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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: Heidi Tlachac

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Want to mix up your playlist, reading list, or Columbus nightlife routine? Ask Heidi! An adventurer at heart with a love of costuming, we asked Heidi more about her interests and how she spends her time outside of the office.


Nick Greenaway Nominated for Cleveland AIA Design Award

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Each year the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes the design talent and excellence of local firms at their Cleveland Design Awards ceremony. This year ms consultant’s own Nick Greenaway was nominated for the Student Design Award!


ms Q+A: Gary Williams

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Most likely to be voted ‘class clown’ and ‘best dressed,’ Gary is a car enthusiast with a need for speed. Gary also leads our transportation business unit efforts here at ms and we asked him to share more about his life on and off the clock.


ms ESOP: An Additional Employee Benefit

Krystal Paisley | October 2018

Did you know that overall, employees control about 8% of corporate equity? If you’re wondering how that’s possible, it’s because a number of companies have turned to ESOPs, or employee stock ownership plans. And, one of the benefits of working at ms is that you are automatically enrolled in an ESOP!


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?