Archives: Municipal

High Hopes and Tall Orders: Water towers are more than city landmarks

The duty of a water tower stretches far beyond serving as a city landmark. At the very simplest, elevated water tanks safely store treated water until it’s needed. But have you ever thought about the shape of your city’s water tower? Do you know its capacity, or what happens in an emergency like a fire, … Read More

Levee recertification: How Moore helped Mapleton save time and money

Levee reconstruction can be jarring to communities. It certainly brings inconvenience, but it can also cause financial hardship. So, when FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) released new water models for this region, many communities experienced the shock of discovering their current flood protection was not adequate to be recertified. Hundreds or thousands of homes … 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

Top 5 Benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

If you haven’t taken the leap into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) yet, maybe you’re wondering why you need it or what you would do with it. Whether the maps are for locating and managing your city’s information – be it underground utilities or actual roadways – or to visualize property boundaries, a GIS-based map is … Read More

Flint’s drinking water problem could happen elsewhere

How to avoid drinking water problems in your city In recent months, tests on the water system in Flint, Michigan, revealed high levels of lead and damage to potable water infrastructure due to a failure to implement corrosion control treatment. It’s a series of events that, arguably, was completely avoidable with the right decisions from … 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