Category Archives: Electrical Engineering

Bolder and Brighter: Wood Harbinger Celebrates 50 Years

Wood Harbinger marked our 50th Anniversary with a celebration for staff and clients on Friday, October 27th in our office. Honoring Our Past In 1967, our founder Steve Wood opened up an office in his home in Lynwood and began offering mechanical engineering services. In 1971, the firm was incorporated as Wood and Associates and […]

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My First Year as an Electrical Designer

by John Bourgeois I was hired at Wood Harbinger a little over a year ago. I was just coming off my rookie season with internships at CH2M Hill down in Corvallis, OR and Portland General Electric. With an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University focused on power systems, I packed my bags just after […]

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Dollhouse Lighting Design: A Big Challenge for a Tiny Space

by Dee Thierry When I was young, my sisters and I would get a new dollhouse every year. Eventually my dad decided annual purchases was no longer feasible and instead set out to build a dollhouse for us. The result kept our family entertained for years!

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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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