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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
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.
This year's $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one Engineering student from either Calvin College or Western Michigan University to be used towards tuition or the purchase of student books. The Scholarship will be officially awarded on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Holland Engineering has a long history of providing engineering solutions by offering a strong staff of experienced professionals, incorporating cutting-edge tools and technologies, and providing services specifically tailored to our clients. If you are a student that is excited about both the history and future of engineering and are looking to make engineering part of your career, we encourage you to review and complete the application.
DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
All applications must be completed by April 30, 2017, to be considered.
If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Rose Bays, Human Resources Manager, at (616) 392-5938 or by email.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Holland Engineering, Inc.’s Environmental Services Division has been busy this fall working with TransCanada’s Pipeline Company throughout Michigan. HEI’s Environmental staff have performed wetland delineations, stream assessments, threatened and endangered species assessments, wetland and stream restoration design, biological habitat assessments, unanticipated discovery plans, constructability and feasibility reviews for multiple anomaly dig sites and pipeline replacement projects. Our experienced staff has also been serving as Environmental Inspectors for construction activities; including daily reporting, contractor coordination, soil sampling, water sampling, asbestos sampling, compaction testing, agricultural inspection, archaeological inspection, and ensuring environmental compliance on the project site.
HEI has utilized its strong regulator relationships through coordination with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for soil erosion permits, wetlands permits, and hydrostatic water discharge and withdrawal permits to meet project schedules and demands. In addition, HEI obtained project clearances with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Section 106 with Michigan Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). These projects have been a collaborative effort between HEI’s Environmental Services, Surveying, and Engineering staff members providing TransCanada with a complete project team throughout project planning and construction.
For more information on HEI’s environmental services, contact Sherry Slocum, Manager of Environmental Services at 248.827.7322 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this summer, our Environmental Group presented at a U.S. Department of Agriculture “Working with Wetlands” field day at Vic Rogers Farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Attendees included local farmers in Berrien County, various local conservation program representatives, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) staff.
We were thrilled to present our ongoing restoration project in Benton Harbor which included adaptive management of a wetland site to meet MDEQ wetland restoration requirements. The management issues presented to the attendees included the creation of turtle and other wildlife habitat structures, invasive species control, and selection of wetland plantings for successful vegetation establishment.
For more information about our Environmental Services or upcoming presentations, please contact:
Environmental Services Group Manager
Holland Office: 616-392-5938
Southfield Office: 248-827-7322