Category Archives: All Engagements

Making Changes for Charging Electric Vehicles

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Electric vehicles  can be a great means of transportation which help reduce emissions on the environment, save fuel, and reduce maintenance costs. 

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Water Reclamation: Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. I have a problem with knowledge. Once I know about something, I am unable to ignore it, look the other way, or even pretend to be uninterested. You might say it’s my own version of the Baader‑Meinhoff phenomenon. Fresh water is a […]

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Seattle DJC: Chambers Creek treatment plant is an APWA Project of the Year

The Pierce County Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project received an American Public Works Association Project of the Year award. Read the DJC article below or on the DJC website here. Wood Harbinger provided mechanical and electrical systems commissioning services for the 5,500 SF Bio-safety level 1 (BSL-I) Process Control Lab included as part […]

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Decommissioning Fire Dampers

by Paul Greenwalt, EIT and Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. We have all heard of commissioning, but what is decommissioning? Oddly enough, it does not require the services of a Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) or other similar licensed commissioning provider. In the case we’ll discuss here, it also […]

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Just Like the Movies: Deluge Fire Systems

by Mike Lehner, P.E. and Paul Greenwalt, EIT This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. You know the scene. Action movie: Good guy running from the bad guys, gun shots, explosives, smoke. Fire starts in one small area and the ENTIRE fire sprinkler system begins dumping water on the building.

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Wood Harbinger Office Lighting Design Wins IES Award

Congratulations to lighting designer Susan Rhodes of LightWire on winning a 2018 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Award of Merit for her design of Wood Harbinger’s office lighting.

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Resilient Utility Infrastructure – Part 2: Construction and Operations

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C and Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Resilient infrastructure is a primary component of a sustainable built environment; that is, one that can withstand and bounce back from a compromise of or interruption of services and continue operating close […]

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Resilient Utility Infrastructure – Part 1: Planning and Design

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C and Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Resiliency in the built environment, simply put, is the ability to recover from difficult conditions that have compromised essential utility/infrastructure services. That could mean recovering from a power outage, an earthquake, a […]

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BCA: FROM THE FIELD: Getting the Most out of the Design Review Process

Check out Bruce Pitts’ latest article for the Building Commissioning Association blog, “The Checklist.” Read the article below or on the BCxA’s website here.

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