Category Archives: Mechanical 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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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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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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Hunting Down a Solution to My Cold Bedroom Woes

by Jacob Odell It was a cold winter day when I noticed a heavy draft coming through the dog door and I got to thinking about how to stop it. But this is not the beginning of our story. The tale begins some years ago—never mind how long precisely—when my wife and I bought our […]

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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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