Public Works Asset Management: GHA’s GIS Integration

In an era where technology greatly impacts our everyday tasks, efficiently managing public works assets is increasingly crucial. The growing complexity of infrastructure and the need for real-time, accurate maintenance further emphasize this importance. As cities and communities become more interconnected and data-driven, incorporating advanced technology in asset management is essential to meeting these evolving demands and maintaining effective public services.


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Traffic Impact and Parking Studies: GHA’s Strategy for Streamlined Solutions

In the world of highway and roadway engineering, the ability to comprehensively assess traffic impact and parking studies is not just an asset—it's a necessity. At Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA), our in-house capabilities for conducting these critical studies provide a significant advantage, delivering streamlined, efficient, and highly effective solutions to our clients. "Conducting traffic and parking studies internally allows for a more cohesive and immediate integr


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Confined Spaces Certification Renewed by GHA’s Facilities & Utilities Management Division

Recently the FUM Division at GHA completed their annual confined spaces training. With a focus on safe and efficient entry into confined spaces, this specialized training program was created to meet clear objectives. It is designed to thoroughly prepare participants for the unique challenges and hazards encountered in confined environments, ensuring a high standard of safety and competency. The training provides a thorough understanding of what constitutes a confined space, the potential risks involved, and the safety measures required to navigate these areas safely. This regular training is crucial for our team, as it sets the stage for a deeper comprehension and respect for the complexities of working in such environments.


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GHA Connections: Rebecca Joas

Rebecca Joas, a GIS Analyst and drone pilot in GHA's Geospatial Division, embodies a unique blend of professional acumen and love for the outdoors. Her journey at GHA reflects a seamless alignment of her affinity for nature with her GIS mapping and analysis skills.


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Orland Park Plow Tracker App

Winter in Orland Park presents a unique set of challenges that both residents and local authorities must navigate. Among these, snow removal stands out as a particularly demanding task that requires detailed planning and execution.


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GHA’s Construction and Survey Division Reflect on 2023

The annual year-end meeting of GHAs Construction and Survey Division presented an opportunity to review the year's work, along with a chance to celebrate and learn from each other’s experiences.


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The Importance of Valve Maintenance

Water infrastructure is fundamental to any community, ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of one of our most vital resources. However, the significance of watermain valve maintenance is often overlooked, despite its critical role in safeguarding water systems. The AWWA Manual M44 provides comprehensive guidance for the maintenance of distribution valves, a resource that GHA's FUM division strongly advocates for in developing maintenance programs for municipalities.


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GHA Connections: John Briggs

In the field of municipal engineering, experience and adaptability are not just valuable; they are essential. John Briggs, P.E., embodies these qualities, bringing more than 29 years of industry expertise to Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA), where he has been a reliable presence for the past 12 years. John's journey in the field is a clear demonstration of the power of hands-on learning and the importance of relationships, both of which have been fundamental aspects of his career and have shaped his unique perspective on engineering.


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Revolutionizing Sewer Management: GIS Integration

Navigating through the complex network of sewer management, municipalities frequently confront challenges with data accessibility, system maintenance, and operational efficiency presented by traditional, non-digitized systems. The need for innovative, efficient, and transparent management of sewer data has never been more crucial. A Geographic Information System (GIS) possesses the


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GHA Connections: Janet Cherbak

Engineering and artistry don't always go hand in hand, but for Janet Cherbak, GHA's Landscape Architect, they're inseparable. Her unique approach adds a new layer to our engineering solutions by incorporating natural elements. An upbringing in a bustling city heightened her awareness of the essential role green spaces play across all landscapes. "Creating spaces that everyone can enjoy is what inspires me," she remarks. This focus is not only a personal passion but also a professional mission, as evidenced by her award-winning projects.


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