Updates

  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Video: East Grand Rapids’ new bridge taking shape

    The City of East Grand Rapids is building a new bridge over the channel between Reeds Lake and Fisk Lake this summer. On Tuesday, the contractor placed the precast, 18-ft-wide by 4-ft.-tall concrete sections into place. Reeds Lake Boulevard should be open in September, after the bridge approaches are built and the road is paved.

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  • Muskegon neighborhoods transformed with street revamps

    By Barbara Marczak, PE and Connie Houk, PE Civil engineering is a profession that improves the quality of life for all people. Sometimes, in the crunch of meeting budgets and deadlines, it’s easy to lose sight of that. The measurements, calculations, lane widths, pavement types, and estimations are all details that come together to create […]

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  • City of Hart’s State Street wins Quality of Life Award

    Congratulations to the City of Hart! P&N engineer Amy Malek, PE accepted the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Quality of Life Award for the City of Hart’s State Street Reconstruction project at the Michigan Infrastructure conference. “The Michigan Section ASCE annually presents the Quality of Life Award for a project that […]

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  • Bob Snell

    Former Wilkins & Wheaton owner and P&N employee Bob Snell passed away last Saturday, June 13. We express our sympathy to his family and to his former colleagues in our Kalamazoo office. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Langeland Family Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel (622 S. Burdick Street) […]

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  • Pipe-cam shows flow obstructions by direction drilling

    By Mark Prein, PE Directional drilling is a wonderful new pipe installation technology, but smaller pipes can cut through existing, larger pipes like a hot knife through butter during drilling. Not only does this cause a flow obstruction, but when a gas or power line cuts into a pipe, its poses safety issues for cleaning […]

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  • Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail Officially Open!

    By Scott Post, PE On one of the first truly beautiful spring days, the Friends of the CIS Trail held the official ribbon cutting ceremony opening the trail in St. Johns, April 18. Over 200 people attended the event, many of them arriving by bicycle from Muir, Pewamo, Fowler and Ovid on the organized “Bike […]

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  • P&N mourns death of 60-year airport engineer, Bob Peckham

    Our former colleague, friend, and consultant Bob Peckham passed away last week Thursday at the age of 92. We express our sympathy to his family, his long-time clients, and to his former and our current Traverse City office employees, Art Christiansen and Stephanie Green. Bob was a WWII veteran, devoted aeronautics engineer, and the founder […]

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