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Home Renovation: A Different Perspective of the AEC Industry

by Jacob Odell When I bought a house, I didn’t see in the contract that I would have to hold on to everything that came in the front door, but I guess I didn’t read ALL the fine print. This suspicious anomaly has forced me to reserve an entire room for “stuff” like an elliptical, […]

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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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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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Water Hammer: The “Belly Flop” of Piping Systems

by Mike Lehner, P.E. Water is a seemingly harmless thing, but in reality, it is quite a force to be reckoned with. Have you ever done a belly flop in a swimming pool and felt the pain afterwards? While the pain of a belly flop results from the surface tension of the water resisting your […]

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Adventures in Homebrew

by Shaun May, EIT If you drink beer, read on. If you truly love beer, like my colleague Ben and I, read on. But be forewarned, this tale is not about why you should love beer. This tale is about deepening a love that has already taken hold. A love brewing inside, bubbling, frothing, steeping. […]

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A Summer with Wood Harbinger

By Ethan Prehoda I was hired by Wood Harbinger this summer as a commissioning intern, with the opportunity to also work in the mechanical engineering department. As a junior in the mechanical engineering program at Michigan Technological University, this was my first engineering internship.

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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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Strategic Coffee Planning

by Dee Theirry “Petroleum and coffee had no value a few centuries ago.” – Author Unknown Coffee Quality or Time to Brew? French Press or Vending? Drip or Pod? Permanent or Paper Filter? Ready Temperature or Temperature Over Time? Traditional Aged, Luwaked or Monsooned? As part of the preparation for our impending office move, we […]

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