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With only four partners and one additional employee, the Holland Engineering, Inc. team was required to wear many hats. Original services included civil engineering, land surveying, and mapmaking services. During the day, they would work in the field as survey crews and return to the office in the evening to place telephone calls, perform computations, prepare drawings and research information for the next day’s work.
Since then, Holland Engineering, Inc. has grown to a staff of over 125 employees consisting of Engineers, Surveyors, CAD and GIS Technicians, Environmental Scientists and Administrative personnel. This growth would not be possible without the long-term goal of providing multiple design services for a variety of clients. In addition to the initial services, HEI currently provides structural engineering, energy consulting services for pipeline projects, added land surveying services, environmental consulting, wetland delineations and project management. Our client base includes private and public entities in the residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy markets throughout Michigan and across the United States.
During the past 40 years, HEI has adapted to changes in technology and has grown to meet the needs of our clients. However, our dedication and commitment to providing professional services with honesty, integrity and accuracy have not changed. We have built longstanding and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients to whom we are truly thankful.
Recognizing the increased demand for structural services, HEI has added a full-time structural engineer to further support our industrial clients.
Josh Host, PE, joined HEI this past summer, bringing several years of experience in structural engineering and design for the A/E community. Josh has been actively engaged supporting our current clients, while at the same time, working to position HEI to grown in the local structural market.
Licensed in several states, Josh continues to stay focused on the ever-changing code and design requirements which vary by local jurisdiction, as well integrating the full resources of structural support software, including RISA-3D and Revit Structure, to develop complete structural packages specific to our clients' needs. Look for future announcements regarding increased industrial and commercial structural services.
For more information on our structural services and capabilities, please contact: Josh Host, P.E., 616-392-5938, jhost@HollandEngineering.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
This year, Holland Engineering participated in Adopt-A-Family for the holiday season. This program matches families in need with sponsors across the community. Both our Holland and Southfield offices participated and were able to help provide a great Christmas for two families!
Our Holland office adopted a family of four from Grand Rapids. This family has been through a lot. A year ago, the mother gave birth to her son prematurely. He was born with a lot of complications, including a cleft palate and three congenital heart defects. He was in the NICU for three months after birth. He is now one year old, but during his first year of life, he has had a total of eight surgeries, including two open-heart surgeries, several sleep studies, cleft palate repair, tracheostomy placement and the list goes on. He is scheduled to have another cleft palate repair surgery this year. Along with her son's health complications, the mother has had some health issues of her own. She was hospitalized this past summer for almost three months where she had several surgeries during that time.
Our Southfield office adopted a young single mother and two small children through the Community Housing Network. This nonprofit organization provides housing and housing resources for people who are homeless or facing homelessness, people with disabilities, people with low income, and other vulnerable residents of southeast Michigan. They were able to get them everything on their wishlist and more!
We are so proud to have participated in the Adopt-A-Family program this year. Thank you to our generous staff for helping provide a great Christmas for these families in need!
Holland Engineering, Inc. is now performing short circuit analysis and arc flash calculations for our clients utilizing EasyPower System Software. HEI was awarded projects to upgrade the short circuit analysis and arc flash studies at TransCanada’s Woolfolk, Patterson and Eunice Compressor Stations. These updates are required due to on-going electrical modifications at those sites.
The work at TransCanada involves field verification of the updated electrical work and entering field data into the facility electrical one-line system model. Field data collected includes Circuit Breaker Manufacturer and Model, Motor Horsepowers, transformer ratings, power cable sizes and lengths.
Once the system has been modeled accurately, the model is tested to evaluate potential issues regarding high short circuit ratings and to ensure that circuit breaker settings are coordinated to properly protect the site equipment.
The program also calculates Electrical Arc Flash ratings and Labels which are required to be attached to most electrical equipment rated above 240 volts. These labels are required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the labels identify the required Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that qualified personnel are to wear when working on energized equipment. The labels also identify short circuit fault ratings and safe working distances from the equipment.
HEI is pleased to be above to assist our clients with their short circuity analysis needs. For more information on this project or on our services, please contact : Gary Smith, P.E., Energy Group Manager at 248.827.7322 or via email at email@example.com.
Although SEMCO Energy is headquartered in Port Huron, Michigan, they deliver natural gas to the southern half of the state's Lower Peninsula (including West Michigan) and currently provide natural gas to 299,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. SEMCO Energy is anticipating 2015 will be another busy year. As the temperatures are slowly warming up to spring, Holland Engineering has already received requests to provide assistance on five projects.
Holland Engineering will provide easement and right-of-way staking for the purpose of ensuring the newly installed gas mains or service lines will be constructed within their respective easement or right-of-way. Prior to any field staking, Holland Engineering researches an extensive data base and works with the county road commissions to ensure that any road widenings and additional easements or right-of-ways are discovered prior to field staking. SEMCO Energy has proven to be a loyal client whom Holland engineering enjoys working with. Thank you SEMCO for the continued opportunity to assist you with our professional services!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Holland Office: 616-392-5938
Southfield Office: 248-827-7322