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Your resource for corporate news and trends in the engineering, architecture, and planning industries.

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STEPtember Challenge

Maggie Kearns | September 2018

While it definitely still feels like summer, our employees are gearing up for our fall wellness challenge. STEPtember, our fall Fitbit challenge, officially kicked off on September 3 and will run until October 14.


ms Q+A: David Hoening

Maggie Kearns | August 2018

A hockey enthusiast with an eye for design, David is one of the many talented members of our architectural design team. Whether you are looking for CBJ stats or a custom piece of reclaimed hockey stick art, David is the ms team member to find! We asked David to share more about his life outside the office.


Solar Powering the Production of Clean Energy

Maggie Kearns | August 2018

Solar panels and their ability to produce electricity can seem like a very complex process. To put things simply, solar panels are made up of small units called photovoltaic cells. These cells have the ability to convert sunlight to electricity. This conversion happens when particles of light, known as photons, knock electrons from their atoms, generating electricity. Metal conductive plates in the panels collect the electricity and transfer it to wires.


ms Q+A: Dave Tabak

Maggie Kearns | July 2018

Want to enjoy a nice day on the golf course? Need suggestions for the best courses to visit? Talk to Dave! Whether it’s golfing or water treatment centers, Dave is sure to have the answers you are looking for! We asked him to tell us a little more about his life outside of ms.


LED Lighting: LE(A)D-ing the Future of Light

Maggie Kearns | July 2018

LED stands for light-emitting diode. A light-emitting diode is an electronic component that, when connected to a direct current, emits light. LEDs can emit light in the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet spectrums. LED lights are approximately 90% more efficient in producing light than their incandescent counterparts due to their low energy consumption, small size, and longer lifespan.


Water Asset Management: Is Your Community Compliant?

Krystal Paisley | July 2018

Senate Bill 2 (S.B. 2) requires all Ohio public water systems to develop and document an asset management program. Is your community ready?


NeoCon 2018: A Day in the Life of a Designer

Joel Ronschke, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C | July 2018

I wasn’t sure what to expect leading up to NeoCon 2018 since I haven’t attended in more than 10 years. I know attendance has been up and down, but based on the crowd, it was definitely up this year. Here’s an overview of my experience at NeoCon 2018 and time around the downtown Chicago area.


ms Q+A: Kate Spires

Maggie Kearns | July 2018

After a decade of working on projects across the nation, Kate returned to the place she grew-up and is working on projects to revitalize the area. We asked Kate to share more about her experiences, what it means to be back home, and her life outside the office.


ms Indianapolis Moves to New Downtown Location

Krystal Paisley | June 2018

Boxes are packed, and we’re ready to go! Effective July 2, the ms Indy office will be relocating to a new home in downtown Indianapolis.


Making Projects a Reality with Funding Opportunities: Ellwood Engineered Castings

Krystal Paisley | June 2018

ms consultants worked with Ellwood Engineered Castings, an iron castings and forgings manufacturer in Hubbard, Ohio, to study a railroad bridge replacement. The $500,000 bridge replacement was critical to the continued production at the facility.