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50 Years of Successful Projects

Midwestern Consulting started in 1967 as three friends working together to provide quality design and excellent service to clients. Over the past half century, we’ve won awards, greatly expanded our staff and services and spun off MS2 Software, focusing on traffic data management. We’ve worked on incredibly interesting and complicated...

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Midwestern’s Greatest Hits

Over the past half century, we’ve accomplished a lot. Here are 4 accomplishments that have contributed to our success:   2002 Engineering Surveying Excellence Award Most Coveted Award: The Engineering and Surveying Excellence Award In 2002, Midwestern Consulting won the ASCE/MSPE Engineering and Surveying Excellence Award for the Northwest Airlines...

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Peace, Love and Lasers: A 50 Year Timeline

Here are the significant milestones in the history of Midwestern Consulting: 1960s The laser is born. Theodore Maiman created to tool that paved the way for CD, DVDs and, of course, 3D laser scanning Midwestern Consulting is founded in 1967 by Jim Hart, Dave Weage, and Bob Sanders 1970s Midwestern Consulting...

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The Modernist’s Tree

The Modernist’s Tree from DWELL magazine, January/February 2017   “That there is such a thing as the ‘best tree’ is an illusion, but that doesn’t stop the claims from being made.  Gleditisia triacanthos inermis was in its day considered one of the best trees.” -Dr. Gerald Klingaman, horticulturalist   Anyone...

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Great Design, Great Projects: Landscape Architecture Services

At Midwestern, we have learned over the years that successful projects include great design. That’s why we’ve built out our expertise to offer Landscape Architecture services to many of our clients. In fact, Midwestern has a strong history of providing landscape design services for many prominent projects in the area....

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Zoning Reports: What You Need to Know

Does your next project require a Zoning Report? Learn more about what you need to know to ensure you get a report that’s both timely and cost effective.   "We engaged Midwestern Consulting to complete the Zoning Report for our property transaction because timing was critical. They were able to...

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Not Just a Sidewalk

Pedestrian Crosswalk - Chelsea, Michigan Midwestern Consulting recently had the opportunity to work with the City of Chelsea on a Safe Routes to School project in conjunction with the Five Healthy Towns Foundation. We designed nearly one mile of new sidewalk and ten intersections making the trip to school safer and...

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The 5 Key Practices to Working with Municipalities and Institutions

Southeast Michigan is home to an amazing range of cities, townships and public institutions. We’ve partnered with many of these municipalities and institutions to create safer streets, greener buildings and much more. Along the way we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to make these projects successful. ...

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3 Industry Trends to Watch

At Midwestern Consulting we’re always interested in how trends develop within our industry. Here are 3 trends that we’ll be watching in 2017: 1. Increased Investment in Senior Living and Care Everyone is talking about the Boomers. There is continued investment in projects revolving around senior housing and care, including independent...

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