Category Archives: Electrical Engineering

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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ACE Mentor benefits Engineers as well as Students

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M It’s that time of year again!  School’s back in session, and ACE is rolling again.  ACE, which stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, is a volunteer enrichment program for high school students interested in a career in the built environment design and construction field. 

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Getting to Know Us: Nancy Brown

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 Nancy Brown, Project Assistant for Wood […]

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Electrical Accidents and How to Avoid Them

By Ben Prehoda Accidents happen every day and unfortunately some happen due to electricity. Though we’re around it every day, it’s important to remember that electricity is really dangerous. That’s one of the reasons careful electrical designs and safe operating procedures are important – one wrong move and someone can get seriously hurt. I’ve compiled […]

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10 Not-So-Electrifying Facts about Electricity

By Ben Prehoda Now that I’ve boggled your mind with interesting facts about electricity, let’s turn down the spice meter for some general electricity facts that are good to know, and of which you are probably already aware.

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10 Interesting Facts about Electricity

By Ben Prehoda Electricity is a fascinating thing, and a vital component of our everyday modern lives. Do you want to learn something about electricity that you might not have known before? Do you have a couple of minutes to spare? Then step right up and behold this thrilling compilation of interesting facts about electricity!

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Skagit Power Tour

By John Taylor, P.E., LEED AP BD+C This past weekend I had the opportunity to go on the Skagit Power Tour in North Cascades National Park. This tour is operated jointly by Seattle City Light, the National Park Service, and the North Cascades Institute, and is offered on weekends from early July through mid-September. At […]

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