Category Archives: Mechanical Engineering

Getting to Know Us: Stuart Mitchell

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 Mechanical Engineer Stuart Mitchell, P.E., CCP, […]

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Airplane (Air Pain?) Travel

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT Recently, my wife and I decided to finally visit a college friend of mine in her hometown of Sitka, Alaska. We made our way to the airport, breezed through security, and headed to our departure gate.

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The Process of Energy Modeling – Part I

By Paul Greenwalt, EIT Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy this one by Paul Greenwalt, originally published on November 14, 2013: There seems to be a misconception about […]

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Thermal Imaging: Is that a ghost?!

By Nick Baker, EIT, CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD + C Wood Harbinger’s engineers have been blogging since 2013! This Throwback Thursday series features posts from back in the day that are just too good to stay at the back of the blog. Enjoy this post from Nick Baker, originally published on October 31, 2013: […]

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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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How Length is a Pressure

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M HVAC design engineers frequently calculate pressures, flows, and temperatures of fluids, such as heating water, supply air, or exhaust flow. While atmospheric pressure is currently exerting about 15 pounds of force over every square inch of your body (15 psi), the pressure of the air handling […]

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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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The Many Useful Benefits of Airflow Measurement

by Jeff Yirak, P.E. CPMP LEED AP BD+C, O+M Summer is a great time to take a vacation. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Jewel Cave National Monument in South Dakota. My first point of advice is to arrive early; we waited about two hours for the next available tour. Once inside, we had […]

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Benchmark Testing Explained

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT I recently read an article about the Chicago Archdiocese’s Archbishop Blase J. Culpich announcement that the Archdiocese will be benchmark testing all of their buildings to confirm that they are as energy efficient as they can be. This got me thinking about the benefits of existing building commissioning as well as […]

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