May 2013

  • Musings on 100-Year Floods: From the Waterlogged Mind of a Civil Engineer

    By Jim Hegarty, P.E. Unlike many Grand Rapidians, I missed the worst of Grand Rapids’ Great Flood of 2013. I was in Clearwater, Florida, reading the national news about our flood from the safety of my beach chair. Being in a relaxed and contemplative state, I began to ruminate about “our” flood in terms as […]

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  • Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    Did your community experience flooding and subsequent issues this spring?  Have you considered using Low Impact Development (LID) or stormwater best management practices for your storm sewer system? Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. gave a presentation yesterday at the American Public Works (APWA) conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Belaire, Michigan, about how […]

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  • Texas Township Farmer’s Market Trailhead and Trail Project Wins Second Place ASCE Quality of Life Award

    The Farmer’s Market Trailhead/Mini-Park Connection project in Texas Township was awarded 2nd place in the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Michigan Section ‘s Quality of Life category. This award was acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the Michigan Sections of ASCE and ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) on May 9 & 10, […]

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  • Pump Station Project Wins Third Place ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Award

    Prein&Newhof’s Spring Lake Township Wastewater Collection System Pump Station Improvements project has been awarded third place for Outstanding Civil Engineering Award with the ASCE. This award will be acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the ASCE and ACEC on May 9 & 10, in Lansing, Michigan. Spring Lake Township is located in Western Michigan, […]

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  • New Prein&Newhof Officers

    At its meeting on Wednesday, April 17, Prein&Newhof’s Board of Directors elected new officers: Jim Cook, Chairman; Tom J. Newhof, President & Treasurer; Mark Prein, Vice President; Jason Washler, Vice President; Chris Cruickshank, Secretary. Tom, Mark, Jason, and Chris were appointed as our new Management Committee.    

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  • Whitehall Lake Street Project Wins Third Place ASCE Quality of Life Award

    The Lake Street project in the City of Whitehall will receive recognition for 3rd place in the ASCE Quality of Life category for Michigan Section of ASCE. This award will be acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the ASCE and ACEC on May 9 & 10, in Lansing, Michigan.

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  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2014. These grants require a 50% local match and assist communities in developing and implementing wellhead protection plans in order to protect public water supply systems from groundwater contamination. To win this grant, you will need: 50% local match through local funds, A  […]

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