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Celebrating International Day of Biologic Diversity

Celebrating International Day of Biologic Diversity
Brian Breissinger

The United Nations has named May 22, 2018 the International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity describes the variety of both animal and plant life found in an ecosystem or habitat. Our Environmental Technicians explain a few of the creatures they see on a regular basis out in the field and their role in the local ecosystem.

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How AAA Used a Structured Approach to Expand its Retail Program

How AAA Used a Structured Approach to Expand its Retail Program

There are numerous articles about bankrupt retailers like Toys “R” Us and Nine West that are closing and laying off employees. But this story is about the opposite. It’s what we’re seeing through our Retail Development Programs. Read more »


Sewer Inspections Made Easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera

Sewer Inspections Made Easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera

Ever wonder how we inspect sewer lines in dark, confined spaces? Learn how the process is made easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera! Read more »


Lunch Hour: A Conversation with our Right of Way Team

Lunch Hour: A Conversation with our Right of Way Team

Joe Sckinto, RWA and Joanne Daniel joined Timmons Group last August as our first Right of Way experts on staff. I sat down with them for lunch this week to discover and get to know what it takes to run a successful practice. Read more »


What is Arterial Preservation?

In July 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) adopted a new policy for arterial roadways that was designed to preserve and enhance the capacity and safety of critical transportation links that are not included in the Interstate Highway System. Read more »


Timmons Group Collects 200th Bag of Trash at Annual Stream Clean Up

Timmons Group Collects 200th Bag of Trash at Annual Stream Clean Up

For the SIXTH year, Timmons Group employees and families celebrated Earth Day by showing their pride for Virginia’s waterways! Through the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Adopt-a-Stream program, volunteers focused on collecting trash and debris from streams adjacent to the Timmons Group headquarters. Read more »


Picture This: Morgan Farms

Picture This: Morgan Farms

Timmons Group provided civil engineering services for the new Morgan Farm residential community. Planned for 29 homesites, the 26-acre development is located in the fast-growing area of northern Harnett County, NC. Read more »


Protecting Our Streams and Waterways Through Erosion and Sediment Control

Protecting Our Streams and Waterways Through Erosion and Sediment Control

New construction and development projects often bring excitement and new opportunity to our communities. However, these sites can leave dirt and other construction materials exposed for months at a time and, if not controlled, can cause sediment and other pollutants to enter our waterways. In this blog, we explore the many tools used to control erosion and sediment on active and recently completed construction sites.  Read more »


Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

Each year, Timmons Group’s Stormwater Team attends Virginia State University (VSU)’s Arbor Day celebration that highlights the many efforts made by the University to be a green campus. Read more »


Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

As solar energy development continues to expand, several U.S. states and localities are considering regulations to encourage or require sustainable landscape practices to mitigate the impacts of solar infrastructure. Read more »


Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

By utilizing performance metrics, landscape architects can utilize research-based design to justify major design moves. We can help our clients understand why and how they can support both the human and non-human environment through design. Read more »