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

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5 Trends to Watch in Retail in 2021

Maggie Kearns Francis | May 2021

One study found 75% of consumers have tried a new store, brand, or different way of shopping during the last year. Retailers should take notice of these changes in behavior and expectations.


ms Q+A: Tyson Graves

Maggie Kearns Francis | May 2021

The Technical Service Manager, Traffic, North Carolina in our Raleigh office, Tyson Graves shared more about his interests and life outside the office with us.

What are Right-of-Way Services?

Emily Busch | May 2021

Right-of-way services (ROW services) are needed when transportation or environmental projects have an effect on the surrounding property owners, businesses, and residents.


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Equitable Economic Recovery

Maggie Kearns Francis | April 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was created to address the current public health crisis and resulting economic crisis impacting millions of Americans. The bill is intended to provide immediate and direct relief stimulating an equitable economic recovery.


ms Q+A: Dave Sherock

Maggie Kearns Francis | April 2021

A Structural Engineer in our Youngstown office, Dave Sherock shared more about his interests and life outside the office with us.


Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Engineering Panel

Krystal Paisley | April 2021

Did you know only 30% of female engineers remain in the field after 30 years?! And of those that leave, 30% cite workplace climate. In honor of Women’s History Month, ms connected collegiate women with leaders in the industry to support and answer questions about what it means to be a woman in engineering.


5 Trends to Watch in Grocery for 2021

Krystal Paisley | March 2021

Research shows it takes between 18 and 254 days to form a long-lasting habit or change in behavior, and on average, just 66 days. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on indefinitely, grocers should take note of how shopper behaviors and expectations have changed into an entirely new lifestyle.


Sustainability 101: What does it all mean?

Maggie Kearns Francis | March 2021

Sustainability is a common term used in the engineering, architecture, construction, and planning industries. It can mean many things and have many applications. Understanding our impact on the environment and monitoring our use of resources is important to sustainability efforts.


ms Q+A: Rebecca Cybulski

Maggie Kearns Francis | March 2021

The Help Desk Manager in our Columbus office, Rebecca Cybulski shared more about her interests and life outside the office with us.


Project Funding with BRIC

Krystal Paisley | March 2021

Did you know the federal government has a program to pay for 75% of resiliency projects with a 25% local match? This split is 90%/10% for lower-income communities. That’s right, the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program is back for 2021 and it’s better than before!