After Midnight

The adage “Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight” isn’t really true when it comes to the construction of the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (GLBRT) line on the East Side of St. Paul. As much as working overnight may not be a preferred way of life in the construction business, it does offer many benefits…

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Best Practices for Building a Community Engagement Plan

Community engagement during construction projects is essential. When done correctly, it creates a harmonious relationship between the construction team and the community. It also promotes transparency and often addresses concerns early in a project when they have a higher likelihood of resolution. Engagement enhances safety, supports local commerce, and it ultimately contributes to the successful…

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Bridging the Gap: Highlighting Minnesota’s Need for Bridge Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that the state boasts more than 20,000 bridges.  Among these, a significant portion are identified as requiring repairs. Data from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) indicates that nearly 600 bridges are classified as structurally deficient. Efforts by the state and other government entities to address these…

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Digital Delivery Methods in Transportation

Transportation departments across the nation are actively pursuing the implementation of digital delivery methods for their construction projects.  This innovative approach aims to provide users with the ability to visualize plans through an accurate, three-dimensional model, eliminating the need to reference traditional two-dimensional paper plans in pdf format. The utilization of 3D models presents a distinct…

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Employee Spotlight – Jake Samuelson

“Becoming the lead field person was new territory for me. I was able to excel in that role and it helped confirm that I was in the right line of work.” – Jake Samuelson Getting to Know Jake Samuelson Q: How long have you been with the company? A: I have worked for PE Services…

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Quality of CADD Work

An Overlooked Key to Success? Computer-Aided Drafting & Design has been integral to the continued development of Civil Engineering and Construction for nearly four decades. Even though there are numerous software programs that contribute to the creation, modification, and optimization of design through computer-assisted means, the primary ones we think of today are programs that…

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