Jeffrey R. Lanier, PE provides project management and engineering expertise in the areas of site acquisition and brownfield redevelopment, industrial and stormwater compliance, and designing engineer controls to mitigate human health concerns. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan with a BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University. Jeff is also a Certified Storm Water Operator (CSWO) for construction and industrial sites.

Jeff enjoys working on complex urban, brownfield projects that require experts from numerous SME service areas. His ability to view all of the details within a project to develop the broader scope, or “big picture”, without getting lost amongst those details is a skill that motivates him every day. Listening first, developing the big picture, and thinking outside the box are all characteristics that Jeff values to help him provide the very best solutions for his clients.

With 21 years of experience, Jeff has completed more than 250 site acquisition projects involving due diligence, liability management, and/or brownfield incentives. He specializes in understanding redevelopment challenges of urban sites, identifying construction costs, providing development solutions and alternatives, and securing financial incentives. Being a part of a successful brownfield story – turning a contaminated property into something a community can be proud of – is a point of pride and what impacts Jeff the most in his daily work.

He has helped numerous clients in the industrial, construction, municipal and education sectors stay in compliance with their NPDES Permit by developing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), training employees, conducting public outreach and awareness, and designing soil erosion and sedimentation control (SESC) plans. Jeff is also experienced at helping industrial clients assess regulatory compliance for chemical storage/management, UST compliance, AST integrity testing, toxic release inventory (TRI), and stormwater and waste water discharge permitting. He has prepared and PE-certified dozens of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans and Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPP). Jeff has designed gas mitigation systems to protect building occupants from explosive and volatile subsurface gases. His projects have included office, retail, restaurant, industrial, and church and mausoleum structures.

Jeff is a member of the US Green Building Council, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and is president of the Arcadia Park Homeowners Association. He volunteers with his family for various Detroit programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Kaboom.

Jeff enjoys traveling with his family, collecting wines along the way, and coaching soccer and baseball for his children. To stay in shape, Jeff enjoys mountain biking, golfing and competing in Gladiator and other extreme runs.


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