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ALL OPENINGS

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MG2A is a land planning, civil engineering and land surveying firm located in the Chicago land area with offices in Bradley and Manhattan, Illinois. We provide professional services for local governments, utilities, builders and businesses who are making our communities strong.    We are seeking qualified candidates for immediate openings for several roles at our…

PROJECT REVIEW

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Call or email me to set up a free project review. There is no cost and no obligation.  I will talk with you about your project, provide a quick review of your project status and develop a written G2X Strategy for your use. Mike Gingerich, Ph.D., P.E. mg2a@mg2a.com  815-939-4921 CIVIL ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS WHO PROVIDE…

GIS – Making Information Work

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GIS is a powerful tool for recording, using, and sharing information.  MG2A applies the powerful ESRI – ArcGIS Online mapping and analytics platform  to help our clients with facility management, land development marketing, infrastructure operations and maintenance, and public involvement.  Your GIS data can be locked down, fully public, and everything in between.  Consider the increased value of a zoning…

SSES Costs

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A sanitary sewer evaluation study (SSES) scope may include a range of work items. The work items or scope of any particular SSES depends on prior work, specific objectives, and budget.  The budget for any particular SSES scope may be estimated using industry standard costs related to leasing meters, the performance of video inspection, system…

What is the road right-of-way and how do we use it?

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The road right-of-way in a municipality typically refers to property owned by the town or city.  The property is generally in line with the “road” and wider than the road.  Typically, the road right-of-way (ROW) is 50 to 100 feet wide.  In some cases, there is a road with no ROW as we are discussing…

What is Urban Systems Engineering?

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Municipalities face ever-increasing pressure to provide public services with greater reliability, safety, and affordability. They are also under constant pressure to modify services to match changing demands. Many of these services are delivered using aging infrastructure systems or public works such as roads, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water mains. Sustainable and effective public works…

Ask an Engineer FAQs

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FAQ 1.  I have a crack in my house foundation.  Can you help me with that. [Answer] No.  But you can contact a firm that competes residential home inspections or a licensed professional structural engineer.  You can google “structural engineer” with your towns name.  I noticed our firm “M. Gingerich Gereaux and Associates” popped up.  So,…

Infrastructure Asset Management

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MG2A helps our clients apply asset management practices to improve the reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness of their infrastructure.  Our clients include municipalities, public works departments, utility providers, and facility managers. The function of most infrastructure is to provide service above an expected service level.  The key benefit of applying Infrastructure Asset Management [IAM] practices is to improve Cost vs.…

Water Resources Management

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MG2A helps our clients plan, design, build, and maintain sustainable drainage, water supply, and waste water systems.  Our clients include communities, utilities, land developers, industrial facility owners, and individual people.  We also help our clients navigate FEMA floodplain issues, regulatory agencies, permitting, and funding. MG2A provides excellent engineering services related to your Water Resource Management issues.  Most…

Municipal Engineering

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MG2A adds engineering design, infrastructure management, and economic analysis capacity to local political and administrative teams. We help communities build and manage reliable and resilient local public works, create and maintain great places for public use, and plan and evaluate development that builds local prosperity.  Towns, big and small are led by a team of…