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August 4, 2020

2020 IES Illumination Awards – Merit Award Recipient

Fishbeck is honored to announce we are a 2020 IES Illumination Awards – Merit Award Recipient for the Charlevoix Bridge Lighting project.

“The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications.”

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July 16, 2020

News from our Dayton office

Our Dayton office has moved! We are excited to continue providing outstanding services to our clients from our new space, with the same great team. Our new address is 7887 Washington Village Drive, Suite 135, Dayton, OH 45459.

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July 8, 2020

#65 on Zweig Group’s 2020 Hot Firm List

“The Zweig Group Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing AEC firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

To be considered for this award, firms must fill out a short application and are ranked by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period.”

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July 5, 2020

Six Important Considerations for Safer Back-to-Work Screening

“Many of the safeguards required by Executive Order 2020-114 involve screening employees and visitors prior to entering a workplace. For facilities with relatively low entrance/exit counts, screening requirements may be no more than a minor inconvenience. However, facilities like manufacturers with a labor model based on shiftwork have different needs, necessitating quick and efficient screening of large numbers of employees before they begin work.”

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May 10, 2020

What does the workplace look like after COVID-19?

“The current pandemic has forced us to redefine our work’s space, schedule, and processes. Bedrooms, living rooms, and unused corners of the basement have become our new offices. Kitchen counters, dining room tables, and pieces of plywood on sawhorses are our new desks. Our schedules have evolved as we try to rebalance work and family life without children heading to school. Even quick collaborations at the printer have been replaced with texts and Zoom meetings.”

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April 27, 2020

ENR 2020 Top 500 Design Firms

“Design firms began this year with high hopes that it would provide the tenth straight year of market growth. The emergence of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic in late February put paid to those hopes. Now, design firms, like the rest of the U.S. economy, are scrambling to cope with the disaster and how it will impact them, and the markets, going forward.”

Fishbeck ranked # 228, moving up 14 spots from 2019 at #242.

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March 18, 2020

Ann Arbor finally kicks off pedestrian, stormwater tunnels at railroad tracks

“It all started in 2006, when officials began forming ideas of how to reduce floodwater containing contaminants from vehicles and other chemicals from sweeping across city streets and flushing into the Huron River, said Robb Welch, engineer. Six years later, city leaders added a pedestrian component to add a safe crossing by the river.”

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February 12, 2020

News from our Macomb office

We are pleased to announce our Macomb team has moved to a new office. This move will provide a better collaborative space for our growing team and allow us to deliver the best possible service and value to our clients. Our new address is 45200 Card Road, Suite 128 Macomb Township, MI 48044.

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November 18, 2019

PFAS treatment system to be installed at Grand Haven elementary by early 2020

A year ago, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) sampled the school’s drinking water and detected a total concentration of PFOA and PFOS of 110 ppt, which exceeded the 70 ppt USEPA drinking water health advisory level. The school was immediately put on bottled water and Grand Haven Area Public Schools (GHAPS) began working to resolve the issue.

The Fishbeck PFAS team was retained by GHAPS to assist on selecting the best available treatment for their facility. The treatment selected was an ion exchange system specific for treating PFAS. GHAPS, EGLE, Ottawa County, and Fishbeck worked together over the last year to develop the plan that was approved in October and will soon be put into effect.

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November 6, 2019

Building an Employee-Driven Business

Ever wonder how an employee-owned company works? Greg Tkacz, PE, LEED AP, Vice President and Senior Mechanical Engineer, recently wrote a blog for Columbus Chamber of Commerce on the benefits of employee-ownership and how this can advance company culture, and increase productivity and profitability.

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