The former Ionia County Memorial Hospital was outdated and inefficient after serving the residents of Ionia County for 60+ years. A new, updated hospital replaced it in 2015. Officials opted to repurpose the site and enhance the parking lot rather than let the site, with asbestos, fall into despair. F&V conducted hazardous materials assessments; surveying; prepared specs for asbestos abatement, demolition, and architectural engineering services; assisted with underground storage tank closure; and provided consultation during the demolition process and heliport removal. The site was put back into productive use and ready for future growth. And a clinic, connected to the site
Traverse City, MI
Until recently, the Genesee County Parks & Recreation had a shared-use path that extended to an old, narrow, wooded bridge and boardwalk that was in disrepair and getting little use. Now Stepping Stone Falls, a picturesque manmade waterfall, can be easily viewed and used by walkers and cyclists after construction a new pedestrian bridge and pathway connecting the falls to the Bluegill Boat Launch in Genesee Township. The new 1.4 mile long trail winds through Genesee County Park property which is full of diverse wetlands, woodlands and wildlife. Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) provided preliminary planning, design and construction engineering for
In an effort to save local residents millions of dollars in future water bills, the Genesee County drain commission, along with commissions of Lapeer and Sanilac counties, and the cities of Flint and Lapeer, formed the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) in 2010. The KWA decided to build a pipeline to Lake Huron instead of relying on the city of Detroit for its water supply. Fleis & VandenBrink was hired for surveying, designing and construction observation of transmission mains on a 13-mile portion of the 65-mile pipeline project that also included pump stations and lake intake. Fleis & VandenBrink is also providing resident
When a global manufacturer built its corporate headquarters and campus near a picturesque cliff overlooking the Kalamazoo River in Allegan, little thought was given to the possibility that Mother Nature might try and take it down. However, over the years, between Mother Nature and the river flow, erosion of the cliff face began putting the building and campus in danger. Cardno JFNew hired F&V for our surveying excellence. We conducted a full topographic survey (bluff, river and floodway) for this difficult, 70 ft high and 500 ft wide, site that was located in the middle of the river. One side
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