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Engineers Week: Happy Girl Day

Why do girls seem to shy away from engineering? They may not even know what it is until later in life!  Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a part of Engineers Week, is dedicated to combating this. Our female engineers at Prein&Newhof do us proud every day: Ariana Jeske, P.E. is taking traffic safety by storm. […]

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Happy Engineers Week!

Engineers are changing the world—all the time. We dream up creative and practical solutions and often team  with other innovative professionals to better serve our clients. The things we design matter. We at Prein&Newhof are excited to celebrate Engineers Week by recognizing our own engineers. Some of the infrastructure we use every day has been […]

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Former GFIA Executive Director Joins Growing Michigan Engineering Firm

GRAND RAPIDS. Prein&Newhof, a Grand Rapids-based civil engineering company that’s been serving airport clients in Michigan for 30 years, has selectively grown its airport team in the last two years. In 2011 Prein&Newhof acquired Peckham Engineering in Traverse City, hiring its employees including company founder Robert Peckham. Prein&Newhof President and Senior Airport Project Manager Jim Cook […]

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Press Release: ASCE Michigan’s Response to Snyder’s State of the State Address

The latest Michigan Chapter of ASCE’s press release highlights and responds to Snyder’s State of the State’s infrastructure points.  Our own Dan Lewis is the current president of the Michigan Chapter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2013  Lansing, MI – As stewards of our state’s public works, the American Society of Civil Engineers is proud of the […]

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Joint Expo and Operators Day – MI-AWWA / MWEA

The AWWA / MWEA Joint Expo is sponsored by the Michigan Sections of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA).  It is the Midwest’s premier 2-day exposition of wastewater treatment and drinking water treatment & distribution equipment, manufacturers, consultants and representatives. P&N usually sends 10+ people to this event, […]

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Grant Funding Opportunity – Sustain Our Great Lakes

Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available on its website  for grant funding for work in the Great Lakes basin. Money will be awarded in three categories: habitat restoration; delisting of habitat-related beneficial use impairments; and private landowner technical assistance. Pre-proposals will be due on February 14, 2013.

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MWEA Student Scholarships Now Available

The Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) is currently offering three (3) scholarships for those pursuing a career in the Water Environment Industry or working in the Water Environment Industry and attending school to advance their current career.  Full-time and Part-time, Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships are available. Don’t miss this great opportunity! SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE – […]

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Free White Paper: Surveys for Property Owners

If you own property, someone likely has told you that you need a survey. Did you know there are different types of surveys? Download this free white paper to learn more about surveys, what the terms surveyors use actually mean, and answers to many frequently asked questions. Download the white paper here.

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Grant Projects – Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

The Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program (MCZMP) within the Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for grant projects that will start January 1, 2014.  Projects should protect the Great Lakes coastal resources by fostering environmentally-friendly development of economically and socially vibrant coastal communities. Download the […]

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$654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

New State of Michigan grants available for asset management programs, planning Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed HB 5673 and SBs 1155 through 1158 into law late last week, authorizing an investment of $654,000,000 in grants and loans for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. MDEQ’s Revolving Loan Section will manage the funds and develop the application process, […]

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DDAs and Economic Development

Not everyone is aware of downtown development authorities (DDA), or why they are important. Many cities have one, and Michigan has 35 of them. Prein&Newhof often works with DDAs on projects related to streetscapes and downtown infrastructure. Downtown is considered the heart of the city. It is an expanse of a few streets that are […]

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Happy Holidays! Give with us!

To help ease the burden of families with health challenges this year, Prein&Newhof is making a donation to support the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charity. And when you subscribe to our blog or follow one of our social networking sites, we’ll match your action with a $5.00 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, […]

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Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

Source: MDEQ The DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced $25,000 in small grants available to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean up Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

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Texas Township wins 2012 APWA Southwest Branch Project Award

  Prein&Newhof is happy to announce that the Texas Township Farmer’s Market, Trailhead, and Trail project has won the American Public Works Association Southwest Branch Project Award. Texas Township is one of the fastest-growing communities in the greater Kalamazoo region. With only one park, Texas Township offered fewer recreational opportunities than its neighbors. Demand for […]

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P&N client, project get kudos in national journal

Holland’s Board of Public Works earned high praise in the nationally-circulated Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine’s December 2012 issue. Prein&Newhof designed a 4.5-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter interconnect pipeline and valve & meter station linking Holland’s water system with Wyoming’s water system. The $6,000,000 project is nearly done.  Read more.

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Community tree planting grant applications now available

The Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation announced today that applications for the 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting grant program are now available. Eligible applicants include local units of government, nonprofit organizations, tribes and schools that: Are located within the service territory of DTE Energy’s utility subsidiaries Detroit Edison and MichCon; […]

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