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3D model of ames corridor.
3D Modeling Paves the
Benefits of Using 3D Modeling Three-dimensional (3D) modeling technology used
Planning for the Transportation
Using Data to Improve Transportation Systems Functionality As more and
Silencing Train Horns: Navigating
Communities Coexisting with Train Traffic in America In many communities
A surveyor reading instruments
How Is Technology Changing
Land Survey Technology Enhances Project Success The origins of land
Two glasses of water next to each with the left glass muddy with manganese.
Dealing with Manganese in
Contaminants in Drinking Water Supplies Like calcium, manganese is a naturally-occurring
A wetland used in environmental permitting of mitigation banking.
Mitigation Banking: Offsetting Unavoidable
Environmental Stewardship through Mitigation Banking As we face growing concerns
A group of professions within the civil engineering industry post with awards for a variety of civil engineering projects.
ACEC of Iowa Honors
Award-Winning Engineering Achievements Snyder & Associates, along with our clients,
Two men standing next to a Snyder & Associates, a civil engineering firm, truck preparing a drone for take off.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Drones: New
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Advance Land Survey Capabilities Survey technology is
Flood damaged buckled pavement due to lack of a stormwater management plan
Flood Protection from Climate
Protecting Communities from Growing Flood Concerns Do you feel like
A sanitary sewer manhole with superimposed text that ready 'Sanitary Sewer Flow Monitoring: Right -Size Wastewater Improvements'.
Sanitary Sewer Flow Monitoring:
Investigating Inflow & Infiltration with Sewer Flow Monitoring As communities
A flooded residential road due to lack of a stormwater management plan
Reducing Flood Risk &
Rain & Snowmelt Heighten Flood Risk When we think of
A hydroelectric dam removal in progress in Fort Dodge, IA as part of a stormwater management plan
Exploring the Benefits of
Dam Removal & Dam Modification: An Alternative to Costly Maintenance
A Civil Engineering Technician sits at a table with engineers to work on a project at Snyder & Associates, a civil engineering firm.
Career Spotlight: Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technicians: Plenty of Job Opportunities & Demand Across
Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg gather for a group photo with scholarship award recipients of the 2018 Iowa League of Cities If I Were Mayor Essay Contest during a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.
If I Were Mayor
Pictured above left to right: Megan Dunlap, Lt. Governor Adam
Register for a free training opportunity on the fundamentals of proper concrete mix design sponsored by the CP Tech Center.
Fundamentals of Durable Concrete
Designing Durable Concrete Pavement Mixtures The spring 2019 installment of
Snyder & Associates Construction Technician Kristina Paradise is eager to serve the Fort Dodge community and brings 18 years of experience to the team.
Kristina Paradise Brings Industrial
Construction Technician Kristina Paradise Returns to Fort Dodge After spending
Landscape Architect Anna Smith brings looks forward to working on large scale civil engineering projects as part of the Ankeny Land Development team.
Landscape Architect Anna Smith
Landscape Architect Finds Opportunities with Snyder’s Development Group A strong
Paul brings a great depth of Autodesk knowledge and experience to our team. Paul comes to the Snyder team with over 10 years of civil engineering software implementation experience.
Welcoming Design Automation Specialist
Design Automation Specialist Brings Passion for Creative Problem Solving &
At Snyder & Associates, our Realization of Impact (ROI) arises from the small things we do as engineers that make a big difference. 
Realization of Impact: Small
When things are going right and functioning properly, it is
Design Technician Dan Darnold brings six years of experience to the Snyder & Associates Iowa City office with a passion for site development.
Design Technician Dan Darnold
Design & Construction Experience Strengthens Iowa City Team Snyder &
Register for free training on the fundamentals of concrete pavement preservation led by Jerod Gross, PE, a representative of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.
Concrete Pavement Preservation Fundamentals
The 2019 winter installment of our concrete pavement continuing education series led
Muncipal Engineer Marie Amundson brings over eight years of experience to the Snyder & Associates Madison team with a focus on stormwater management and GIS asset management.
Welcoming Municipal Engineer Marie
Providing Local Engineering Resources to Wisconsin Municipalities Marie Phelan Amundson,
Landscape entry to park shelter.
4 Design Principles for
Community Livability Achieved Through Placemaking What makes one public space
An aerial image of the Des Moines River and a dam that will be removed, which requires a 404 permit.
