Project Examples

Please take a moment to learn more about some of Holland Engineering's recent project highlights.  

Environmental Services for Building Expansion

Building Expansion - Environmental Services

The Stow Company

Holland Engineering Environmental Group assists with manufacturing building expansion.

The Stow Company recently consolidated all manufacturing into its Holland, Michigan facility. The decision was part of a growth strategy that included maximizing manufacturing capacities and leveraging a centralized, national shipping point. The Holland, Michigan facility is now 200,000-square-feet after the expansion. 

The Environmental Staff of Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) provided engineering, environmental permitting, site design and restoration oversight for the Stow Expansion project. 

HEI's services included engineering design, environmental permitting compliance, photograph documentation, mitigation planning, and design and restoration oversight.

For more information about this project, please contact: 

Sherry Slocum, Environmental Services Group Manager; at (248) 827-7322

Holland Engineering Environmental Group assists with manufacturing building expansion.

Byron Center High School Improvements

Byron Center Public Schools - High School Improvements


Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) was honored to work with TowerPinkster to provide surveying and civil engineering services for the Byron Center Public Schools (BCPS) High School Improvements. These improvements included three (3) building additions, parking lot and traffic circulation layout improvements, and internal building renovations.

During the survey portion of the project, HEI contacted the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to acquire the 100-year floodplain elevation due to the proximity to Buck Creek and Willards Creek. Based on the location and amount of onsite area encumbered by the 100-year floodplain, HEI also completed a wetland delineation for the entire site.

The site improvements required changes to the existing storm water management basins onsite, which were also encumbered by the 100-year floodplain and wetlands. Before construction, it became necessary to acquire an MDEQ / USACE Joint Permit for wetland and floodplain disturbance.

Late in the design process, it was determined that a public watermain extension to provide a public fire loop around the building would be necessary. Since this was determined close to the start of construction, an aggressive permit schedule was essential to keep the project on schedule and meet the construction window to get the school open on time for the start of the school year. HEI coordinated with the Byron-Gaines Utility Authority (BGUA) and prepared and provided public watermain extension plans and permits per their standards and requirements. In coordination with the BGUA, the MDEQ Water Supply Permit was able to be acquired before construction commencement.

HEI also worked with TowerPinkster to acquire site plan approval from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Plan Review Division, courtesy site plan approval from Byron Township, and right-of-way permitting from the Kent County Road Commission.

In addition to the design services, HEI also provided Construction Engineering, which included review of shop drawings, response to requests for information (RFIs) with the General Contractor, site visits, and preparation of Bulletins.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

Fruitport High School Improvements

Fruitport Community Schools - High School Improvements


Holland Engineering comples the ALTA survey and civil engineering design portions of the Fruitport Community Schools High School Improvements project.

Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) had the privilege of working with TowerPinkster to complete the ALTA survey and civil engineering design portions of the Fruitport Community Schools High School Improvements project. This project was part of the 2016 Bond Improvements and included demolition of a portion of the existing building to allow for a 2-story building addition with internal renovations for an overall proposed building size of 230,000 square feet. The project also included significant renovations to existing onsite parking to maximize parking spaces and optimize traffic circulation with a dedicated parent drop off area and the addition of a bus loop drive.

The site plan review was primarily reviewed by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Plan Review Division. Additionally, HEI worked with the Village of Fruitport through a courtesy review and coordinated access points into the road rights-of-way and fire department access. Due to the size of the building addition, a public watermain loop became necessary. The public watermain extension was designed and coordinated with Fruitport Township Public Works and later submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for final review and permitting.

The storm water management for the site was designed to meet the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner’s (MCDC) newly adopted Development Rules and Regulations for the additional impervious areas. The storm water management was separated into two (2) drainage systems. A subsurface system utilizing infiltration was designed for the southeasterly portion of the site. The northwest portion of the site was designed to have a detention basin with a sedimentation basin for pretreatment. Both drainage systems discharged to a low wooded area west of the High School, which was delineated by HEI and determined to have regulated wetlands. Following approval from the MCDC, an MDEQ/USACE Joint Permit was acquired for the wetland disturbance, which became necessary for the storm water outlet and maintenance improvements to the existing low area.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

Wesco Gas Stations

Wesco Gas Stations

Wesco, Inc.

