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Since incorporating Mobile LiDAR services late this past summer, Holland Engineering has been busy using this technology to create value to several of our clients on a wide range of projects. The application for this new survey tool is deep and many of our clients are seeing the time and cost savings benefit that this tool is offering to their particular projects.
In addition to our existing projects, HEI was also awarded three Mobile LiDAR Scanning projects from the City of Grand Rapids which will utilize the technology. HEI will utilize Mobile LiDAR on a Michigan Department of Transportation project, increasing safety and efficiency in the collection of roadway data.
HEI's Mobile LiDAR Scanning Team is busy educating our clients on the wide range of benefits and applications of this exciting survey tool while simultaneously incorporating this technology throughout our Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Municipal Service Groups.
Holland Engineering is proud to announce the incorporation of Mobile Lidar to its growing list of services. Recognizing the need to provide clients with the best solutions for each project, Holland Engineering is constantly evaluating the technologies that will best serve our clients.
Mobile Lidar allows the ability to drive at highway speeds while collecting 3D data on everything it can scan. Road surfaces, topographic features, bridges, signs, poles, etc. can all be captured and brought back to the office for analysis and extraction. From these virtual point clouds we can provide crack analysis on pavement, bridge clearances, create topographic maps, inventory utilities and signage to name a few of the services. In addition, we have added the ability to collect data off-road or by sea from a fully equipped boat to collect bridge, embankment information, dock and port information all from the water.
Holland Engineering is ready to meet your needs on road, off road, and by water. Look for more information on this service and how it can add value to your project. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how this tool can benefit your next project.
For more information on our Mobil Lidar services, please contact Jeff Schepers, P.S., Geospatial Services, at 616.392.5938 or via email at email@example.com .
Holland Engineering’s Civil Infrastructure division has remained busy this summer with plenty of land development projects; including tiny houses, high-rise residential apartments, and commercial expansion projects.
On the commercial front, we have been a part of many exciting projects.
We’ve also been busy working on local residential developments.
Holland Engineering has designed a number of engineered on-site systems recently. Some of these have included advanced treatment systems due to the high groundwater table and proximity to lakes, while others are pressure dose mounds or hillside system due to low permeability soils.
Various sand mining operations have reached out to us for our services as well. We’ve worked with a couple of local aggregate suppliers to perform several services for them including assisting with permit renewals, obtaining approvals for new pit locations, volume calculations using conventional survey and UAS surveys.
For more information on these projects or land development services, please contact:
Ryan Ysseldyke, P.E.
Land Development Group Manager
Holland Engineering is often involved in multiple phases of projects for our clients. As part of the preliminary and feasibility phase, HEI will frequently put our GIS experts to work aiding our clients as they present their projects to both the public and to permitting approval agencies. Most recently, HEI began incorporating live GIS maps into our GIS deliverables. This makes sharing information on a mapping platform easier by bringing the power of GIS directly to the end user with a number of specialized features for different mapping requirements.
The following graphic gives an example of how a live GIS map can be used to present the routing of a proposed pipeline. By giving the end user the ability to use the mapping features in specific applications, our clients are able to more effectively present the information and answer specific questions about their projects. This is especially beneficial during a public forum meeting when a wide range of questions are often asked representing a variety of different interests. HEI is excited for the opportunity to expand and improve our GIS services and offer better support to our clients as we help them walk through all phases of their projects.
For more information on HEI’s GIS services, please contact Jerry Nordlund, P.S. at 616.392.5938 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hard to believe we are completing the end of another busy construction season. Throughout this past year, HEI has seen continued growth in many of the local markets and has been privileged to be a part of many great projects. Several of these projects are completed already with a number of others under construction or to be constructed in 2015. Projects have included new commercial and retail buildings, commercial and industrial expansions and a hospital expansion. We would like to take a moment and thank the many great clients, design professionals, contractors, and owners we have worked with on these projects over the past year.
As we begin a new year, HEI already has a number of exciting local residential projects in various stages of design. We are hard at work on these projects in hopes of having them ready for construction by spring. These projects include; land divisions with larger lots and private roads, plats with public roads and full public utilities, condominiums on a golf course and a creative PUD along the lakeshore. With over 15 design professionals and well over 150 years of combined experience in a wide variety of markets, HEI is excited to see this resurgence of residential market and is optimistic about what the upcoming year will hold.
For more information on our local civil infrastructure services, please contact Arne Larsen, PE, Civil Engineering Group Manager, at 616.392.5938 or via email at email@example.com.
Our GIS and Environmental Groups have found a way to make data collecting more efficient. Using the Collector for ArcGIS App, Holland Engineering has expedited the process of collecting and uploading data from the field.
If you have questions about how Collector for ArcGIS App can benefit you, or if you have general GIS inquiries, email GIS@hollandengineering.com or call our Holland, MI office at (616) 392-5938.
Cursory Review Maps – Typically, an environmental project starts with this set of mapping. Completing a desktop environmental review of the project area, to figure out the types of permits the project will need. Which then starts the discussion of how much a project is going to cost. Wetlands, floodplain, watercourses, and soils, are some of the environmental factors we review before starting a project.
Arc Collector for Field Collection
NEPA Process Figures – An Environmental Assessment (EA) is part of the decision-making processes, that takes into consideration all environmental and socioeconomic effects of proposed actions. The EA analyzes potential environmental impacts of proposed actions and their alternatives for public understanding and examination, by avoiding or minimizing adverse effects of proposed actions, and restore and enhance environmental quality to the extent practicable. Our Environmental and GIS team has evaluated multiple projects in the past year.
Alignment Sheets – Using Lightning, a program created by Blue Sky Development, we were able to produce pipeline alignment sheets in ArcMap for several projects this year. Lightning is ideal for design, construction, as-built and maintenance projects.
If you have questions about how GIS can benefit you, or if you have general GIS inquiries, email GIS@hollandengineering.com or call our Holland, MI office at (616) 392-5938.
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