Archives: Land and Site Development

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

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

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