Wesco, Inc. is a family owned business with more than 50 convenience store gas station locations in West Michigan. Each of these store locations is unique in the size, access to the site, layout, and services provided.

Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) assists Wesco, Inc. by providing a variety of services dependent upon the site needs, including, but not limited to, surveying services, lot combinations, site layout improvements, trouble-shooting recommendations for unique site-specific issues, vehicle turning movements, septic system design and permitting, wetland delineation and MDEQ permitting, storm water management design, municipal and agencies approvals and permitting, construction engineering, and construction staking.

Specific design challenges include septic system design for high strength sewage effluent, site locations with a high water table or poor soils, proximity to residents, and traffic turning movements within and in/out of the site.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

Trigon Steel Facility Expansion

Trigon Steel Facility Expansion

Trigon Steel

Holland Engineering assists with Trigon Steel Facility Expansion

Trigon Steel is an industrial steel truss manufacturing facility located in West Michigan. Having outgrown their leased facility space, Trigon Steel purchased property on Lincoln Avenue on the south side of the City of Holland with anticipation of building a new 29,660 square foot facility with room for future expansion.

Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) worked with Trigon Steel to develop a conceptual layout of the site. After completing a survey, wetland delineation, and acquiring the floodplain information for the site, a layout was established for the proposed facility and future development area.

The site layout drawings were coordinated with the City of Holland through the review and approval process. Due to the proximity to the Tulip City Regional Airport, the design team coordinated with the airport designer and the FAA to acquire the necessary approvals.

Project challenges included designing the storm water management by the Tulip Inter-County Drain drainage requirements, acquiring a permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the wetland and floodplain disturbance, and preparing the proposed design and layout to allow for the ideal future development area.

HEI provided boundary/topographical surveying, lot combination, wetland delineation, civil engineering design, and construction staking to allow for the construction of the facility completed in Spring 2018.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

Heritage Place Apartments

Heritage Place

Concept Design

HEI assists with design of Heritage Place apartments in Downtown Grand Rapids

With the strong housing market in the Grand Rapids area, the demand is high for apartments that are conveniently located close to main attractions. Holland Engineering is pleased to be involved in this exciting new project currently under construction, Heritage Place, located at 50 College Avenue SE. 

We are happy to have teamed up with Concept Design Group for the design of this 86-unit apartment building in the beautiful Heritage Hills District of Grand Rapids. The site is the former home of a Social Security Administration office and includes two historic carriage houses that will serve as site amenities. Our team has been working on permitting and approvals, including approval through the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and City’s permitting process. Construction kicked off Fall 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2018. The owner of this building is Orion Real Estate Solutions, and the general contractor is Orion Construction.

Project challenges included designing around existing site features and elements to remain with significant grade change across the site, determining barrier-free access routes and design, and storm water management on a largely impervious site.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

601 Bond

601 Bond

Concept Design

HEI teams up with Concept Design on the design of 601 Bond Apartments

With the strong housing market in the Grand Rapids area, the demand is high for apartments that are conveniently located close to main attractions. Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is pleased to be involved in this exciting new project currently under construction. 

We have teamed up with Concept Design Group for the design of 601 Bond Ave., a 16-story high-rise on the site of a former factory in northwest Grand Rapids. Plans for the project include 202 market-rate apartments, 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a five-level parking garage. The team has been working on permitting and approvals for this project for a couple of years, and construction kicked off last August. The owner of this building is Time Equities, and the general contractor is Pioneer Construction.

HEI teams up with Concept Design Group for the design of 601 Bond AveThe project offered some interesting utility challenges due to its size, the massive foundation required to support a building of this height, and the proximity of other structures. HEI led the efforts to obtain a Land Use Development Services (LUDS) permit through the City of Grand Rapids Development Center for this project.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ryan Ysseldyke, PE, Land Development Group Manager; (616) 392-5938

*Photos courtesy of Pioneer Construction

Project Clarity

Project Clarity Sites, Allegan County

Project Clarity/Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, MAAC

Project Clarity - Holland Engineering

Project Clarity is a local organization whose mission is to remediate the water quality issues of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa watershed.  One of the ways that Project Clarity is doing this is working with farms within the watershed to reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients that are washed off from the agricultural fields and into the drainage system. 

Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) worked with the staff at the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) to complete preliminary studies on several agricultural properties in the Macatawa watershed to determine if they were suitable for the installation of water quality measures to reduce sediment in runoff.  HEI looked at Water And Sediment Control Basins (WASCOB's), grass waterways, two-stage ditches, or other water quality Best Management Practices (BMP's).  Once the appropriate BMP was selected for each site, HEI prepared an engineered design for the site that was used for the construction of the BPM's.

Project Clarity - Holland Engineering

WASCOB's are Water And Sediment Control Basins that are used to trap sediment laden runoff near where it originates and hold the water for a period of time.  During that time, the sediments and nutrients that are contained within the runoff will have the opportunity to settle out and stay on the property verse washing down stream.  The basin and outlet need to be sized to contain the expected runoff and hold it long enough to settle out the sediments, but not so long that the crops are damaged due to being submerged for extended periods of time.

Central Commons

Central Commons, Holland MICentral Commons

Jubilee Ministries/Steve Grose

The Central Commons development was conceived as a community of six one-bedroom houses constructed on a city lot. Each “tiny home” covers approximately 600 square feet and comes with a covered porch, an outdoor storage shed, a communal area, and parking. The project was developed as a conventional condominium.

Working with the project team, we provided:

  • site plans 
  • utility extension plans
  • site grading plans
  • stormwater management design
  • condominium exhibit drawings. 
Central Commons, Holland MI

We also performed all of the surveying and construction layout and provided as-built drawings.

On-Site Wastewater System

Baldwin Lakes On-Site Wastewater System

Baldwin Lakes Condominium Association

On-Site Wastewater System - Holland EngineeringWhen the Baldwin Lakes Condominium Association was originally developed in the early 2000's, an on-site wastewater treatment system was designed and installed to serve the initial phases of the development, around 25 residences. Today, there are 49 residences in the development and the on-site system is regularly being overloaded. 

Holland Engineering worked with the homeowner’s association to first educate them about the wastewater treatment system and provide them with information on how they could reduce the load on the system and improve its performance. After the educational session, it was decided that the on-site wastewater treatment system needed improvement. 

Holland Engineering worked with the local health department and the MDEQ to design and permit a system expansion to increase the capacity of the system to meet the current demands. We worked closely with the township to help set-up the special assessment district to fund the system improvements. Once construction was underway, Holland Engineering provided periodic inspection and final system testing and certification services.

Pilot Travel Center

Pilot Travel Center #1021

Pilot Travel Centers, LLC

Pilot Travel Center Project - Holland EngineeringThe Holland Engineering team worked closely with Pilot Travel Center's internal design and construction group to develop plans for a new Travel Center in Holland, Michigan. 

Pilot Travel Center #1021 was an interesting and challenging project for various reasons. The first was that the site was a unique shape. Secondly, it was in proximity to two MDOT controlled roadways with access limitations and was bisected by a county drain. Lastly, the City zoning had two different overlay districts that covered portions of the property, which regulated building and sign placement and landscape requirements. 

Holland Engineering provided the initial ALTA/NSPS survey, wetland delineation, MDEQ/USACE joint permit application for a drain relocation and enclosure, construction plans in accordance with Pilot Travel Center's standards, and municipal site plan and special land use approvals. We worked with the City of Holland and MDOT to coordinate the project with the ongoing traffic safety project in the area. Additionally, we prepared local permit and approval documents, provided construction survey and layout services, construction support, and assisted with project closeout.

VanTil Mineral Extraction Environmental Impact Report

Environmental Impact Statement 

Top Grade Aggregates, LLC

Holland Engineering completes Environmental Impact Statement for Special Exception Use PermitHolland Engineering, Inc. was retained to prepare an Environmental Impact Report in support of an application for a Special Exception Use permit for the VanTil Mineral Extraction project. Top Grade is proposing to mine mineral materials from a 55-acre parcel located in Leighton Township, Michigan. The proposed VanTil Mineral Extraction will be occurring on a property that has been historically mined and permitted under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. It will include approximately 20 acres of land on the northeast portion of the property. Washed sand, road gravel, concrete aggregate stone, and asphalt material are the expected mining materials to be generated from the operation. This material will be trucked off site to be processed for road subbase and aggregate material for projects in Allegan, Barry, and Kent Counties. 

