SHG, Inc. was a widely respected Nevada-based civil engineering firm looking for an opportunity to grow. While passively exploring mergers and acquisitions, they began conversing with Westwood at an awards ceremony in 2017. It was not long before both organizations realized that joining their teams would benefit both firm’s objectives. Learn more about the process and the value resulting from the acquisition.
Last fall, Westwood’s Sathish Konduru delivered a safety presentation to qualified workers on the topics of fall protection and walkability for maneuvering transmission structures. Read a brief overview on how to determine the viability of climbing and anchoring on lattice towers.
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is the first step in protecting a developer’s investment and supporting the property transaction. If you are in the process of acquiring land for development or have already done so, a Phase I ESA conducted by a qualified and experienced professional environmental team can help you secure the loan, mitigate business risk, and protect your investment.
Westwood's GIS professionals provide valuable data on projects within every market we serve. Although there are many benefits to using GIS on a project, four stand out for improving accuracy in project deliverables and keeping private development and public infrastructure projects on schedule.
An Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) is performed to select the best-value intersection design and traffic control solution. Learn more about when it should be used, what’s included, and its benefits.
As a professional in water resources engineering for nearly 28 years, Mark Failla, PE, CFM, is a professional resource for colleagues, clients, and others in the engineering community. Continue reading to learn more about the most frequently asked questions he receives.
The world has shifted and so has the way we do business. For our team, this includes the due diligence process. Learn more about how this has also changed for governing agencies and developers.
Weather elements, such as lightning strikes, can affect infrastructure. When a transmission line experiences a lightning strike, energy within the strike seeks earth ground potential. Continue reading to learn how performing soil resistivity studies and designing custom ground systems improves line performance and tolerance to lightning strikes.
Every year, several road fatalities and injuries occur at intersections. One suggested safety measure is roundabouts. Learn more about the benefits of roundabouts and when they should be constructed.
The industrial market in the state of Texas is booming. Concurrently, the population and need for goods has also increased. Hear from Clayton Strolle, PE, LEED AP, Director, Commercial Market, on the cities with the most notable expansion and their impacts on the industrial market.
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.