GAI’s Top Web Articles of 2017

GAI updates our website every week to bring you insights from our accomplished staff specialists and news about the exciting projects we take part in. Here is a roundup of the top GAI online articles and blog posts for 2017.

Thank you for your readership—we’ll keep delivering the good news in 2018, a year that marks GAI’s 60th anniversary of delivering innovative engineering, planning, and environmental consulting services to clients worldwide.


In this article published February 9, 2017, GAI Health & Safety Director Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM deciphers the lingo of occupational safety and health to jump start your understanding and help you talk safety like a pro.

In a Q&A published August 10, 2017, GAI Transportation Technical Manager Mike Beresford, PE, CBSI and Senior Project Engineer Brad Kughn, PE, CBSI tell us what it’s like to inspect bridges—from climbing dizzying heights to closing a bridge in the middle of the night.

Published June 1, 2017, incoming President Anthony Morrocco, PLS, PE, MBA discusses his long, eventful career at GAI and his vision for helping guide the company’s ongoing evolution.

Published April 6, 2017, this blog by GAI Chief Economist Steven McDonald, CVA discusses several factors at work that contribute to a shrinking U.S. manufacturing sector.

In an article published May 11, 2017, GAI’s Assistant Vice President Stephen Boylan, PE discusses design-build project delivery, which mobilizes an integrated professional team from project conception to completion, enabling improved coordination, efficiencies, and outcomes.

In an article published April 27, 2017, GAI Director of Landscape Architecture Dave Gilmore, RLA, MBA and Landscape Designer Jacob Burns, ASLA discuss a major revitalization effort in Charleston, WV that is transforming the city’s downtown core into one of the nation’s foremost pedestrian-friendly cities.

Published March 30, 2017, GAI’s Florida Aviation Director Jack Thompson, CM, LEED® AP and Senior Project Engineer Daniel Nickols, PE discuss GAI’s role in a major construction effort to replace Flagler Executive Airport’s aging infrastructure, expand capacity, and increase operations.

In this article published June 29, 2017, GAI Vice President and NE Marketing Manager Pat Gallagher, MBA details the effort to transform the 178-acre former site of a steel mill into developable land that will ultimately be home to an innovation hub featuring residential neighborhoods and public open spaces.

In a blog post published August 24, 2017, GAI’s Transportation Technical Leader Jay Vorisek, PE discusses the safety and efficiency benefits of roundabout solutions and how this proven traffic concept was successfully deployed in the city of Carmel, IN.

Published August 16, 2017, this article by GAI Engineering Manager Enrique Bazán-Arias, PE, EMBA discusses solar power generation and how it may be affected by the total solar eclipse that took place on August 21, 2017.

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