This Environmental Impact Report was completed in accordance with Leighton Township Ordinance Number 1-92 to evaluate and detail the effects of the operation on all aspects of the environment. Evaluated resources included: land use and cover; water resources and hydrogeology; fish and wildlife; threatened and endangered species; air quality; noise, cultural resources; and vista impacts and visual resources. 

Based on the findings, HEI concluded that the proposed project would not have a significant adverse impact on the above environmental resources or the quality of the environment. The environmental staff at HEI are currently assisting Top Grade in obtaining the required and applicable federal, state, and local environmental permits.

Michigan Gas Utilities Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall Remediation
Michigan Gas Utilities

Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) provided Michigan Gas Utilities with surveying, civil engineering and construction services for a proposed retaining wall remediation project. The project entailed the removal of an existing 9-foot retaining wall extending over 160 feet between residential homes and a veterinary hospital located on property own by Michigan Gas Utilities. The existing wall had failed, and a new wall was designed and constructed. Slope stabilization and drainage measures were essential to ensuring long-term service and continued performance. 

HEI services included developing a retaining wall remediation plan, coordinating with site geotechnical services, specifying materials for both site protection and aesthetic enhancement, permitting the new work, and providing construction phase services.

Koops, Inc. Master Plan

Koops, Inc.

Midwest Construction Group

Holland Engineering worked closely with the Koops, Inc. owner, general contractor, and architect to develop a site master plan. The final plan fully utilized the property and maximized the building area on the site, while still accommodating the need for employee parking and delivery of equipment and raw materials. Once the master plan was completed, we assisted with the development of a phasing plan that kept the building projects to a manageable size. We were also able to create a plan that avoided significantly inconveniencing the owner during construction. 

Once the planning phase was complete, HEI staff developed a complete site plan package, which was approved by the City of Holland. Due to the proximity of the site to the Tulip Intercounty drain, the storm water management system was designed in accordance with the Intercounty drain standards and was reviewed and approved by the Intercounty Drain Board. Additionally, the storm water outlet was located within a forested wetland which required review and approval through the MDEQ / USACE.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

Phase II ESA Completed in Detroit, MI
Brownfield Redevelopment Site

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Completed by Holland Engineering

Holland Engineering, Inc. recently completed a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (Phase II ESA) at a brownfield redevelopment site in Detroit, Michigan. The primary objective was to evaluate the potential presence of Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with past uses of the Subject Site and adjacent properties.

Historic resources provided a plethora of information to the Holland Engineering, Inc. team about the Subject Sites’ background. Previous investigations documented the presence of railroad siding between 1926 and 1967. Historical maps and aerial photographs dating back to the early 1900’s indicated disturbed soils and material, equipment, and vehicle storage in the past. Releases of petroleum compounds were also present from two Underground Storage Tanks that were formerly in use. Prior inspections found concentrations of several compounds and metals above the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Part 201 Cleanup Criteria and default background values, and Part 213 Risk-Based Screening Levels. Contaminants of concern included: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Polynuclear Aromatics (PNAs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated solvents, and metals above Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Part 201 Cleanup Criteria and default background values, and Part 213 Risk-Based Screening Levels. Historic resources also documented numerous off-site properties with known contamination that could pose a potential environmental concern for the Subject Site.

HEI advanced direct push Geoprobe® soil borings at fourteen locations to further evaluate current on-site conditions and the possibility of migration of contaminants from off-site sources. Soil samples were collected continuously from the surface to the maximum depth of each of the soil borings. Submitted samples followed chain-of-custody protocol to a licensed laboratory for the analysis.

Based on the findings of this Phase II ESA, HEI determined that the migration of contaminants from off-site sources didn't affect the Subject Site. Because of the nature and extent of contamination, data evaluation, and risk assessment, HEI was able to conclude that the measured contaminant concentrations were all below the applicable commercial and industrial cleanup criteria values.

Western Logistics

Western Logistics Warehouse & Loading Docks

Midwest Construction

The complex Western Logistics project entailed the construction of a 30,000-square foot warehouse and logistics facility, complete with 15 loading docks and on-site tractor trailer parking, for a local logistics firm. The site was chosen for its proximity to the firm’s core client base and its access to the highway system.

