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We look forward to the future of this group! For more information about our Structural Engineering Group, please contact:
Josh Host, P.E., S.E.
Structural Engineering Group Manager
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 is proud to announce that Josh Host, P.E., S.E., has completed the 16-Hour Structural Engineer Examination and is now a Licensed Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois. The pass rate for this year’s exam is less than 40% of the 570 engineers sitting for the exam.
Illinois is one of the few states requiring S.E. licensure to specifically practice structural engineering. Several states, including Michigan, have not yet adopted this level of standard practice for structural engineering.
Josh has demonstrated a commitment to the industry, the profession, and his career. By achieving this level of certification, Josh has shown that he has the knowledge to be an exemplary structural engineer. We are proud to have Josh as part of the team.
For more information about our structural engineering services, please contact:
Josh Host, P.E., S.E.
throughout the energy, civil infrastructure, and government sectors, Holland Engineering has added two new team members to the Environmental Group. Each of them brings a diverse set of skills that will greatly benefit our clients.
Senior Project Manager/Consultant
Gary recently joined Holland Engineering after a long career in the Environmental Services Department at Consumers Energy Company, a combined electric and gas utility in Michigan and subsidiary of CMS Energy. His most recent position as Director of Environmental Services in the Land and Water Management area involved the supervision of staff engaged in the permitting and implementation of gas and electric projects and engagement in federal and state policy making.
He served on the policy committees of the Utility Water Act Group and the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (primarily in the coal ash regulatory area) and served as an advisor to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on coal ash regulatory and beneficial use matters. In Michigan, Gary served as the utility representative on former Governor Granholm’s Wetland Advisory Council and former MDEQ Director Wyant’s Water Use Advisory Council. He has also served on the MDEQ’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee and MDNR’s Michigan Natural Heritage Committee, Non-game Advisory Committee, and Citizen’s Endangered Species Advisory Committee. He has been a key player in Michigan legislative and rule making initiatives involving wetlands, inland lakes and streams, floodplains, water withdrawal, Clean Water Act compliance, industrial landfill regulation, and the beneficial use of industrial by-products and soils. He has also been a key player in fisheries, wildlife, and forestry aspects of FERC relicensing for 13 hydroelectric projects and the Ludington Pumped Storage Project.
Larissa Herrera recently joined Holland Engineering after working for an environmental consulting firm in Chicago. She has over eight years of experience in natural resource assessment including working in the private, federal, and university sectors. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology and program in the environment from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her areas of expertise include fish, macroinvertebrate, and mussel surveys, anti-degradation analysis, tree surveys, wetland delineations, water quality, and wetland permitting. She is certified in the State of Ohio for mussel surveys including threatened and endangered species. She has a federal permit in progress for federally listed mussel species surveys. Larissa has experience in vegetation management in high-quality natural areas including habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Let us help you with any of your environmental group needs. Contact our Environmental Group Manager, Sherry Slocum, at sslocum@HollandEngineering.com or by calling (248) 827-7322.
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.
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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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HEI’s Energy Group continues to remaining busy assisting our clients with facility design and engineering related services. Most recently, HEI assisted TransCanada with the installation of new 150 Hp Atlas Copco air compressors at three of their compressor stations located in Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi. Holland Engineering is providing the installation design drawings for each location including the air piping, volume tanks, mist eliminators, air dryers, liquid drains, controls, structural modifications and cooling systems. At two of the stations, the compressors will be air cooled which requires a ducting design. The third location will be water cooled which requires a coolant system with controls, pumps, and fans.
The compressors are used to supply both starting air for TransCanada’s natural gas compressor engines and also instrument air for their pneumatic equipment in and around their facilities. This will add reliability to their air systems and in turn improve their ability to move gas throughout their cross country pipelines. HEI is pleased to have the opportunity to further assist TransCanada with our professional services.
For more information on our facility services, please contact Gary Smith, P.E., Energy Group Manager at 248.827.7322 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Holland Engineering, we are committed to helping our clients find cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges. To do so, requires a staff who understands the complex science and regulatory structure behind environmental issues and one who has the resources to identify and engineer the right solutions.
Holland Engineering's Environmental Department has been performing ecological studies on various projects ranging in scope from literature based assessments to detailed field studies, analysis, and modeling for several years. Our group of talented professionals has expertise in the full range of ecological services including threatened and endangered species, stream restoration, terrestrial wildlife and vegetation, environmental inspection, pipeline permitting and compliance and GIS services.
Holland Engineering is pleased to announce that with the addition of key senior staff we have now expanded the range of services we can offer our clients to include traditional environmental site assessment (ESA), site investigation (Phase I and Phase II), and remediation services. Linette McMonagle recently joined Holland Engineering to provide environmental and management consulting services. Linette is an environmental professional with over 25 years of experience and is considered an expert in environmental due diligence and property transfer, environmental risk management, National Environmental Policy ACt (NEPA) evaluations, brownfield redevelopment, soil and groundwater sampling, site investigations, and site remediation and restoration. Holland Engineering is excited to serve our clients in these new environmental markets.
Holland Engineering's environmental group has also expanded its Environmental and Stormwater Inspection staff to serve our clients through the addition of Derek Murray. Derek has over 15 years of experience in the field of environmental and construction inspection and has worked on projects throughout the U.S for our pipeline, road and other energy clients. His knowledge of regulatory requirements, construction standards and commitment to compliance make him an expert in this field. He is also a certified Stormwater Operator in several states. We are also fortunate to have Jack Katerberg, Dina Pollock, Ronda Poth-Weber, and Brad Latvaitis working as environmental inspectors on our active projects. Our growing inspection team continues to provide consistency in environmental control and compliance to our pipeline clients.
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