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Think Spring (& Wetlands)!

Posted 3/27/2020 Does your project require a wetland delineation or wetland/waterway permit? The growing season in Wisconsin is quickly drawing near! It’s time to start thinking about wetlands again. Our wetland ecologists at raSmith typically begin their field delineations in mid-April in southeastern Wisconsin, but it may be a week or two later in other […]

The Cornerstone of Land Surveying

Posted 3/17/2020 While establishing horizontal and vertical survey control for a highway design project, the raSmith team recovered a unique survey monument near the roadside. The team cleared the leaves and snow, discovering a cross chiseled in a concrete monument — perpetuating the location of an original survey from the early-to-mid-1800s. In a way, it […]

What is a Tree Inventory and When Do You Need One?

Posted 1/27/2020 Are you developing or building on land in a forested area or environmental corridor? Are you concerned about or required to identify trees that may have a disease? Do you want to map all of the trees on a piece of property that you own? If you answered yes to any of these […]

Are Your Curb Ramps ADA Compliant?

While most municipalities include curb ramps, not all of them today meet the regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn about these standards below, and see how raSmith can help ensure your curb ramps are compliant. A brief background Passed as a law in 1990, the ADA states that state and local governments […]

Precast Shelters Designed to FEMA Standards

If you lived in a mobile home, where would you take shelter? For the 450 full-time residents of the Highland Manor Mobile Home Community on the south side of Madison, Wisconsin, this was a serious concern. That’s because mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to damage during severe weather events, and communities similar to Highland Manor […]