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

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ms Q+A: Justin Kerns

Maggie Kearns | December 2017

Want to enjoy a sunny afternoon on a patio and a long conversation about environmental and water resources? Justin is the guy you need to find! We asked Justin to tell us a bit more about his life on and off the clock.


Green Infrastructure + Winter: The Rest of the Story

Kari Mackenbach, CFM, BCES, ENV SP | December 2017

Concerned about green infrastructure applications in the winter? You’re not the only one.


Winter can take its toll on everyone and everything. With proper planning and selection, your green infrastructure applications can withstand the harshest winters and provide years of water quality and quantity benefits. 


ms consultants Thanksgiving Hours

Krystal Paisley | November 2017

While all ms consultants locations are closed for Thanksgiving, we still want to be part of your holiday by offering some handy resources.


Hospitality Goes Green: Hotels Focusing on Sustainability

Krystal Paisley | November 2017

Sustainability. It’s a hot topic in almost every industry today. Grocers are looking for more energy efficiency, retailers are being transparent about what they’re doing to help the environment, and local governments are looking towards green infrastructure solutions. It makes sense that everyone’s home away from home, hotels, are also focusing on sustainability.


ms Q+A: Torrey Burkes

Maggie Kearns | October 2017

Torrey is the guy you need to find when you’d like to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want to hunt, fish, kayak, hike, or camp, Torrey is sure to know the best spots. We asked Torrey to tell us a bit more about his life.


ms Offering Unmanned Aircraft System Technology

Krystal Paisley | October 2017

Need a bird’s eye view? The ms Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) team can help. Our UAS technology, also known as a drone, provides a better view of your project and site. These normally difficult-to-obtain views are performed with ease by our in-house UAS team.


ms Q+A: Rachel Smith

Maggie Kearns | October 2017

Can’t decide where you’d like to go on your dream vacation? You need to talk to Rachel! With bucket list items like a trip to Australia and a beach vacation in Italy, her get-away ideas are sure to inspire you! We asked Rachel to tell us a bit more about her life on the clock as an architectural designer and off the clock. 


What is an Infrastructure Bank?

Krystal Paisley | September 2017

Infrastructure banks were initially used by state infrastructure authorities. Later they were used within state-level departments of transportation to stretch federal funding further.


ms Q+A: Todd Taylor

Maggie Kearns | September 2017

With 15 years of experience in the water and wastewater field, Todd is the man you need to bring all of your environmental engineering and pop culture questions to because he is sure to have answers for both! We asked Todd to tell us a bit more about his life on and off the clock.


Women’s Transportation Seminar – Pittsburgh Fundraising Gala

Laura Lesher, EIT | September 2017

In March, I had the privilege of attending the first annual Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Pittsburgh fundraising gala, along with three fellow ms employees and our guests.