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Navigating a Path to Successful Airport Expansions and Renovations

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that the nearly 20,000 airports in the United States host more than 2.5 million passengers daily. With airports in the U.S. averaging 40 years old, many are long overdue for expansion and modernization projects. The drive to improve the customer experience also demands airport renovation. To remain competitive to travelers … Continue reading Navigating a Path to Successful Airport Expansions and Renovations

What’s New and What’s Next for UAV Mapping Technology?

By Matt O’Brien, NV5 UAV Director Interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) mapping capabilities is soaring. Still sometimes viewed as a “tech toy,” the equipment and technology carried aboard UAVs for commercial use are a far cry from the drones popular with consumers. Matt O’Brien, director of NV5’s UAV division, discusses the expertise and investment … Continue reading What’s New and What’s Next for UAV Mapping Technology?

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What Radiation Detection Instrument Do I Choose to Meet My Needs?

By: Judson Kenoyer, CHP, CIH It is not a simple question or process to go through to determine the type of radiation detection instrument you should choose to meet your specific needs. But, if you follow a simple, step-by-step process as described below, you can come up with the answer. Two basic questions need to … Continue reading What Radiation Detection Instrument Do I Choose to Meet My Needs?

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Incorporating Renewable Energy in Campus Utility Planning

By Tom Schubbe, NV5 Utility Solutions Group Universities are being increasingly encouraged—if not directed—by stakeholders to improve the impact of their campuses on the environment and pursue a path to renewable energy. However, an all-or-nothing approach is never the only option and rarely the optimal solution. The best plan is typically a mix: applying better … Continue reading Incorporating Renewable Energy in Campus Utility Planning

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery—Before the Storm

By Keith Savel In 2017, seventeen named storms caused $202 billion in damages. Hurricane Harvey, by far the most damaging storm to hit the U.S., caused $125 billion in damages over 28,000 square miles in the Houston area, pouring more than 50 inches of rain over six days and displacing 32,000 people1. Soon after, Hurricane … Continue reading Best Practices in Disaster Recovery—Before the Storm