Category Archives: Electrical Engineering

Nancy Brown is a WSSHE Associate Member of the Year

Wood Harbinger Project Manager Nancy Brown was awarded Associate Member of the Year by the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE) Puget Sound Chapter. Congratulations Nancy on this well-deserved honor!!

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When Halloween Lights Help Prevent Winter Holiday Lighting Problems

by Dee Thierry and Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C It was lunchtime and Electrical Engineer Matt Woo and Engineering Production Specialist, Charlie Nelson had volunteered to string up the festive orange and Tarantula studded lights in preparation of our Halloween costume party and potluck. We discovered that what was once a full string […]

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Central Power Station Upgrades – University of Oregon

Our  Throwback Thursday blog series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. This installment takes us back before we were even posting blogs! Check out this video from the University of Oregon featuring their 2011 Central Power Station upgrade. Wood Harbinger served […]

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Reflections on a Summer Picnic

In August, Wood Harbinger celebrated our annual company picnic once again at St. Edward Park in Kenmore. Fun in the sun was had by both Wood Harbinger employees and their families. Entertainment this year included face painting, henna tattoos, a blow-up obstacle course and a caricature artist.

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A Field Trip to Seattle’s Stone 34 Building

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C A handful of my colleagues and I recently had an opportunity to tour the Stone 34 building, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Stone 34 is one of the first buildings to follow the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s Living Building Pilot program, which aims to encourage […]

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Desktop Stereo System: In Pursuit of Excellence

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M In my last post on the subject, I charged a capacitor to install in my desktop car stereo (desk stereo?) system. It’s not much of a system; it’s actually just a 600-watt amplifier bridged for mono channel operation and a 12-inch subwoofer supplementing some typical full-range […]

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I Take Charge, and So Does My Capacitor

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M Have you ever wanted to charge a capacitor, but were afraid to do so? Are you afraid of the rapid charge and discharge behavior of these devices? I recently charged a capacitor so I’m here to tell you all about it. Capacitors store energy similar to […]

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Getting to Know Us: Morena Sanidad

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, […]

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Getting to Know Us: Ben Prehoda

The Wood Harbinger team is made up of diverse and interesting people, who bring all kinds of backgrounds, professional experiences, and insights to our firm. In this blog series, we’ll share a little something about each of the people behind our successful engineering projects. This week, the spotlight’s on Ben Prehoda, a designer with Wood […]

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