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Boil-water alert could last 2 weeks for some in SE Michigan

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A boil-water advisory could last up to two weeks for more than 130,000 people in southeastern Michigan as crews repair a water pipe break, officials said Monday.

City hires planning firm to conduct feasibility study

Bergmann announced it was selected by the city of Grand Rapids to conduct a feasibility study and provide design concepts for the possible relocation of city operations from 201 Market Ave. SW to the Kent County Road Commission property at 1500 Scribner Ave. NW.

Engineer uses practical experience to promote STEM in schools

A local engineer is using her experience to provide children of color in West Michigan with more math and science educational opportunities.

Waugh draws women to the construction industry

What once was just a marketing job opportunity for Jenny Waugh now has turned into a career-long fascination with the construction industry.

Plaster Creek Stewards receives $1M restoration grant

A recent watershed restoration grant will help revitalize an urban creek in Kent County.

Prein&Newhof acquires Allendale land surveying company

Grand Rapids-based Prein&Newhof announced it acquired Summit Surveying Inc., a 20-year-old Allendale company focused on land surveying.
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Flint water crisis trial will test contractors’ liability

ANN ARBOR — Jury selection starts Tuesday in a trial to determine if engineering contractors bear responsibility for lead-contaminated water in Flint.

Grand Rapids ranks 49th best metro area for STEM professionals

A new report says greater Grand Rapids is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the top metro areas for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
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Report says Michigan 2020 dam failures were ‘preventable’

TRAVERSE CITY — The failure of two Michigan dams that forced the evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday.

Association calls for more county roads investment

The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan claims another $1.84 billion in annual investment is needed for the state’s county-run road and bridge network.
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Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

DETROIT — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

Fleis & VandenBrink adds eight employees

Fleis & VandenBrink added eight new staff at its Grand Rapids headquarters, including a new director of human resources.

Engineering firm relocates amid growth

An environmental consulting and engineering firm relocated its Kentwood office.

Design firm receives woman-owned small business certification

An architectural and landscape design firm received certification as a woman-owned small business (WOSB).The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently granted WOSB certification to...

Wyoming turns over new master plan to public

After multiple community outreach sessions, the Wyoming Master Plan is now open for public comment.

Ford airport receives outstanding civil engineering award

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s terminal apron reconstruction and expansion project received the American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Section’s outstanding civil engineering certificate of merit.

Triterra opens West Michigan office

A Michigan-based environmental consulting firm expanded into Grand Rapids.

Fleis & VandenBrink adds six members to its staff

A local engineering and architecture firm added six new staff members at its Grand Rapids headquarters.

AIAM, robotics teams hosting virtual Women of Aerospace event

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan and FIRST robotics are offering a free virtual event for students, parents and companies from Michigan’s aerospace industry.

Allegan consulting firm acquires land surveyor

Wightman announced it acquired Reynolds Land Surveying, a Hastings-based surveying business founded in 1987.

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