Trade Publications

Burns & McDonnell experts often write articles published in the trade publications in the many industries we work in. Here are the most recent pieces authored or co-authored by our employee-owners.

 

  • June 1, 2015

    The EPA's Clean Power Plan is feasible in its ultimate goals, but getting there will take a lot of work and some rethinking of how the targets are achieved, according to speakers at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. Block Andrews of Burns & McDonnell was one of the panelists.

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  • June 1, 2015

    Over the past decade, several key market influences have led to an increased interest in and installation of distributed generation (DG), cogeneration, combined heat and power, and microgrids. Add to this the fact that recent air permitting rules exempt many DG projects, and DG can or could become the next best thing to build.

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  • May 1, 2015

    A new University of Kansas West Campus laboratory features a 40-foot-tall strong wall and massive strong floor system. The University of Kansas School Of Engineering is investing to significantly expand its research capability with an eye toward innovation and student collaboration.

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  • May 1, 2015

    Public spaces, parks and trails do not always make a top priority during municipal budgeting, but they are one thing people will almost always agree there could be more of. One major solution to this dilemma can be found in carved-out corridors which are mostly ignored: power transmission line rights-of-way.

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  • May 1, 2015

    Acronyms are a government addiction. The Clean Power Plan has introduced some new acronyms and reinforced some existing ones that need to be incorporated into the vernacular of today's power plant engineer, specifically: CPP, EGU, BSER and CSS.

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  • May 1, 2015

    As coal plant owners are working overtime to simultaneously meet new mandates while remaining competitive in the marketplace, Power Engineering sat down with four coal-fired power executives, including Burns & McDonnell's Rick Halil, to discuss the current state of affairs in the industry.

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  • May 1, 2015

    ENR New York released its list of Top Design Firms in the region. Burns & McDonnell ranked No. 9, improving one spot from the previous year.

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  • April 29, 2015

    Utilities have long experience in managing risks. Prior to April 2013, most utilities thought those risks were well known. But a team of still-unknown snipers changed all that when they opened fire on PG&E's Metcalf substation. Now, utilities must do more than simply comply with NERC CIP-014 security requirements.

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  • April 1, 2015

    The appropriate timing, technology and location for new generating resources are mired in complexity. The current state of oil prices is one short-term economic success that may carry a long-term risk for the industry. The decline in oil prices is most likely to have an inverse effect on delivered natural gas prices and, therefore, the marginal cost of electricity.

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  • April 1, 2015

    In February 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) killed the FutureGen2.0 project by withdrawing $1 billion in federal stimulus funds. What does this mean for the future of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)?

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  • March 16, 2015

    If you are still sorting through the new Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule and working to figure out what it means for your individual utility plant site, you are not alone. With the preamble and actual rule totaling over 700 pages, many are still digesting the technical requirements.

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