Coordinating closely with the Ottawa County Road Commission, the City of Zeeland BPW, and Zeeland Charter Township, we:
  • completed the master planning of an overall drainage project for the area 
  • transformed a local gravel road with no utilities to an all-season truck route 
  • extended public utilities to the site.

Spectrum Health Child Care Center

Spectrum Health Child Care Center

Third Coast Development

Spectrum Health Child Care CenterHolland Engineering, Inc. assisted Third Coast Development with site planning services for Spectrum Health’s new child development center on Michigan Street. The project combines Spectrum’s current child care centers located on Lake Drive E and the Blodgett campus in East Grand Rapids.

Engineering Services - included planning, utilities, stormwater management (with underground detention system) and landscaping design

Holland Engineering also assisted in obtaining the Grand Rapids LUDS (Land Use Development Services) permit.

“The Settlement” Housing Project

“The Settlement” Housing Project

Gun Lake Tribe

The Settlement Housing ProjectHolland Engineering, Inc. assisted with engineering and site planning services for “The Settlement”, a 9-unit housing project for the elders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians Gun Lake Tribe. The project became a 9-unit site condo served by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Reservation Road. The building sites are supplied by well and septic systems.

Design Services - included master concept planning, design of the site condominium, and township and county approvals

Holland Engineering also provided the design for stormwater management and roadway to meet private road and Indian Reservation Road requirements.

Green Valley Landfill

Green Valley Landfill

Waste Management, Inc.

Green Valley LandfillHolland Engineering recently had the opportunity to provide the establishment of horizontal and vertical project control at the Green Valley Landfill in DuPage County, IL. The project control will be utilized for various on-site topographic surveys and construction projects.

Services included recovering published horizontal control monuments based on the Illinois State Plane Coordinate system, recovering published vertical control monuments based on the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 and establishing site control monuments and benchmarks based on the Illinois State Plane Coordinate System and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop

Assisting with Area's First Flying J Truck Stop 

Pilot Flying J 

Pilot Flying J has opened a new Pilot Truck Stop on the south side of Holland, MI.  Construction was completed late in 2015 with the new facility being located at the intersection of M-40 and I-196. It will be the first Flying J in the area. 

Holland Engineering has worked closely with Pilot staff from initial site planning to survey, engineering and permit process and assisted with construction completion.  HEI was able to successfully navigate Pilot Flying J through the approval process which was especially challenging due to the presence of overlay districts for both M-40 and I-196. the overlay of these two districts dictated many items on this project including building placement, window layouts, sign heights and landscaping.  

An additional challenge for this project was the design and simultaneous construction of a traffic safety improvement project through this corridor.  This project, which was completed by MDOT utilizing some federal funding, involved the realignment of roads and the installation of new traffic signals to allow tractor-trailers leaving a nearby facility and the new Pilot Travel Center to make left turns onto M-40 at a traffic signal with a dedicated left turn light.  HEI staff was able to successfully work closely wit MDOT and the City of Holland Engineering Department in order to keep strong communication lines open throughout the project.  

KL Avenue Landfill

KL Avenue Landfill

EQ Industrial Services

KL Avenue LandfillHolland Engineering, Inc. provided assistance to EQ Industrial Services Inc. for the capping of the KL Avenue Landfill in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The project involves the capping of a 60-acre dormant landfill with a geosynthetic liner covering the entire waste area.

Solid Waste Services – provided initial topographic survey, assisted with the horizontal and vertical control, proposed grade staking, grade certifications, volumetric calculations and recordation drawings

Revitalization Efforts for Michigan Street Coridor

Revitalization Efforts for Michigan Street Coridor

Third Coast Development Partners and Concept Design

Revitalization Efforts for Michigan Street CoridorHolland Engineering, Inc. is pleased to be assisting Third Coast Development and Design Concept on a project along the growing Michigan Street Corridor. This exciting project utilizes both Brownfield Reimbursements and Community Revitalization Grants to turn an eyesore, plagued by vandalism, into a modern, aesthetically pleasing development housing medical offices, restaurants and retail space.

