Having our Say: Where We Share What We Learn in the Field

Wood Harbinger Presenting at Electric League Commissioning Workshop

Are you a facilities operator or manager, owner’s rep, engineer, architect, contractor, subcontractor, testing and balancing technician, or a commissioning provider looking to learn more about your role in the modern project commissioning process? This commissioning workshop is for you! Read More…

Wood Harbinger Digs In For Green Seattle Day

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 1,145 people gathered together and planted more than 8,400 plants at 15 different parks around Seattle. Among the group were six intrepid Wood Harbinger souls taking up shovels and hauling compost at Warren G. Magnuson Park in support of the 13th Annual Green Seattle Day, hosted by the Green Seattle Partnership. And we had so much fun! Read More…

Sammamish High School Wins at 2018 LEsolutions Awards

Congratulations to Bellevue School District and Integrus Architecture on winning the Project of Distinction Award for Sammamish High School at the 2018 Associate for Learning Environments’ (A4LE) LEsolutions Awards. Read More…

Wood Harbinger Wins Silver at 2018 SAME Projects of Excellence Awards

Wood Harbinger is honored to have received a Silver Award at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 22nd Annual Projects of Excellence Awards.

SAME Awards Wood Harbinger Wins Silver Read More…

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.  Read More…

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 finite and depleting resource on planet earth; fresh water demands are projected to increase over the next 30+ years and recent data shows we’re using up fresh water sources faster than they can be replenished. Read More…

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 of the multi-phase Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project. Read More…

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 does not include dismantling nuclear weapons (although it may seem as daunting a task). We are talking about the trend to label and disable existing fire dampers, smoke dampers, and combination smoke‑fire dampers. Read More…

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. Read More…