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Wayfinding and Signage

Wayfinding and Signage

Mary Johnson | Apr 25, 2017

Wayfinding and signage design should be considered key elements in the overall built environment of many commercial buildings, as navigating from place to place is a fundamental and integral part of everyday life. It’s crucial to design signage that communicates with a clear and consistent visual message.

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Banner Website Wins a South Dakota Addy!!

Banner Website Wins a South Dakota Addy!!

Banner Associates, Inc. | Feb 27, 2017

 

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Miles and Miles to Go - Interesting Facts on Roadways

Miles and Miles to Go - Interesting Facts on Roadways

Beth Niemeyer | Feb 24, 2017

Banner passionately believes in being able to present our clients with the most current engineering information, practices, and regulations, as technology and guidelines are continually changing. January of this year, the Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Meeting was held in Deadwood, SD. The conference was attended by Banner’s Civil Department staff members, Beth Niemeyer, PE and Scott Mohror, PE. The Asphalt Pavement conference includes many informational seminars on new techniques and technology, and updates on current practices and regulations in regards to our roads and highway systems.

Dr. David Timm of Auburn University and a member of the Board of Directors of NCAT (National Center of Asphalt Technology) was a presenter of one of the seminars, "Long Life Pavement - The Road to a Sustainable Future", and shared some very interesting facts about our roadways; something we take for granted but use every day!

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It All Started with the First President | E-Week, a Celebration of Engineering

It All Started with the First President | E-Week, a Celebration of Engineering

Erin Steever | Feb 22, 2017

George the Surveyor

George Washington was not only the Nation’s first President, he was also a surveyor and an advocate for American civil engineers. Prior to serving as our United States President, he was the President of the Potomac Company; a company created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and improve its navigability for commerce. One such project was the Potomac Canal. George was unsuccessful at gaining board approval to hire civil engineers to design the Potomac Canal, and in 1823 the failed canal project brought to the forefront the importance of utilizing engineers and changed the view of engineering in America1. The National Society of Professional Engineers began celebrating engineering (E-Week) in 1951 during George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd. 

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Coatings - Corrosion Control

Coatings - Corrosion Control

Banner Associates, Inc. | Apr 15, 2016

No matter the material type, most structures require a protective coating to limit the amount of corrosion and extend the life of that structure. One form of quality assurance is coating inspection.

Through previous projects, we have learned the value of properly applied coatings to a project and the Owner’s satisfaction. Not only do properly coated structures look better, they last longer. Recent advancements in the protective coatings industry command a thorough understanding of surface preparation requirements and coating properties for proper inspection of the surface preparation and coating application.

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SDARWS Spirit of Rural Water

SDARWS Spirit of Rural Water

Banner Associates, Inc. | Apr 15, 2016

Dave Odens of Banner Associates Awarded Spirit of Rural Water Award by the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems

Madison, SD – The South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems (SDARWS) has awarded Dave Odens of Banner Associates with the Spirit of Rural Water Award on January 14, 2016 during their Annual Technical Conference.

The Spirit of Rural Water Award recognizes people, businesses, or groups who go above and beyond for a rural water system or rural water cause in South Dakota.

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Lewis & Clark Regional Water System - Update September 2015

Lewis & Clark Regional Water System - Update September 2015

Banner Associates, Inc. | Mar 16, 2016

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (L&C) is making great progress to advance construction into Minnesota. L&C began serving water to Rock County Rural Water District (RCRWD), MN and Rock Rapids, IA through Meter Building 3A at the end of May. RCRWD is the 12th member system served by L&C and the first in Minnesota. Previously, L&C has been delivering water to Rock Rapids through a temporary metering facility.

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Freshman Lab Renovation

Freshman Lab Renovation

Banner Associates, Inc. | Mar 15, 2016

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Rapid City, SD

The Freshman Lab at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology dons a new look while incorporating existing exposed ceiling supports and Prospector, the 226 lb. ASCE Student Chapter steel bridge, from the 2008 competition. Sponsored by Banner Associates, the update for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department includes new paint and epoxy coating to the concrete floors. The addition of new tables and chairs were incorporated to better serve the team concept for freshman projects. Perforated window shades were installed for shading the room during presentations while still providing a connection to the outdoor daylighting.

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Highway Reconstruction Projects

Highway Reconstruction Projects

Banner Associates, Inc. | Mar 15, 2016

There's no better time for utility upgrades than before a DOT highway replacement, and the communities of Milbank and Beresford were each motivated by this opportunity. Banner has provided municipal engineering services for Milbank and Beresford for over 50 years and during 2014/2015, Banner worked in conjunction with these communities on joint SDDOT/City highway reconstruction projects.

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