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March 10, 2021

APWA Project of the Year: Halsted Road Reconstruction and Minnow Pond Drain Project

We are pleased to announce the Halsted Road Reconstruction and Minnow Pond Drain Project in Farmington Hills received the MI APWA 2021 Project of the Year award in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair Category! Fishbeck served as the prime consulting firm and performed all planning, design, and construction phase engineering services throughout the project for the City. Davis Construction, Inc. was the prime contractor for the project.

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March 5, 2021

ACEC Michigan Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award

Congratulations to our survey team on winning the ACEC Michigan Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award, along with Tetra Tech, on the 8½ Mile Relief Drain In-System Storage Scan and Survey project.

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March 3, 2021

APWA Project of the Year: Allen Creek Berm Opening Project

The Allen Creek Berm Opening Project was chosen as the Michigan Chapter of APWA 2021 Project of the Year! Fishbeck had the opportunity to perform construction engineering for this project, while Bergmann was the designer, and OHM did the initial study.

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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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