July Newsletter: Great Lakes Water Levels

Posted on: August 8, 2016

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Newsletter

Fluctuations in Lake Michigan’s water levels can have a big impact, especially on shoreline homes and infrastructure. But most don’t understand the range of these fluctuations and how to prepare for them, sometimes leading to significant problems.

There are three different types of Great Lakes water level fluctuations; short-term storm events, annual fluctuations, and long-term fluctuations, which typically cover 10-20 year cycles.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN ASSOCIATE

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for an Architectural Design Associate position.  The position involves assisting in developing construction documents and presentation graphics.  Strong skills in working in a collaborative environment to assist Architects in completing a multitude of tasks are required.  Two to four year drafting degree or degree in Architecture desired.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for an Architectural Designer position. The position involves assisting in developing construction documents and presentation graphics.  Strong skills in working in a collaborative environment to assist Architects in completing a multitude of tasks are required.  Experience in Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop desired.  Minimum four year degree in Architecture.

ARCHITECT

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for an Architect position. Ideal candidate is a Registered Architect with 10-20 years experience with various building types and possesses professional practice experience with design through construction phases.  Candidate should be comfortable/confident in client and contractor relationships and have good communication skills.

IT Network Administrator

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc. is seeking an IT Network Administrator to provide technical assistance and support across their six offices in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. The successful candidate will be customer-service oriented, continually striving to facilitate the use of technology by the Abonmarche staff.  Must have strong background in troubleshooting, installing and managing Windows Operating Systems in network environment.

Business Development Professional

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc., an award-winning A/E firm, is seeking applicants for a Business Development Professional to cover its Northern Indiana service area.  Candidate will be responsible for implementing marketing strategies to identify/generate new business opportunities.  Previous experience with the A/E industry is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.  EOE.  Please e-mail resume and cover letter to hrdepartment@abonmarche.com

South Haven Maintenance Dredging Project

Award-winning use of surveying and mapping technology

Record low water levels in the Black River and Lake Michigan necessitated maintenance dredging efforts to keep the waterways navigable for the local boating industry.

Obtaining accurate bathymetric data was essential to the efficiency and timeliness of the project.  Even while surface water elevations were in constant flux due to weather conditions and hydrostatic forces associated with riparian waters and Lake Michigan, the GPS based bathymetric survey system was able to produce quality control checks of less than one tenth of one foot throughout project sites.  

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Silver Beach Pizza Addition

An restaurant expansion becomes one of the best views in town

Silver Beach Pizza, a popular restaurant located between Silver Beach and downtown St. Joseph, needed to expand. The restaurant frequently saw long lines of customers waiting for an open table, especially during the summer. But the restaurant is situated in a small site with some unusual space constraints. The restaurant is also the location of the Amtrak train station, and so railroad tracks run along the restaurant’s western side. A bluff rises up on the restaurant’s eastern side.

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Peshawbestown Marina Market Analysis

New marina development assessment

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is assessing the viability of developing a new marina in Peshawbestown, in scenic Leland County, that would act as a community economic driver and an enhancement for its Leelanau Sands Casino. The Grand Traverse Band  retained Abonmarche’s services to complete a market study and feasibility analysis of the project and its impact on the Tribe and the community.

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South Westnedge Corridor

Improving a major artery to local businesses

South Westnedge Avenue is the primary corridor route for the City of Portage.  Abonmarche was hired to develop a gateway park at the northern city limit.  The site required a study of the adjacent Meijer parking lot and the location of the existing bus shelter to enhance access to public transit. Our recommendations included the realignment of a portion of the parking lot and relocation of the bus stop to the north side of Portage Creek to reduce previous pedestrian/vehicular conflicts.

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