Category Archives: All Engagements

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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What If? Commissioning Team’s Dream Commissioning Job

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C; Shaun May, EIT, CEM; and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. This month, we let our commissioning team’s imaginations run wild to answer the question, “What if you could do any kind of commissioning job…what would it be?” True to form, […]

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Let’s Get Real: Commissioning Misconceptions

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C; Shaun May, EIT, CEM; and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. After letting their imaginations soar to new heights and depths, our commissioning team sat down and got real. Client and owner understanding of commissioning’s role and value has increased over […]

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SR-520 Bridge and Landings Finalist for ASCE 2018 OCEA Award

The SR-520 Floating Bridge and Landings project had the prestigious honor of being one of five finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. The other four finalist projects included the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project in Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA; the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway, Phase IV, in […]

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