Planning, science and engineering for our clients and the environment

Begin with the end in mind

We start by understanding your Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives. It’s about what you want to accomplish. Whether you are a heavy industry, private business, public agency, or a mission-driven nonprofit, we are committed to achieving your desired results and outcomes.

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MFA is unique. I have come to expect having great people working on my project. Every person I meet from MFA is highly intelligent, consistently motivated and professionally competent.

–Daniel Silver, Successor Coeur d’Alene Custodial and Work Trust Manager

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5 Dec th
Process Safety Management: Can We Please Stop Saying, “If You Didn’t Document It, It Didn’t Happen”?

Ask ten people about process safety management (PSM), and chances are at least seven of them will tell you about mountains of paperwork designed primarily to keep auditors happy. They might say, “I spend so much time doing paperwork that I...

Bill Beadie, CIH Blogs, Food Processing, Health & Safety
1 Dec st
Federal Brownfields Program Moves Through Congress. What Does This Mean For Your Projects?

The reauthorization of the Federal Brownfields program is starting to wind through Congress and was recently passed by the US House of Representatives. The current proposal (HR 3017) being reviewed by the Senate, which is always subject...

Jim Darling Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment
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  • Willamette Falls Legacy Project

    Client: METRO

  • Lower Grand Employment Area Action Plan

    Client: City of Vancouver

  • Adaptive Re-Use Study: Northern State Hospital

    Client: Port of Skagit

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Services
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Planning & Community Development
  • Health & Safety
  • GIS & Data Management
  • Economics
  • Environmental

    Transitioning sites from a substantial environmental liability into a productive asset requires applying science and technology with a deep understanding of regulatory requirements, available funding, market forces, and site conditions. Continue Reading

  • Engineering

    Engineering can be complex, and when you overlay environmental constraints it becomes more complex. An integrated approach to engineering from design, through construction makes projects simple, effective and implementable. Continue Reading

  • Planning & Community Development

    Redevelopment, job growth and leveraging existing assets demands problem-solving skills and creative insight to create opportunities, facilitate partnerships, and gain community support. Results oriented planning is focused on achieving desired outcomes and adding value to projects and communities. Continue Reading

  • Health & Safety

    An effective health and safety program makes a business better and employees safer. Developing this program includes regulatory compliance, risk reduction, clear communication, and practical solutions focused on improving business practices. Continue Reading

  • GIS & Data Management

    Information is mined to answer challenging questions and make better project decisions. Geographic, environmental, demographic and site data are analyzed and displayed graphically to create knowledge for informed decisions Continue Reading

  • Economics

    Whether a cost-benefit analysis, ecosystem services and natural resource valuation, or quantifying the impacts of proposed regulations, economic analysis helps answer important questions of cost, value, and benefits. Continue Reading