News

  • MDEQ awards $101 million in third-round SAW grants

    MDEQ just announced its third round of Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) grant recipients, totaling $101,000,000. The SAW program provides an amazing opportunity for communities to develop asset management plans for their stormwater and wastewater systems. It’s all about looking farther into the future, preventing disasters, and being responsible about financing Michigan’s infrastructure. To see a list of third-round grantees […]

    Learn More >
  • Part 2: Nine Tips for Hiring Engineering Consultants

    By James R. Hegarty, PE Have you ever been disappointed with an engineering firm’s work? Did it ever occur to you that your hiring process might have unwittingly set your project up for failure from the start?  Jim Hegarty, engineer and business development specialist, has gathered some tips for hiring engineering consultants in this second […]

    Learn More >
  • Muir’s Bridge Ribbon-Cutting Tomorrow!

    Officials from the Village of Muir are holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new $3.6 million bridge tomorrow, November 5, at 10 AM at the bridge. See the summary of this great story below. More about Muir’s bridge story: September 11, 2012: Muir kids raise money for bridge replacement January 21, 2015: Muir Bridge groundbreaking […]

    Learn More >
  • Dam removals, critical dam maintenance funding application due November 13

    Dam removal and maintenance is a significant issue, as it enhances fishing, reduces infrastructure costs, and makes Michigan safer. “The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced its Dam Management Grant Program is now open for proposals. The fourth year of this grant opportunity will provide $350,000 in fiscal year 2016 to address Michigan’s failing dam infrastructure […]

    Learn More >
  • AWWA-MI’s New Chair: Barbara Marczak, PE

    Barbara Marczak, PE began her term as Chair of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association at its annual conference in September. Barbara has been an active member of AWWA-MI for years, serving on the Board of Trustees 2010–2013, as an officer since 2013, and as chair of the Membership Committee from 2001 through 2013. In her new role, […]

    Learn More >
  • Reeds Lake Blvd Boardwalk Opens Today

    On Friday, October 9, at 10am the City of East Grand Rapids is cutting the ribbon to officially open its new boardwalk on Reeds Lake Boulevard. The boardwalk spans the channel connecting Reeds Lake with Fisk Lake. It is directly adjacent to another P&N-designed project, a new bridge carrying Reeds Lake Boulevard over the channel. […]

    Learn More >
  • P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    Almost a year ago, our blog featured an article about the importance of engineering your trail rather than just building it. Rapid Growth Media, a Grand-Rapids area news source focusing on growth, innovation, and economic development, picked up on it and recently interviewed Prein&Newhof’s trail engineer Scott Post. Scott and our landscape architect friend, Jim […]

    Learn More >
  • Dan Lewis, PE wins ASCE Young Engineer of the Year Award

    Congratulations to Dan Lewis, PE, who works from the Kalamazoo office. He has been awarded Young Engineer of the Year for 2015 by American Society of Civil Engineers. Dan began his involvement with American Society of Civil Engineers at Calvin College as a part of the student chapter. After being hired by Prein&Newhof in 2001, […]

    Learn More >
  • Prein&Newhof project featured on national Rails to Trails Conservancy Blog

    Converting old railroad lines to non-motorized trails is a national movement, tracked by the Rails to Trails Conservancy among others. Their recent post shows five successful rail-to-trails from across the nation, including Michigan’s Clinton Ionia Shiawassee trail, designed by P&N/Eng., Inc. and lauded for its superb views and trestle-to-bridge conversions. This 42-mile gem connects several […]

    Learn More >
  • Health Focused Campus strengthens downtown Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s (KVCC) need for expanded course offerings has transformed into a plan to help make Kalamazoo more connected, well–rounded, and healthy. KVCC’s vision creates a new campus focused on food sustainability and wellness along with an innovative educational mix of health care and culinary programs. KVCC has partnered with Bronson Healthcare and […]

    Learn More >