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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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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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