TechBriefs

TechBriefs is a quarterly, two-color newsletter featuring articles devoted to the exploration of engineering issues. It expands on these issues from both an analytical and scientific approach. Articles are written by Burns & McDonnell professionals in the field, frequently in collaboration with clients and knowledgeable academic authorities.

Mailed to more than 12,000 readers, TechBriefs is geared to engineers, architects, production managers, owners, and company and government administrators that constitute the engineering community at large.

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Article 1: Keeping costs down while maintaining the highest standard of safety and meeting building requirements is a goal for any project. In most cases, this is easier said than done. But following best practices in fire protection engineering can provide often-overlooked ways to achieve this goal.

Article 2: Preparation is the balance point between hindsight and clairvoyance. In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, recent security events at substations and new regulations issued in response were covered. Now we turn to the evolution of threats.

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Understanding Fire Protection Engineering

Keeping costs down while maintaining the highest standard of safety and meeting building requirements is a goal for any project. In most cases, this is easier said than done. But following best practices in fire protection engineering can provide often-overlooked ways to achieve this goal.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Part 3

Preparation is the balance point between hindsight and clairvoyance. In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, recent security events at substations and new regulations issued in response were covered. Now we turn to the evolution of threats.