Civil Engineering’s Teachable Moments

As a project manager in Baseline’s Civil Engineering division, Mike White, P.E., understands the intricacies of the projects he manages inside and out. The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) recently tapped into his knowledge. CSM invited Mike to give a presentation about water quality and underground detention. Representatives from student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America were his audience.

Mike not only found the ideal project to ...

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Civil Engineering Internship Emphasizes Land Development

From the bicycle-friendly city of Davis, California, to the same in Golden, Colorado School of Mines’ (CSM) student, Maito Okamoto, is experiencing what it’s like to live in a different state as well as what it’s like to attend an engineering-exclusive school.

Maito is a second generation immigrant from Japan. His first language was Japanese, but he learned English when he started school. Although the cultural diversity in Colorado isn’t as vast as California, Maito is settling in. He’s the ...

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Baseline’s Employee Sabbatical Leads to Southeast Asia

Here’s the second snapshot of a Baseline employee sabbatical. (The first snapshot was of our Business Development Manager, Rick Behning’s trip to Morocco.) During the eighth year of work (after working seven full, consecutive years), our full-time civil engineers, land surveyors, community planners and water/wastewater engineers are eligible for paid sabbaticals. This benefit includes 22 consecutive business days off plus approval on a discretionary bonus up to $2,000. The bonus can be applied to flight, lodging and other approved trip ...

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Employee Sabbatical Provides Unique Enrichment Getaway

What I did on my summer vacation takes on a whole new meaning when its a Baseline employee sabbatical for our civil engineers, land surveyors, community planners and water/wastewater engineers. During the eighth year of work (after working seven full, consecutive years), full-time employees are eligible for paid sabbaticals. This benefit includes 22 consecutive business days off plus approval on a discretionary bonus up to $2,000. The bonus can be applied to flight, lodging and other approved trip expenses.

Over the summer, two of ...

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Colorado State University’s Jenna Howard Receives 2015 Baseline Engineering Scholarship

Baseline is proud to support Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Engineering students. This year’s Baseline Engineering Scholarship winner is Jenna Howard. A committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Engineering selected Jenna based on the scholarship’s criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate student within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Major in Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Minimum overall 2.75 GPA
  • Preference given to students from rural communities covering a six-state region.

According to the Department’s Coordinator, Linda Hinshaw, Jenna not only met or surpassed all ...

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Be The Change Volunteers for Tanzanian School

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

As BaselinBe The Change Volunteerse’s Division Manager, Rick Behning has extensive experience helping public- and private-sector clients with their civil engineering needs. However, none has meant more personally and professionally than his volunteer assignment in Tanzania for Be The Change Volunteers (BTCV). This development aid, non-profit was formed in 2007 when friends rebuilt a school used in the ...

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Green Buildings Lead with LEED Features

LEED logoBy Chris Rundall, PE, LEED AP & Jeremy Beard, PE, LEED AP O+M

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) has been applied to more than 7,000 projects in the United States and 30 countries1).  From its simple beginnings in 1994, LEED has evolved into the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) comprehensive rating system.

Even with so much momentum, LEED certification takes a back seat to more popular energy concepts ...

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Register for Land & Development Conference

If you’re involved in Colorado real estate, you know how difficult it is to keep up with key issues such as land-demand projections, navigating the entitlement process and major infrastructure projects along the Front Range.  On the morning of Tuesday, September 17, the Colorado Real Estate Journal along with NAIOP and Cassidy Turley will bring you up to speed.  Join them and Baseline for the Continue Reading →

Key to Senior Housing – Give Them Community

civil-engineeringBy Noah Nemmers, PE

“Over the next 25 years, seniors will double in number to 70 million and represent 20 percent of the population – a first in the United States.” Ecumen

With stats like ...

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Civil Engineers Rank #26 in 100 Best Jobs

By Noah Nemmers, PE

civil-engineeringU.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2013 ranks occupations offering a strong combination of employment opportunity, salary, work-life balance and security. Civil Engineers earned slot #26 on the list. According to the report, a main reason is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a healthy employment growth of 19.4 percent by 2020.

Baseline Corporation’s Civil Engineering Division is pleased to contribute ...

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