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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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Village of Lyons Receives Bridge Street Streetscape MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant

Congrats to the Village of Lyons, who won over $600,000 towards downtown infrastructure improvements! Prein&Newhof’s engineer, Jason Washler, helped Lyons apply for the MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant from Pure Michigan. The money will help improve their downtown by reconstructing Bridge Street.  The proposed streetscape project will include storm sewer improvements, permeable pavers, on-street parking, water […]

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Health Department: Grand River E. Coli Levels ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Disturbing’

The recent floodings around Grand Rapids have led Fox 17 to test the Grand River for water quality at Prein&Newhof’s laboratory. The results?  High and unsafe levels of E. Coli bacteria. The Kent County Health Department has since done its own testing and issued a warning to avoid contact with the flood waters. Bob Erickson, our […]

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P&N Engineer Presents on Preventative Traffic Engineering

Some of us have noticed a shift in focus for transportation: a shift away from car-centric planning and towards multi-modal travel, complete streets, and walkability. The missing link in getting our communities to be safe and welcoming for pedestrians can be found in traffic engineering, whose reactive process and warrant procedures inhibit the timely installation […]

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Whitehall’s Story Retold: “Urban Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Design”

Award-winning environmental journalist Jeff Alexander of Grand Haven has written a summary of our Whitehall project for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (page 10) and it was included in a report to Congress on the on-the-ground success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Jeff writes a success story like this about once a week. […]

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Asset Management: Getting the most from your infrastructure

By James R. Hegarty, P.E., Barbara Marczak, P.E., and Brian Vilmont, P.E. Our infrastructure provides the foundation on which our communities are built: the roads that enable our transportation, the watermains that provide our drinking water, the sewers and treatment plants that put clean water back into our environment, and the buildings upon which our […]

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Prein&Newhof puts former Wilcox employees back to work in Cadillac

Prein&Newhof announces it has opened an office in Cadillac, Michigan, in a vacant building at 1202 North Mitchell Street owned by the Wexford County Transit Authority. The new office plans to provide transportation, municipal, environmental, and geotechnical engineering services. The employees hired were key members of the former Wilcox Professional Services organization, and work extensively […]

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Downtown Development Planning Grant Application Available

MEDC is accepting applications until April 26 for its Downtown Development Planning Grant. Grants up to $100,000 are available, from a total funding pool of $500,000. MEDC is targeting these grants to projects that: Are located within a DDA Are in a Main Street or Redevelopment Ready Community Will create jobs for low/mod income persons […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Grant RFP Released

Water quality monitoring grants are offered under the Clean Michigan Initiative – Clean Water Fund and the proposals are due March 22. This grant pays for water quality monitoring activities that address local issues of concern and identify new chemicals/issues that may be impacting Michigan’s surface waters, such as rivers, streams, public access lakes, wetlands, […]

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GIS and Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) Applications

We thought you might find this video interesting: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PGQX1krng] This was a pilot project with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s wastewater system for their pipe inspection consultant. The video helped them visualize the results of an extensive pipe inspection program using GIS. Prein&Newhof can produce similar information management and visual analysis tools for your system […]

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