Top 5 Considerations for Effective Sidewalk Design

by Whitney Duffy

Sidewalk design is a central focus for municipalities looking to improve pedestrian safety and the pedestrian experience. Even before COVID-19 dramatically increased the number of people walking and biking through our towns and cities, there had been a growing emphasis…

How 3D LiDAR Scanning Adds Value for Industrial & Manufacturing Clients

by James Meadows

In the following, Clark Nexsen’s James Meadows, PE, presents the benefits of using 3D LiDAR scanning in industrial and manufacturing settings to accelerate engineering projects: w According to manufacturing firms like, time is money in the manufacturing world. Industrial…

A Design-Build Success Story: The New Virginia Beach Sports Center

by Chad Poultney

Like the elusive perfect game, the successful design-build delivery of the new Virginia Beach Sports Center is something like a dream. With less than three years elapsing from concept to completion, the Sports Center is a physical representation of what…

Best Practices for Streetscape Design that Cultivates Community

by Wes Parker

Well-designed streetscapes provide a wealth of benefits for their respective communities. In more recent years, we have seen a synergistic shift toward design strategies that activate the surrounding area and create a sense of place for citizens. In Virginia Beach’s ViBe District, the new designs of 19th streets have done just that – improving mobility while generating a thriving subcommunity of commerce, art, and nightlife.