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If you & your stakeholders are confined to your homes during this pandemic, essential tasks like public outreach can be difficult. The internet can help, and we’ve put together a toolbox of some of our trusted digital resources: https://www.dowl.com/news/developing-a-digital-public-involvement-toolbox-in-the-era-of-covid-19/

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Many of our offices have been affected by "shelter in place" or "hunker down" orders as a result of COVID-19. Most of our staff are prepared to work from home during this time, and we expect our core operations to be unaffected. Stay up to date here: https://www.dowl.com/news/dowl-covid-19-updates/

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Developing a digital public involvement toolbox in the era of COVID-19

By now, most Americans are hunkering down or sheltering in place, and many of us are working from home. This poses some unique challenges, especially as critical infrastructure projects move forward. In this unprecedented time of social distancing and working from home, it can be challenging to adapt public involvement processes to reach citizens and…

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DOWL COVID-19 Updates

March 27, 2020 – Similar to other states across the country, Montana Governor Steve Bullock has issued an order to stay at home, effective now through April 10th. Mayor Matherly of Fairbanks, Alaska, also has issued a shelter in place order. Our Montana and Fairbanks offices are prepared to follow this order, and staff will…

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Dave Simmons, PE, joins DOWL’s Transportation Group

DOWL is excited to announce that Dave Simmons, PE, has joined the firm as a Transportation Planning Sub-Practice Area Leader and senior project manager in the Lake Oswego, Oregon, office. Dave is a valuable addition to the team, bringing more than 30 years of experience with planning, engineering, project delivery, and leadership, which he will…

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Six new owners join DOWL’s ranks

DOWL is proud to be a company where many of its leaders are shareholders in the firm. This year, we are excited to announce six new owners, each of whom has distinguished themselves as experts in their field and passionate contributors to our company’s long-term success. We are fortunate to have this outstanding group of…

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Welcome to the all-new DOWL.com

DOWL is excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website at DOWL.com. The new site, rebuilt from the ground up, places the focus on the thing that makes our company so great: the people who work here. Front and center on the home page, you’ll see Bob Goodrich, Monica Bradbury, Brad Melocik, and Read…

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DOWL Receives ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

Following a rigorous audit of the company’s Quality Management System (QMS) by British Standards Institute (BSI), DOWL is now ISO 9001 certified. By having a QMS that meets the ISO 9001 standard, DOWL is accountable to maintain and execute a QMS that has a customer-centric approach, manages risks, promotes continual improvement, and ensures leadership commitment…

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Building Consensus for Early Success

DOWL prides itself on being the go-to firm to help clients navigate through controversial public projects. But what if there was a way to mitigate the controversy, build consensus for proposed solutions, and save time and money? There is, said DOWL’s Transportation Planning Sub-Practice Area Leader, Sarah Nicolai, P.E., based on her experience. It’s the…

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OBEC and DOWL Announce Merger

OBEC Consulting Engineers and DOWL have entered into a merger agreement after more than a year of developing closer ties, and recognizing the advantages for our firms and our clients. OBEC and DOWL share similar employee-owned business models, overlapping geographies, complementary skill sets, and core values that shape their quality- and integrity-driven cultures. Together, we…

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Steel and Stone Strike Gold: Minto Island Bridge Takes Top Awards

When the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge opened to the public in August of 2017, it connected parts of Salem, Oregon through an artful, winning combination of concrete and steel that has taken top awards in the industry. The National Steel Bridge Alliance’s yearly Prize Bridge Awards recognize the best newly constructed bridges in the…

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