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February 14, 2021

Authentic: Jeff Schumaker

“Leadership must be authentic. It must come from the heart,” Schumaker says. “Only you can lead like you, and I believe that builds trust and respect with those you work with. I make it a point to be available for everyone, reassuring, honest, encouraging, responsive, and a delegator.”

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January 21, 2021

Grand Haven school turning on new water filtration system after 2018 PFAS detection

Robinson Elementary School will turn on its water faucets next week for the first time since October 2018, when the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS were found in its water system.

Administrators at Grand Haven Area Public Schools were notified nearly two years ago that the elementary school, at 11801 120th Ave., had tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The school has been using bottled water since then.

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December 9, 2020

Construction leaders reflect on 2020, expect more stability in new year

West Michigan construction firms saw projects in the hospitality and office industries slow down this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, leaving many to get creative and pivot to industrial and residential markets.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s initial stay-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 halted construction projects that were not deemed essential from March 23-May 7, launching the initial strain on the industry.

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November 27, 2020

Residential Project Follows Unique Path

Sable Homes of Rockford, Newaygo County and the Michigan Land Bank Authority came together to execute a first-of-its-kind use of brownfield incentives to support construction of 20 new workforce homes in the city of Newaygo.

The Newaygo County Commission gave its unanimous support to incentives to help pay for infrastructure and site preparation costs at Phase II of River Hills Estates, a new neighborhood of market rate homes in the city of Newaygo.

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November 25, 2020

Congratulations to Mike Walsh, PE, PTOE

Congratulations on your accomplishment, Mike! We are proud of all your hard work at Fishbeck!

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November 25, 2020

Outstanding Achievement Award through ACEC Ohio

The SEN-19-14.34 bridge replacement project pioneered the use of stainless steel prestressing strands and reinforcing steel in precast box beams in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Fishbeck successfully partnered to deliver the inaugural components of design, fabrication, and construction of stainless steel prestressing strands...

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November 18, 2020

Welcome TJ Likens, PE, PTOE

TJ Likens, a PE and certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, joins Fishbeck as a Senior Traffic Engineer out of our Grand Rapids office. TJ’s expertise includes modeling and analysis of roadways, highways, intersections, and interchanges relative to operations and safety,...

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October 20, 2020

Fostering Resiliency in Classrooms

Higher education classroom environments are commonly thought of as basic in nature: tables, chairs, an instructor’s station, and a teaching wall. In terms of how they are used, however, these spaces are quite complex and need to meet the demands of various...

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October 14, 2020

Selected by MDOT

Fishbeck was recently selected by MDOT as the prime design consultant for reconstruction of I-475 from Thread Creek to the Flint River in Flint. The project includes full replacement of the freeway, drainage system, and lighting, and rehabilitation of four bridges and replacement of one multi-span structure with two shorter bridges. A unique challenge will be replacement of the 20- by 12-foot culvert that carries...

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August 28, 2020

Mechanical Ventilation for COVID: What’s Next?

​If you own or operate any type of facility, in the last six months you read articles, attended webinars, and maybe even used Google to search “HVAC ventilation COVID.” Although you learned about the effectiveness of humidifiers, ultraviolet lights, and bipolar ionization, your operating budgets have tightened up and it is hard to know if these technologies will be right for you in the long run.

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