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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, of 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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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