Low-head dams: High-risk “drowning machines”

Low-head dams, named for their low profiles, are usually no more than 15 feet tall. While these brick or concrete structures may be small in stature, they often act as “drowning machines,” presenting high risk to anyone entering the waters around the dam. Upstream of one these dams, the water often looks smooth and inviting. … Read More

Leveraging the power of GIS

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology is a powerful tool for communities because it puts them in control of their own information. It’s interactive, so civic leaders can connect data pieces and create their own layers of current information quickly and efficiently. Integrating outside software with GIS technology creates some very powerful results. A great example … Read More

Moore selected for PSMJ Circle of Excellence for third consecutive year

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Moore Engineering, Inc., was again selected by PSMJ Resources, Inc., for its Circle of Excellence. Nationwide, only 66 firms made the exclusive list in 2015. Moore Engineering is the only North Dakota engineering firm on the 2015 list. PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence highlights firms that are well-managed, based on key performance … Read More

Keeping up with the drone revolution

Simplify, simplify. Simplification is the best way to reduce costs, become most efficient, and – in the case of mobile GIS software paired with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – possibly even more accurate. Brady Woodard, one of Moore’s construction engineers, had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) conference in … Read More

Water quality top concern for all cities

The general public probably doesn’t think about it. Kids take it for granted. Developing countries may never experience it. So what is “it”? Clean water. Scientific regulations. Water quality standards. It’s all second nature to us. And it’s accepted because it keeps us safe and our environment clean. Even so, these regulations are ever-changing, so … Read More

In league with Minnesota cities

For 55 years, Moore Engineering has been helping cities in this region find solutions that fit their situation. A small-town North Dakota native, I’ve been working with cities for 35 years. I understand how important it is to plan for the future with both projects and funding. I’ve heard many city officials share information on … Read More

Moore wins two ACEC/ND engineering excellence awards

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota (ACEC/ND) presented Moore Engineering with two 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards at the ACEC/ND annual banquet on May 12 in Bismarck. The Shadow Wood development in West Fargo won in the Special Projects category. Shadow Wood is a 540-acre mixed use, multiple subdivision … Read More