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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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Strategic Coffee Planning

by Dee Theirry “Petroleum and coffee had no value a few centuries ago.” – Author Unknown Coffee Quality or Time to Brew? French Press or Vending? Drip or Pod? Permanent or Paper Filter? Ready Temperature or Temperature Over Time? Traditional Aged, Luwaked or Monsooned? As part of the preparation for our impending office move, we […]

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Physical Security vs. Electronic Security

by Scott McChesney, MCSP, CHS IIII This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Over the last several years, security has taken on many faces and definitions. We have electronic security, which focuses on the use of electronics, such as access control and CCTV, to “protect” our property, including outdoor and indoor spaces. We […]

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Why All of Your Technology Budgets Are Wrong (And How to Fix Them)

by Nate Larmore, CCNP, ICNC, MCSE, LPI This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. An unreliable budget will sink a project before it has even started. Board approvals, funding mechanisms, design schedules, and construction planning all assume the project budget is complete and accurately derived. Many budgets are built from assumptions based upon […]

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Practicality vs. Probability in Building Planning and Design

by Nate Larmore, CCNP, ICNC, MCSE, LPI, Integrated Technology Practice Leader This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. In a recent panel discussion with an overseas software developer, we addressed the direct connection between culture and security technologies. The developer commented that foreign nations do not have the same emphasis on liability that […]

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