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

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The American Institute of Certified Planners Exam

Brent Thomas | March 2020

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s (APA) professional institute that provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications.


ms Q+A: Sean Riffle

Maggie Kearns | February 2020

A highway and drainage design specialist, travel lover, husband, dad, and proud Akronite, we asked Sean to share more about his interests and how he spends his time outside the office.  


Engineers Week 2020: Pioneers of Progress

Maggie Kearns | February 2020

Each year, beginning in 1951, Engineers Week is celebrated. This week is dedicated to celebrating and spreading engineering. Everything from increasing awareness about the need for more engineers, to bringing engineering to life for kids, teachers, and parents alike.


ms Gives Back: Children's Hunger Alliance

Maggie Kearns | February 2020

This year, ms launched its “ms Gives Back” campaign. This campaign coincided with the holidays and ended with a winter celebration. ms partnered with the Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA), a statewide (Ohio) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.


Historic Renovation: Preserving a Piece of History in Your Community

Maggie Kearns | January 2020

Due to shifts in trends and interests of the current day, character-rich, historic structures in communities across the nation have renewed interest and investment behind them. Whether it’s restoring these structures to their former glory or transforming them into something else entirely, historic renovations take extra time, effort, and coordination.


ms Q+A: John Patton

Maggie Kearns | January 2020

Need direction on anything from geometrics to color pencil drawings and everything in between? Find Highway Engineer John Patton! We asked John to tell us more about some of his interest and how he spends his time outside the office.


The World's Most Unique and Spectacular Bridges

Brent Thomas | January 2020

Bridges are the structures that allow us to cross over physical obstacles to get from one place to another. They are necessary, practicable, and often spectacular. Amazing bridges exist all over the world, with different designs and materials used to meet specific requirements. We love bridges not only for their design/aesthetic but also for the engineering behind the spectacle. Here are a few of our favorite bridges from around the world.


Year in Review: 2019

Maggie Kearns | January 2020

We would like to thank our employees, clients, friends, family, and all who have helped make 2019 a great year. As we look towards 2020, here’s a look back on some of the past year’s highlights!


Happy Holidays from ms consultants

Krystal Paisley | December 2019

This year, we wanted to see the creative minds of our future STEM leaders. We asked the children of our employees, clients, and friends to draw an engineer or architect, and we were impressed with the results!


ms Q+A: Andrew Skeriotis

Maggie Kearns | December 2019

A water and wastewater expert, proud Akronite, and passionate Cleveland sports fan, we asked Andrew to share more about his interests and how he spends his time outside the office!