1. Bridge Survey and Safety

    The next step in a bridge’s transformation is complete, thanks to RETTEW’s Survey and Safety teams. Our Survey group worked hard to establish exact elevation points of each structural steel beam at the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge, a future part of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail. The railroad ties on the bridge are slated…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Approach to Community Planning

    It’s National Community Planning Month and we continue to celebrate the community planners that help make our regions vibrant! These professionals help communities grow and thrive while maintaining the area’s history and culture. Questions they often ask as they’re working to help a community (borrowed from the Planners Network) include: Historically, how has cultural activity…

  6. Grant for Flood Study

    Less flooding = a safer community and environment. For Highspire Borough in Dauphin County, PA, new grant funding will start the process of reducing flooding in the community. With RETTEW’s help, the Borough received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for more than $190,000 to complete a flood mitigation feasibility…

  7. 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…

  8. Waterlogged

    Late summer and early fall rainstorms can cause major flooding, especially in areas already crisscrossed by many rivers, lakes, and streams. Such was the case in Central Pennsylvania on Labor Day Weekend. Friday afternoon brought intense downpours, so much so that many areas saw rain amounts measuring in double-digit inches in only a few hours….

  9. July 4 Safety

    Practice these safety tips to fully enjoy your July 4 holiday!  

  10. The Final Link in the Chain

    A $3 million grant will provide the missing link for a long-awaited rail trail completion. The Enola Low Grade Rail Trail has been an ongoing project for RETTEW’s client, Manor Township, in Lancaster County, PA. Sections of the trail have been completed over the past several years, with the final piece being the Safe Harbor…

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RETTEW Engineer Named ‘Young Engineer of the Year’

One of RETTEW’s engineers has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional…

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Employee Update

Meet Two New Employees

RETTEW hired two new employees recently, one in our Pittsburgh, PA office and one in our Akron-Canton, OH…

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