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Wood Harbinger Office Lighting Design Wins IES Award

Congratulations to lighting designer Susan Rhodes of LightWire on winning a 2018 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Award of Merit for her design of Wood Harbinger’s office lighting.

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Bruce Pitts Retires After 44 Years

Wood Harbinger celebrated the retirement of Principal Bruce Pitts on June 14th, 2018, together with Bruce’s family, friends, and colleagues past and present. The gathering in the Wood Harbinger office included fine food, good drinks, and a rousing toast to Bruce’s indelible legacy and role in the rise and success of the firm.

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BCA: FROM THE FIELD: Getting the Most out of the Design Review Process

Check out Bruce Pitts’ latest article for the Building Commissioning Association blog, “The Checklist.” Read the article below or on the BCxA’s website here.

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What If? Commissioning Team’s Dream Commissioning Job

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C; Shaun May, EIT, CEM; and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. This month, we let our commissioning team’s imaginations run wild to answer the question, “What if you could do any kind of commissioning job…what would it be?” True to form, […]

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Let’s Get Real: Commissioning Misconceptions

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C; Shaun May, EIT, CEM; and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. After letting their imaginations soar to new heights and depths, our commissioning team sat down and got real. Client and owner understanding of commissioning’s role and value has increased over […]

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SR-520 Bridge and Landings Finalist for ASCE 2018 OCEA Award

The SR-520 Floating Bridge and Landings project had the prestigious honor of being one of five finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. The other four finalist projects included the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project in Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA; the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, Phase IV, in […]

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Wood Harbinger hires Senior Project Manager Mitsu Koshima

Wood Harbinger is pleased to welcome aboard Mitsu Koshima as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Mechanical Engineering group. He started with the firm February 1, 2018. Mitsu comes to Wood Harbinger with 32 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, with a focus on healthcare, biotech, and laboratory projects.

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WSP, VIA, Wood Harbinger Win Silver at 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

WSP, VIA Architecture, and Wood Harbinger are honored to have received a Best in State Silver Award for “Complexity” from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for our work on the  Tacoma Amtrak Cascades Station.  Wood Harbinger provided mechanical and electrical engineering for the project. The 51st Annual ACEC Washington Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony […]

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In Theory and Practice: The Pursuit of Truly Sustainable Buildings

Notkin Wood Harbinger Alliance’s Shaun May and Brian Robinett presented at AIA Seattle’s 2017 CAP Collaboration Series Sustainability event, held Thursday, December 14th at the AIA Seattle office in Seattle, WA. Their presentation, “In Theory and Practice: The Pursuit of Truly Sustainable Buildings,” discussed ways that project teams can collaborate to find the balance that […]

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