CEO Moment: Inclusivity on Independence Day

  The Fourth of July invokes warm summer memories of hot dog scented aroma wafting amongst a group of revelers and children gleefully dotting the night sky with the glow of sparklers. This day also represents so much more. The Constitution’s framers understood the limitations of their language and did not expect an utterly perfect union – only a system to work towards an attainable condition for all. Therefore, the nation is a continual work in progress towards equitability and Read more…

Growing the Way in Northern Colorado

Leaders who are driven by purpose cultivate a culture of excellence through their intentionality. Lamp Rynearson, a civil engineering and land surveying firm with projects spanning the Front Range, has a long-standing tradition of purpose-focused leadership, fueled by a passion to enhance the communities they work in. Established in 1959 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with offices in Fort Collins and Kansas City the firm is steered by its purpose statement: leaving a legacy of enduring improvements to their communities. Read more…

CEO Moment | Thinking like a Futurist

Last year at this time, we didn’t know what to expect for the future. People were working from home. Children were learning from living rooms. The tragic events that spurred the nationwide call for racial justice hadn’t happened yet. We had hoped things would get back to normal soon, but we didn’t know what that meant. Now, here we are today. “Back to normal” is no longer what it used to mean. To build a bridge from the normal we Read more…

The Scope | The Future of Solar is Bright

Did you know there is enough solar power provided in one hour of sunlight to meet the Earth’s energy needs for an entire year? The sun is a formidable energy source and as Thomas Edison once noted, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!” Solar energy is clean, abundant, and renewable. One of the world’s largest natural resources, it does not emit any pollutants into the atmosphere whether it is being produced Read more…

The Scope | Pools, Pandemic, & Planning for Purpose

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. It has been a year of unprecedented events and change, as each passing day seems to present Read more…

CEO Moment | Dealing with Wicked Problems

“We begin with the assumption that human beings constantly strive to improve or bolster their life situation, and that in so doing they are constantly engaged in problem-solving activities.” – Professor Irving Tallman, Washington State University   In 1973, design theorists Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber introduced the term “wicked problem” in order to draw attention to the complexities and challenges of addressing planning and social policy problems. It seems that this year, has become synonymous with wicked problems. As Read more…

CEO Moment | We Can Do Better

Albert Einstein once noted “Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.” While America is no stranger to racial injustice; the recent tragic events demand we pay attention. We now realize it is impossible to stay silent on this most valuable thing to do in life. We can do better. No, we must do better. People are coming together to take a stand and demand change. As technical professionals we have a unique opportunity to Read more…

Expert Blog: Surveying in a Time of Pandemic

The world is much quieter now that stay-at-home or safer-at-home directives and social distancing are part of our new normal. Many businesses are operating remotely resulting in less crowded streets and highways. Nevertheless, there’s one set of trucks still out on the roads – Lamp Rynearson’s Survey Crew. If you see our trucks with bright white logos during your essential grocery store trips, know that our survey professionals are out there to keep infrastructure projects moving. Land surveying is fundamental Read more…