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  • The Long and Winding Road

    September 15, 2015

    Transportation funding is a passion of ours, in that we agree with many Americans who feel we haven’t spent nearly enough on our infrastructure over the past 50 years. Acting Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau called for a long-term highway … Continue reading

  • A day at the Flint Farmers Market

    July 9, 2015

    I had the privilege of spending the day at the Flint Farmers Market. Giffels Webster was a gold sponsor of the Disability Expo that was put on by All About Awareness LLC. This was a great way to kick off … Continue reading

  • Renewable Energy Has Unlimited Possibilities, Offers Affordable Heating/Cooling

    November 3, 2014

    As I sit here in mid fall, snug in my down vest and resisting the urge to run the furnace, my mind turns to energy and I smile. I am proud to work for Giffels Webster, a firm that consults … Continue reading

  • Not Just Broke…Broken: Part 2

    October 27, 2014

    In our last blog, we wrote about a large number of construction projects that, despite having been approved by SEMCOG and added to the Transportation Improvement Plan more than a year ago, have recently been placed in question due to … Continue reading

  • Not Just Broke…Broken: Part 1

    October 9, 2014

    A few weeks ago we wrote about transportation funding, gently chiding those wanting to increase funding without a related discussion about how taxpayer’s dollars were being spent. In case you haven’t heard, the National Highway Trust Fund is teetering on … Continue reading

  • Engineers in the 21st Century, Part 2

    September 18, 2014

    In the last blog, we encouraged young engineers and engineering students to tap into their creative side to help build their nontechnical skills. Today, we go further with an admittedly unexpected diagnosis: You may be suffering from tunnel vision. Don’t … Continue reading

  • Engineers in the 21st Century, Part 1

    August 20, 2014

    According to Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, the future success of Western economies is dependent on changing how we think. We couldn’t agree more, and extend that idea to include changing the way we teach and learn … Continue reading

  • The Debate Over Infrastructure Spending That We Should Be Having (But Aren’t)

    August 12, 2014

    The national Highway Trust Fund is nearing its own fiscal cliff, with many experts stating  it could become insolvent by the end of the month. Our elected representatives in Washington continue a seemingly never-ending argument about a long-term solution, effectively … Continue reading