Annual Survey Due for LPA Pre-Award Certification

Roger Kottlowski, P.E. has important news for all communities receiving federal assistance and doing business with INDOT. You may access the Pre-Award Certification at:  https://itap.indot.in.gov/, or contact Latosha Higgins, Title VI/ADA Program Manager, at (317) 234-6142.   If you need to get a login name and password, you can go to the Business Registration at the ITAP […]

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Commonwealth Featured by IMAGINiT for 3D Capabilities

Exciting News – Commonwealth is being featured by IMAGINiT Technologies, the world’s largest provider of enterprise solutions for engineering companies!  The article focuses on Commonwealth’s transition to 3D and what it took to get here.  Josh Wheatley is recognized for playing a vital role in the 3D transition.   Visit This Article

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Newport Breaks Ground for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

On Thursday June 13, 2013, construction began on a new wastewater treatment plant and collection system project. The $5.9 million project will consist of a new activated sludge wastewater treatment facility, low pressure sewer system, force mains and a small laboratory. The USDA Rural Development, Indiana Finance Authority and the office of Community and Rural […]

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Unnoticed Funding Opportunities

Everyone has noticed that the availability of grant funds has dwindled.  As a result, many communities are postponing needed infrastructure projects, holding off for the return of increased availability of grant funds. Today’s market does, however, continue to provide a relatively unnoticed opportunity for funding assistance.  This assistance is in the form of historic low […]

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Tree planting at Lock and Dam Cottages

Boy Scouts from Troop 315, Scout leaders Carolyn Teddleton and Greg Siebert, along with David Hynes, Lindsey Phillips and Eric Parsley from Commonwealth Engineering braved the cool, misty weather on Friday, April 26th to plant 6 trees donated by Commonwealth and JT McCarty of Colonial Classics nursery. These trees will provide lasting shade and beauty […]

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CEI’s Roger Kottlowski Receives Award for East Lake Dam Project

Commonwealth’s Roger Kottlowski was recognized by the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute and Jungclaus-Campbell Co. Inc. for his contribution in the design and construction of the East Lake Dam in Prince’s Lakes Indiana.   Background: During a record  breaking storm and rainfall in 2008 the existing East Lake earthen dam suffered severe damage causing widespread flooding, stranding […]

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Why do I need an Engineer to obtain Easements?

Once the preliminary planning and design efforts have determined property needs, why would you need engineering services to help obtain the property?  Property owners are primarily concerned with how the project is going to impact their land: Will trees and landscaping be destroyed? Will the grass grow back? What will it look like when you […]

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Need Easements?? You better get to know URA!!

If your project requires property acquisition and you are using federal funds as part of the funding package, you need to know about the URA.  URA is the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.  The Act provides certain rights to property owners, including establishing a procedure to determine the Fair Market Value […]

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RUS’s John Padalino Visits Mexico Indiana

John Padalino visited Mexico Indiana in May to tour the town’s new wastewater treatment plant. The plant was designed by Commonwealth Engineers and funded by USDA Rural Development. Mexico is an unincorporated area in Miami County. There are 283 homes and small businesses located along the Eel River which had been using septic tanks for […]

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