Do I Need a
Whether you’re a private landowner, developer, municipality, public agency, or
Top 7 Considerations for
Key Aspects of Designing Natural Grass Sports Fields Do you
Trail Terminology: Bike Trail
In this post, Mindy Moore, AICP, discusses the benefits that
Scooter Sensation: Planning for
Electric Scooter Sharing in Action Over the last few years,
Best Practices for Jointing
Our concrete pavement continuing education series led by Jerod Gross,
Adding Structural Bridge Design
Structural Engineer Excited to Serve Iowa City Our structural design
Improving Safety through Road
Whether you drive, bike, walk, or use public transit—safety on
Launch Your Career with
Work-based Education & Skill Building A recent survey conducted by
A quote from Zoey Mauck about her recent planning internship.
My Summer as a
Zoey Mauck joined Snyder & Associates’ planning team this summer
Rolling Out Pavement Technologies
Rolling Out Pavement Technologies by Gina Ahlstrom Innovative approaches to
Andy Meessmann Joins our
Expanding Landscape Architecture Services in Southern Wisconsin Andy Meessmann, PLA,
Iowa City Welcomes Landscape
Landscape Architect Inspired to Improve Community Quality of Life Nick
Aspiring Engineer Gains Career
For Matt Hines career advice and bagel bites were a
Craig Clarkson Joins Snyder
Stormwater Modeling & Watershed Management Expertise We’re pleased to welcome
Maximize Sewer System Lifespan
This post provides an overview of the methods used to
Local children enjoy opening day at the new Dream Playground Re-Imagined in Council Bluffs, IA.
Council Bluffs’ Dream Playground
This post provides an overview of Council Bluffs’ community efforts
BUILD Grants Offer $1.5
This post provides information on the US DOT’s new BUILD
Ammonia Reduction for Wastewater
This post explores lagoon wastewater treatment replacement and retrofit options
IA 141 Corridor Study
Gathering Feedback to Guide Corridor Improvements Polk County and the
Economic Insights for the
Snyder & Associates hosted a presentation from David Swenson, Associate
Igniting Inspiration in the
At Snyder & Associates, we think beyond engineering—pushing boundaries to
Engineering Across Borders: Improving
Engineering on a Global Scale The opportunity to travel and
Honoring Snyder & Associates’
When Mark Land, PE, CFM, Vice President of Snyder &
Professionals in front of new office during ribbon cutting
Snyder & Associates Opens
Combining Engineering, Planning & Design Expertise in Iowa City Snyder
Best Practices for Concrete
Maximizing Concrete Pavement Lifespan The 2017-2018 winter forum topic is
Concrete pavement preservation techniques reduce roadway maintenance and repair costs.
Guiding the Future of
Complex Challenges of Managing Public Infrastructure Managing public infrastructure in
Concrete Pavement Restoration: How
Concrete pavement restoration (CPR) is much like its shared acronym,
Iowa 7th Graders “If
College Scholarships for Iowa 7th Graders The Iowa League of
Empowering Municipalities through Geographic
Improving Data Management & Analysis through GIS The Town of
Why Community Planning Matters?
