April 42014

Lower Platte South NRD: Salt Creek Levee Drainage Project

Salt Creek, Lincoln--There are times when we wonder how did we end up here? Most often projects go best if you start at the bottom and work your way to the top even if the starting point is in the middle of a creek. The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District required some maintenance work to be performed at four sites along Salt Creek from 20th Street to Superior Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Erosion and time had impacted the soil along the banks and the drainage structures emptying into the creek. Following the design and specifications of EA Engineering, Science, ...

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March 272014

Is Your Contractor Providing Value?

How can you tell when the contractor you have brought on board is the best choice for providing real value?  It is difficult to not be swayed by the number staring at you from the bottom line but how often does the lowest number provide the best long-term solution?  How often has your low dollar contractor made you think maybe there is a reason why they historically come in lower than most other contractors?  What dollar value do you assign to the time a contractor spends upfront analyzing the job, looking for more efficient or economical ways to get the job ...

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