Measure M’s Contribution to Transportation in California

In November 2016, along with the contentious election, Los Angeles County passed a promising new sales tax measure, known as Measure M. Measure M, approved by a two-thirds supermajority, adds an extra $0.5 tax on transportation, effective through 2039. Measure M will provide a projected $120 billion in highway, transit, operations, and maintenance funding over […]

Read More

What You Need to Know about Recent Educational Bonds in California

By Michael Boomsma, P.E., CCM, LEED AP There are 6.2 million students in the Californian K-12 public school system and 2.1 million students currently gaining invaluable transfer credit and workforce training in community colleges throughout the state. These students will soon benefit from improved educational facilities due to the passing of Proposition 51, a $9B […]

Read More

Stormwater Quality In L.A. – Breaking Through Fear Itself – By Maria Mehranian & Adán Ortega

Bans against ex-parte discussions with regulators. Potential third-party lawsuits. Threatened court challenges against enforcement authority of regulators. The City of Los Angeles. The County of Los Angeles. A $20 billion stormwater infrastructure compliance price-tag. Looming municipal bankruptcies. For insiders representing cities, environmental groups, and regulators, these are just some of the fears in the quest to […]

Read More

3 Reasons Engineers and Project Managers Should Use BlueBeam

Infrastructure development is one of the industries that require massive investments in technology. Since the Adobe systems penetrated the scientific and engineering world, the PDF has been the most valuable file format in communicating across project segments and team members. However, as projects become more complex and engaging, the technology of Adobe Acrobat showed lacks […]

Read More