Engineering and Design


Hyperloop skips Missouri for test site, though first commercial route remains within reach

The highly anticipated news of where the new Hyperloop Certification Center will be built left many Missourians disappointed after Virgin Hyperloop One released its decision Thursday to build the test site in West Virginia. Two different proposals to land the… more

Metropolitan Community College to break ground on new Engineering Technology building

Tomorrow, Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus will upturn the first shovels-full of dirt where a completed Engineering Technology building will sit next year. In a 1 p.m. groundbreaking ceremony to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the event will… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Black & Veatch gains three new roles with UK’s largest water utility

Business Wire - Black & Veatch has been awarded three new frameworks for Thames Water, the UK’s largest water utility. The new roles span the lifecycle of Thames’ water and wastewater treatment and below ground infrastructure systems: from asset and… more

Q&A With … Mark Dohnalek

    Q: A lot of the news about your company lately has been about acquisitions, but there’s more going on here, isn’t there? A: A lot of people think our growth has been largely acquisition-oriented. But that just complemented… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

City Revisiting Plans for Hotel in Former KC Fed Bank Building

Though no action was taken on the measure yesterday by a city council committee, funding for a hotel in the former Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, at 925 Grand Blvd. The current proposal, known as Grand Reserve, by developer… more

Q&A With … Ray Kowalik, Burns & McDonnell

Ray Kowalik is chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell, the largest engineering firm by revenues in the Kansas City region, and second-largest by employee totals. Q. Your firm-wide revenue growth has been up sharply for most of the past… more

Contractor Confidence Hits Record Low

Expectations for sales, profit margins and staffing levels expectations fell below the threshold of 50 for the first time in the history of the  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Confidence Index. Sales expectations, due to COVID-19, decreased from 68.3… more

Q&A With … Don Greenwell, The Builders’ Association

Don Greenwell is president of the Builders' Association in Kansas City, representing the interests of the construction sector in such matters as policy and work-force development. Q. The construction sector nationally shed 29,000 jobs last month amid the pandemic slowdown;… more