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Smart Strategies for California’s Development Processes

August 29th, 2022

With the cost to build in California being significantly more expensive than the national average, developers may be hesitant to break ground in the Golden State. However, Galloway’s comprehensive understanding and experience with California’s building codes, policies, and costs make developing a project in California less daunting. “In general, the costs are higher to build…

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Wildfire Damage Leads to Concerns Over Watersheds

September 1st, 2021

Updated September 2021 As wildfires wreak havoc across the western states of Oregon, California, and Colorado this summer, residents are hoping for rain to help limit the immediate threat of fire damage. Unfortunately, additional damages from wildfires can continue long after the flames stop burning. In addition to burning of structures and property including trails,…

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Communities Look to Creative Solutions For Transportation-Related Air Pollution

August 13th, 2021

Galloway & Company, Inc. explores the possible effects of traffic reduction programs, and looks to ways they can be proactive in the fight against air pollution. For years, states across the U.S. have struggled with rising air pollution and poor air quality due to CO2 emissions from transportation. Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment…

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Approaching The Practice Of Architecture With A Fresh Perspective

July 13th, 2021

Galloway Embraces Architecture’s True Definition What is Architecture? Architecture is both the art and technique of design. Throughout history, architecture has been more than just the style or impression that a building presents – it is a multifaceted approach to design that creates a total developed space, both in form and function. “Architect” is derived…

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Three Ways to Set Your Projects Up for Municipal Approval Success

May 11th, 2021

When not executed successfully, the municipal approval process can make projects time-consuming, expensive, and inefficient. The process is intricate and involves participation from a wide variety of professionals, including architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, site planners, attorneys, environmental consultants, surveyors, title companies, lenders, traffic engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors. By utilizing a consultant such as…

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Denver Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Policy Affects New Land Development Projects

April 13th, 2021

By: Nathan Abbott, Site Development Project Manager Denver is a rapidly growing city, with traffic increasing as steadily as its population. In an effort to shift residents to more sustainable and effective means of transportation as the city grows, the City of Denver approved a bill for filing which amends Chapter 54 of the Denver…

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Pandemic-Pivoting in Transportation: Facts, Figures and Thoughts on the Future

March 1st, 2021

By: Brian Horan, PE, Transportation Engineering Team Manager When the response to the COVID-19 pandemic started in early Spring 2020, the drop-off of single-occupancy vehicle traffic across the country was extraordinary. As millions of people stayed at home, air quality improved, noise pollution decreased and we got an unexpected glimpse into a world without quite…

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Three Keys to a Successful Civil Engineering Project

February 10th, 2021

Civil engineering projects are characterized by their great complexity when it comes to implementation, but complex doesn’t have to be complicated with proper planning and oversight by the design team. Whether in the beginning stages of the project, currently working through the design, or in the construction phase, experience and insight can make projects succeed…

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Galloway President Dave Guetig Gives Insight on Effective Strategic Planning

November 20th, 2020

  Now more than ever, strategic planning is playing a critical role in how companies are preparing for the future. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has forced leadership teams and staff to take a different view on strategy and what strategic planning looks like. Our President, Dave Guetig, recently joined Phil Keil, Zweig Group’s Director of…

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Galloway Uses BIM 360 to Manage Your Project More Affordably and Efficiently

October 15th, 2020

At Galloway, we always strive to remain an early adopter of technology. We recognize that there are now a variety of cloud-based solutions that eliminate the issues experienced when storing data on servers. After evaluating a variety of platforms in order to identify the right solution to address the needs of every discipline provided by…

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