Judge in Flint water case talks to lawyers, seals transcript

DETROIT — A judge handling a trial over liability for lead contamination in Flint’s water sealed the transcript of a hearing with lawyers, a conference held this week while jurors were on an 11-day break from deliberations.

Engineering firm relocates amid growth

An environmental consulting and engineering firm relocated its Kentwood office.

Barr Engineering Co. appoints CEO

Barr Engineering Co. named Ward Swanson its next president and CEO.

Allegan consulting firm acquires land surveyor

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

Barr Engineering acquires King & MacGregor Environmental

An engineering firm with a local office acquired a Grand Rapids provider of natural resource consulting and environmental services.

Fleis & VandenBrink announces new president, leadership changes

Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering announced Principal and PE John R. DeVol is the new president of the firm among leadership changes announced by its parent company F&V Companies Inc.

Michigan-based design company wins firm of the year

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan recently awarded Abonmarche Consultants Inc. the 2021 member Firm of the Year.

Real estate titan Stan Wisinski dies at 80

Grand Rapids real estate icon Stanley Wisinski III died at the age of 80 on Nov. 5.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Partners hosting Industry 4.0 workshops for manufacturers

The Right Place, Feyen Zylstra and The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West will host in-person workshops to guide small and midsized manufacturers through Industry 4.0 changes.

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.

Engineering firm promotes new leadership

A civil engineering and architecture firm promoted three of its staff members for its succession plan.

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.

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.

Developers aim to improve Newaygo housing market

A home building company celebrated the start of the final phase of a pilot program in the city of Newaygo.

Wyoming turns over new master plan to public

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

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...