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 »

Colorado Transportation Funding

By Chris Rundall Here in Colorado, consumers pay a 40.4 cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline: of this tax, 18.4 cents goes to the federal government and 22 cents goes to the state.  The state tax portion, which funds maintenance and improvements to our state’s roads and bridges, has not changed since 1991.  However, inflation and improved vehicle… Read more »

Lessons Learned about Low-impact Development

By Noah Nemmers, PE Low-impact development (LID) is a term used to describe a land planning and engineering design approach to managing storm water runoff. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. This approach implements engineered small-scale hydrologic controls to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds through infiltrating, filtering, storing, evaporating, and detaining runoff close to its source. Baseline has been involved in numerous… Read more »

De-Mystifying ALTA Surveys

By Aaron Demo, PLS Professional Land Surveyors are constantly helping clients understand what they need when they say they need a “survey.”  Surveys can range from Improvement Location Certificates (“ILCs”) to the infamous “ALTA surveys”.  Surveys are generally subject to state and local regulations, but can still vary in dramatic ways.  The ALTA survey is… Read more »

Sustainable Pavement Design – Pavement’s Future

By Noah Nemmers, PE As pavement technology continues to change and advance, a major emphasis is being put on environmental stewardship. Highway administration’s efforts are increasingly aimed at the industry’s overall use of recycled materials, environmental and ecological constrains, as well as the Long-Term Pavement Performance. Better determining the current condition of the country’s pavements… Read more »

Announcing Noah J. Nemmers, PE, PLS

Baseline is proud to announce Noah J. Nemmers, PE, PLS has joined the firm as Manager of our Civil Engineering Group.  Mr. Nemmers joins Baseline to expand and strengthen our services in the area of land development engineering and municipal infrastructure upgrades.  As a Project Manager in the Denver area for the last 6 years,… Read more »