Creating Community One Neighborhood At A Time
Subdivisions & Condominiums
Residential neighborhoods are an important piece of a community’s overall infrastructure. Each time it rains, residents should to be confident that their homes stay safe and dry. Each time someone turns on their water faucet, they should know there is a reliable supply of water. And, each homeowner should be rest-assured knowing the sanitary sewer system works as designed and carries away the wastewater.
Whether designing the streets and utilities for platted subdivisions or condominium projects, engineering is a scientific field with little to no change. It’s the Nederveld design process and the experience you will have with our engineers that is continually being refined to provide you with high‐value service and expertise. Our clients appreciate the way we recognize and solve problems in our engineering process while staying within budget and meeting project deadlines.
Integration of Planning, Landscape Design, Zoning Entitlement, Engineering Design and Permitting for Commercial Projects
Commercial development is essential to economic growth. It brings people together to work, purchase, serve, or be entertained. Our team has designed and implemented commercial projects of all sizes and types. To meet the unique site demands of the design and approval process, we have assembled talented teams who have a solid history of providing high-quality designs and obtaining quick entitlement.
Each year Nederveld designs numerous sites for commercial and industrial use. Whether those sites are suburban or urban, we actively listen and create a strategy for each project to ensure that our client’s needs are satisfied. Our processes, knowledge and expertise give us the ability to solve even the most complex problems many could not.
Where You Live, Work and Play
The added density of tighter site constraints, of traditional neighborhood designs present challenges for a design engineer. Nederveld has created and refined its own unique design methodology for these projects which will protect the design intent while creating a financially feasible plan.
Our Land Planning and Engineering teams that have designed numerous sites based on a traditional neighborhood. We are able to provide the necessary detailed insight to execute a plan which will accomplish the true essences of a traditional neighborhood.
Traditional Neighborhood Design
Understanding Civil Design For Compact Building Sites
An exciting new approach to creating places for people to live, work, shop and play. Housing, workplaces, shops, entertainment, schools, parks and civic facilities are all designed with an eye to timeless architecture, opportunities for interaction with other people, a pleasant walking experience and safe and calm streets.
The unique street design and added density of these types of projects present new challenges to the design engineer. To address the various challenges involved with these projects, we at Nederveld have created and refined our own unique design methodology that both safeguards the integrity of the original vision and design for the project and protects the always important financial feasibility of constructing the infrastructure for the site.
Working closely with our town planners, our engineering team understands what it takes to design these compact sites.
Low Impact Designs
Practical Environmentally Sensitive Design Knowledge
Nearly 10 million people are living in Michigan right now, yet we are just a tiny fraction of the 6.5 billion people that live on planet Earth. But when it comes to valuable and precious natural resources, our state is uniquely situated along the shores of one of the most significant supplies of fresh water in the world.
Over 99 percent of all water is not readily available for our use – it comes in the form of salt water (oceans), ice (glaciers and icebergs), and atmospheric moisture. The useable surface water in lakes and streams is less than one percent of all the available water on earth – and the Great Lakes of Michigan contain 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water!
We are fortunate to live alongside such a vast and important resource, and we realize that it must be protected. While conventional engineering design seeks to control stormwater runoff so that it does not become a “nuisance” to people and their properties, our engineering group looks at every drop of water as a resource that needs to be protected and preserved. After all, our children, grandchildren and future generations should also be able to enjoy the beautiful resources that we are blessed with. This is the core essence of sustainability: meet the needs of today, yet preserve our resources for tomorrow’s generation.
To accomplish sustainability, Nederveld utilizes Low Impact Development (LID) techniques and practices. The goal of an LID site is to model the site after nature. Rainfall runoff is managed at or near the source using design techniques such as rain gardens, bio-swales and retention systems that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain runoff close to its source. These techniques help treat and clean stormwater runoff, recharge groundwater supplies and keep our lakes and streams pristine and beautiful.
Our experience in protecting Michigan’s environment has led to opportunities in other states. In other parts of the country, the water supply is much more scarce. As a result, sustainability becomes even more crucial. Our company is experienced in designing systems that capture rainwater and store it for future use. This helps protect groundwater reserves. We also design bio-retention systems that treat runoff water and recharge streams and groundwater supplies. Through our continued efforts in sustainability and Low Impact Design, our clients continue to achieve greater project success – both in the present and for generations to come.