Archives: Community

5 Reasons Every Town Needs a Capital Improvement Plan

Imagine a city spending money to refurbish its deteriorated streets. They look beautiful and move people smoothly and efficiently around town. Now, imagine the city digging up those streets only two years later to replace water pipes buried below. There’s a buzz around town, with residents asking city officials why their newly repaired streets (that … Read More

Educator “Gets into the Weeds” of Engineering

Since 2013, Moore Engineering has participated in the Educators in Industry Program. The program places K-12 teachers in a corporate environment for four weeks during their highly-valued summer days. It’s all an effort to strengthen educators’ curriculum and support them in delivering a meaningful approach to engineering and STEM-related education. As an organization highly vested … Read More

Room to Run: A glimpse at what goes into planning your neighborhood park

In thriving cities, housing and developments are shooting up rapidly. During these times, cities and developers want to be sure to adhere to public space ordinances, developers want to realize their vision and residents want great new spaces to live, work and play.  Most cities in our region recognize the value parks and open spaces … Read More

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

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

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