Civil Engineering in Southwest Michigan

People who care about relationships as much as the project provide the best civil engineering services.

H&S strives to exceed expectations by providing reliable, personalized service of great quality. We do this through knowledgeable staff, with great efficiency, and with a creative approach to every project.

H&S provides civil engineering services to a broad range of both public and private clients across the Midwest. We specialize in infrastructure design and construction oversight and provide the following civil engineering services:

  • Site development and municipal approvals
  • Mass earthwork design and land balancing
  • Sanitary sewer collection systems
  • Water distribution systems
  • Storm water management and treatment systems
  • Highway, roadway, and roundabout design
  • Non-motorized trails
  • Permitting through federal, state and local agencies
  • Drainage studies
  • Environmental permitting
  • Septic and dosing system design
  • Soil erosion and sedimentation control design
  • Construction specifications
  • LEED design and certification

Land Development

The understanding of land uses and how they complement one another is essential to the success of any development project. Through our numerous years of professional work, H&S has established itself as a seasoned land planning firm by providing comprehensive planning and design for both public and private sectors. We approach land development from a practical, developer’s mindset. H&S is especially savvy with managing the local approval and permitting process and has successfully pursued variances, zoning changes, special exception uses, site plan approvals, land divisions, plats, and condominiums in communities throughout the Midwest.

H&S provides the following land development services:

  • Site feasibility studies
  • Master planning
  • Development renderings and concept sketches
  • Land balancing estimations
  • Development due diligence
  • ADA compliance
  • Sustainable design approaches
  • Construction cost opinions

Construction Administration and Inspection

The quality, durability, and safety of infrastructure are achieved by sound quality assurance practices and prudent construction administration. Planning and engineering are essential first steps in the construction process, but the end result depends upon the ability of contractors and personnel to adhere to the specifications. H&S provides the following construction-related services:

  • Construction inspection
  • Soil erosion and sediment control inspection
  • Testing certification
  • Contract administration
  • Scheduling
  • As-built certification
  • Cost estimating

Surveying

Accurate surveys are essential to provide clients with a real sense of space and boundaries. The first step on most projects involves securing an accurate depiction of the existing conditions. Our practice is comprehensive yet efficient in all survey related areas including topography, terrain modeling, boundary and Land Title Surveying, and construction layout. With our own in-house surveying staff, H&S provides the following surveying services:

  • Boundary surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • ALTA/NSPS land title surveys
  • Construction staking and layout
  • As-built surveys
  • Drone surveys
  • Property split and combination surveys
  • Platted subdivisions
  • Site and traditional condominiums

Landscape Architecture

The landscape architecture team at H&S has a wealth of practical knowledge in the field, along with diverse skills and specialties. Our collective experience, ranging from work with plant materials, to climatic conditions, regional horticulture, and the often-challenging government regulations, meets the planning and landscape aesthetic needs of our clients. We balance aesthetics, function, and sustainability in all landscape architecture and planning projects. H&S provides the following LA services:

  • Commercial, educational, and institutional landscape design
  • LEED friendly/native planting design
  • Master planning
  • Color site plans – computer generated or hand rendered
  • Conceptual site sketches
  • Existing site/landscape evaluation
  • Playground consulting