Westwood’s Shaun M. McCoshum, Wildlife Biologist, co-wrote a research article on the ecology of milkweed, which is an important host plant for monarchs in the arid southwest. Learn more about why bract milkweed will be important when applying for the permit as it supports conservation for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators.
Transforming a piece of land into a subdivision can take multiple design directions and include numerous stakeholders. Land planning professionals can provide guidance and balance the unique design considerations of all involved. One way to do that is through early consideration of site orientation and water flow elements. Learn more.
Protecting infrastructure from flood risk, complying with permit regulations, and staying within budget can be a balancing act for energy developers. Learn how developers save time and money on energy projects with detailed hydrology modeling.
Cities need to adapt their codes to remain fair to all stakeholders and maintain an orderly framework to operate. Smaller communities outside of the metroplex suburbs are finding their codes insufficient. Learn how they are adapting for short term rental ordinances, density, and parking standards and codes.
Westwood’s Ryan Bluhm has been promoted to Director, Residential Market, North Region. Learn more about the current state of the residential market and predictions for what’s next.
Lack of vegetation establishment on solar farms will have adverse short- and long-term effects on the construction of the facility’s O&M function. To avoid rework, contractors must plan and implement phasing. Check out this blog about common missteps and installation issues that can cause delays and hidden costs on solar projects.
Providing accessible parking is a requirement of the ADA and the legal responsibility of a property owner. These requirements can be updated every few years and vary by state. Learn more about ADA parking lot compliance and the future of accessible parking.
A well-executed Road Use Agreement (RUA) can reduce the risk of expensive and time-consuming road damage during your next renewables project. Read our latest blog on how to drive the success of your wind or solar project with professional road studies.
Westwood’s Land team takes time to reflect on projects, client relationships, technological advancements, and employee achievements from 2021. The team also shares their eagerness for 2022.
Navigating the grid can be unpredictable, terrains can be complex, and timelines can be tight. Understand how advanced aerial mapping technologies can help mitigate these challenges during the development, construction, or inspection of utility infrastructure.
Don’t let access roads stall your next wind or solar project. Learn how to avoid costly delays by strengthening the road through cement stabilization, a process that prepares access roads for increased traffic and loads entering the site.
Drone usage to assist in the development of residential and commercial projects is nothing new, but advancements in technology are positively impacting the way data is gathered. Learn more about the three technological advancements and their impacts on the industry.