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Safe and Free Disposal: Mercury

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA are offering free disposal of mercury-containing equipment through September 30, 2013. The Michigan.gov website has more information and drop-off locations by county. Mercury-containing equipment from municipal power plants and hospitals are not accepted. Mercury can be found in the following types of equipment: Air handling unit […]

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Permeable Pavers Video

P&N’s Lake Street reconstruction project in Whitehall is Michigan’s first “green” road. One of the green technologies employed there is the use of brick permeable pavers in parking areas to collect sheet runoff from the road during rainstorms. This video shows how water infiltrates through the cracks between paver bricks into the stone below the […]

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P&N MDOT Prequalified

MDOT recently added Prein&Newhof to its list of prequalified engineering consultants. We initially have been prequalified to work for MDOT on Roads & Streets Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Jason Washler is leading P&N’s entry into MDOT work. “We’re very happy MDOT elected to add us to its list for these practice areas. We’re planning […]

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Allegan Water Treatment Plant project wins ACEC Merit Award

The Allegan Water Treatment Plant project has won a Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan.  Congratulations to all those involved in this innovative project that converted a lime softening water treatment plant into a much greener and more efficient reverse osmosis water treatment plant. Read more about the project […]

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Prein&Newhof welcomes Bob Nelesen

Prein&Newhof welcomes Bob Nelesen, P.E. as a Project Manager in its Airport Engineering group. Bob has a BS in Civil Engineering from Calvin College and an MBA from Texas State University. He is a licensed PE in Michigan and Texas who has previously worked for KSA Engineers in Texas, and URS Corporation in both Texas […]

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Coastal Grants Available from US Fish & Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program is not a conventional grants program–it does not solicit projects through a request for proposals. Instead, projects are developed strategically, […]

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Wastewater, Stormwater Planning Grants up to $2,000,000 Brewing in State Legislature

P&N is closely tracking HB 5673-5676 and SB 1155-1158, which we expect Governor Snyder to sign before 2012 ends. We participated in the committee that developed this concept, and we are in close contact with Legislators and regulators as the bills move through the adoption process. Grants up to $1,000,000 with 10% match, and $2,000,000 […]

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Water Fluoridation Grants Announced

If you do not fluoridate your water, or if your fluoridation equipment needs replacement, you should look at this grant opportunity. Michigan’s 2013 Community Water Fluoridation Equipment Grant webinar is scheduled for November 28 from 2 to 3 p.m.   The webinar will discuss the benefits of fluoridation, identify strategies to complete the RFP, review […]

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Downtown Infrastructure Grants announced for Low to Moderate Income Communities

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will accept grant applications until December 21, 2012 for grants of up to $750,000 to low- to moderate income communities for downtown infrastructure improvements. Eligible projects include parking lots, streetscapes, sidewalks, sewer, water and storm pipelines among others. Qualifying communities and designated eligible areas are listed here. The grant application […]

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Brrr! A cold but exciting ribbon-cutting for Whitehall’s Lake Street

Michigan’s first green street opened today with a ribbon cutting on Lake Street in Whitehall, Michigan. Lake Street features bioswales, detention zones, native plants, filter strips, and permeable pavers all used to treat the storm water as many times as possible before it enters White Lake. An innovative project that illustrates Michigan’s strides towards a […]

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Ford Airport hires de-icing designer Prein&Newhof

Ford Airport hires de-icing designer Prein&Newhof to help design a system that effectively manages the de-icing water that is used on the planes during winter. We are grateful to be a part of this project! http://ow.ly/eWdeN

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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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