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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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2016 Year in Review

The Year of the Laser Twenty sixteen was a big year for Midwestern Consulting and our clients. Our land development experts helped to plan almost 1,000 new units. We expanded elementary schools and expanded the wireless communication infrastructure, and more than anything 2016 meant… lasers! Brandon Walker (laser scanning group leader at...

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Midwestern Consulting Proves To Be a Reliable Consultant to the University of Michigan

Excuse us for boasting! We couldn’t be more proud of the relationship we have developed over the years providing civil engineering services to the University of Michigan.  It’s long-term professional relationships like these that distinguish Midwestern Consulting from other civil engineering firms in southeast Michigan. The University recently announced over...

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