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Form can follow function in municipal projects

City infrastructure projects are generally driven by functional needs. Asphalt streets are cracking. Pipes are leaking or infiltrating. Stoplights are antiquated and require too much maintenance. Residents’ lives are affected and the issues need fixing. It’s normal wear and tear, but can a community use these projects as an opportunity to build a more beautiful, … Read More

Site design in action: Downtown Fargo’s ambitious Block 9

The U.S. Bank Plaza has been a downtown Fargo staple since what feels like the beginning of time. Until the buildings were torn down during Fargo’s urban renewal project in the late 50s and early 60s, the block was filled with mixed-use buildings and single family housing. During urban renewal, cities used federal incentive money … Read More

The Value of Construction Observation Services

Having a Resident Project Representative (RPR) on site during the construction phase of a project is a valuable asset to the project owner. In the project planning phase, however, we’re often asked to explain the purpose of having someone continuously on site. People wonder where the value is in having someone observe construction.  Will it … Read More

Embracing Engineers Week

Engineers Week (February 19-25) is quickly approaching. This week is a time to recognize and celebrate the difference engineers make in our world and introduce kids to engineering-based career opportunities. At Moore, we work to spread the news and create some hype during Engineers Week to recognize our employees, as well as encourage and impact … Read More

Cooperation on water projects leads to progress

Technical details and requirements are vital to a project’s success. But often it’s the human element that makes all the difference. Take the Upper Maple River Dam (UMRD) in Steele County, for example. It’s a unique and significant accomplishment in the water resources engineering world – and not just because of the details we described … Read More

Moore celebrates second consecutive win of Fargo’s Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade

At Moore Engineering, participating in the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade is a tradition we look forward to with great excitement! A family-oriented company, we care about our community and like to be part of local events like this. In fact, we’ve participated in this exact event, building a float and walking in the parade, … Read More

What’s BIM to a Civil Engineer?

Occasionally, Moore is asked to specify a BIM Project Manager in Requests for Proposal. BIM (Building Information Modeling) is not as commonly associated with civil engineering as it is with architecture and the building professions, but it is an integral process for our industry, as well. We use it to create coordinated, reliable information about … Read More