fostering Growth in Young Engineers a Strong Part of Psomas Culture

What does it take to foster professional growth in young engineers? This is an important question that AEC firms must successfully answer.

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2017 Paper Yacht Challenge – The Midnight Mission

Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards! Join us June 22, 2017 for the Paper Yacht Challenge! All proceeds will benefit The Midnight Mission.

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The Role of Trip Generation On Right-Sizing Road Infrastructure

Have you been unnecessarily stopped at an intersection and thought, “who decided a signal was needed here?”

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Brett Barnett to Lead Psomas’ Transportation CM Group

Brett Barnett to Lead Psomas’ Transportation Construction Management Group in Southern California.

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Byron Tobey Tapped to Lead Psomas’ Construction Management Group

Psomas has selected Byron Tobey, PE, LEED AP, QSD, ENV SP as the firm’s new group leader of Construction Management.

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Sustainable Features and Innovative Solutions

Psomas staff, Anne Williams and Mike Crehan, talk about sustainable aspects of this high-profile LA project in Civil Engineering magazine.

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