1. Municipal Soil

    Underground investigations can help ensure a building stands strong, without structural problems. On a recent project for South Middleton Township in Pennsylvania, RETTEW leveraged our geotechnical expertise to assist this municipal client. Geotechnical work typically doesn’t come to mind when thinking of a municipal or civil engineering firm. But at RETTEW, providing full-service support for…

  2. An MS4 EOR Contract

    Our first MS4 Engineer of Record appointment. RETTEW was recently named MS4 Engineer of Record for Penn Township in Lancaster County, PA. Our Senior MS4 Coordinator, Kara Kalupson, has been working closely with the Township on its Pollution Reduction Plan, part of the local government’s efforts to comply with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)…

  3. Bridges: Inspections, Updates, Safety

    Safe practices beget safety. In South Middleton Township in Cumberland County, PA, RETTEW serves as the Township Engineer. This Township is home to many small bridges less than 20 feet long, which do not require regular inspections per federal standards. But as part of our role, we’ve helped institute a bridge inspection program to ensure…

  4. Stay Safe Working Outdoors in the Winter

    “Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” In the past few weeks, much of the U.S. has been blanketed by sub-freezing temperatures. Many of us, including RETTEW’s technical experts in the field, work outdoors nearly every day. Even when it’s not below freezing, winter air and temperatures can be dangerous. Follow our safety tips to make…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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