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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.
Our world is ever changing. Keeping track of and communicating these changes can be a nearly impossible task unless you have the right people, process, and technology. The good news is Holland Engineering has all three, and we’re continuing to provide value to our clients by adding a powerful mapping tool to our arsenal, ArcGIS Server.
ArcGIS Server helps our team build, manage, display and analyze spatial data on the Internet. This mapping technology creates a server-based platform that enables HEI to develop and manage GIS web services, applications, and datasets. It allows our team to share real-time data to any device, anywhere, and at any time.
Some of ArcGIS Server’s most advantageous features include:
Holland Engineering's GIS department capabilities allow us to provide our clients with a highly efficient organization of geospatial data. Whether a client is in conceptual planning, preliminary design, significant project changes, permit and agency submittals, construction or as-built documentation phases we can provide an analysis of real-time data, plan documents as well as online interactive mapping.
Holland Engineering’s GIS team has years of experience, strong educational backgrounds, and are committed to continuing their education. They are all members of IMAGIN (Improving Michigan’s Access to Geographic Information Networks) that has a mission to promote the professional development of Michigan’s geospatial community by offering special educational events, conferences, and networking opportunities.
ArcGIS Server is another step forward toward our commitment to using GIS at Holland Engineering. Next on the agenda, implementing ArcGIS Pro!
If you have questions about how ArcGIS can benefit you, or if you have general GIS inquiries, email GIS@hollandengineering.com or call our Holland, MI office at (616) 392-5938.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
The Cordova, Illinois cleaning is a unique event with many different groups working together along the Mississippi River.
Holland Engineering Biologist, Larissa Herrera, volunteered for the Cordova Mussel Event in Cordova, Illinois this summer. The event is sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers and has been taking place for over 15 years.
The goal is to clean zebra mussels, a damaging invasive, off the native freshwater mussels and assess the population of the federally endangered Higgins Eye Pearlymussel. Zebra mussels attach to any hard substrate to have a strong foothold where they can feed and grow. When densities of zebra mussels get high enough, they can kill the native mussels. Overall, the zebra mussel coverage was spotty throughout the Cordova mussel bed, and the native mussels with zebra mussels attached to them seemed to be doing well. Larissa holds a USFWS permit to survey and handle federally listed mussel species.
For more information about our mussel survey capabilities or our Environmental Services, please contact:
Environmental Services Group Manager
Holland Office: 616-392-5938
Southfield Office: 248-827-7322