HEI has been involved with this exciting project from its concept initially providing surveys of the site and following with site planning and permit support. HEI will also assist with the construction phase services as this project moves forward. HEI is pleased for the opportunity to be involved with this exciting project and looks forward to the benefits this development will bring to the surrounding community.

Creative Fire Protection System

Creative Fire Protection System

West Michigan Park Association

Creative Fire Protection SystemThe cottage owners of West Michigan Park Association approached HEI about designing a fire protection system that would reduce response time for fire fighters and improve reliability of pressurized water supply in the event of fire within the limited access development.

HEI worked with representatives of Park Township, West Michigan Park Association, Ottawa County Parks and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment to design a "dry" fire protection system, which would be employed only during a fire event. The project includes construction a 6-inch fire line from the Association's parking lot into the cottage development with 4-inch service lines extended to stand pipes which are spaced at 200 feet or less.

During a fire event, Park Township Fire Department will use truck-mounted pumping equipment to supply and pressurize the normally-dry fire system from the parking lot, while at the same time fire fighters on foot traverse the 1/4 mile of boardwalk to the nearest stand pipe and set up for fire suppression operations.

The Arboretum at Pier Cove

The Arboretum at Pier Cove

Architect Dan Sutherland

The Arboretum at Pier CoveAs the housing market along the lakeshore begins to rebound, Holland Engineering has had the opportunity to assist with several interesting local projects. Most recently, HEI completed work on a new site condominium development near the small lakeshore community of Pier Cove. Our engineering services were provided to architect Dan Sutherland in support of his unique vision for this residential development.

The Arboretum at Pier Cove is a 62 acre recreational community nestled between the beach of Lake Michigan and the wooded Pier Cove Preserve. The development approach allows home sites to be placed in such a way that compliments the unique character of the site while minimally interfering with the surrounding natural beauty. Each home design will be artistic in nature using local artists, metal workers, masons, etc., to add unique character. 

Remediation Plan for Lakeshore Bluff Erosion

Remediation Plan for Lakeshore Bluff Erosion

Lakeshore Drive - Private Residence

Remediation Plan for Lakeshore Bluff ErosionHolland Engineering assisted with civil engineering design services for a steep slope restoration at a private residence. The restoration was needed to address erosion on a dune bluff face which had resulted from the continual leaching of ground water.

The bluff, adjacent to Lake Michigan, had experienced continued erosion threatening a newly constructed beach stairs along with a public roadway. HEI was able to determine the cause for erosion and develop a plan to address the ground water with a cut-off drain. The drain ties into an existing public storm sewer stopping the water from reaching the bluff face and allowing restoration to occur on the dune.

Collecting Digital Video Files with Integrated GPS Data

Collecting Digital Video Files with Integrated GPS Data

Holland Engineering is often required to perform pre-construction video documentation for various construction projects. Collecting video of project transportation routes or of linear projects can often be a mundane, time consuming task. HEI has recently implemented a solution to this task by collecting digital video files integrated with GPS data.

Most recently, HEI has a project involving approximately 30 roads which will be part of 140-mile transportation route through a select municipality requiring roadway condition documentation.  For this particular project, 12 hours of video was collected. When paired with GPS data, the library of roadways traveled can be navigated through Google Earth applications to aid in locating specific points of interest. A roadway inspection vehicle was setup with a hood mounted high definition digital video camera.  The collection of project pre-construction video can now serve as a project reference should an area of concern arise after construction.

The following video link shows a roadway inspection vehicle documenting roadway conditions with a hood mounted high definition digital video camera.  

Bluestone Gathering System Mitigation Site

Bluestone Gathering System Mitigation Site

DTE Energy

The Environmental Staff of Holland Engineering assisted DTE Energy with the creation of an 8 acre compensatory mitigation site associated with the Bluestone Gathering System, a 42-mile, underground natural gas gathering pipeline extending from Broom County, NY into Susquehanna County, PA. The mitigation site was planned, permitted and created with the oversight of our Environmental Staff and will provide wetland and wildlife habitat to compensate for wetland losses on the Bluestone right-of-way. Habitat structures along with bird and owl boxes were added to increase the ecological diversity and attract wildlife. The site was created through coordination between DTE Energy, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, US Army Corps of Engineers and Holland Engineering. 

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