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…

COVID-19 Update | March 23, 2020

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends, As we are on this COVID-19 journey together, we want to provide an update to our response. Our first priority is the health and safety of you and our Lamp Rynearson community. We are monitoring the situation of our four office locations and have acted. The second objective is to keep projects on-track as the impacts of COVID-19 are realized. Below are steps we are taking: In Office Meetings: Our offices are closed to the Read more…

COVID-19 Update | March 17, 2020

Dear Valued Partner,   Well, here we are at the end of another day of constantly changing conditions. As we go home to our families and do what we believe is best for them, our clients and our communities, please know that the team at Lamp Rynearson is here, even if remote. We are here to problem-solve, keep projects moving ahead and, most of all, take care of one another.   You will hear from us. We’ll be picking up Read more…

The Scope | A Traffic Engineer’s Secret Alter Ego

Have you ever had a close call? You’re driving in your car, looking for that “prime” parking spot or trying to think of a way to get through all the traffic. Your attention is elsewhere. You’re running late, you don’t have time for – Screech!  Suddenly, a car, a bike or, even worse, a person is right there in front of you! Somehow muscle memory kicks in, you slam your foot on the break. Hard. Through white knuckles and a Read more…

Rob Vanderveen Receives Young Professional Award

A huge congratulations to our very own Project Engineer, Rob Vanderveen! ACEC Nebraska 2020 Young Professional of the Year. Thank you Rob for all your hard work and your amazing efforts in our community through Hope Dwells and Yellow Door. Inspiring and well deserved award. Read more about Rob and his involvement in the Omaha community https://www.civicnebraska.org/build-up-omaha-vanderveens/.

2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The year 2019 was monumental! We launched a new brand to celebrate our firm’s 60th anniversary! Our year-end report captures the excitement and energy of this effort! More importantly, it reaffirms our dedication to serving PEOPLE, sharing PROFITS, and improving our PLANET is stronger than ever. Dive in to the incredible community stories throughout this report!    

Kansas City Now Offering Land Surveying

KANSAS CITY – Lamp Rynearson is now offering land surveying as a service mobilized from their Kansas City office. The firm has hired Kellan Gregory, PLS, as the Survey Project Manager to lead this expansion. “Lamp Rynearson has offered land surveying services out of Omaha since our founding in 1959. When the Kansas City office was acquired in 2013, it was a matter of timing and finding the right leadership to begin offering this service to our clients here,” commented Read more…

Lamp Rynearson Adds Senior Structural Engineer to Staff

Brian Skourup, PE, SE, joins the Lamp Rynearson team as Senior Structural Engineer. With 12 years of experience, and degrees in both architectural and structural engineering, Skourup provides comprehensive structural engineering services to support all of the firm’s office locations. Skourup’s work has included structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and prestressed concrete buildings, bridges, and non-building structures throughout the United States and abroad. Drawing from experience in engineering, data analytics, and financial analysis, he leads projects, solves problems, and manages Read more…

McMeekin Takes on Role as Engineering Change Lab Director

Michael P. McMeekin, PE, ENV SP, Chairman of the Board for Lamp Rynearson, has been selected as the Engineering Change Lab-USA’s (ECL-USA) first Executive Director. The ECL-USA is a social change lab seeking to connect, share information, and collaborate with individuals and stakeholder groups within the engineering community. It is made up of change leaders and explorers committed to benefiting society by unlocking the full potential of engineering. McMeekin, who was an initiator / founder of the ECL-USA, was instrumental Read more…