It’s always a good idea to test something before you buy it. Test driving a car is a no-brainer. Putting a few miles on a new pair of running shoes before race day is also a good idea. What if it were possible to test the design of an entire infrastructure project before it was constructed? That’s exactly what’s happening in Alexandria, MN, right now. Continue reading “Missing Link Pilot Project provides full-scale mockup to test street design”
Widseth Smith Nolting recently welcomed Paul Strong to its Brainerd environmental team. He has a bachelor of science in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois and a master of science in environmental engineering from the University of California. Continue reading “Widseth Smith Nolting welcomes Strong to environmental department”
Widseth Smith Nolting’s Tony Palcich has passed the exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a registered professional land surveyor in Minnesota. Licensure is granted by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design. Continue reading “Widseth Smith Nolting’s Palcich earns LS license”
Should we set aside money for the new water tower that has been discussed for five years or the roads that are in dire need of repair? Or, should we finally tackle the fire hall that has needed to be replaced for the last 10 years? It’s budget season, and with that comes decisions about which municipal projects make the cut for next year. Most cities have a budgeting process in place and know where their priorities are. But, with budget deadlines quickly approaching, we all know now is the time to get serious about which projects are in and which projects are out. Continue reading “It’s budget season; careful planning leads to smart investments. WSN can help!”
Video animations are an excellent way for school districts to communicate design intent to staff, students, and the community. Watch WSN’s concept unfold for this rural North Dakota school district’s proposed addition project. In just two-and-a-half-minutes, viewers are treated to a unique experience as they learn about the project.
Built over a former landfill and encompassing multiple wetlands, the Fosston Inspiration Trail (FIT) accommodates walking, biking, and snowshoeing. Trail users enjoy an array of flora and fauna throughout the diverse types of wetlands and wildlife habitats. At just over one mile long, the trail provides a solid anchor connecting the existing sidewalk, wood boardwalk, softball complex, natural play space, cemetery, school, fitness center, and future additional trails.
Widseth Smith Nolting recently welcomed Philip Ready (pronounced “reed-y”) to its Brainerd engineering team. He has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. Continue reading “Ready joins Widseth Smith Nolting as Electrical Engineer in Training”