October 2012

  • Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    How exciting is this?  Jim Hegarty caught the permeable pavers being installed on Whitehall’s Lake Street.

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  • Prein&Newhof’s Kevin Gritters named ASCE West MI Branch President

    The American Society of Civil Engineers is a national organization with a Michigan section and West Michigan branch. Kevin Gritters, bringing his seven years of experience in civil engineering with Prein&Newhof,  has been named president of the West Michigan branch. Congratulations Kevin!

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  • Lifelong Learning at Calvin – Water

    Tom Newhof has been speaking at Calvin College weekly in a series about Water for the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL). His talks tackle the relevant issues of Great Lakes health, water conservation, water quality, stormwater, and water treatment and come from his 52 years of experience as an engineer specializing in water. His […]

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  • Dam Removal Grants Available

    MDNR has announced that $2.35 million in grants will be available to remove dams. Applications are due December 5, 2012. P&N has four successful dam removals and several dam removal studies to its credit. Here are some of them. If you are interested in pursuing one of these grants, contact Jim Hegarty.

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  • How to use ArcGIS Explorer as a data resource

    Sometimes it’s useful to be able to map data. That’s why we have Geographic Information Systems, a powerful relational database and information mapping program that takes some training to use and understand. Luckily for us, ArcGIS offers access maps and mapped data online, on an interface as easy-to-use as Google. ArcGIS Explorer  allows you to […]

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  • ASCE Michigan Section Elects Daniel Lewis as New President

    The ASCE Michigan Section has selected Daniel G. Lewis, PE, as its 2012-2013 President. Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE is the preeminent organization representing the civil engineering profession. ASCE facilitates the […]

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