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THOUGHT LEADERS JOURNAL

At WGI our Thought Leaders are the driving force that keeps our industry up to date as they share their experience while discussing the issues of today and the future outlook of our rapidly changing industry.

Healthcare Parking – Collaboration is Key

Healthcare Parking – Collaboration is Key

It can be argued that healthcare parking and facility operations have a higher level of service requirement than most sectors of parking. I recall a conversation in my past life where the statement was made that parking is parking, regardless of the parkers being served. I carefully made the argument that this was not an accurate statement, with healthcare as my prime example.

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Public Involvement in Planning

Public Involvement in Planning

Public participation efforts are a crucial component to all planning projects. Public involvement is a two-way communication process between the public and a governmental agency aimed at incorporating the diverse citizens’ views, concerns, and issues into the decision-making process.

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Transitioning from an Intern to Full-time WGI Employee

Transitioning from an Intern to Full-time WGI Employee

Halfway through a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning, it was time to pursue an internship in the field. I was conflicted about working for public or private. After interviewing with WGI, I changed my mind. There was something about the people and the work, in

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Summer Internship

Summer Internship

WGI has a robust and competitive paid internship program for college students. Our summer program provides a well-rounded learning environment that enhances classroom education with hands-on experience, working alongside leaders in a variety of disciplines, including civil engineering, environmental services, survey, planning, landscape architecture, structural engineering, and creative services.

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Designing for Safety and Security

Designing for Safety and Security

Over the last several decades, public incidents by human aggressors are increasingly more frequent and tragic. Places of education, business, and recreation are vulnerable to these perilous acts of violence given the number of people connecting with each other daily.

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Design-Build Project Delivery Saves Taxpayer Money

Design-Build Project Delivery Saves Taxpayer Money

Traditional public infrastructure projects were typically completed through the Design-Bid-Build process. This required the owner—public entities such as cities, counties, and states—to determine the need for a project, study potential impacts, and plan the schedule and budget. Then the owner hired professionals to design the project

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Hurricane Hardening

Hurricane Hardening

Hurricane hardening — what is it? Why are counties and cities requesting hardening evaluations? Why should a commercial property owner or private business be interested in an evaluation? Does it result in a reduction in the property insurance? What benefits will it yield?

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Sustainable Parking Goes to College

Sustainable Parking Goes to College

For the past 20 years, Carl Walker, a division of WGI, has worked with Colorado State University in Fort Collins on a variety of campus parking projects. In 2007, we were selected to help design the University’s first parking structure: the four-level, 873-car Lake Street garage.

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