Category Archives: All Engagements

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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Do’s and Don’ts for a Design Accident Prevention Plan

by Joe Leysath, P.E., PSP, LEED AP This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Engineering field work can be hazardous, especially when working around utility infrastructure like electrical generation and distribution equipment, piping with 200+ degree steam and condensate running through it, underground utility tunnels, or cramped mechanical rooms. Safety for all personnel […]

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The Blackout Test: Coordinated Testing for Complicated Utility Infrastructure

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. We spend the vast majority of our lives within the built environment. We put our trust in buildings, bridges, and utility infrastructure, and sometimes take for granted that they will safely meet our needs. It’s really only in times of emergency […]

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Wood Harbinger hires Senior Project Manager Mitsu Koshima

Wood Harbinger is pleased to welcome aboard Mitsu Koshima as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Mechanical Engineering group. He started with the firm February 1, 2018. Mitsu comes to Wood Harbinger with 32 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, with a focus on healthcare, biotech, and laboratory projects.

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