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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about our work, and our rockstar team of public involvement professionals has an eye on the future with a handful of lessons learned during the past year-and-a-half of digital outreach. Read more here:

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Public involvement after the pandemic

As more individuals get vaccinated and life moves toward normal, public involvement (PI) professionals are being asked: Should we go back to the way things were before, with public meetings held in local high schools from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with snacks, stations, a presentation, and a question-and-answer session? Our experience, coupled with public and…

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Reactive business development is costing you more than you thought

by Josh Grenzsund, Director of Business Development “Not enough time.” “Too expensive.” “What’s the point?” “It’s just the way we do things.” Ask seller-doer project managers (PMs) and marketers about proactive business development (BD) and “getting ahead of things” with clients, and many times those are responses you’ll hear. Instead, they do the opposite –…

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DOWL ranks in top 200 of ENR Top 500 Design Firms list for 2021

The Engineering News-Record has released its annual ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms for 2021, DOWL is honored to announce that the firm moved up 22 places in the ranking to land in the top 200. Last year, ENR ranked DOWL at number 202, and this year, ENR ranks the firm at number 180…

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DOWL wins big at ACEC Oregon Engineering Excellence Awards

At the recent 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards, presented annually by the Oregon chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), DOWL projects took home two awards, including a major recognition. The 8th Street Bridge Replacement in Pendleton, Oregon, received an honor award, and the Astoria Waterfront Bridge Replacements project in Astoria, Oregon, received Best…

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DOWL wins top honors at Montana chapter’s ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

DOWL is honored to announce that the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion project in Alaska has been recognized by ACEC Montana with the Grand Project Award at this year’s Engineering Excellence Awards. The project was constructed to divert more water to Bradley Lake and increase annual production at the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project (BLHP)…

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Our Geobusiness Future: Big Data, Machine Learning, and AI

Human society is poised to be shaped by new technology in many ways in the future, and the same is true for the field of engineering. Big data, machine learning, and AI all have nearly limitless untapped potential to change the way we live and work, and the emergence of these concepts is being hailed…

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The Sunlit Path

By Stewart Osgood, President & CEO As the social seismic events unfolded over the last four weeks (coupled with the pandemic), DOWL leadership resisted the urge to make statements about how committed our company is to diversity and equity and inclusion and social and racial justice. Instead, we chose to listen, learn, internally support, and…

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DOWL moves up on ENR Top 500 Design Firms list for 2019

The Engineering News-Record has released its annual ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms, and DOWL is honored to announce that in 2019, the firm moved up almost 60 places in the ranking to land at number 202. The company is honored to achieve a higher ranking on this list, which includes the biggest and…

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