Category Archives: All Engagements

Commissioning for Design-Build Project Delivery

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A few years ago, Nick Baker wrote an article outlining how different project delivery methods affect the commissioning provider’s relationships with the project owner, design team, and contractor. We […]

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Back to Basics for Energy Code-Required Commissioning

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The latest Washington State Energy Code (WSEC 2015) requires Fundamental Commissioning performed by a Certified Commissioning Professional. For many of our clients, commissioning isn’t a new concept—projects pursuing LEED require Fundamental Commissioning, so if you’ve participated in a […]

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Flexibility and provider interest enables DAS expansion project

Check out a new article by President/CEO Tom Leonidas and Radio Frequency Engineer Duane John, published this month in Health Facilities Management magazine! The article, “Flexibility and provider interest enables DAS expansion project,” highlights a recent distributed antenna system (DAS) expansion project that Wood Harbinger supported. Read the article below and on Health Facilities Management’s […]

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Emergency radio service compliance

Check out a new article by President/CEO Tom Leonidas and Radio Frequency Engineer Duane John, published this month in Health Facilities Management magazine! The article, “Emergency radio service compliance,” covers planning and design considerations for emergency radio service in the healthcare environment. Read the article below and on Health Facilities Management’s website here.

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The Many Aspects of Fire Protection Design Analysis

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The fire protection discipline covers a broad spectrum of systems and building design considerations. A fire protection engineer is knowledgeable about conventional fire suppression and fire alarm systems, egress systems (exits, exit door hardware, emergency lighting, exit signs, and wayfinding signage), building […]

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Tricks of the Trade for Hydraulic Calculation

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. NFPA 13, the standard for sprinkler system installations, requires that the sprinkler system designer perform a hydraulic calculation to verify that the system is sized correctly for its specific application. This involves determining the total friction losses in the system and ensuring […]

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Washington State Ferries Breaks Ground on New Colman Dock

Washington State Ferries celebrated the start of in-water construction on Seattle’s new Colman Dock with a groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at the Seattle Multimodal Terminal.

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Hangars 6 & 9 Project Wins SAME Projects of Excellence Gold Award

Congratulations to POWER Engineers, The Korte Company, and NAVFAC Northwest for winning the SAME Large Business Projects of Excellence Gold Award for the Hangars 6 & 9 Extension and Modernization project!  The Society of American Military Engineers Seattle and Tacoma Posts gathered on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill for their […]

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Simplification for Sustainability: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A term heard more and more in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system world is “Power over Ethernet,” or PoE. PoE is a network technology that uses a single network cable from a PoE network switch to deliver both power and network […]

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