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… Read more »

Be The Change Volunteers for Tanzanian School

Be The Change Volunteers in Tanzania

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi As Baseline’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,… Read more »

Green Buildings Lead with LEED Features

By 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Key to Senior Housing – Give Them Community

By 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 these, no wonder Colorado’s largest gathering of senior housing developers, investors, operators, brokers, lenders and real estate professionals turned… Read more »

Civil Engineers Rank #26 in 100 Best Jobs

By Noah Nemmers, PE U.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… Read more »

Time Ticking to Comply with Floodplain Rules

By Chris Rundall, PE, LEED AP In an effort to increase public safety and reduce flood losses across the state, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) issued new floodplain rules and regulations on January 14, 2011. These rules were built off the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rules to provide uniform standards for regulating floodplains… Read more »

Will QR Codes Replace Paper Building Permits?

By Vince Harris, AICP What started out as an idea by New York City’s Buildings Commissioner, Robert LiMandri, may find its way to Denver.  Engineering News-Record’s “QR Codes Unlocking Secrets of NYC Building Permits” reports LiMandri is using QR codes to hold building project information so viewers can access it through their smartphones. LiMandri got the… Read more »

Jeffco Innovators Echo Encouraging Signs for Real Estate

By Noah Nemmers, PE, PLS & Vince Harris, AICP If you’re looking for signs the real estate market is turning around, Colorado has plenty–especially in Baseline’s home county.  Baseline Corporation was proud to be a sponsor of last month’s 2012 South Jeffco Innovators Real Estate Event from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC).  Consisting… Read more »

A + B Bidding Provides Alternative Approach

By Chris Rundall, P.E., LEED AP I know A+B Bidding has been around for awhile, but I didn’t have a reason to research it until recently.  I was discussing alternative approaches to construction bidding with a local contractor in Steamboat Springs, and he mentioned this approach to project bidding: ______________________________________________________________________________  A + B x (the… Read more »