Understanding Sustainable Design: Different Practices Return Different Results

By Clif Dayton, PE, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. Though sustainable design practices have been around for centuries, in the last twenty-five years, sustainable design practices have been more prevalent in building codes. The 21st century phrase, & “sustainable design” is best defined by what it does: It reduces the negative impacts on the environment, while …


Willdan Selected for $21M in Colorado School Contracts

Willdan Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry, will provide design-build services for — Trinidad District No. 1 and Granada School District Re-2 — two Colorado public school projects. The two schools will have respective budgets of $15.5 million …


Life Cycle Assessment & Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction

by Phin Stubbs, LEED AP: BD+C WELL AP – Sustainable Design Consultant, Group14 Engineering. In the last 20 years, the sustainable design industry has made great strides in building operations and energy efficiency. A combination of voluntary programs like the LEED green building rating system, combined with advanced code requirements specifically tailored …

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Denver-based Marketing Firm Launches New Website AECREConnect

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Denver-based Small Giants — a full-service marketing and business development agency for architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate companies — today launches, an interactive new website that will serve as a central hub of information to help the Commercial Real Estate industry navigate these uncertain …

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Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …


Kiewit’s Regional Headquarters Tops Out

Today, Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America, celebrated the topping-out of its new 252,000-square-foot regional headquarters in Lone Tree’s RidgeGate community. The new headquarters will provide a central hub for the company’s existing Colorado-based staff of 900, who are currently spread out across …


Local Data Center Engineering Firm Donates $25k to CU Boulder College of Engineering

Denver-based Swanson Rink — provider of mechanical, electrical design and commissioning services for data centers, airports and corporate developments — has made a $25,000 donation to the University of Colorado Foundation as part of its commemoration of 70 years in the engineering business. This contribution will support scholarship funding for …


JVA, Inc. Acquires Structural Consultants Inc.

JVA, a structural, civil, and environmental consulting engineering firm headquartered in Boulder, has acquired Denver-based Structural Consultants Inc. (SCI) has joined JVA. SCI has provided structural engineering services in the Denver market since 1977. Consistent with JVA’s corporate mission statement, they take pride in consistently providing highly personalized service, sound engineering and high-quality documents to their …


R&R Engineers – Surveyors, Inc. Collaborates with Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

R&R Engineers – Surveyors, Inc., a Denver-based land survey and civil engineering firm operating primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region, recently completed a two-day mentoring and teaching initiative with the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC). The event afforded students the unusual opportunity of learning exactly what happens when surveyors and …


JVA, Incorporated Announces New Vice President/Principal

JVA, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeannette Torrents, P.E., S.E., LEED AP has been promoted to Officer with the title of Vice President and Structural Principal. Jeannette has been with the JVA structural team in Boulder since 2002 and has completed the design of multiple healthcare, education, municipal, and …