Planning for Resilience in Community Development  National Community Planning Month is upon
Innovative Community Planning Prompts
With great excitement, Snyder & Associates staff accepted two awards
UNI Project Illustrates the
Slope Instability Sparks Project Need In April 2017, the University
Fort Dodge Clock Tower
The city leaders in Fort Dodge, Iowa have been talking
Engineering Excellence: ACEC Honor
Inspiring Structural Design On May 10, 2017, Craig German, PE,
National Bike Month: Promoting
Celebrating Bike Month May is National Bike Month, and all
APA Ambassadors Help Students
Developing a Kid-friendly, Green City On Friday, March 31st, 2017,
What is Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture Integrates Man-Made & Natural Environments From parks to
Communication & Construction Services
Maintaining Proper Levels of Project Communication Guiding a project successfully
Watershed Management Success: 11th
Approximately 400 attendees are expected for the 11th Annual Iowa
National Surveyors Week: Honoring
Providing Land Survey Since 1977 When Dennis Snyder and Steven
Fort Dodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Snyder & Associates hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of
Celebrating #EngineersWeek – Veteran
Engineers Week (E-Week) is in full swing, and the Snyder
Kicking Off #EngineersWeek –
The impact engineering has on day-to-day life is astounding. Everything
42nd Annual IRWA Annual
From February 20-22, 2017, the 42nd annual Iowa Rural Water
2016 “If I Were
On Tuesday, January 24, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and the
Snyder & Associates Celebrates
Reminiscing Our Heritage: Message from Snyder & Associates’ President When
Anticipation Builds for 70th
County engineers and staff from across Iowa, along with consultants
Challenge, Innovation, & Shared
The air is crisp, vibrant fall foliage is upon us,
An athlete running the bases at a baseball game
Miracle League Fields &
All-Inclusive Facilities Eliminate Mobility Barriers In 1997, a 7-year-old boy
IAMU Workshop Highlights Safe,
The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities will host its 23rd
Snyder & Associates Receives
The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association recently awarded
National Community Planning Month:
During the month of October, Snyder & Associates is proud
5 Ways Parks Provide
This is a guest post by Isabel Munson and Ed
Benefits of Native Plant
Our Changing Landscape & Environment Before agriculture and urban development,
Enhancing Digital Designs Through
Ariel Rauk, Design Technician, of Snyder & Associates, will present
Addressing Challenges of Delivering
The Iowa section of the American Water Works Association will
Making Small Towns Special:
Imagine living in a community everyone describes as being special,
ASCE Iowa Section Annual
The ASCE Iowa Section annual meeting and conference program highlights
The Future of High
According to a recent survey by the National Federation of
Erosion Control During Construction:
For approximately three decades, the practice of urban stream restoration
Things We Love Thursday
Things We Love Thursday – Author Heather Matson I’m excited
Ivo Lopez to Present
Ivo Lopez, Ph.D., P.E. of Snyder & Associates, Inc., is
3D model of a diverging diamond interchange.
Diverging Diamond Interchange Benefits
Innovative DDI Interchange Comes to Ankeny A new intersection design
Connected & Functioning Transit
Mobility is crucial to how our society functions. Areas such
Bid Law Change
On March 23rd, Governor Branstad signed into law Senate File
Award-Winning Trail & Greenway
Representatives of the Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park traveled to
IES PE Leadership Institute
The Iowa Engineering Society PE Leadership Institute was established in
Diverging Diamond Interchange at
I-35 Diverging Diamond Interchange The E. 1st Street Interchange Project
Mud, Camp, & Spring
Creating Watershed Improvement Goals The Mud, Camp, and Spring Creek
Easter Lake Hydraulic Dredging
Easter Lake has been identified as a restoration priority due
Iowa ACEC Engineering Excellence
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC/Iowa) awarded
2016 Award of Merit
Contributing team members pictured above – Back row (left to
Emerging Challenges Facing Water
The demands for a clean water supply are constantly increasing,
Floodwater rising up from a stream up to suburban backyards.
Benefits of a Watershed
Stormwater Management at a Watershed Level When the skies open
High School Athletic Complex
The 24th Street Development will provide an open and inviting
Ankeny “Play It Forward”
This year’s Ankeny Leadership Institute (ALI) program includes two Snyder
Groundbreaking on The Edge
Ground recently broke on The Edge at Gray’s Landing –
Groundbreaking in Pleasant Hill,
The City of Pleasant Hill broke ground on the Youngstown Trail
Celebrating Leap Day &
We celebrated Leap Day with a “Leap into Innovation” event
Governor Branstad Tours West
In efforts to improve Iowa water quality, Governor Terry Branstad
We Love Engineering!
A BIG THANK YOU, goes out to our employees for
2015 “If I Were
Today, the Iowa League of Cities and Snyder & Associates recognized
Using Technology to Improve
3D engineered modeling in highway construction provides numerous benefits to
Trail Funding Resources
Many paved trail projects require multiple sources of funding to
2015 Iowa Environmental Planning
The Fourmile Creek Watershed Management Authority was recognized as one
Fourmile Creek Watershed Management
Flooding, Streambank Erosion, & Nutrient Loading The Fourmile Creek watershed
First LEED Platinum State
The Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate building is the
Reduce Long-Term Street Repair
Plan Ahead for Street Preservation to Maximize Funding Dollars With
Board of Directors Proclaims
Please join us in extending warm wishes and congratulations on
Supporting Community Growth Efforts
Snyder & Associates was recognized by the Polk County Housing
Ankeny Miracle Park
The final playground structures of the Miracle League Park in
Sand Out, Clay In
Improvements at Terra Lake Park in Johnston, IA are in full swing with
Wild Rose Jefferson Site
Wild Rose Jefferson and Grow Greene County Gaming Corp. held a
Union Pacific train approaching overpass in Jefferson Iowa.
