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Infrastructure Week: Tracking Infrastructure with GIS

As part of Infrastructure Week, we’re focusing on an emerging element of infrastructure management – tracking infrastructure with GIS. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping software helps Moore Engineering serve our clients with a variety of infrastructure management projects, from assessment district analyses to topographic, facility and flood mapping. GIS mapping has become highly effective for … Read More

Infrastructure Week: Making life more comfortable and predictable

It’s Infrastructure Week – a week dedicated to spotlighting our nation’s roads, pipes, bridges, dams, water towers, street lights, power plants, electrical grids, sewer treatment and more. It’s the stuff that makes our 21st century American lives as comfortable and predictable – indeed, as “civil” – as they are. Because things “work” – the lights … Read More

Dealing with Disaster

How your local government can best work with FEMA In the Fargo-Moorhead area, the threat of major flooding is the yearly beast that stalks us all. We’ve had our share of it recently, with flooding severe enough for North Dakota to receive presidential disaster declarations fourteen times since 1997. Thankfully, we’ve had a bit of … Read More

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