Category Archives: Mechanical Engineering

No Detail Too Small: Why Engineers Should Think About Urinal Stickers

by Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C When you think of consulting engineers, what do you think of? Calculators, people hunched over drawings, and highly innovative solutions? We have and do those things, yes, but contrary to popular belief, we are also human, which means certain daily needs and functions. Now most people probably won’t […]

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Man it is Cold in Here!

By Nick Baker, EIT, LEED AP BD+C Every year, it seems that the switch from summer to winter happens faster and faster and sooner and sooner. It feels like just yesterday I was beginning the mudroom (check out my Home Improvement blog series for the whole story).

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Home Improvement – Part 4

By Nicholas Baker, EIT, LEED AP BD+C Spring 2014- Fencing Lessons Our house is the corner lot at the intersection of a quiet neighborhood street and a fairly busy two-lane road. I decided that with the girls with us now, it would be a good idea to replace the existing half chain link, half rotting […]

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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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It’s so EZ Sim

By Paul Johnson P.E., CSI, LEED AP BD+C EZ Sim is an Excel-based energy conservation program that helps Owners decide which energy conservation measures (ECMs) are worth pursuing in existing buildings. At Wood Harbinger, we have used it when working with architects to determine the cost benefit of improved envelope schemes,

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Molding Young Minds at UW’s Mentor Night

By Jeff Yirak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, O+M I represented Wood Harbinger at “Mentor Night,” a meet and greet with prospective engineering students, on October 29th at Mobius Hall at Cascadia Community College in Bothell. The event was co-sponsored by UW’s Bothell campus and the Puget Sound Engineering Council.

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Getting to Know Us: Steve Howard

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 Steve Howard, a senior designer with […]

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Home Improvement – Part 3

By Nick Baker, EIT, LEED AP BD+C Spring 2013 – My Wife’s Great Ideas My wife returned home one day with three gallons of chalk board paint.  “I think we should paint that wall with this,” she says to me, pointing to the 20-foot dining room wall, which used to be the garage prior to […]

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3 Basic Tips for Job-Site Safety

By Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C Although we may often think of ourselves as “Desk Jockeys,” in the consulting engineering world, we do from time to time get out on the construction site and walk through small tunnels or crawl around inside boilers. These field trips may be very infrequent for some of us, […]

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