1. Environmental Permitting – We Wrote the Book! Literally!

    RETTEW is known for our expertise and guidance in environmental compliance. And now it’s in writing! The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released Publication 783, the Environmental Permitting Handbook. RETTEW authored the handbook for PennDOT as a part of our work for the agency’s Central Office. The handbook includes waivers and permitting types, an overview…

  2. Geophysics in Business Journal

    RETTEW’s staff are passionate about changing our communities and the world for the better. The Central Penn Business Journal recently published an article by Jason Scott entitled “Geophysicist helps develop landmine detection robot.” The piece included parts of an interview with Tim Bechtel, PhD, Geophysicist at RETTEW. Below are excerpts from the article:   “Since…

  3. Fees and Maps

    The pipes are corroding as you read this. Under our buildings and beneath our roads lies a myriad of stormwater infrastructure – much of it put in place more than 40 years ago. After several decades, these systems are in need of updates. However, many cities, townships, villages, and boroughs don’t have funds set aside…

  4. A Community, a Person, and a Plan

    What is community planning? And what does a community planner do? October is National Community Planning month, and RETTEW is highlighting the foundational role community planners play throughout the country. While you may not know it, community planners in your local area have impacted your daily life: where you live, what type of home you…

  5. Public-Private Pursuits

    Private companies, investors, and governments are joining forces to complete infrastructure and other projects through a P3 organization. Driven by infrastructure – the U.S. needs $3.6 trillion by 2020 to update its existing infrastructure – P3 projects have gained much ground in recent years. P3 projects in the U.S. are likely to become some of…

  6. Brick and Mortar Shift

    In the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence of both commercial and retail development throughout the U.S., including the fast-growing areas of Central, Eastern, and Western Pennsylvania. And while brick and mortar stores have changed, they are still alive and well. Some commercial brands have struggled by not adjusting to consumers’ needs and expectations,…

  7. A Moving Memorial

    88 people. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Worker’s Memorial was on site at the District 11-0 office in Bridgeville, PA recently. The traveling memorial honors the 88 PennDOT employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1970. In honor of each person, a reflective vest and hardhat is mounted on a…

  8. Toxic Release Inventory Forms

    Industrial facilities in the U.S. – take note! The Toxics Release Inventory Form R is due July 1 this year. Facilities use the form to report releases and the transfer of certain toxic chemicals to the Environmental Protection Agency and their respective state. How do you know if you need to submit the form? Your…

  9. Manufacturing Cool?

    The constant churn of equipment; a production line of employees and robotic arms; shipping containers receiving inventory. Manufacturing has long been a backbone of our country’s economy. And it’s been making a slow and steady comeback in the last few years. To help students become acquainted with manufacturing in their local area, the Manufacturing Resource…

  10. A Better Plan

    When retirement arrives, it may be a bigger loss than first thought. At universities and colleges across the country, baby boomers involved in maintenance and facility management have reached retirement age. As they leave to relax, travel, and have more time for golfing, they take with them decades of institutional knowledge. Where every underground waterline…

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From the Oldest to the Newest

The oldest covered bridge in Lancaster County, PA is now revitalized and open to traffic. Pequea No. 7,…

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Decorate and Celebrate Safely

Stay cozy, but stay safe!  During this special time of the year, make sure you’re being as safe…

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