ACEC of Iowa Engineering
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa recently
New Location for Structural
Shuck-Britson, Inc., a division of Snyder & Associates, reinforced their commitment
Roads are Primary Concern
We enjoyed visiting with members of Wisconsin Towns at the
First Pitch at Ankeny
The first pitch was thrown on Saturday, September 7, 2013,
Right-of-Way Acquisition Services
Screenshot thumbnail of Snyder & Associates, a civil engineering firm, brochure.
Firm Overview
Screenshot thumbnail of land development engineering brochure.
Land Development
Screenshot thumbnail of survey brochure.
Survey
Transportation Planning
Community Planning
Screenshot thumbnail of funding assistance brochure.
Funding Assistance
Screenshot thumbnail of municipal engineering services brochure.
Municipal Engineering
Screenshot thumbnail of athletic facility design brochure.
Athletic Facilities
Screenshot thumbnail of park master planning brochure.
Parks
Screenshot thumbnail of streetscape design brochure.
Streetscapes
Screenshot thumbnail of trail design brochure.
Trails
Bridges
Buildings
Screenshot thumbnail of multimodal transportation brochure.
Bicycles & Pedestrians
Screenshot thumbnail of freight rail engineering brochure.
Freight Rail
Screenshot thumbnail of urban transportation planning brochure.
Public Transit
Screenshot thumbnail of roadway design brochure.
Streets & Highways
Screenshot thumbnail of traffic engineering brochure.
Traffic Engineering
Screenshot thumbnail of water treatment engineering brochure.
Drinking Water
Screenshot thumbnail of environmental permitting brochure.
Environmental
Screenshot thumbnail of environmental water quality brochure.
Rivers, Lake & Stream
Screenshot thumbnail of stormwater management plan brochure.
Stormwater
Screenshot thumbnail of wastewater treatment plant design brochure.
Wastewater
Snyder & Associates, Inc:
We’re committed to the long-term success of our clients.
Snyder & Associates, Inc:
Steve Rowe, Co-founder of Snyder & Associates, joins current and
Demolition Begins on Des
Improving River Safety, Water Quality & Recreation Through Des Moines
Navigating a Diverging Diamond
In a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), traffic is shifted from
Setting A Bridge In
A pedestrian bridge over Lyons Creek in Webster City, Iowa
IA 141 Corridor Study
Introductory video for the first Public Information Meeting for the
Outlets of Des Moines
Snyder & Associates was the civil engineer and landscape architect
Nevada Athletic Stadium Renovations
The recently completed Nevada Stadium renovations were prompted by the
1st Avenue Grade Separation
The 1st Avenue Grade Separation project in Iowa City, Iowa
Ames Miracle League Field
The Ames Miracle Field and Playground strives to provide recreational
Trail Planning and Development
Many times we are approached when someone has an idea
Iowa’s Economic Trends Webinar
Featuring Dave Swenson, Associate Scientist, Department of Economics, Iowa State
Iowa City 1st Ave
Lowering 1st Ave & raising Iowa Interstate Railroad to create
Native Landscapes
Due to large, robust root systems, native plants cultivate rich
Bike Advocacy
We create master plans for communities to make biking and
Celebrating Landscape Architecture
We focus on collaborating with user groups and community leaders
Ames Community School District
The triangle shaped 26-acre parcel situated within a densely populated
Diverging Diamond Interchange –
The E. 1st Street Interchange Project includes the design and
DDI Still Aerial Video
The DDI eliminates the requirement to wait for side road
Fort Dodge, IA Cross
Cross-Town Connector Debuts in Fort Dodge, IA
Athletic Facilities
Why choose S&A for athletics?
Community Public Spaces
We focus on collaborating with user groups and community leaders
Park Designs & Development
We focus on the needs of the user area around
Landscape Architecture
Carefully planned park, street and campus landscaping enhances the image
Trail Planning & Design
Our passion for trail design is displayed through the blend
Snyder & Associates Firm
By thinking beyond engineering, we bring communities together, manage the
Dam Removal & Modification:
Exploring Dam Removal & Modification: A Webinar When it comes
Biosolids Management: Reports, Regulations
Patrick Williams Civil Engineer at Snyder & Associates shares information