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.

 

  • August 27, 2015

    No one likes budget surprises, especially not when it comes to an environmental cleanup. Probabilistic cost forecasting is a cost estimate method to provide clients with a more accurate view of their cleanup project costs — and make those phone calls less stressful.

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  • August 24, 2015

    The Texas Medical Center in Houston bills itself as the world's largest medical complex. All of its institutions share a critical need for reliable cooling, and many of them are supported by the Thermal Energy Corp. The project demonstrated the cost effectiveness and reliability of large-scale cogeneration.

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  • August 1, 2015

    The battle for a good permit begins well before the application is submitted, with the initial Front End Engineering Design and development of conceptual engineering information used as inputs to permit modeling and development. Alignment between permitting and design engineers will best serve the long-term interests of the facility.

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  • July 27, 2015

    The Susquehanna-Roseland project was energized on May 11, 2015. It was a great moment for the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The transmission project, for which Burns & McDonnell served as program manager, used sky cranes and environmental sensibility to deliver results.

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  • July 24, 2015

    The director of security at a healthcare facility must balance the needs of diverse groups while maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients. Patient satisfaction scores encompass the entire experience. That's why maintaining a secure facility is critical, as a perceived lack of security can set the tone for a person's visit to a healthcare facility.

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  • July 1, 2015

    The concept of district energy is undergoing a resurgence in some parts of the United States and the world. Its roots in the U.S. date back to the 19th century, and through the years many technological advancements and synergies have developed that help district energy efficiency.

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  • July 1, 2015

    We've reached that time of the decade when EPA changes the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Normally, a change to a NAAQS has substantial impacts on a limited area; however, the proposed new ozone NAAQS would have significant effects to many areas of the country.

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  • 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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