Engineering and Design

Wichita-Based Real Estate Company to Build New Lenexa Office Park

Wichita-based Vantage Point Properties has officially made its move into the Kansas City market. This week the real estate company closed on a plot of land around I-435 and Renner Blvd in Lenexa. Dubbed Reflections at City Center, this site… more

Burns & Mac Names John Olander First COO in Company History

Burns & McDonnell officially unveiled a new position, just today. As the second-highest ranking officer, John Olander will now serve as the first chief operating officer in the firm’s history. Olander, who first came to Burns & McDonnell in 1991,… more

Burns & McDonnell, Science City Announce Plans to Continue Partnership

Burns & McDonnell and Science City have sealed the deal. Although the two have already worked together for more than a decade, they came together last night to make the partnership official and announce lofty plans for the future. To… more

Study: A Hyperloop Connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is Feasible

The future of transportation is among us. A new study by Black and Veatch and Olsson Associates confirms that a Hyperloop system connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is, indeed, feasible. The system, which utilizes floating pods, carries… more

UMKC Breaks Ground on Engineering Building

A couple of weeks ago, new chancellor Mauli Agrawal spoke at a meeting of regional business executives, and recounted a conversation he'd had earlier this summer, just after arriving at UMKC. How, he asked of Kevin Truman, dean of the… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Teachers Turn Out in Force for STEM Summit

Viewed through a lens of work-force development and regional economic growth, the numbers are sobering: By some counts, nearly 7,700 jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are available annually in Kansas City—yet employers are able to… more