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An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 33: Pets #13; Dog 9, West; Part 1, the Selection

Monday, August 3, 2020
  Swing… and a Miss! When we adopted Fern, she had been malnourished and recently treated for worms.  Consequently, she was emaciated.  For her first few weeks with us we fed her 4 cups a day of Science Diet dry puppy food.  She quickly returned to a normal weigh...

It’s official again — Hamilton Consulting Engineers is a certified DBE!

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hamilton Consulting Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce our certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP) effective July 9, 2020 in the work scopes of: • Engineering Services • Surveying, including...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 32: Pets #12; Dog 8, Fern; Part Two

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    Fern Getting Ready for Her First Ride in a Convertible   Last month I spent too many words describing how we came to adopt Fern, so I didn’t write enough about our past 3½ years with her as part of our family.  So here it goes. The Warrior We ...

I lost a friend on June 3.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Residents with drainage issues and farmers in Will County lost an advocate on June 3. 24 years ago, or so, I was the young vice-chairman of the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee (WCSMPC).  County Board members were being appointed to that committee, and Larry Walsh was one...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 31: Pets #11; Dog 8, Fern; Part One

Monday, June 1, 2020
Once again, I am offering a fun story as our nation faces a crisis.  Once again, I offer the advice of Keep Calm and Carry On.    So read on, and smile on – although Part One of this story is less smiley and more thoughtful than Part Two will be next month. We had li...